In our every day life we inevitably find ourselves dealing with situations of crisis. In the field of applied behavior analysis this is many times the rule rather than the exception. Consequently, behavior analysts oftentimes have to know how to handle such circumstances. Analysts have to deal with behaviors of aggression and have therefore, created useful crisis management techniques. These procedures are necessary for desirable treatment results. At Automaticity, we use the techniques developed by Professional Crisis Management. PCM offers a variety of interventions for the purpose of preventing and intervening in the event of a crisis. PCM techniques aim to accomplish this goal as safely as possible with the individual’s best interest in mind.
First and foremost, PCM maintains that the preferred method of dealing with a crisis is to prevent it in the first place. For this purpose, PCM teaches crisis prevention techniques. Verbal strategies and nonphysical approaches are taken to prevent undesirable situations from arising. The fundamental rights every human is entitled to are specifically stressed as well as the right to chose.
For more information on Professional Crisis Management, please visit their website located at www.PCMA.com or download their brochure here.
There are a number of benefits to becoming certified in crisis management. There is measurable decrease in occurrences of aggressive behaviors, risk of injury to clients and those who come in contact with client, and the ability and confidence to handle any situation of