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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Panel #509
CE Offered: BACB
Challenges Encountered in the Delivery of Time-limited Behavioural Services in Outpatient Settings
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
W187c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Tonya Nichole Davis, Ph.D.
Chair: Annette Griffith (Momentum Behavioral Health)
CHRYSTAL E.R. JANSZ (Texas Tech University-Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research)
SUSAN K. PERKINS-PARKS (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
TONYA NICHOLE DAVIS (Baylor University)

As in intensive and more standard behavioural services, the goal in outpatient clinical settings is to provide specific treatment packages based on operant function, rather than relying on demographic or diagnostic variables. However, behavioural consultation and related services offered within a time-limited outpatient setting is met with unique challenges. The purpose of this panel is to share the practice model of three outpatient clinics, differing in capacity, affiliation, and history, to facilitate conversation about common and particular challenges shared by practitioners working in outpatient settings. The goal is to engage colleagues from similar models and practices to discuss issues such as intake and assessment protocols; student, staff, and volunteer training; client retention; technology; growth and sustainability; payment for services; as well as unique challenges for clinics housed within a university. Panelists welcome and encourage practitioners who are interested in connecting with other clinics for continued networking and ongoing dialogue to attend.

Keyword(s): assessment, consultation, outpatient



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