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.


46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Paper Session #160
Decision Modeling in Behavior Analysis: Implications for Supervision and Mentoring
Sunday, May 24, 2020
9:00 AM–9:20 AM
Area: TBA
Chair: Julie Louise Melendez (University of Southern California)
Decision Modeling in Behavior Analysis: Implications for Supervision and Mentoring
Domain: Service Delivery
JULIE LOUISE MELENDEZ (University of Southern California), Michael J. James Cameron (University of Southern California )
Abstract: Derived from decision theory, decision models are tools which guide the behavior of an individual and assist in the execution of efficient and effective actions in the context of problem solving. These tools are not meant to supplant independent decision making, rather, they function as a prompt to teach an individual or group how to approach problems. These models can be adapted to a variety of environments and have been used across a variety of fields including physical therapy, speech language pathology, medicine, and economics. However, behavior analysis is a field which has yet to utilize the full benefits of decision models despite the demonstrated benefits observed in other fields. The purpose of this paper presentation is to discuss how a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) can be used to ensure responsible and ethical supervisions of mentees in the field of behavior analysis.



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