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

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Paper Session #472
CE Offered: BACB
Addressing Health and Fitness During A Pandemic: Lesson Learned From The Field
Monday, May 30, 2022
11:00 AM–11:25 AM
Meeting Level 1; Room 104A
Area: CBM
Instruction Level: Advanced
Chair: Nicholas Green (BehaviorFit)
CE Instructor: Nicholas Green, Ph.D.

Addressing Health and Fitness During a Pandemic: Lesson Learned from the Field

Domain: Service Delivery

The pandemic presented us with a unique environmental challenge to health and fitness behavior change. This event created – and continues to present – new barriers for those individuals who desire improved health outcomes. However, as any health outcome requires meaningful behavior change, applied behavior analysis is well-suited to address common wellness needs. This presentation describes how a telehealth model can provide a means to effective applied practice. A series of case studies will highlight the importance of pinpointing behavior and results, addressing personal bias and ethical concerns, and lessons learned while working with typical adults in an unprecedented time.

Target Audience:

Fluency in behavioral interventions, various consulting models, experience with typically developing individuals

Learning Objectives: Describe one lesson learned from practicing during the pandemic. Describe the difference between a health and fitness leading indicator versus lagging indicator. Describe how mentalisms are often embedded into client goals for health and fitness. Describe why sedentary behavior is problematic for health outcomes.



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