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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Panel #50
PDS: Avenues for Behavior Analysis With the Veteran Community
Sunday, May 29, 2016
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Montreux, Swissotel
Area: CSE; Domain: Translational
Chair: Joshua Kinser (University of North Texas)
ROBERT WRIGHT (Behavioral Education and Research Services, Inc.)
KENT A. CORSO (NCR Behavioral Health, LLC)
ABIGAIL B. CALKIN (Calkin Consulting Center)

There is a crisis facing veterans today. Suicide among veterans is a large problem facing our country. Veterans suffering from PTSD or other service-related disorders are in need of behavior-based therapies provided by behavior analysts trained in the principles of behavior analysis. This panel will discuss various avenues for behavior analysts interested in supporting the veteran community. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of the work they are doing with the veteran community. Then the chair will facilitate a question-and-answer session between the panelists and the audience. The first panelist, Dr. Robert E. Wright will discuss his work providing behavioral skills training to service professionals that work with veterans through his company Behavioral Educational and Resource Services Inc. Then, Dr. Kent Corso will discuss his work developing behavioral health programs for businesses, organizations and hospitals that provide services for veterans. Thirdly, Dr. Abigail Calkin will discuss her work and recent publication that provides insight into the struggles that accompany veterans and their families.

Keyword(s): Behavioral Services, Program Development, Suicide, Veteran



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