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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Panel #401
CE Offered: BACB — 
Kantor Today: Modern Applications of Interbehavioral Psychology in Educational, ABA, and Clinical Contexts
Monday, May 31, 2021
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Area: PCH/CBM; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Evelyn Rachael Gould, Ph.D.
Chair: Abbey Warren (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group)
EVELYN RACHAEL GOULD (New England Center for OCD and Anxiety)
KAREN KATE KELLUM (University of Mississippi)
TROY DUFRENE (California School of Professional Psychology: San Francisco)
Abstract: J.R. Kantor’s work diverges from traditional Skinnerian behaviorism both at philosophical (i.e., Interbehaviorism) and theoretical (i.e., Interbehavioral Psychology) levels. Further, these divergences have implications for the applications of behavior analysis across settings, particularly when complex human behavior (or interbehavior) is the focus. In some cases, it may be that interbehavioral psychology is well-positioned to answer questions or solve problems of great social significance where Skinnerian accounts fall short. This panel is comprised of professionals who use interbehaviorism and interbehavioral psychology in their daily work as behavior analysts in ABA, clinical, and higher education settings. Panelists will highlight how they conceptualize their work from an interbehavioral perspective, expand on the applications of interbehavioral psychology in their mentoring, teaching, training, supervision, and clinical work, and demonstrate the core differences between language-based interventions from an interbehavioral perspective and more dominant approaches in behavior analysis.
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Some applied experience with clinical or applied behavior analysis
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to (1) conceptualize the interbehavioral approach to current literature (2) expand on the use and implications of interbehaviorism in clinical practice, and (3) demonstrate the core differences between interbehaviorism and other traditional approaches to the larger field of behavioral psychology.
Keyword(s): Interbehavioral Psychology, Interbehaviorism, Kantorian



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