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48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Paper Session #423
CE Offered: BACB
Applied Behavior Analysis as Primary in Mental Health Cases?! YES: An Exploration and Interactive Audience Discussion Regarding the Clinical Application of Applied Behavior Analysis With Pediatric Mental Health Presentation
Monday, May 30, 2022
8:30 AM–8:55 AM
Meeting Level 1; Room 104A
Area: CBM
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Chair: Angelique M. Walsh (Behavior Basics, Incorporated)
CE Instructor: Paula Antonelli, M.S.
 

Applied Behavior Analysis as Primary in Mental Health Cases?!: An Exploration and Interactive Audience Discussion Regarding the Clinical Application of Applied Behavior Analysis with pediatric Mental Health Presentation

Domain: Service Delivery
Karin Torsiello (Behavior Basics, Incorporated), PAULA Antonelli (Behavior Basics, Inc), ANGELIQUE M. WALSH (Behavior Basics, Incorporated)
 
Abstract:

An exploration of the applications of ABA treatment in the mental health field. This talk will discuss how to diversify the ABA field of practice to include the mental health population. 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism while 1 in 6 children have a mental health diagnosis, 17.1 million children are diagnosed with a mental health disorder and only 50% receive any treatment. This presentation will discuss the relevance of ABA in this sector and will teach participants how to apply the science of ABA in assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health diagnosis and symptoms.

 
Target Audience:

ABA practitioners with a BCBA or BCaBA certification, who are actively practicing in the applied setting.

Learning Objectives: 1. How to word targets/goals to align with ABA science language; 2. Anxiety/ADHD symptomology; 3. Moderating YOUR own reaction and discomfort, get comfortable being uncomfortable- MOVE out of fear and into exploration; 4. Commonly observed operational definitions of “disorders” to work on the shift; 5. Correct and reframe the conversation; 6. Educating and training caregivers to navigate and treat a mental health diagnosis.
 

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