Episode 50 - Mental Health

We're celebrating 50 episodes of ABA Inside Track by going where BCBAs are wary to tread: mental health! We discuss why ABA and mental health stopped getting along and discuss ideas as to how behavior analysis can make a difference in treating mental illness.  Then we save a nice chunk of time for Rob to go full hippy in his tear down of Big Pharma.  But, can any of this content help Diana get over her mall-o-phobia?  

Articles discussed this episode:

Harvey, M.T., Luiselli, J.K., & Wong, S.E.  (2009).  Application of applied behavior analysis to mental health issues.  Psychological Services, 6, 212-222.  doi: 10.1037/a0016495

Wong, S.E.  (2006).  Behavior analysis of psychotic disorders: Scientific dead end or casualty of the mental health political economy? Behavior and Social Issues, 15, 152-177.  doi: 10.5210/bsi.v15i2.365  

Singh, N.N., Matson, J.L., Lancioni, G.F., Singh, A.N., Adkins, A.D., McKeegan, G.F., & Brown, S.W.  (2006).  Questions about behavioral function in mental illness (QABF-MI): A behavior checklist for functional assessment of maladaptive behavior exhibited by individuals with mental illness.  Behavior Modification, 30, 739-751.  doi: 10.1177/0145445506286700

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Episode 43 - Anxiety

Is anxiety just some imprecise term developed by our verbal community? Or does anxiety refer to a specific series of private events that can affect human behavior? Well, we've spent over an hour discussing the who's, what's, and where's of anxiety in the hopes of coming to some sort of a conclusion.  I don't know if we do, but at least Rob wrote a new song for the occasion!

Articles discussed this episode:

Friman, Patrick C., Hayes, S.C., & Wilson, K.G.  (1998).  Why behavior analysts should study emotion: The example of anxiety.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 137-156.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1998.31-137

Flood, W.A. & Wilder, D.A.  (2004).  The use of differential reinforcement and fading to increase time away from a caregiver in a child with separation anxiety disorder.  Education and Treatment of Children, 27, 1-8.  

Hagopian, L.P. & Jennett, H.K.  (2008).  Behavioral assessment and treatment of anxiety in individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 20, 467-483.  doi: 10/1007/s10882-008-9114-8

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