The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 285–292 | Cite as

Behavior-Analytic Repertoires: Where Will They Come From and How Can They Be Maintained?

  • Janet Ellis
  • Sigrid S. Glenn


The field of behavior analysis faces a number of issues concerning its existence as a discipline and as a profession, including (a) identification of the knowledge and skills comprising the repertoire of competent behavior analysts, (b) the nature of the curricula that will produce the scientists and practitioners needed by the discipline, (c) identification of the generic professional and social skills required for any successful professional career, (d) academic employment opportunities for behavior analysts, and (e) the maintenance of behavior-analytic repertoires. Recommendations are offered as possible solutions to problems raised with respect to each of these issues.

Key words

curriculum degrees in behavior analysis behavior-analytic skills continuous learning community placements professional preparation 


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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet Ellis
    • 1
  • Sigrid S. Glenn
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Behavior AnalysisUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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