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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Panel #374
CE Offered: BACB
Clinical Behavior Analysis: Extending the Field Beyond Intensive Treatment Settings
Monday, May 29, 2017
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Hyatt Regency, Capitol Ballroom 5-7
Area: CBM/PRA; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Teryn Bruni, Ph.D.
Chair: Teryn Bruni (University of Michigan Health System )
BLAKE M. LANCASTER (University of Michigan Health System)
ANDREW R RILEY (Oregon Health and Science University)
KEITH D. ALLEN (Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Abstract: Despite historical professional boundaries drawn between Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Clinical Psychology, behavior analytic principles can be flexibly applied across clinical settings and presenting concerns. This discussion panel will reflect on the current state of the field of clinical behavior analysis in the context of pediatric psychology and integrated primary care psychology. The panel will consist of experts in clinical behavior analysis who work in pediatric outpatient clinics within medical settings. Panelists will discuss many important topics including the use of indirect assessment methods to evaluate behavior function, consultation-based interventions, and the specific intervention strategies used in these settings and how they fall in line with ABA principles and processes. The importance of effective communication with parents and non-behavioral professionals will be discussed, with an emphasis on the importance of fostering collaborative relationships and the use of non-technical language. Finally, the challenges of meeting rigorous assessment and data collection standards that exist in more traditional ABA settings will be discussed along with the importance of demonstrating, through research and practice, the applicability of ABA within the general pediatric population.
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): clinical ABA, integrated services, medical settings, pediatric psychology



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