© 1993

Behavior Analysis and Treatment

  • Ron Van Houten
  • Saul Axelrod

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ron Van Houten, Saul Axelrod
      Pages 1-22
  3. Creating an Optimal Learning Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Judith E. Favell, James F. McGimsey
      Pages 25-45
  4. The Role of Behavioral Assessment in Providing Quality Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. F. Charles Mace, Joseph S. Lalli, Elizabeth Pinter Lalli, Michael C. Shea
      Pages 75-99
    3. Brian A. Iwata, Timothy R. Vollmer, Jennifer R. Zarcone, Teresa A. Rodgers
      Pages 101-125
    4. Ahmos Rolider, Ron Van Houten
      Pages 127-168
  5. Providing State-of-the-Art Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Gerald L. Shook, Ron Van Houten
      Pages 171-181
    3. Saul Axelrod, Scott Spreat, Brian Berry, Lynn Moyer
      Pages 183-202
    4. Naomi B. Swiezy, Johnny L. Matson
      Pages 203-227
  6. Promoting Generalization and Maintenance of Treatment Gains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Edward G. Carr, Gene McConnachie, Len Levin, Duane C. Kemp
      Pages 231-267
    3. Glen Dunlap
      Pages 269-296
    4. David P. Wacker, Mark W. Steege
      Pages 297-319
  7. Advancing the State of the Art

About this book


In May 1986, the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) established a task force on the right to effective behavioral treatment. The mandate of this task force was to identify and delineate specific rights as they apply to behavioral treatment. Impetus for this project came in part from the controversy over the use of aversive procedures, which some held had no place in treatment and, with evolution of the treatment process, were no longer necessary. In con­ trast, others cited evidence that programs based on positive reinforcement alone were sometimes not effective in treating severe problems. These re­ searchers and practitioners desired to ensure that clients and guardians be permitted to choose treatments that included punishment procedures when assessments warranted their use. The first editor approached Ogden Lindsley, president of ABA, about establishing a task force to examine this isuse. The ABA council decided to broaden the mandate to include an examination of clients' right to effective behavioral treatment in general. The first editor was asked to chair the task force and appointed Saul Axelrod, Jon S. Bailey, Judith E. Favell, Richard M. Foxx, and 0. Ivar Lovaas as members. Brian A. Iwata was appointed liaison by the ABA council.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ron Van Houten
    • 1
  • Saul Axelrod
    • 2
  1. 1.Mount Saint Vincent UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Behavior Analysis and Treatment
  • Editors Ron Van Houten
    Saul Axelrod
  • Series Title Applied Clinical Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-44371-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-9376-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-9374-1
  • Series ISSN 0258-1221
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 392
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
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