Coordinating Behavior Analtsis and Psychiatric Services
The behavior analyst is the team member who is best prepared to demonstrate a direct link between the behavior and the environment. This will reduce the likelihood that psychotropic medications will be incorrectly used to address operant processes.
As behavior analysts, we have the opportunity to work with professionals in other fields, including those that hold an M.D. and can prescribe medication to your clients. In situations like these, we play a unique role in assisting the doctor in selecting the most appropriate medications for the benefit of the client. In this course, Tom Freeman gives a history of the use of medication in behavior analysis, and discusses how behavior analysis can.
What you’ll learn in the course and be able to do afterward
- Give a brief history of the use of medication in behavior analysis
- Discuss how we can help those in the medical profession as behavior analysts
- Define side-effects and secondary effects and provide examples
- Discuss the ethics involved in working with those in the medical field
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