The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 83–91 | Cite as

Essential Content for Training Behavior Analysis Practitioners

  • Gerald L. Shook
  • Au Clair
  • Fae Hartsfield
  • Michael Hemingway
Article

Abstract

A recent national survey of 265 behavior analysts has produced a list of 12 content areas and 108 tasks that the group felt were essential in the training of behavior analyst practitioners. The survey methodology, sample demographics, and survey results are summarized. The implications of these results are discussed as they relate to instruction in behavior analysis and the standards of practice of behavior analyst practitioners. The final task list of essential content is provided.

Key words

practitioner training essential content behavioral practitioner behavior analysis certification education quality control 

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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald L. Shook
    • 1
  • Au Clair
    • 1
  • Fae Hartsfield
    • 1
  • Michael Hemingway
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Florida Department of Business and Professional RegulationTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative ServicesTallahasseeUSA
  3. 3.Developmental Services Program OfficeTallahasseeUSA

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