25 Essential Skills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst is a much needed guidebook for behavior analysts who want to become successful at consulting. Jon Bailey and Mary Burch present five basic skills and strategy areas that professional behavior analysts need to acquire. This book is organized around those five areas, with a total of 25 specific skills presented within those topics. Every behavior analyst, whether seasoned or beginning, should have this book.
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Florida State University American Society of Journalists and Authors
Recently completed a semester using this book as one of the primary texts while teaching a graduate course at Caldwell College entitled “Ethics and Professionalism for Behavior Analysts.” Universally, my advanced level behavior analysis grad students all had wished that they had read this book earlier in their careers. They had nothing but praise for it. This text is highly recommended for behavior analysts who assert that their good clinical skills alone will propoel them towards success. They might find that there is a whole new set of skills they had not thought about before!
This book was assigned as the text for our Professionalism for Behavior Analyst class and I must say it was great text that fostered many interesting classroom conversations of people dealing with everyday professional issues. Bailey and Burch provide sound strategies for the behavior analyst. Behavior analysts today are working in homes, public schools and the business setting where they are constantly being confronted by a slew of professional dilemmas that they need to work through in addition to being a consultant. Twenty-Five Essential Skills and Strategies for the Behavior Analyst by Bailey and Burch offer exactly that, strategies in order to be a more effective behavior analyst. The one area of the text that I feel was a bit lacking was the parent component. Many behavior analyst work in the homes of their clients, which can often present professional dilemmas that the behaviorist must tactfully navigate. I would have liked to see this area be addressed more in the text by the authors. I feel that they offered many strategies for the behavior analyst in the corporate or business sense that are not as relatable to the typical behavior analyst working I schools or homes. Overall I would recommend this book to read even if it were not an assigned text as it does provide valuable information and tools for the new behavior analyst.
A much-needed handbook for the new (or seasoned) BCBA. Read and reread…this book uses great examples to help succeed in the field.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 30, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415800684
- ISBN-13: 978-0415800686
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches