ABA Interventions Associated with Substance Use

ABA Interventions Associated  with Substance Use 

This webinar will provide an introduction to a behavioral approach to substance use, and it will describe how ABA has contributed to the treatment of drug dependence. The presentation will focus on an operant account of drug use, developing alternative non-drug sources of reinforcement to compete with drug use, and contingency management interventions. 


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-BOB-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe an operant model of substance use.
Describe the 2 most important non-drug activities that may compete with substance use.
Describe the procedures and outcomes of contingency management interventions to promote drug abstinence.
Describe voucher-based contingency management procedures.
Describe prize-based contingency management procedures.

Introduction and Overview

An operant model of substance use and misuse

Substance use as operant behavior

Drugs as primary reinforcers

Reinforcement-based treatment

Competing with drug use: Non-drug activities

Recreation, employment, social, etc

Competing with drug use: Contingency management

Introduction, procedures


Principles of application

Case study


Instructor: Jesse Dallery, Ph.D.
 Jesse is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida, a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida, and Deputy Director of the Treatment Development and Implementation Core at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth.  Jesse received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Emory University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Behavioral Pharmacology.   Jesse's research focuses on integrating information technologies with behavioral interventions for cigarette smoking and other health-related behavior (e.g., physical activity, medication adherence).  Jesse also conducts translational research on choice and decision making in the human laboratory, with a special emphasis on quantitative models of operant behavior.  He has published over eighty articles in a diverse range of peer-reviewed journals, and he has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health and from the National Science Foundation.  He is co-editor of the book Behavioral Health Care and Technology: Using Science-Based Innovations to Transform Practice.  Jesse is a former Associate Editor for The Behavior Analyst and Behavioural Processes, and Special Topics Associate Editor (substance abuse) for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  In 2014, he was named a Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  He is a fellow in Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International.  Disclosure: Jesse Dallery, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
C-08, C-09, C-10, C-11, C-6
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