Episode 94 - Gender Diversity in Behavior Analysis w/ Erin Donovan + Kristen Lancaster

As a bunch of cisgender podcasters, we figured we could use some help in discussing issues related to gender diversity in behavior analysis. That’s why we invited our friends, Erin Donovan and Kristen Lancaster, from Confessions of a Behavior Analyst to share their knowledge and experience on how behavior analysts can improve their competence working with nonbinary or transgender colleagues and clients.

Articles discussed this episode:

Priola, V., Lasio, D., De Simone, S., & Serri, F. (2014). The sound of silence: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender discrimination in ‘inclusive organizations’. British Journal of Management, 25, 488-502. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12043

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., DeBlaere, C., & Moradi, B. (2012). Transgender individuals’ workplace experiences: the Applicability of sexual minority measures and models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 60-70. doi: 10/1037/a0025206

Beaulieu, L, Addington, J., & Almeida, D. (2018). Behavior analysts’ training and practices regarding cultural diversity: the Case for culturally competent care. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00313-6

For extra resources:

Hook, J. N. & Watkins, C. E., Jr. (2015). Cultural humility: The cornerstone of positive contact with culturally different individuals and groups? American Psychologist, 70, 661-662. doi: 10.1037/a0038965

Chang, Sand C., Singh, Anneliese A., & dickey, lore m. (2018). A clinician’s guide to gender-affirming care. Oakland, CA: Context Press.

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People from American Psychological Association

Rosenberg, N.E. & Schwartz, I.S. (2019). Guidance or compliance: What makes an ethical behavior analyst?Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 473-482. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00287-5

Fine, C. (2010). Delusions of gender. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company.The gender delusion

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August 2019 Preview

Taking into account its renewed popularity, Rob busts out the dice for this Dungeons and Dragons-themed preview episode. Possible topics this month: gender diversity, preschool life skills, or goblins. Then, in errata, one of the nicest emails we’ve ever received.

Articles discussed this episode:

Gender Diversity in Behavior Analysis w/ Erin Dononvan and Kristen Lancaster

Priola, V., Lasio, D., De Simone, S., & Serri, F. (2014). The sound of silence: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender discrimination in ‘inclusive organizations’. British Journal of Management, 25, 488-502. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12043

Brewster, M.E., Velez, B., DeBlaere, C., & Moradi, B. (2012). Transgender individuals’ workplace experiences: the Applicability of sexual minority measures and models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 60-70. doi: 10/1037/a0025206

Beaulieu, L, Addington, J., & Almeida, D. (2018). Behavior analysts’ training and practices regarding cultural diversity: the Case for culturally competent care. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00313-6

Preschool Life Skills; The Next Generation w/ Dr. Einar Ingvarsson

Fahmie, T.A. & Luczynski, K.C. (2018). Preschool life skills: Recent advancements and future directions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 183-188. doi: 10.1002/jaba.434

Ala’i-Rosales, S., Cihon, J.H., Currier, T.D.R., Ferguson, J.L., Leaf, J.B., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Weinkauf, S.M. (2019). The big four: Functional assessment research informs preventative behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 222-234. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00291-9

Robison, M.A., Mann, T.B., & Ingvarsson, E.T. (2019). Life skills instruction for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10/1002/jaba.602

Grab Bag VIII: Dark Stimulus

Jones, M.E., Allday, A., & Givens, A. (2019). Reducing adolescent cell phone usage using an interdependent group contingency. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 386-393. doi: 10/1002/jaba.538

Alligood, C., Anderson, C., & McGee, H. (2019). Casting a wider net: an Analysis of scholarly contributions of behavior analysis graduate program faculty. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 466-472. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00281-x

Russell, S.M. & Reinecke, D. (2019). Mand acquisition across different teaching methodologies. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 127-135. doi: 10.1002/bin.1643

Episode 93 - Virtual Reality Training w/ Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir + Dr. Casey Clay

This week we’re putting the virtual in our virtual studio with two amazing guests, Dr. Sveinbjornsdottir and Dr. Clay, discussing how they’re pulling behavior analysis training into the future with virtual reality training technology. If you ever wanted to imagine what behavior skills training might look like as the world’s coolest video game, this is definitely the episode for you.

