Applying Behavior Science: Lessons and Barriers in the Application of Behavior Science in Clinical Psychology | Tom Buqo, MA
We asked Tom a few questions about the event and our aim of bringing together behavior analysis, entrepreneurship, technology and clinical applications. Check out his answers and a clear description of his talk at NextGen Las Vegas! Oh and we have a video in there too at the bottom called Clinical Behavior Analysis (PTSD, Identity & Suicide)so you can get to know Tom.
Brief statement on why you’re excited to speak at this conference and/or how you feel you can inspire people to innovate their profession with technology.
Behavior science is my utmost passion, and increasing technological advancement will allow greater precision and scope for the application of behavioral assessment and intervention in novel areas. I want to help people see how to apply behavior science in novel ways and to guide individuals on a path that allows them to be sucessful.
What interests you, or fascinates you about technology?
The ability of technology to innovate how we assess, record, and report data both in the moment and over time. My ideal world would allow me to subtly and not intrusively take and record data in accordance with precision measurement in psychotherapy sessions.
What interests you, or fascinates you about entrepreneurship?
I believe entrepreneurship is the vehicle to apply behavior science to all aspects of human life. I believe that through innovative endeavors, we can demonstrate the value of behavior science to the world at large.
What are you most known for? We want to make sure novel attendees have as much time to prepare as possible to maximize their learning with you.
Exposure Therapy With Precision Measurement: From Subjective Units of Distress Towards Objective Measurement
TOM BUQO (Hofstra University)
Abstract: Exposure therapy is an early behavioral intervention for anxiety disorders that continues to play a key role in a number of existing psychotherapies. Of note, it provides a powerful treatment method for phobias and panic (exposure therapy), obsessive compulsive disorder (Exposure and Response Prevention [ERP]), and posttraumatic stress disorder (Prolonged Exposure [PE]). While exposure therapy often takes data in Subjective Units of Distress (SUDs), no precise, objective system of data collection and measurement has been applied. The current discussion will provide initial applications of precision measurement to exposure therapy, with an emphasis on recording in-session approach and avoidance behavior on the standard celeration chart (SCC). Potential future avenues for application of precision measurement to exposure therapy will be discussed, as well as areas for future research in both exposure therapy with precision measurement and anxiety disorder treatment more broadly. In addition, barriers to the implementation of precision measurement in exposure therapy in both graduate training settings and other areas of clinical practice will be address with an emphasis on how to account for them.
If you can give words of encouragement to attendees who wish to explore these areas, what would you say?
Managing your own extinction is key to overcoming the obstacles in exploring a new area with behavior analysis. Barriers are inevitable, so build the broad skill set of overcoming them.
Tom Buqo, MA
Affiliation: Hofstra University
Title of Talk: Applying Behavior Science: Lessons and Barriers in the Application of Behavior Science in Clinical Psychology
Description: In this talk, the speaker will discuss his own journey in the systematic application of behavioral science to the field of clinical psychology. Specific barriers will be discussed, as well as emerging technology that seeks to overcome these barriers. A broader discussion will begin around the application of behavioral science to other fields and how to identify and overcome barriers and the role technology may play in that. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss these barriers with each other, clarify values that lead them to apply behavior science to a new domain, and identify goals to assist in moving toward those values.
Identify barriers to the application of behavioral science in a new field
Clarify values that lead them to apply behavior science to a new domain
Identify goals to assist in moving toward those values in the application of behavior science to a new domain
Understand scope of practice issues and identify resolution for any ethical concern
Bio: Tom is a current graduate student in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Hofstra University. Tom's passion is the application of behavior analysis and precision measurement to the field of clinical psychology, particularly for individuals experiencing adversity in life. Tom fell in love with behavior analysis when receiving his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was involved in multiple research laboratories and gained experience with acting as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the introduction to psychology course. Tom's current issues revolved around the application of behavioral psychotherapy to trauma and grief, behavioral accounts of self and identity, and the understanding of psychotherapy as applied behavioral science.
Track: Behavior Analysis & Clinical Psychology
The Revolution Summit
Behavior analysis is in a unique position to inform just about every problem in the world. Saving the world with behavior analysis has always been in the dreams of behavior analysts. There's plenty of success stories to praise, but there's still an immense number of possibilities for the science of behavior to contribute to meaningful and real-world solutions. This two-day event is designed to empower behavior analysts and like-minded professionals to create and begin working towards their vision of a novel and need service, tool, or product informed by the leading practice and research in Behavior Analysis, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Clinical Applications! NextGen Revolution Summit Las Vegas and Online is ALL SET.
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Friday, November 9th, 2018: Optional Meet 'n' Greet and Networking Event for all registered attendees (separate TBD location)
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