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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #473
CE Offered: BACB
The Role of Behavior Analysts in Healthcare: How Clinicians Can Forge the Path Into Medicine
Monday, May 27, 2024
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 4, Franklin Hall 12-13
Area: CBM/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Amanda P. Laprime, Ph.D.
Chair: Olivia Miller (Children’s National Hospital; Simmons University )
AMANDA P. LAPRIME (University of Rochester Medical Center)
JENNIFER MORRISON-DIALLO (Kings County Hospital Center)

Healthcare systems are driven by a focus on the quadruple aim; enhancing patient experiencing, improving population health, reducing costs, and improving the work life of health providers. Creating hospital environments that promote these goals, and reduce incidence of patient behavioral exacerbations, crisis events and promote workplace safety for staff are of a significant challenge to healthcare systems. Behavior analysts bring a unique ability to complete systems level analyses, consultation, implementation, and training across all of these key area. Regardless, behavior analysts are often not credentialed to work in healthcare or cannot get their foot in the door to a system that has historically not understood the discipline or the role of ABA professionals. This panel will discuss how the four panelists each came to work in academic medicine, and how behavior analysts can be strong collaborators, get their foot in the door, and show alignment with the missions and goals of healthcare across the United States. Participants will get ample opportunity to ask the participant’s questions about their roles, tips and tricks for entering a new area of practice, and how to establish professional connections if interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Audience members should have experience in consultation and behavior analysis implementation, mid to advanced level professionals are encouraged to attend this panel discussion.

Learning Objectives: • Attendees will list the behavioral presentations that contribute to healthcare access challenges • Attendees will describe environmental conditions associated with crisis events during an inpatient or emergency medical stay • Attendees will provide 2 examples of functional assessment technology that can be utilized in a medical environment • Attendees will identify the primary themes for behavioral skills training for nurses and providers around complex behaviors
Keyword(s): behavioral medicine, consultation, healthcare, interdisciplinary collaboration



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