23 episodes

An ABA podcast where Dr. Zachary Bird and Caleb Davis set aside time to have engaging conversation with experts in the field of behavior analysis to explore topics like ethics of functional analysis, punishment, social media, and others.

BCBAs can earn CEs for each episode. To purchase, visit www.functionalrelationspodcast.com

To deliver social praise or aversive stimulation, you can email us at functionalrelationspodcast@gmail.com

Functional Relations Zachary Bird, PhD, BCBA-D and Caleb Davis, MS, BCBA

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

An ABA podcast where Dr. Zachary Bird and Caleb Davis set aside time to have engaging conversation with experts in the field of behavior analysis to explore topics like ethics of functional analysis, punishment, social media, and others.

BCBAs can earn CEs for each episode. To purchase, visit www.functionalrelationspodcast.com

To deliver social praise or aversive stimulation, you can email us at functionalrelationspodcast@gmail.com

    S3E5 - The Supervisor Experience: Using ABA to Support Trainees w/ Dr. Diana Parry-Cruwys and Dr. Jackie MacDonald

    S3E5 - The Supervisor Experience: Using ABA to Support Trainees w/ Dr. Diana Parry-Cruwys and Dr. Jackie MacDonald

    In the fifth episode of Season 3, Zach and Caleb discuss updated fieldwork requirements and recent research on systems for promoting successful fieldwork experiences with Dr. Diana Parry-Cruwys and Dr. Jackie MacDonald. Season 3 of the Functional Relations podcast is titled “The Experience”. Each episode will alternate between the supervisor experience and the trainee experience. 
    1 supervision learning CE is available for this episode. You can purchase it at https://www.functionalrelationspodcast.com
    If you feel that our podcast is a valuable contribution to the field of ABA, please consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/functionalrelationspodcast
    Things to check out from the episode:
    BCBA Fieldwork Requirements: https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2022-BCBA-Fieldwork-Standards_200501.pdf
    Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts: 
    https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ethics-Code-for-Behavior-Analysts-210902.pdf
    References:
    Parry-Cruwys, D., Atkinson, R., & MacDonald, J. (2021). Teaching Graduate Students to Identify and Adhere to Practicum Requirements. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-10.
    Parry-Cruwys, D., & MacDonald, J. (2021). Using Gamification to Promote Accurate Data Entry of Practicum Experience Hours in Graduate Students. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 14, 1-10.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S3E4 - The Student Experience: Understanding Selectionism

    S3E4 - The Student Experience: Understanding Selectionism

    In the fourth episode of Season 3, Zach and Caleb have a discussion to help students understand the concept of selectionism. Season 3 of the Functional Relations podcast is titled “The Experience”. Each episode will alternate between the supervisor experience and the student experience. 
    No CEs are available for this episode.
    If you feel that our podcast is a valuable contribution to the field of ABA, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/functionalrelationspodcast
    References:
    Catania, A. C. (2013). Learning (5th ed.). Cornwall on Hudson, NY: Sloan Publishing.
    Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020).
    Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
    Pierce, W. D., & Cheney, C. D. (2017). Behavior analysis and learning: A biobehavioral approach. Routledge.
    Skinner, B. F. (1984). Selection by consequences. Behavioral and brain sciences, 7(4), 477-481.
     
     

    • 39 min
    S3E3 - The Supervisor Experience: Delivering Thoughtful Feedback w/ Dr. Ellie Kazemi

    S3E3 - The Supervisor Experience: Delivering Thoughtful Feedback w/ Dr. Ellie Kazemi

    In the third episode of Season 3, Zach and Caleb discuss ways to thoughtfully deliver feedback that may inspire new performances with Dr. Ellie Kazemi. Season 3 of the Functional Relations podcast is titled “The Experience”. Each episode will alternate between the supervisor experience and the trainee experience. 
    1 supervision learning CE is available for this episode. You can purchase it at https://www.functionalrelationspodcast.com
    If you feel that our podcast is a valuable contribution to the field of ABA, please consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/functionalrelationspodcast
    Things to check out from the episode:
    Dr. Kazemi’s book on supervision: https://www.springerpub.com/fieldwork-and-supervision-for-behavior-analysts-9780826139122.html
    References:
    Daniels, A. C. (2000). Bringing out the best in people. McGraw-Hill Education.
    Daniels, A. C., & Bailey, J. S. (2014). Performance management: Changing behavior that drives organizational effectiveness . Atlanta, GA: Aubrey Daniels International. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, 27.
    Kazemi, E., Rice, B., & Adzhyan, P. (2018). Fieldwork and supervision for behavior analysts: A handbook. Springer Publishing Company.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S3E2 - The Student Experience: Understanding Determinism

    S3E2 - The Student Experience: Understanding Determinism

    In the second episode of Season 3, Zach and Caleb have a discussion to help students understand the concept of determinism. Season 3 of the Functional Relations podcast is titled “The Experience”. Each episode will alternate between the supervisor experience and the student experience. 
    No CEs are available for this episode.
    If you feel that our podcast is a valuable contribution to the field of ABA, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/functionalrelationspodcast
    Things to check out from the episode:
    The Daily BA - I Didn't Know Her Circumstances w/ Pat Friman - https://youtu.be/MyClJpztOSs
    https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/BCBA-task-list-5th-ed-210202.pdf
    References:
    Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020).
    Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
    Friman, P. C. (2021). There is no such thing as a bad boy: The Circumstances View of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 54(2), 636-653.

