About ABA

What is behavior analysis and why do I believe that people working in behavioral health settings need to know more about it?

Behavior analysis is the systematic study of human behavior. Its procedures and techniques are based on over a hundred years of research. Behavior analysts are trained to work in  a variety of settings, wherever there is a need for behavior change, including organizational performance (system changes, performance improvement, etc.), health/sport coaching, and clinical treatment. By focusing on what is observable and measurable, behavior analysis allows the practitioner to design simple evidence-based  person-centered interventions that ultimately lead to better social functioning and quality of life.

Here are some links to peer reviewed articles that can help you learn more:

Behavior Analysis of Psychotic Disorders

Behavior Analysis in the Era of Medicalization

Applications of ABA to Mental Health Issues

Encouraging Alternatives to Seclusion, Restraints, etc.

The Impact of Mandatory Behavioral Consultation