Clinical Decision Modeling in Behavior Analysis

Clinical Decision Modeling in Behavior Analysis

with Dr. Michael Cameron

Decision theory involves the construction of a system of behaviors fundamental to planning, and the process for acting on a decision. Selecting an option for behavior-based action implies that there are alternative decision pathways to be considered. In consequence, within a decision-making process, it is necessary to: (a) identify the scope of reasonable choices; (b) select the option that aligns with stakeholder values, goals, objectives, mandates and applicable laws, and; (c) develop a decision implementation plan. Although decision modeling has been used for over a decade in scientific disciplines such as medicine, the methodology is in a nascent stage of development within behavior analysis. However, the field of behavior analysis is poised to benefit from advances in other disciplines and to build upon the important contributions of LeBlanc, Raetz, Sellers, and Carr (2016) and Brodhead (2018). The purpose of this webcast, designed specifically for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), is to: (1) describe and demonstrate a technology-enabled platform for designing decision models, (2) provide an overview of areas in behavior analysis that will benefit from a Clinical Decision Support System, and (3) support the community of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, and Registered Behavior Technicians interested in optimizing clinical and ethical accountability by using a technology-enabled information and knowledge management system.

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