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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Paper Session #431
CE Offered: BACB
Considerations for Addressing Systemic Issues in Service Delivery
Monday, May 27, 2024
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Marriott Downtown, Level 3, Independence Ballroom
Area: OBM
Instruction Level: Basic
Chair: Rhiannon Marie Evans (Missouri Behavioral Health Council)
CE Instructor: Rhiannon Marie Evans, M.S.
Adopting Technology Advances Ethical Practice
Domain: Service Delivery
Abstract: Technological adoption is a continuous process producing increased transparency of outputs and outcomes, greater fiscal responsibility, higher quality service delivery and sustainable change processes. How many technological implementations fail, leaving resources unused or wasted and employees disappointed? Organizations do not have unlimited resources and therefore must continually evaluate how to make the most of technology while executing responsible practice as professionals, in practice, and with clients and stakeholders. The current question is how to best use technology to achieve desired outcomes for employees, individuals served and the organization as a whole. Every organization requires the use of at least one system such as electronic health records, human resources information systems, student information systems, billing and invoicing and many more. Most technological implementations prioritize go-live, but not beyond. Focusing and planning for a full adoption of the tool or system requires a paradigm shift from “in the moment” of implementation to continuous process which provides greater returns in areas of ethical responsibility. In this session we discuss the what, why and how to a successful technology adoption program in adherence to our Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts.

Applied Behavior Analysis Adventures: Integrating Behavioral Health & Intellectual/Developmental Disability Systems

Domain: Applied Research
RHIANNON MARIE EVANS (Missouri Behavioral Health Council), Amber Stockreef (The Missouri Department of Mental Health)

There are over seven million people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the United States. Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities are at high risk of co-occurring mental health conditions. However, navigating mental health and intellectual/developmental disability systems can be clunky and burdensome for individuals and caregivers who are simply trying to access quality care. This presentation will cover the common systemic hurdles to integrating services for persons with co-occurring diagnoses and how Missouri is beginning to use applied behavior analysis principles at a systems level to bust these barriers and deliver services when and how they are needed. The authors will share how Missouri Echos are developing collaborative skills across the state. Specific data from Missouri’s Alliance of Dual Diagnosis Echo will be shared covering common recommendations from the Echo hub as well as changes in clinical confidence pre-post Echo participation. The authors will also share Missouri’s Tiered Supports data from provider organizations outlining needs, implementation of systems efforts, progress, and outcomes.




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