Behavior analysis, program development, and transfer of control in the treatment of self-injury

John M. Parrish, Brian A. Iwata, Michael F. Dorsey, Theodore J. Bunck, Keith John Slifer

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This case study illustrates an empirical approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and controlled follow-up of self-injurious clients. Following an assessment period, during which environmental factors associated with a severely retarded adolescent's self-injury were identified, the contingent application of protective equipment was combined with a differential reinforcement procedure (DRO) and implemented in a multiple baseline design across two hospital settings. Results showed a marked decrease in the rate of self-injury. Upon discharge from the hospital, the program was successfully replicated at the adolescent's residential center, again using a multiple baseline design across settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-167
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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Program Development
Wounds and Injuries
Equipment and Supplies
Therapeutics
Self-injury
Behavior Analysis
Reinforcement
Controlled
Contingent

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Behavior analysis, program development, and transfer of control in the treatment of self-injury. / Parrish, John M.; Iwata, Brian A.; Dorsey, Michael F.; Bunck, Theodore J.; Slifer, Keith John.

In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1985, p. 159-167.

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Parrish, John M. ; Iwata, Brian A. ; Dorsey, Michael F. ; Bunck, Theodore J. ; Slifer, Keith John. / Behavior analysis, program development, and transfer of control in the treatment of self-injury. In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 1985 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 159-167.
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