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Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) are the unsung heroes of behavioral therapy. They are the ones who provide essential one-on-one feedback and reinforcement that make behavioral therapy work. You can find them in classrooms, hospital wards, and even in patients’ homes. As applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is a scientifically proven treatment for mental health issues such as depression and PTSD and for disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), RBT jobs can be found everywhere that behavioral therapy is used.

What is a Registered Behavioral Technician?

Behavioral technicians, also known as registered behavioral technicians (RBTs), are healthcare professionals who work closely with patients and clients. They provide support and assistance to individuals in need. The work is challenging yet rewarding and requires a lot of dedication and patience. If you are interested in pursuing a career as an RBT, be prepared to work closely with people while being compassionate and professional. They deliver services under the supervision of various types of behavior analysts, and these services often focus on mental health.

RBTs play a crucial role in treating various conditions such as:

  • PTSD
  • Substance abuse
  • Down Syndrome
  • Eating Disorders

Depending on the condition, analysts, doctors, psychologists or nurses typically determine the treatment plans, and the technician oversees and measures the results with more intimate involvement.

 

What does a Registered Behavioral Technician do?

As a behavioral technician, your role is varied and important in helping patients achieve their treatment goals. Responsibilities may include monitoring behaviors, implementing behavior plans, providing support and coaching, and analyzing data. Your contribution is valuable in making a difference in the lives of those you serve.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with medications.
  • Monitoring and sharing client progress with family members and caretakers.
  • Assisting families to help the client achieve milestones.
  • Conducting behavioral or other psychiatric assessments.
  • Working with patients and clients to develop their physical and emotional skills.
  • Observing and documenting behavior data, including improvements and regressions.
  • Assisting patients with daily living skills.
  • Helping behavioral analysts prepare client materials.
  • Traveling to individual homes and facilities as needed.

The analyst and technician visit patients’ homes to give speech and motor function tests. If the tests show that the patient needs treatment, the technician creates a plan to help the patient improve their speech or sound production by strengthening the necessary muscles. The technician records the patient’s progress each week and tells the analyst. The analyst then works with the patient’s family to keep them updated on the patient’s progress and treatment plan.

 

What are the possible career paths of a Registered Behavioral Technician?

The demand for trained RBTs has seen a marked increase over the last several years and the need continues to increase each year.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for positions similar to RBTS (psychiatric technicians and aides) is expected to grow 9% between 2021 and 2031.

The RBT is an entry level credential, however, for those that want to continue their education in degree (Bachelor) fields can benefit a variety of career paths including:

  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers
  • Healthcare Social Workers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors
  • Psychiatric Aides
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • School Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation Counselors

 

RBT Course Outline

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RBT services individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum, and with mental or cognitive disabilities. The course is offered by RETHINK and the training curriculum offers the highest standards in Behavior Analysis to help you master the www.bacb.com International Credential Exam and support your RBT career path.

 

Course Eligibility Requirements:

In order for you to obtain the Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) credential through the Behavioral Analysis Certification Board (BACB) you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age; and
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
  • Successfully pass a Level II Criminal Background Check to be completed within 180 days of the Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) application.

 

The Southern Technical Institute RBT training course includes:

  • 40 Hour Video-Based Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training designed to meet and exceed the certification criteria set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). We are committed to delivering an educational experience that not only educates but also instills confidence. Participants must pass with a 90% or above on the final exam, to receive a certificate for eligibility to be assessed.
  • Competency Assessment & Supervision – Southern Technical Institute will coordinate with a Board-Certified Behavioral Analysis (BCBA) to complete a one-on-one competency assessment. A successful competency assessment is a pre-requisite to take board certification exam.

Registered Behavioral Technician Exam Review Sessions Included with Tuition:

  • Three (2-hour) Live Webinar Exam Prep Sessions Taught by RBT
  • 90 Day Access to Exam Simulator with more than 700 Exam Study Prep Questions
  • One 3-hour “Question & Answer” Zoom Session Prior to Your Exam

 

Registered Behavioral Technician Certification Exam:

  • The RBT Exam fee is included in your tuition.
  • Complete the RBT Exam application.
  • Student Services will assist you to sign up for the exam.

 The Southern Technical Institute Registered Behavioral Technician training course meets the requirements for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB.COM) application as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and with Commercial Insurances, Medicaid / AHCA / DCF / APD training requirements to be able to work as (RBT).

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