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5 Things to Know Before Starting a Practice
Starting a practice in the mental health field can be tricky and intimidating, but there are some things you need to keep in mind to ensure your business gets off to the right start.
What is ‘clinically relevant behavior’: Sign or sample
Much of how ‘psychopathology’ is understood depends on whether ‘unusual’ behavior is determined a sign of an underlying condition or a sample of behavior within a particular context.
The ACT Practitioner’s Perspective on Adolescent Suicidality
by Amy R. Murrell, Ph.D. The paper summarized here, was written by myself and former students (Al-Jabari, Moyer, Novamo, and Connally), and published in the International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy in 2014 examines the problem of...
Multi-trait Multi-method Assessment
Evaluate construct validity of the self-report inventory of generalized anxiety by interpreting all four sets of correlation coefficients within the multitrait-multimethod matrix that is obtained. Which, if any, of the four measures appears to possess adequate construct validity?
The Four-Term Contingency
Behavior analysis has long been known as a field studying the three-term contingency (antecedent-behavior-consequence). More specifically, behavior analysis has tended to focus on overt/ observable behavior and how idiosyncratic reinforcement schedules (i.e., fixed, ratio) and the immediacy of reinforcement impacts behavior. Skinner has written extensively about the conceptual underpinnings of private events, although, experimental analysis of covert behavior has had a difficult journey into the scientific literature. Due to this, behavior analysis has been come to be known as the field in psychology that has neglected the study of thoughts, emotions, and cognition.
The Matrix Viz: A functional assessment of verbal behaving
Today I’m going to introduce a project that is one of many formulations of functional assessment we’ve been developing. The current formulation was first put to use more than a year ago with Benji Schoendorff, MSc and the Contextual Psychology Institute (CPI).
A Beginner’s Guide to Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA) and Related Treatments (ACT, DBT, FAP)
What is Clinical Behavior Analysis?
Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA) is at the intersection of behavior analysis and psychology. It is the application of behavioral principles to changing behaviors previously considered to fit in within the are of ‘mental health’. Clinical Behavior Analysis focuses on changing behavior through functional analysis and reinforcement of more adaptive behaviors
Finding Clinical Behavior Analysis: Part I
by Angela Coreil, PhD In my recent invited talk at CalABA on Clinical Behavior Analysis as a way of unifying the behavioral sciences, I alluded to a series of painful learning experiences that brought me to Clinical Behavior Analysis. My training path has been long...
Notes from CalABA 2022: A field ready for change.
by Angela Coreil, PhD Fields Ready for Change: Notes from CalABA 2022 As I sit here today, recalling my experience of CalABA and the responses to talks, including but not limited to my own talk on unifying the sciences, it is clear that change is both needed and...
Defusion, ACT and RFT
by John Wesenberg, M.S., BCBA, LBA Defusion, ACT and RFT A core process of Acceptance and Commit Therapy (ACT) is defusion. ACT processes by nature are often confusing for...
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