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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

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)