Course completion includes reading the Meredith et al., 2014 article and completing the 10 question quiz to 100% accuracy.


Abstract: Behavior plays an important role in health promotion. Exercise, smoking cessation, medication adherence, and other healthy behavior can help prevent, or even treat, some diseases. Consequently, interventions that promote healthy behavior have become increasingly common in health care settings. Many of these interventions award incentives contingent upon preventive health-related behavior. Incentive-based interventions vary considerably along several dimensions, including who is targeted in the intervention, which behavior is targeted, and what type of incentive is used. More research on the quantitative and qualitative features of many of these variables is still needed to inform treatment. However, extensive literature on basic and applied behavior analytic research is currently available to help guide the study and practice of incentive-based treatment in health care. In this integrated review, we discuss how behavior analytic research and theory can help treatment providers design and implement incentive-based interventions that promote healthy behavior.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    The ABCs of incentive-based treatment in health care: a behavior analytic framework to inform research and practice

    • Article

    • CE Quiz

    • Evaluation/Feedback

About the instructor

Founder/Executive Director/BCBA

Christen Russell

I am the Founder and Executive Director of ABC. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, my clinical experience focuses on quality assurance, compliance, clinical support, business development and growth. I also work closely with leadership and management divisions on compliance, training and delivery of sound, ethical and effective behavioral supports to achieve client goals. I have established and assisted with the startup, and/or growth and development of four agencies providing ABA services. I have consulted with health care agencies, providing services to 100s of staff, including BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, executive, administrative, clinical and operations staff. I am a guest lecturer at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work, presenting on the principles and procedures of ABA. As an ACE coordinator, I have created over 40 continuing education events. I have provided consultation to teachers, parents, business owners and staff. I sit on a Peer Review Committee and am a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Association for Professional Behavior Analysts and the OBM Network. I am pursuing my Doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Endicott College. I have my Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. With a focus on supervision, staffing, recruitment, training, strategic planning, and working in the field for over 22 years, I have a broad spectrum of clinical expertise.

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