The Applied Behavior Analysis Practice Guidebook: A Manual for Professional Practice gives behavioral practitioners pragmatic advice, direction and recommendations for being an effective clinician, consultant, supervisor and performance manager. The book adopts a how to do it perspective featuring contributions from expert scientist-practitioners. Each chapter introduces the relevance of the topic for practicing professionals, describes and synthesizes the empirical basis of the topic, and then presents practitioner recommendations. With this format, readers can navigate the chapters with familiarity and confidence to facilitate the understanding of content and integration of the many practice areas addressed.
- Focuses on the professional practice areas of board certified behavior analysts
- Includes forms, tables, flowcharts and other visual aids to assist in BCBA work
- Concludes each chapter with a practice guidelines checklist
- Features contributions from notable experts in distinct specialty areas
- Helps readers build skills and competencies as an applied behavior analyst
Section I: Supervision, Training, and Service Delivery 1. Behavior Analytic Supervision 2. Competency-Based Staff Training 3. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) 4. Social Validity Assessment 5. Behavoral Risk Assessment 6. Incentive-Based Performance Improvement 7. Technology and Telehealth Applications
Section II: Consultation Practices 8. Consultation Practices: School-Based Instructional Support 9. Consultation Practices: School-Based Behavior Support 10. Consultation Practices: Training to Parents and Families 11. Consultaton Practices: Organizations 12. Consultation Practices: Multidisciplinary Settings
Section III: Professional Development 13. Continuing Education: Accessing the Peer-Reviewed Literature 14. Practice Dissemination: Writing for Publication 15. Practice Dissemination: Public Speaking 16. Licensure and Certification 17. Ethical and Competent Practices in Applied Behavior Analysis: Perspective, Requirements, and Dilemmas
James K. Luiselli is a licensed psychologist, diplomat in cognitive and behavioral psychology (ABPP), board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D), and Director of Clinical Development and Research at Melmark New England located in Massachusetts. Dr. Luiselli is the editor, senior editor, and co-editor of 15 books in the areas of clinical psychology, applied behavior analysis, intellectual and developmental disabilities, sport psychology, and performance management. His publication record also includes more than 60 book chapters and 260 journal articles. He has extensive editorial experience, serving as Guest Editor for eight special-topic journal issues, Associate Editor for three peer-reviewed journals, and Board of Editors for ten other peer-reviewed journals.