Behavior analysts in general love technical language. I am guilty as charged—I love talking about technical terms, and once I even wrote a paper reviewing how behavior analysts use the term prompt (you can check it here), but I want to know about your everyday language. Have you thought about the implications of your language … Continue reading What’s In Your Language?
As fourth of July approaches, I think about Independence and its meaning. Growing up with what I thought were overly protective parents, independence seemed to be equal to freedom. I pictured myself traveling around the world with nothing but a backpack and a smile. I could even feel the wind blowing on my cheeks, as … Continue reading Independence Day
Behavior Management, hardly ever refers to the prevention of problem behavior. Most of the time, it is related to crisis de-escalation, “managing” the behavior, so it does not get worse. Ideally, we should be working towards building the skills which the individuals with whom we work often lack, and in turn lead to crisis situations. … Continue reading Behavior Management – The Worst Mistake
This week, I watched a couple of patients talking during a group therapy session, and what they said made me think. They were having a discussion about how to regulate your mood, when this young man said the following: “You’re sad? Medicate that. You’re happy? Medicate that. If you lost your grandmother, and you’re grieving, … Continue reading Crazy People Changing the World
The dictionary defines psychosis as mental disorder characterized by symptoms that indicate impaired contact with reality. The DSM 5 defines schizophrenia spectrum disorders through a cluster of behaviors, including disorganized speech, abnormal motor behavior, delusions, and hallucinations that have an impact of the individual’s level of functioning. We define schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders by … Continue reading What’s Psychosis Got To Do With It?