5 Reasons Why You Need a Behavior Analyst in Your Organization

I know, I know… I am a behavior analyst and I am probably biased, but keep reading and maybe you will agree with me. Behavior analysts are very practical people Behavior analysts like to do things. Whenever you bring a problem to a behavior analyst she or he will immediately go into “solution mode”. It … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Need a Behavior Analyst in Your Organization

Topic of the Week: Reinforcement & Reinforcers

This blog post is intended to help students that plan on taking their Board Certification in Behavior Analysis ("Pre-CBAs") to understand the terms and topics of behavior analysis. Some of you are taking live classes and some are taking courses online. Either way, it would be beneficial to have an opinion other than your textbook … Continue reading Topic of the Week: Reinforcement & Reinforcers

How Do You Know If Your Behavior Plan Is a Good Plan?

On another blog post I discussed Why some behavior plans don’t work, today, I want to ask you, how do you know a behavior plan or a behavior program is a good one? My BCBA friends will certainly say “the data will tell you”. True, but is there any way that even before implementing a … Continue reading How Do You Know If Your Behavior Plan Is a Good Plan?

50 Shades of Behavior Therapy

This week I came across a very interesting Ted Talk where the speaker, Dr. Daniel Amen, described the importance of brain imaging in psychiatric diagnostics. I was quite enjoying myself until he said that using behavior therapy for a patient with violent behavior “would be cruel”. I have worked with behavior therapy for people with … Continue reading 50 Shades of Behavior Therapy