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.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

Workshop Details

Previous Page


Workshop #W26
CE Offered: BACB
An Applied Behavioral Medicine Approach to Addiction Recovery and Reanimation: Techniques from Public Health and Behavior Analysis Emphasizing Antecedent State as well as Consequence Management
Friday, May 27, 2022
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Meeting Level 2; Room 253A-C
Area: CSS/BPN; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Richard Cook, M.D.
RICHARD COOK (Applied Behavior Medicine Associates of Hershey), MATTHEW GROSS (Shippensburg University)
Description: The workshop will integrate principles of medicine, addiction neuroscience, public health problem solving, and applied behavior analysis behavior modification to develop treatment plans robust in antecedent state as well as scripted behavior and contingency management. These approaches heavily emphasize, and practice, use of fundamental behavior analysis techniques, with particular attention to the antecedent state, often neglected even in behaviorally based approaches. Scripting of and differential reinforcement of other, alternative incompatible behaviors in order to develop habits. Workshop to honor work, spirit, and legacy of behavior analysis and addiction recovery pioneer Dr. Sherman Yen
Learning Objectives: Workshop Objectives:1)Attendees will develop habits related to deconstruction of aspects of varied domains within the recovering addicts life into factors of the addicts behavioral equation that can be modified such that the likelihood of emission of toxic, drug use/relapse behaviors is decreased, replaced with increased likelihood of emission of alternative and incompatible behaviors that are deemed healthier and more likely to enhance the addict's reanimation and recovery. 2) attendees will apply public health principles and techniques, such as Haddon's matrix and strategies for injury control modified for addiction recovery, to circumstances and events of specific patients 3) while discussing and better understanding currently popular behaviorally based approaches focused on contingency management, attendees will practice development and implementation of approaches focused on decreasing the likelihood of emission of drug use and relapse behaviors by robust adjustment of the factors of the antecedent state
Activities: . Workshop Activities: Neurophysiology of Addiction Behavioral Physiology Individualized Resource and Needs Assessment Integration of Family into active participation in recovery, including learning approaches to focus directly on changing behaviors of family members, as well as behaviors of interactions between family members and the recovering addict
Audience: Target Audience:Workshop Will be useful for Behavior Analysts who are: Professional addiction clinicians Treat addiction in their practice Family member addiction Behavior Analysts in General Practice Involved in community or policy making
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Addiction recovery, Behavioral Medicine, Opiod addiction



Back to Top
Modifed by Eddie Soh