Intensive behavioral intervention units

Adam M. Briggs, Brian D. Greer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


Intensive behavioral intervention units are clinical settings typically housed within a larger university-based or medical campus that exclusively admit clients referred for the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior. The urgent and complex nature of these cases places exceptional demands on behavior analysts and requires a unique therapeutic approach and clinical structure to provide safe and effective service delivery. The purpose of this chapter is to orient those interested in pursuing a training experience on an intensive behavioral intervention unit by (a) outlining the requisite skills for effective clinical application, (b) discussing the unique structure of service delivery, (c) describing the specialized training and supervision that goes into managing behavioral staff, and (d) reviewing some considerations for successfully navigating regulatory and funding frameworks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplications of Behavior Analysis in Healthcare and Beyond
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030579692
ISBN (Print)9783030579685
StatePublished - Apr 20 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Behavior analyst
  • Ethics
  • Function-based intervention
  • Functional behavior assessment
  • Intensive behavioral intervention unit
  • Problem behavior
  • Supervision
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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