    • 33 min
    S3E1 - The Supervisor Experience: Becoming an Effective Supervisor w/ Dr. Tyra Sellers

    S3E1 - The Supervisor Experience: Becoming an Effective Supervisor w/ Dr. Tyra Sellers

    In the first episode of Season 3, Zach and Caleb discuss the process of becoming an effective supervisor with Dr. Tyra Sellers. Season 3 of the Functional Relations podcast is titled “The Experience”. Each episode will alternate between the supervisor experience and the trainee experience. 
    1 supervision learning CE is available for this episode. You can purchase it at https://www.functionalrelationspodcast.com
    If you feel that our podcast is a valuable contribution to the field of ABA, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/functionalrelationspodcast
    Things to check out from the episode:
    Zach’s work email address: zach@principledbehavior.com
    Send him an email if you’re interested in learning more about the Behavior Consultant positions he has open at his company. 
    (Apply here: https://www.indeed.com/job/behavior-consultant-bcba-or-bcaba-required-7a503db3fc859d63 )
     
    References:
    Andzik, N. R., & Kranak, M. P. (2020). The softer side of supervision: Recommendations when teaching and evaluating behavior-analytic professionalism. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.
    Britton, L. N., & Cicoria, M. J. (2019). Remote fieldwork supervision for BCBA® trainees. Academic Press.
    Conners, B. M., & Capell, S. T. (Eds.). (2020). Multiculturalism and diversity in Applied Behavior Analysis: Bridging theory and application. Routledge.
    Garza, K. L., McGee, H. M., Schenk, Y. A., & Wiskirchen, R. R. (2018). Some tools for carrying out a proposed process for supervising experience hours for aspiring Board Certified Behavior Analysts®. Behavior analysis in practice, 11(1), 62-70.
    Kazemi, E., Rice, B., & Adzhyan, P. (2018). Fieldwork and supervision for behavior analysts: A handbook. Springer Publishing Company.
    Leland, W., & Stockwell, A. (2019). A self-assessment tool for cultivating affirming practices with transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) clients, supervisees, students, and colleagues. Behavior analysis in practice, 12(4), 816-825.
    Sellers, T. P., Alai-Rosales, S., & MacDonald, R. P. (2016). Taking full responsibility: The ethics of supervision in behavior analytic practice. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9(4), 299-308.
    Sellers, T. P., LeBlanc, L. A., & Valentino, A. L. (2016). Recommendations for detecting and addressing barriers to successful supervision. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9(4), 309-319.
    Sellers, T. P., Valentino, A. L., Landon, T. J., & Aiello, S. (2019). Board certified behavior analysts’ supervisory practices of trainees: Survey results and recommendations. Behavior analysis in practice, 12(3), 536-546.
    Sellers, T. P., Valentino, A. L., & LeBlanc, L. A. (2016). Recommended practices for individual supervision of aspiring behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9(4), 274-286.
    Turner, L. B., Fischer, A. J., & Luiselli, J. K. (2016). Towards a competency-based, ethical, and socially valid approach to the supervision of applied behavior analytic trainees. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9(4), 287-298.
    Valentino, A. L., LeBlanc, L. A., & Sellers, T. P. (2016). The benefits of group supervision and a recommended structure for implementation. Behavior analysis in practice, 9(4), 320-328.
    Wright, P. I. (2019). Cultural humility in the practice of applied behavior analysis. Behavior analysis in practice, 12(4), 805-809.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Season 3: The Experience

    Season 3: The Experience

    On June 1st 2021, Functional Relations returns with Season 3! In Season 3, Zach and Caleb will be focusing on the supervision experience. There will be two types of episodes. The first type will be for BCBAs interested in Supervision CEs. The second type will be for trainees who are looking for supplemental study content. 

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

amanda_314 ,

Great CE’s

Great podcast. I enjoy how diverse the areas of topics are. And earning CE’s while listening and walking my dog is a bonus!

Olew0610 ,

Amazing!

I have loved listening to the Functional Relations podcast - the topics, insights, and expert opinions have been excellent! I’ve recommended to my cohort members and professors. Hoping there will be more!!

kristen j.m. ,

Loving this podcast!

I started with episode 3 - I laughed, I cheered, I got the chills a couple times. :) I love the accessibility of podcasts and the opportunity to get ceus while I’m listening on my way to work!

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