Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Essex Conference Room 
333 South Street
4th Floor
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4169

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Dana Bienkowski 
UMass Donahue Institute in Conjuction with MA DDS 


                      The 2019 DDS Speakers Series presents:

Behavioral Pharmacology for Practitioners 

Presented by:  Dr. Elbert Blakely


This presentation will discuss some basic concepts about drugs, including how they are administered, drug actions, tolerance, and withdrawal.  To accomplish this, frequently prescribed drugs will be profiled.  The profile will include drug administration, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.  The profile will also include the drug class, typical doses, main effects, and side effects.  Finally, naming and classification systems will be discussed. 

Dr. Eb Blakely, Author & Vice President of Behavioral Services, Quest Inc., received a Ph.D. in 1988 from Western Michigan in Psychology with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis. He has worked in the fields of developmental disabilities, mental health, behavior pharmacology, experimental analysis of behavior, organizational behavior management, and database design. Dr. Blakely has co-authored 25 articles and one book. The articles address research questions in the areas of the experimental analysis of behavior, applied behavior analysis, conceptual issues, and behavior pharmacology. Dr. Blakely also serves as Vice President of Behavioral Services for Quest, Inc. Here, he oversees the delivery of behavioral supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Blakely provides a company-wide outcomes management system that monitors operational and clinical outcomes for Quest, Inc. Finally, he is an Assistant Professor at Florida Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses in applied behavior analysis, radical behaviorism, and behavior.