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The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria is an interview-based show that features conversations with innovative scientists and practitioners in the field of Behavior Analysis. The podcast covers topics such as Autism, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Communication Training, Verbal Behavior, and more!

The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria Matt Cicoria

    • Social Sciences

The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria is an interview-based show that features conversations with innovative scientists and practitioners in the field of Behavior Analysis. The podcast covers topics such as Autism, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Communication Training, Verbal Behavior, and more!

    The ACT Matrix and Training Law Enforcement Officers

    The ACT Matrix and Training Law Enforcement Officers

    In part 1 of this episode, Tina Long talks about reaching out to her local police to teach them about using the ACT matrix in their work. In part 2, Tina and I are joined by Officer Joe Schlenz of the Fairfax County PD to talk about crisis intervention, de-escalation, officer burnout, and more. You'll definitely want to hear this the whole way through!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Expanding the Concept of the Mand with Andy Bondy

    Expanding the Concept of the Mand with Andy Bondy

    Andy Bondy joins me again to talk about how the PECS organization responded to the pandemic, how we should think about what constitutes a mand, and more! Membership group questions were also fielded. Extensive show notes are available at behavioralobservations.com!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Blind Spots in the American Education System with Kim Berens

    Blind Spots in the American Education System with Kim Berens

    Dr. Kim Berens (@KimberlyBerens5) joins me for a third time to discuss her new book, Blind Spots: Why Students Fail and the Science That Can Save Them.* In this show, we talk about her motivation to write this book, what she believes is wrong with the current approach to educating children in the United States, and what can be done to remedy this situation. Show notes at behavioralobservations.com.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Inside JABA #5: SEAB Statement of Concern Issued for Rekers and Lovaas (1974)

    Inside JABA #5: SEAB Statement of Concern Issued for Rekers and Lovaas (1974)

    The latest issue of JABA starts off with an editorial by the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior's (SEAB) board in which it issued a statement of concern for the controversial paper titled, Behavioral treatment of deviant sex-role behaviors in a male child. This paper described a case study conducted by George Rekers and Ivar Lovaas, and was published in the pages of JABA in 1974. Extensive shownotes can be found at behavioralobservations.com.

    • 55 min
    What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? With Amelia Bowler

    What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? With Amelia Bowler

    Amelia Bowler, author of The Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Your Questions Answered, joins me in Session 134 to talk about her work and personal experiences in supporting individuals with ODD. Extensive shownotes and resources over at behavioralobservations.com!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Karma, Crisis, and Compensation with Brett DiNovi and Paul Gavoni

    Karma, Crisis, and Compensation with Brett DiNovi and Paul Gavoni

    Brett DiNovi and Paulie Gavoni joined me to discuss how BDA is managing the pandemic and their new book, Behavioral Karma. They also shared their thoughts on providing feedback and performance-based compensation. Extensive show notes can be found at behavioralobservations.com.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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