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Ever wonder why guys always assume you’re down to get dirty within 3 seconds of meeting them? Why you keep making the same bad decisions and getting back with your crummy ex? Why you can’t stick to a diet? Well, there’s a reason and we’re ready to be direct AF with you by behaviorally breaking down the situation and identifying the function in a way that any average Joe or Jane can understand.

Liat Sacks & Casey McDaniel, two badass Behavior Analysts are your soon to be BFF’s because they make this crazy, “random” world make sense through the lens of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

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Ever wonder why guys always assume you’re down to get dirty within 3 seconds of meeting them? Why you keep making the same bad decisions and getting back with your crummy ex? Why you can’t stick to a diet? Well, there’s a reason and we’re ready to be direct AF with you by behaviorally breaking down the situation and identifying the function in a way that any average Joe or Jane can understand.

Liat Sacks & Casey McDaniel, two badass Behavior Analysts are your soon to be BFF’s because they make this crazy, “random” world make sense through the lens of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

    #Languishing: Not depressed but not flourishing?

    #Languishing: Not depressed but not flourishing?

    On today’s episode we bring on a #throwback guest and also Liat’s best friend, Dr. Nina Calmenson, Ph.D to talk about this new buzz word “Languishing”. As the vaccine has arrived and the world seems to be opening up why are we not more excited? Have you found yourself feeling like you are aimlessly muddling through your days, not exactly burnt out but def not fired up for the day, lacking joy, unable to focus on one task at a time? Well, you are not alone and we are here to dissect this NY Times Article by Adam Grant on Languishing, the neglected middle child of mental health with our Doctor friend Nina! Tune in or miss the F out!
    Show Notes: If you are looking for a therapist you can always check this website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/well/mind/covid-mental-health-languishing.amp.html
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/22/everyone-is-tired-we-need-give-ourselves-an-actual-break/%3FoutputType%3Damp
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    • 44 min
    Akon is Not the Only Lonely One

    Akon is Not the Only Lonely One

    It’s been a minute people. We got some news to drop. Liat has officially become a “Mama Bitch” as motherhood greeted her 2 months early. Casey is really feeling herself with her new office set up. On episode 97, The Bitches talk about the all too relatable epidemic of loneliness. They talk about how it affects them personally, how serious the problem is, and provide some replacement behaviors we can all engage in to fight the loneliness bug. For starters, you can get outside, put your airpods in, and tune in or miss the F out!

    Show notes:

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    https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/loneliness-the-silent-killer/

    https://www.genengnews.com/news/scientists-show-what-loneliness-looks-like-in-the-brain/

    • 53 min
    Thoughts, Leave Me the F Alone

    Thoughts, Leave Me the F Alone

    On episode 96 we have Laurah Pastel Shames, MSW, who specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and anxiety disorders. We talk all about what OCD looks like, the different subsets of OCD, intrusive and compulsive thoughts, and the best treatment for OCD. She does some exercises with The Bitches that gives them and likely you the heebie-jeebies to say the least. Tune in or makeout with your mom (you’ll get the reference when you tune in).

    Show notes:

    https://iocdf.org/realocd/

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    • 1 hr
    Domestic Violence: Using ABA to Help the Victims and Perpetrator

    Domestic Violence: Using ABA to Help the Victims and Perpetrator

    On today’s show The Bitches sit down with Enasha Anglade, M.S., BCBA, as she shares her past experience with domestic abuse. Enasha’s story fueled her fire #MO to use her understanding of ABA to make a socially significant #applied change for those who are in the same position she was once in or are the perpetrators themselves. We cover how one gets into an abusive relationship, why people stay in the abusive cycle, and how to get out. Our hope is that this episode brings awareness and hope that there is love after abuse. Now all you have to do is tune in or miss the F out!

    Show Notes:

    TRIGGER WARNING: Domestic Abuse

    NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

    Enasha’s website: https://laughloveliveagain.com/

    Enasha’s Instagram: @laughloveliveagain

    Behavior Principles Covered:


    Intermittent Reinforcement

    Extinction

    Behavioral Contingencies

    Motivating Operations

    Social Significant Change

    Modeling

    CMO-R

    Respondent and operant behavior

    FCT

    Reinforcement (positive and negative)

    Punishment


    Related Journal Articles:

    Meyers, 1995, Eliminating The Battering of Women By Men: Some Considerations for Behavior Analysis

    Corvo, Dutton, Chen, 2007, Toward Evidence-Based Practice with Domestic Violence Perpetrators

    Peterson, Calhoun, 1995, On Advancing Behavior Analysis in the Treatment and Prevention of Battering: Commentary on Myers

    Dougher, Hackbert, 1994, A behavior-analytic Account of Depression and a Cased Report Using Acceptance-Based Procedures

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    • 52 min
    Saving Ketchup Packets from 2009: Hoarding with Savannah Wright-Evans

    Saving Ketchup Packets from 2009: Hoarding with Savannah Wright-Evans

    On today’s episode we bring on Savannah Wright-Evans, M.Ed, BCBA to share her experience with multi-generational hoarding. Savannah talks about the struggle of being owned by material things in her life and how she was giving value to things such as dirty dishes and trash. She talks about her journey of leaving the hoarding behaviors behind through therapy and ABA. This episode is filled with behavioral principles and stories you may not have known about The Bitches. Tune in or miss the F out.

    Show Notes:

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Real and Raw with Mari Cerda @the.bilibgual.bcba

    Real and Raw with Mari Cerda @the.bilibgual.bcba

    On today’s episode we bring on Mari Cerda, BCBA, LBA. We have been following all the amazing work that she has been over on her insta @the.bilingual.bcba and are pumped we were all able to sit together and have an open and honest conversation. Mari is a BCBA and was also diagnosed after college as Autistic. She is able to see both sides of the coin when it comes to ABA treatment and Autism. She sheds so much light on validating those that have had trauma or bad experiences with ABA and what we can all do better in the field. Mari is also passionate about creating a more culturally inclusive and diverse representation in the field and is working hard with her non-profit organization, LEAP, to offer scholarships to break the financial barriers that come with the cost of getting into this field. You do not want to miss this one. Tune in or miss the F out!

    Show notes:

    Find Mari Cerda, BCBA, LBA on instagram: @the.bilingual.bcba

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    Website: BehaviorBitches.com

    • 1 hr 1 min

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