Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W27
CE Offered: BACB — 
ABA for Adult Managed Care: Building a Clinical Package That Works and Passes Audits
Friday, May 27, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Vevey 1, Swissotel
Area: PRA/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Elizabeth McKee, M.S.
RISHI CHELMINSKI (Services for the UnderServed), VIVIAN A. ATTANASIO (Services for the UnderServed), ELIZABETH MCKEE (Services for the Underserved, Inc.)
Description: Implementing applied behavior analysis (ABA) based services within a managed care setting can be a daunting task. In these settings, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) work within interdisciplinary teams, alongside clinicians from other disciplines who may have different clinical standards and practices. Their work is scrutinized by auditors, accreditors, and funders who require varying degrees of procedural rigor. Finally, their work must ultimately be implemented by direct support professionals who have a wide variety of learning histories and proficiencies with clinical services. The facilitators of this workshop will present a standardized, yet flexible clinical package that meets the needs of all of these various stakeholders, while remaining true to the standards and practices recommended by the field of ABA. This clinical package has been honed for over three years at a New York City-based agency providing adult residential services, and has proven robust through many audits, while streamlining the inputs required of BCBAs. The facilitators' discussion of their design process may prove helpful to attendees who wish to implement similar packages within their own agencies.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) identify some essential components of behavior support plans; (2) identify some fundamental clinical standards common to many regulatory environments (examples will be drawn from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an international accreditation agency, and the New York State Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities); (3) identify ways in which required inputs of BCBAs can be minimized, while still meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Activities: Instructional strategies include: lecture, discussion, targeted reading, and breakout practice.
Audience: Clinicians and administrators tasked with creating and overseeing agency policies, procedures, standards, and practices.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Compliance, Implementation, Organizational Management, Systems



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