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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 Case Against Social Stories: Session 122 with Justin Leaf

    The Case Against Social Stories: Session 122 with Justin Leaf

    Dr. Justin Leaf joins me to discuss the evidence base for Social Stories and story-based narrative interventions in general, and his research in this area specifically. Anyone contemplating the use of these procedures should listen to this episode first!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Coping in Quarantine: Session 121 with Russ Harris

    Coping in Quarantine: Session 121 with Russ Harris

    Russ Harris and I recorded this episode about three or four weeks ago, when the world's troubles centered around the challenges with Covid-19 related stay-at-home measures. Despite how quickly our concerns have changed since then, I believe that the suggestions and thoughts that Russ shared on this episode will be helpful nonetheless. Please check out behavioralobservations.com for this episode's shownotes!

    • 50 min
    Listening to Perspectives That Matter: Session 120

    Listening to Perspectives That Matter: Session 120

    I step away from the podcast and asked Antonio Harrison to lead a panel discussion with Kirk Kirby, Pierre Louis, Larry West III, and Shawn Capell on the topic of racism, police brutality, and more generally, the experience of African American men in the United States. Please consider sharing with friends and colleagues!

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Feedback F-Ups and How to Avoid Them: Session 119 with Natalie Parks

    Feedback F-Ups and How to Avoid Them: Session 119 with Natalie Parks

    Dr. Natalie Parks describes some best practices for providing feedback, including how to do so in the current digital-meeting age. We also talk about how to provide feedback to the "difficult" staff member, as well as how to incorporate the feedback process in staff on-boarding procedures. Check out BehaviorLeader.com for more information about her, and go to BehavioralObservations.com for shownotes and links.

    • 57 min
    Cannabis, Condoms, and Psilocybin: Session 118 with Matt Johnson

    Cannabis, Condoms, and Psilocybin: Session 118 with Matt Johnson

    In this podcast, Dr. Matt Johnson of Johns Hopkins University and I discuss his research in the area of behavioral economics and treating challenging behavioral health issues with psilocybin. This episode really picks up steam as it goes, so you'll want to check out the entire thing. Huge thanks to Matt for the fun conversation on such an exciting topic! Please visit behavioralobservations.com for extended notes, links, and other resources. Also, please consider sharing with friends & colleagues.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Verbal Behavior Conference 2020 Speakers’ Panel: Session 117

    Verbal Behavior Conference 2020 Speakers’ Panel: Session 117

    I had the pleasure of moderating the speakers' panel of the 2020 Verbal Behavior Conference, which featured Drs. Barbara Esch, Anna Petursdottir, Caio Miguel, Pat McGreevy, David Palmer, and Mark Sundberg. This podcast is brought to you with support from The Essential for Living curriculum. Through 5/30, you can use the coupon code ‘efl420’ to receive $20 off the regular price of the EFL handbook.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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