Scholarly publications

Includes peer reviewed journals within and adjacent to behavior analysis
(Starred journals available to BCBAs through the BACB portal)

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis *
Volume 57, Issue 1 Pages: 1-283 Winter 2024 (27 articles, 3 open access, 10 free access "in memoriam")
Most intriguing article: Editors' perspectives on the selection of reviewers and the quality of reviews

Behavior Analysis in Practice
1/23 Snyder, S.M., Huber, H., Hornsby, T. et al. Overlapping Training and Roles: An Exploration of the State of Interprofessional Practice between Behavior Analysts and School Psychologists. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
(Open access) BCBAs in schools overlap in their duties with school psychologists. Collaboration is sometimes an issue, and the authors examine barriers and recommend solutions

1/24 Mayo, M.R., Hoffmann, A.N. A Survey of the State of the Field of Applied Behavior Analysis in Vermont. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
Vermont, wikipedia tells me, is a state now?

1/25 Mathur, S.K., Renz, E. & Tarbox, J. Affirming Neurodiversity within Applied Behavior Analysis. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
(Open access) A pretty well-done discussion of the criticisms of ABA from the neurodiversity movement. Jonah Davids everywhere should read this 

Stalford, D., Graham, S. & Keenan, M. A Discussion of Positive Behavior Support and Applied Behavior Analysis in the Context of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the UK and Ireland. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
(Open access) An interesting discussion of PBIS in the UK. There is no licensing or regulation of PBIS (as there often is with behavior analysis)

1/26 Pollack, M.S., Lloyd, B.P., Doyle, L.E. et al. Are Function-Based Interventions for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Trauma Informed? A Systematic Review. Behav Analysis Practice (2024).
The authors examine whether function-based treatments are aligned with trauma informed care; some are. They recommend more focus on teaching skills, including stakeholders, and improving relationships

Journal of Organizational Behavior Management *
1/25 Daniel Cymbal, Fran Echeverria & David A. Wilder (2024) Practitioners’ Views on Essential Coursework, Skills, and Fieldwork in Organizational Behavior Management Graduate Training Programs, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, DOI: 10.1080/01608061.2024.2304563
Survey recommendations for OBM skills and coursework

Behavior and Social Issues
1/25 Friedman, Z.L., El Roy, D., Kerwin, E. et al. Improved Soft-Skill Competencies of ABA Professionals Following Training and Coaching: A Feasibility Study. Behav. Soc. Iss. (2024).
(Open access) A 4-month program to increase compassion and collaboration showed improvements in a survey


ABA Inside Track
(PREVIEW) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Book Club
Episode 265 - Training and Experience Foundations for Working with Adults with Significant Behavioral Challenges w/ Dr. John Guercio

Behavioral Observations
How to Assess Early Echoic Skills: Session 253 With Barbara Esch


Generally these are produced by professionals

Research is Funny: Gremlins and Pigeons and Search Engines, Oh My!

Steve Hayes
How a Broken Elbow Is Helping My Resolutions: Being guided by the deeper values-based journey

Licensing & professional organizations

The SEED Model for ACT Supervision - a free ebook
I like free. Find the book here

Job Announcement: Executive Director

BACB Board of Directors Election Results

OBM Network
OBM Network Conference Registration Open April 11-12, 2024 in Houston, Texas (In-person & Live streaming)
Some great speakers; $160 for 12 CEUs

Business world

Autism services, behavioral health, etc.

David McIntosh Leaves Hopebridge, Dennis May Resumes Tenure as CEO
David McIntosh, initials DM, is leaving as CEO. Dennis May, initials DM, is returning as CEO, as Dennis was previously CEO, before David. They are owned by a PE firm, and oh god who cares

Accidentally behavior analysis

A mainstream news article that relates to behavior analysis

Mindfulness Meditation Often Fails the Scientific Test, McGill Office for Science and Society
From our friends to the north: does mindfulness, by itself or in a package like ACT, actually…work? The author makes two great points: 1) it seems good and like it should work, which can lead some people to think that it does, and 2) it is embraced by bad organizations and systems who want to blame you for your stress. Unexpectedly, consider the steps in habit reversal.

Continuing education


BehaviorLive has a list of events, some of which are free: 1/31, 2/1 (ETH & SUP), 2/15 (SUP), 2/22, 2/28 


Russ Harris and the paper metaphor

Harris, an ACT therapist, author, and speaker, is being told by an interviewer “Naa naa naa I can’t heeeeaar you.”