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BEHP1054: Coordinating Behavior Analysis and Psychiatric Services

Time limit: 60 days
3.5 credits

$45.50 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 2 hours, 53 minutes
3.5 Learning BACB CEs

 Tom Freeman, M.S., BCBA

Course Description: Explores the history of the use of psychotropic medication, related social and political influences, some key side effects and, most importantly, peer-reviewed literature on their effect on specific behaviors. Outlines the practical and ethical issues involved in coordinating behavioral and psychiatric services and provides specific best-practice recommendations.


  • Understand the research history of psychiatric interventions.
  • Understand ABA in the psychiatric context, barriers and ways to overcome them.
  • Learn about psychotropic drug studies and the use of global scales versus behavioral scales.

Keywords: Psychiatric services, psychotropic medication, pharmacology, placebo effect, over-medication, drug treatments, ethics, applied behavior analysis clinical services

Rating: This course is recommended for anyone with an interest in psychopharmacology and behavior analysis in the psychiatric setting. It is recommended that participants have some experience with the basic concepts of behavior analysis, as well as some exposure to research methods. 

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)