|Affiliate Special Interest Groups|
|Saturday, May 27, 2023|
|8:00 PM–10:00 PM |
|Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F|
Behavioral Influences in Military Training and Operations
|Kent Corso (NCR Behavioral Health, LLC), ABIGAIL B. CALKIN (Calkin Consulting Center)|
Abstract: The Military and Veterans Issues Special Interest Group (MilVet SIG). The MilVet SIG continues to pursue gaining more traction in the use of applied behavior analysis within the military. The primary areas of use continue to be Tricare's ECHO program for Autism and small portions of the Department of Veteran Affairs. For millennia, with or without the use of behavioral terminology and deliberate planning, the military has practiced the tenets and technology of operant and respondent behavior conditioning and concepts while training troops. Through an analysis of the military’s use of respondent and operant techniques, this poster examines ways in which the military of various countries across time have employed these principles. The authors provide a summary and analysis of how these principles change the behavior of service members, while also summarizing the existing use of practices and terms. The authors include a potential method for re-training service members who have suffered trauma based on the military’s current training models. This could reduce the incidence of the personal, military, and financial cost of PTSD and suicide.
|61. History of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group|
|EDWARD K. MORRIS (University of Kansas), Karen R. Wagner (Behavior Services of Brevard, Inc and TheBehaviorAnalyst.com)|
|Abstract: The History of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis International was founded in 2011. Our aim is to advance behavior analysis nationally and internationally through its history and historiography. Our mission is to cultivate and nurture, enrich and improve, and disseminate the field’s history and historiography. Our objectives are to enhance teaching: course content and pedagogy; research: presentations, publications, and workshops; and service: leadership, governance, and communications. Our purview is the field’s long past, short history, and recent origins. Our audience includes behavior analysts, other scientists and humanists, and the public at large. This year, the SIG’s goals have been to establish By-Laws and a governance and committee structure. This poster will describe how. The By-Laws will include positions, policies, and procedures for the SIG’s governance (e.g., an Executive Council) and its committees (e.g., awards, bibliographies, communications, syllabus bank, archives, membership, website). To become a SIG member, contact Pat Williams at WilliamsP@uhd.edu. To participate in its governance and committees, contact the SIG president (Edward K. Morris at email@example.com).|
Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) Special Interest Group
|Jessica Ghai (Boston University), Elizabeth Meshes (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles)|
The Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) Special Interest Group was established to advance applications of behavior analysis to environmental issues that contribute to the development of solutions to climate change, pollution, over-consumption of resources, imbalances of environmental sustainability. Information on BASS mission, events, membership, and other pertinent information will be presented in poster format.
Your Brain on Behavior: Neuroscience Special Interest Group
|SUZANNE H. MITCHELL (Oregon Health & Science University)|
Abstract: We will highlight the main objective and the four missions of our SIG. That is, to bring together researchers, academics, clinicians, and students interested in the intersections of behavior analysis and neuroscience and to: (1) introduce behavior analytic research to the neurosciences and vice versa; (2) provide a meeting place and training environment for students and professionals alike interested in basic and applied neuroscience research; (3) provide a forum for collaborative relationships and the sharing best practices; and (4) advocate for and promote high standards in the application of behavior analytic treatments for individuals with neurological dysfunction. Those interested in contributing to our efforts in increasing the relevance and visibility of this SIG or with ideas for initiatives to do this are encouraged to visit the expo and speak to us.
|64. Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport, and Fitness Special Interest Group|
|SHARLET D. RAFACZ (Western Michigan University), Julie M. Slowiak (University of Minnesota Duluth; InJewel LLC), sarah Burby (Brett DiNovi & Associates, Small Changes Health and Wellness Coaching), Jesse DePaolo (University of South Florida)|
|Abstract: The Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport, and Fitness Special Interest Group's purpose is to educate, coordinate, and provide resources to behavior analysts and other members of society seeking to address human challenges in health, sport, and fitness through the application of the science of behavior analysis.The purpose of the organization is fulfilled through: (1) Educating behavior analysts and other members of society and increasing awareness, visibility, and understanding of the application of the science of behavior analysis to health, sport, and fitness; (2) Disseminating information about the practice of behavior analysis and educational and training opportunities relevant to practice of behavior analysis in the areas of health, sport, and fitness; (3) Providing a professional network and access to educational and training resources (e.g., continuing education events, mentorship opportunities) for its members; (4) Obtaining financial resources to support research grants for behavior analysts who seek to conduct research with the objective to develop or evaluate behavior analytic interventions to resolve human challenges in health, sport, and fitness; and (5) Collaborating with other non-profit organizations, healthcare agencies, and health, sport, and fitness professionals to
maximize our impact on current efforts. Members of the Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport, and Fitness Special Interest Group have the opportunity to learn how to become competent practitioners in the areas of health, sport, and fitness as behavior analysts, as well as opportunities to network and collaborate with one to increase the current research base within these areas of practice.|
Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral Analysis International (ABAI)
|GRETCHEN A. DITTRICH (Simmons University)|
The Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysts International focuses on the application of behavior analytic methodology to the prevention and treatment of behaviors associated with chronic illness and disease, and the promotion of behaviors associated with improved health and treatment adherence. The role of behavior analysis is important in the field of behavioral medicine. It is the mission of the Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group to encourage interdisciplinary research in the areas of behavioral health promotion, emphasizing the need for function-based and empirically validated treatments for chronic health disorders. The Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group offers students, researchers, practitioners, and consumers opportunities to discuss issues related to public health promotion and disease prevention. All are welcome to join the Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group. We hope that the Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group will help consumers and practitioners better understand the role of behavior analysis in the field of behavioral medicine, and provide an outlet for discussions of current and developing research within the field.
|66. Challenging Behavior Special Interest Group|
|AMANDA ZANGRILLO (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute), Joanna Lomas Mevers (Marcus Autism Center)|
|Abstract: Challenging behaviors exist along a continuum and may be conceptualized as externalizing behaviors producing significant impact on the individual, others or the environment that can impact participation in home, school, and/or community activities. The mission of the Challenging Behavior Special Interest Group is to support the advancement of clinical, research, training, and advocacy endeavors pertaining to the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior across the lifespan.
In addition, the Challenging Behavior Special Interest Group serves to: (1) Support and encourage research efforts to improve our understanding of assessment and treatment of challenging behavior; (2) Develop best practice supports for clinicians and educators across areas of assessment, treatment, documentation, reimbursement, outcome measures, and advocacy; (3) Support undergraduate and graduate training as it pertains to the specialization of assessment and treatment of challenging behavior; (4) Develop relationships and communicate with other organizations treating challenging behavior across disciplines; (5) Disseminate information and resources regarding best-practice, culturally-informed, and compassionate, and family-centered behavioral approaches to assessing and treating challenging behavior; and (5) Engage in community outreach and advocacy work to facilitate meaningful advancement for individuals with challenging behavior (e.g., access to funding, adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, parent advocacy).|