Welcome to Going to Court?! How to be a Behavior-Analytic Fact and Expert Witness.  I am so glad you chose ABC for your continuing education.

This course is for behavior analysts providing witness testimony regarding special education court cases.

This course will introduce you to the process of being a fact and expert witness and the similarities and differences

Sections 701 and 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Daubert Standard are reviewed.

Learn how to:

-Prepare for being a fact and expert witness 

-The similarities and differences in the scope of each.

-Provide sworn testimony, in the deposition and courtroom settings

Additional supports are provided for Independent Evaluators/Expert Witnesses including:

Resources:  additional readings and support documentation

Templates: DTI components data sheet, Variables data sheet and a FBA Report Template

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Going to Court?! How to be a Behavior-Analytic Fact and Expert Witness

  • 2


    • Module 1: Operational Definitions (Fact and Expert Witness), Sections 701 & 702 of Federal Evidence, and the Daubert Standard

    • Module 2: Scope and Sequence as a Fact & Expert Witness and IEE FBA Components

    • Module 3: IEE PE Components & Trial Prep, Testimony, and Networking

  • 3


    • ASRs

  • 4

    CEU Activity

    • Read the case conceptualization and submit 3 conclusions and 3 recommendations based on the information provided

  • 5


    • Variables Data Sheet

    • Variables Data Sheet 2

    • Assessing DTI Delivery Components Data Sheet

  • 6

    Tell us what you thought!

    • Evaluation/Feedback

About the instructor

Founder/Executive Director/BCBA-D

Christen Russell

As the founder and Executive Director of Affecting Behavior Change, LLC., I created ABC from my passion and commitment to education, diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging, ethical behavior and decision-making, behavior analysis, and continual personal and professional growth. I take a lifelong learner approach to systematically fill the gaps in areas of continuing education, professional development, and research. As an ACE coordinator, I have created over 40 continuing education events. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, my clinical experience focuses on quality assurance, compliance, clinical support, business development and growth. I also work closely with leadership and management divisions on compliance, training and delivery of sound, ethical and effective behavioral supports to achieve client goals. I have established and assisted with the startup, and/or growth and development of four agencies providing ABA services. I have consulted with health care agencies, providing services to 100s of staff, including BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, executive, administrative, clinical and operations staff. I have provided consultation to teachers, parents, business owners and staff. I have my PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. I have my Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. With a focus on supervision, staffing, recruitment, training, strategic planning, and working in the field for over 20 years, I have a broad spectrum of clinical expertise.

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