Association for Behavior Analysis International

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33rd Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2007

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Panel #291
CE Offered: BACB
Why Is Behavior Analysis Used Selectively in Treating Severe Behavior Disorders
Sunday, May 27, 2007
4:30 PM–5:20 PM
Gregory AB
Area: CSE/CBM; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: W. Joseph Wyatt, Ph.D.
Chair: W. Joseph Wyatt (Marshall University)
DWIGHT HARSHBARGER (Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies)
ROBERT J. KOHLENBERG (University of Washington)
W. JOSEPH WYATT (Marshall University)

This session is a continuation of the earlier Invited Panel Discussion entitled "Behavior and Social Issues: Behavior Analysis, Biological Psychiatry, and the Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders" and includes additional contributors to the special issue of Behavior and Social Issues that was recently devoted to a discussion of the modest impact that behavior analysis has made in the treatment of severe behavior disorders. The panelists will focus of the economic, industrial, and institutional factors that supersede scientific data to limit the use of behavior analysis and favor psychotropic medication in the treatment of severe behavior disorders.




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