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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Invited Paper Session #319
CE Offered: BACB

Information and Behavioral Technology to Promote Drug Abstinence

Monday, May 28, 2012
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
6BC (Convention Center)
Area: EAB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jonathan W. Pinkston, Ph.D.
Chair: Jonathan W. Pinkston (University of North Texas)
JESSE DALLERY (University of Florida)
Jesse Dallery is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida is, a Principal Investigator with the Center for Technology and Health at the National Development and Research Institutes in New York City, and a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. Dr. Dallery received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Emory University in 1999, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Behavioral Pharmacology. Dr. Dallery's research involves translational research on nicotine and smoking in animal and human laboratories. His work also focuses on novel applications of internet-based behavioral interventions for cigarette smoking and other health-related behavior. In collaboration with colleagues, he is also involved in extending these applications to high-risk groups such as adolescents, pregnant women, and rural smokers. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Dallery is a Special Topics Associate Editor (substance abuse) for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, a former Associate Editor for Behavioural Processes, and he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Behavioural Processes.

Information technology permeates our everyday lives. Until recently, it has been relatively neglected as a medium to deliver contingencies of reinforcement to change behavior. In this talk, I will discuss a variety of methods to harness technology to change problem behavior such as cigarette smoking and medication non-adherence. I will discuss methods to deliver contingency management to promote smoking cessation at the national level and to high-risk groups, reduce the costs associated with treatment, and integrate social consequences to promote and potentially sustain behavior change. These innovations may address many of the limitations (access, cost, sustainability, dissemination potential) inherent in traditional contingency management delivery models. Information technology offers unprecedented and rapidly expanding opportunities to facilitate behavior change.

Keyword(s): behavior technology, contingency management, drug abstinence, smoking



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