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BEHP1202: Psychotropic Medication and Problem Behavior

Time limit: 60 days
4 credits

$52 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 3 hours, 33 minutes
Credits:  4 Learning BACB CEs

Presenter: Thomas Freeman, M.S., BCBA

Course Description: Covers best practices for coordinating behavioral services with healthcare professionals; medication management; current literature on medication’s efficacy in treating problem behavior; the psychotropic drug classes, their common uses and potential side effects; and the historical use of psychotropic medications with individuals with ASD or intellectual disabilities.


  • Assess the big picture regarding the roles and responsibilities of behavior analysts in their clients’ medication management process.
  • Recite the basic terminology of behavioral pharmacology, the main classes of psychotropic medication and the side effects of the medication.
  • Explain the history and current status of psychotropic medication use.
  • Critique the research findings on the current prevalence of psychotropic medication use.
  • Describe how behavior analysts can influence their clients’ medication management process.

Keywords: ABA, behavioral pharmacology, psychopharmacology, psychotropic medication, medication management

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

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)