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Building Behavioural Solutions conference brings experts to St. Lawrence College

2015-04-15, 12:53 PM

St. Lawrence College, along with its partners Pathways for Children and Youth, Lanark Community Programs, and Counselling Services of Belleville and District, is pleased to host the sixth annual Building Behavioural Solutions conference on April 16 and 17, 2015 at the Kingston campus.

This conference brings together leading industry professionals, SLC faculty and students from the discipline of Behavioural Science. This year’s theme is Learning with our Community: Fostering Strategies for Everyday Application. Sessions this year include: Promoting Healthy Sexuality Among Individuals with Disabilities; Effective Interdisciplinary Approaches to Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities; Community Based Behaviour Services; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Inclusion for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Coping with Anxiety, and more.

"We are delighted to offer this innovative learning opportunity that brings globally-recognized experts, community professionals and students together in a collaborative experience of sharing research, best practices and new ideas in behavioural analysis,” said Robin Hicks, Associate Dean of Community Services at St. Lawrence College.

This year’s keynote speaker is Tristram Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in New York State, where he leads federally funded studies comparing the efficacy of different interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. His address will focus on new and innovative approaches to supporting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

St. Lawrence College is  a leader in the field of Behavioural Sciences, with a unique cluster of programs in Behavioural Science Technology, Autism and Behavioural Science, Communicative Disorders Assistant, and the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Behavioural Psychology. SLC is also home to the Centre for Education, Behavioural Research and Intervention in the Community (CEBRIC), a national resource for applied research leading to new best practices, novel educational opportunities and multidisciplinary behavioural interventions.