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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Panel #29
CE Offered: BACB
A Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Pediatrician, and Behavior Analyst All Walk Into a Room...
Saturday, May 23, 2020
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 1, Salon B
Area: CBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Virginia Kaufmann, M.Ed.
Chair: Virginia Kaufmann (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
DAWN DEBROCCO (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
GABRIELA ANDRADE (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
KRISTINE DELLABADIA (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

A child psychologist, child psychiatrist, general pediatrician, and behavior analyst all walk into a room and... The result is a discussion about how integrating applied behavior analysis into a 10-bed medical-behavioral unit at a children's medical hospital has impacted the practice of non-behavior analytic colleagues. From providing capacity for these practitioners to use their unique skill sets to ensuring that patients receive more effective treatment, the presence of behavior analysts on the medical-behavior unit has allowed for behavior to be assessed and treated with efficacy and integrity. This has resulted in a larger emphasis on behaviorally-based treatments rather than the sole use of psychotropic medications. Practitioners report greater proficiency with behavioral terminology, better understanding of behavioral technologies, increased use of behavior analytic assessment and treatment, and overall improved outcomes for patients. As a result, non-behavior analytic practitioners are able to re-focus resources as needed to patients and families with a greater understanding of why behaviors are occurring as well as more targeted treatment.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Target audience includes consultants and behavior analysts working with acute feeding disorders and/or medically complex clients.

Learning Objectives: 1) Participants will describe treatment for Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) 2) Participants will describe the use of self-monitoring as a treatment for exercising behaviors in patients with anorexia nervosa 3) Participants with describe the individualization of a standard medical pathway in order to increase client outcomes
Keyword(s): Hospital, Medical, Pediatrician, Psychiatry



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