Classroom Course » PECFAS Rater Training

Dates & Times:
July 16, Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hosted By:
DBH Training Institute

Registration is Closed


The Pre-School and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS) allows the clinician to objectively assess the degree of impairment in school-aged youth with emotional, behavioral, psychiatric, or substance use problems. Use of the PECFAS will enhance the ability of Psychologists, Counselors and Social Workers to identify the types and degrees of functional impairments, making it a valuable clinical tool. This seminar provides detailed training on the uses of the PECFAS; the guidelines and scoring principals as well as a complete explanation of the scoring of each of the subscales. This training includes interactive quizzes on each subscale and the Reliability Vignettes, which include mentoring and will be scored on-site. Training/scoring guidelines, tips and strategies will be presented. Participants can anticipate passing Reliability testing and becoming a confident trainer.

  1. Describe the importance of the PECFAS as a research-based tool, with proven validity and reliability.
  2. Define the research and clinical uses of the PECFAS, including age ranges and appropriate clinical settings. 
  3. List the general rules of scoring the PECFAS and the specific scoring guidelines for each subscale.
  4. Successfully score Participant’s Reliability Tests and maintain the reliability status of your trainees.
       5. Explain how to use the skills learned in scoring the PECFAS in your clinical work
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DBH 64 New York Avenue
Training Room (284E)
64 New York Avenue, NE
2nd Floor - East
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
(202) 671-0343
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Driving Directions:
64 New York Avenue is located at the intersection of Florida, New York and First Streets, NE. Metro: Take the red line to the Noma/Gallaudet University (previously called New York Avenue) metro stop. Walk west on N Street and turn right at 1st Street NE. Cross over New York Avenue. You will see a large clock tower with the number 64. Enter through the gate and walk toward the first entrance of the building.
There are three parking lots for attendees that charge between $9-12, regardless of duration. The two outside lots only accept cash payment. There is also street parking in the blocks adjacent to 64 NY Avenue, but be mindful of posted restrictions.
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