Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition: A Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings

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Springer Publishing Company, Nov 20, 2010 - Psychology - 340 pages
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As a teaching and instructional guide, Functional Behavior Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment is a first-rate resource for students and young professionals new to the field of ABA or looking to expand their knowledge and practice competencies.--New England Psychologist

[This book provides] the practicing behavior analyst [with] a well-grounded tool in completing the process from analysis to treatment. I highly recommend the book for all practicing behavior analysts as well as for graduate students entering the field.

Michael F. Dorsey, Ph.D., BCBA
Professor of Program in Applied Behavior Analysis, Endicott College

...one of the most detailed, practical, and useful textbooks geared for behavioral graduate students who are also concurrent practitioners....I learned a lot in one semester with the use of this textbook.

Albee Ongsuco
Doctoral Student, Pediatric School Psychology, East Carolina University

Now in its second edition, this popular text provides a comprehensive approach to functional behavioral assessment, a function-based diagnostic classification system of the target problem, and functional behavioral treatment. This new edition also provides a wealth of new case studies, some drawn from the authors' own clinical experiences, in addition to a greater analysis of the role of establishing operations (EO) and abolishing operations (AO).

An ideal textbook for courses in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), this book helps students cultivate an in-depth understanding of assessing, diagnosing, and treating problem behaviors in a functional perspective.

Key features:

  • Provides a methodology for functional behavioral assessment, including indirect as well as direct measurement techniques such as analogue and in-situ methods
  • Includes innovative recommendations for conducting descriptive and trigger analyses and discusses how to use them in assessment and treatment evaluation
  • Presents a function-based, diagnostic classification system for diagnosing problem behaviors, as well as functional diagnostic system for assessing the current strength of potential replacement behaviors
  • Includes integrated online ancillary materials for students-brief narrated PowerPoint presentations and video lectures-ideal for generating class discussions
  • Features an online instructor's manual, including test items and PowerPoint slides for use in lectures
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About the author (2010)

Ennio Cipani, PhD, a graduate of Florida State University, is a licensed psychologist and a full professor in the Department of Special Education at National University- Fresno. He has published numerous articles, chapters, books, and instructional material (including software) in the areas of child behavior management in homes and schools. Among his latest books are Classroom Management for All Teachers: Evidence-Based Practice, 3rd edition (Prentice Hall, 2007), and Punishment on Trial (Context Press, 2004). He has given many workshops at state and national conventions, as well as continuing education courses for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and others, focusing on the effective management of problem child behavior. Dr. Cipani has been doing in-home behavioral consultation for families with problem behaviors since 1982. He has dealt with many families and a variety of behavior problems, conducting assessment and intervention activities in homes and classrooms.

Keven M. Schock, MA, a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and an independent consultant. He has worked with a wide variety of child and adult populations, including people diagnosed with mental illness, people with developmental disabilities, people with brain injuries, and runaway and foster children. He has served as an administrator, applied program developer, and direct service provider. He has presented applied programs and research findings at numerous conferences as well as designing and implementing pragmatic staff trainings. His specialty is in developing pragmatic solutions for people with extremely challenging behaviors that have been resistive to previous treatment.

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