Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Panel #122
CE Offered: BACB
The Treatment of Aggressive/Destructive Behavior: The State of the Art
Sunday, May 28, 2006
9:00 AM–10:20 AM
Regency VII
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D.
Chair: Richard M. Foxx (Pennsylvania State University)
JAMES NICHOLSON MEINDL (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg)
JEFFREY S. GARITO (Pennsylvania ABA)
RICHARD M. FOXX (Pennsylvania State University)
JONATHAN W. IVY (Pennsylvania State University)

The education and treatment of individuals with aggressive destructive behavior is complicated and confounded by controversies that exist within the disabilities field. These controversies relate to treatment approaches, philosophy, ethics and ideology. This panel discussion will include a review of the literature since the 1989 NIH conference on destructive behavior, presentation of an index for assessing severity, and discussion of two cases illustrating the state of the art.




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