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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Business Meeting #335
Behavior Analysis for Military and Veterans Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Chair: Abigail Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center)
Presenting Authors:
Behavior Analysis in Military and Veteran Affairs is a special interest group designed to promulgate the concepts and practices of behavior analysis and behavior change methodologies. This group works with people from any country with needs in supporting military personnel and families. The group consists of military personnel, former military personnel, people related to present and former military members, the Veterans Affairs office or hospitals, children in military families with special needs, and others interested in viewing the military through the lens of behavior analysis. The three categories critical to this special interest group are post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and traumatic brain injury. Governments are concerned about the number of veterans suffering from brain or spinal injuries, post-traumatic stress, suicidal issues, lack of access to social services, and addiction problems related to their active duty service. The group approaches these issues from the perspective of public events, inner events, and verbal behaviors while looking at each of these areas where behavior analysis has effective treatments. This group facilitates research, and promotes awareness of issues including the practice of applied behavior analysis with this population.



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