Instructor: Tom Freeman

Tom Freeman
Biography:

M.S., BCBA

Thomas Freeman, M.S., BCBA, earned a Master of Science in ABA from Florida Tech in 2000 and became a BCBA in 2001. He is currently the senior vice-president of ABA Technologies, Inc., where he focuses on the dissemination of behavioral science, in part by helping create curriculum and instructional materials for the Florida Institute of Technology ABA Online program. With nearly 40 years of experience in ABA, he has held various clinical, supervisory and administrative positions in both Massachusetts and Florida. 

Tom has also participated in university-based animal behavioral studies with included work with orangutans in Borneo and Hawaiian spinner dolphins, as well as nine years of seasonal field work with the University of Hawaii Marine Mammal Laboratory's Humpback Whale Research Project, where he served as field director for his final three seasons. 

He has produced a number of publications and presentations in behavior analysis, including co-authorship of a chapter titled, "Ethical Considerations for Applied Behavior Analysis" in Cooper, Heron and Heward's (2007) Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd ed. (with the 3rd edition in press).


Classes by this instructor


Coordinating Behavior Analysis and Psychiatric Services

COORDINATING BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES - BEHP1054 Explores the history of the use of psychotropic medication, related social and political influences and some key side effects. Includes peer-reviewed literature on their effect on specific behaviors. Outlines the practical and ethical issues involved in coordinating behavioral and psychiatric services and provides specific best-practice recommendations.

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May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, CourseWebs
Evolution of the BACB Ethical Guidelines and Standards to the Code
EVOLUTION OF THE BACB ETHICAL GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS TO THE CODE - BEHP1179 Includes vendor partnerships, rights to re-use content, and selling and advertising without encountering restrictions or liability under the copyright laws. Discusses copyright considerations using examples of website development creation of marketing content and use of graphics in company branding. Also covers key provisions in contracts for services that help reduce the risk of copyright infringement when content is developed.


May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, Canvas 2
Evaluating the Effects of Supervision

EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF SUPERVISION - BEHP1194 Explores the process of supervising upcoming behavior analysts. evaluation, including whether practices are effective and why supervisees may not be performing as expected. Includes a worksheet to guide students through the BACB's recommendations on evaluating the effects of supervision practices. Covers client outcomes, supervisee behavior and supervision fidelity measures. Delves deeply into performance monitoring of supervisees and how to reduce reactivity and increase acceptability of being monitored.

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May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, CourseWebs
May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, CourseWebs
Psychotropic Medication and Problem Behavior
PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION AND PROBLEM BEHAVIOR - BEHP1202 Covers best practices for coordinating behavioral services with healthcare professionals. Includes medication management, current literature on medication's efficacy in treating problem behavior, the psychotropic drug classes (uses and potential side effects), and the historical use of psychotropic medications by individuals with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities.


May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, Canvas 2
Evolving Ethics in Practice
EVOLVING ETHICS IN PRACTICE: TEAM PROCESSES, COMMUNICATION, AND COORDINATION OF SERVICES - BEHP1213 Discusses the evolution of treatments over the last 150 years for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Focuses on the influence of the eugenics movement of the early 20th century. Includes a broader discussion of the character and evolution of ethical standards. Examines the ethics of coordinating services with other interdisciplinary team members and the nature of evidence-based practice. Presents effective techniques for evaluating alternative treatments that may confront the behavior analyst in clinical practice.

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May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, CourseWebs
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM - BEHP1214 Presents the BACB's Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts(r) as a resource for dealing with ethical dilemmas, while prioritizing the client's best interest and well-being. Highlights a variety of real-life examples and identifies applicable code elements and options for resolution. Includes scenarios featuring areas of child welfare, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, applied behavior analysis clinics, supervision and academic settings. Provides the opportunity to interact and apply code elements to various scenarios and possible solutions.


May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, CourseWebs