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BEHP1223: Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Psychotropic Medications: Overview and Considerations for Current Practices is a Course

BEHP1223: Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Psychotropic Medications: Overview and Considerations for Current Practices

Time limit: 60 days
1 credit

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Full course description

Time: 1 hour, 6 minutes
Credit: 1 Learning CE

Presenters: Anita Li, M.S., BCBA

Course Description: Provides a basic overview of typical antipsychotic medications used to treat symptoms of irritability in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and typical methods of assessing irritability. Reviews responses from a 2017 survey provided to board-certified individuals regarding their typical practices regarding the monitoring of psychotropic medications in their clients. Additional considerations and strategies are also discussed.


  • Describe how the Aberrant Behavior Checklist assesses for irritability and its limitations.
  • Learn about typical ways board-certified individuals gain information regarding psychotropic medications.
  • Describe considerations and strategies when monitoring the effectiveness of psychotropic medications.

Keywords: Psychotropic medication, irritability, current practices, medication monitoring 

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

Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access. 

Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases.  Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:

Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again. 


For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at

Important note:  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.

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)