Articles discussed this episode:

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Johannsson, S.H., Oddsdottir, J., Sigurdardottir, T.P., Valdimarsson, G.I., & Vilhajalmsson, H.H. (2019). Virtual discrete trial training for teacher trainees. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 13, 31-40. doi: 10.1007/s12193-018-0288-9

Garland, K.V., Vasquez, E., & Pearl, C. (2012). Efficacy of individualized clinical coaching in a virtual reality classroom for increasing teachers’ fidelity of implementation of discrete trial teaching. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 502-515.

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Episode 92 - Coercion and Its Fallout Book Club, pt 2

How hot is our book club discussion of chapters 11-19 in Murray Sidman’s Coercion and Its Fallout? So hot Rob had to edit out about 15 minutes of our takes! What’s left goes into detailed descriptions of how many of the societal systems we take for granted are, in fact, coercive. And, of course, that there’s got to be a better way (hint: positive reinforcement). Plus, Rob and Diana describe old Disney cartoons from the 40s while Jackie sings preschool songs. Truly, something for everyone.

Book discussed this episode:

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

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Episode 91 - Coercion and Its Fallout Book Club, pt 1

It’s time for the 3rd Annual ABA Inside Track book club. This year we’ll be discussing the late, great Murray Sidman’s important social work Coercion and Its Fallout. Rob, Diana, and Jackie go on a deep dive through chapters 1-10 of the book including a discussion of rat behavior, societal shocks, and a laundry list of the crummy ways in which society treats itself.

Book discussed this episode:

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

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Episode 90 - Social Validity

We behavior analysts work hard, right? We effect behavior change for our clients and feel pretty darn good about our efforts. But what happens if our clients don’t actually like anything we’ve done? This week we’re talking all about social validity, how to make sure we’re paying attention to it, and why some BCBAs might be a bit wary about it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Wolf, M.M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding it’s heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11, 203-214. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1978.11-203

Carr, J.E., Austin, J.L., Britton, L.N., Kellum, K.K., & Bailey, J.S. (1999). An assessment of social validity trends in applied behavior analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 14, 223-231. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-078X(199910/12)14:4<223::AID-BIN37>3.0.CO;2-Y

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., & Maglieri, K.A. (2005). On the effectiveness of and preference for punishment and extinction components of function-based interventions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 51-65. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.6-04

Gabor, A.M., Fritz, J.N., Roath, C.T., Rothe, B.R., Gourley, D.A. (2016). Caregiver preference for reinforcement-based interventions for problem behavior maintained by positive reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 215-227. doi: 10.1002/jaba.286

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July 2019 Preview

Summer may be heating up, but ABA Inside Track is staying cool with a remote guest from Iceland and our third annual book club (which we’ll pretend was recorded on a beach). This month, we discuss social validity, virtual reality training with special guests Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir and Dr. Casey Clay, and how coercive practices may be synonymous with nuclear war. All that and listener emails and our typical preview episode nonsense.

Articles for July 2019

Social Validity

Wolf, M.M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding it’s heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11, 203-214. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1978.11-203

Carr, J.E., Austin, J.L., Britton, L.N., Kellum, K.K., & Bailey, J.S. (1999). An assessment of social validity trends in applied behavior analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 14, 223-231. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-078X(199910/12)14:4<223::AID-BIN37>3.0.CO;2-Y

Hanley, G.P., Piazza, C.C., Fisher, W.W., & Maglieri, K.A. (2005). On the effectiveness of and preference for punishment and extinction components of function-based interventions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 51-65. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.6-04

Gabor, A.M., Fritz, J.N., Roath, C.T., Rothe, B.R., Gourley, D.A. (2016). Caregiver preference for reinforcement-based interventions for problem behavior maintained by positive reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 215-227. doi: 10.1002/jaba.286

Virtual Reality Training w/ Dr. Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir + Dr. Casey Clay

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Johannsson, S.H., Oddsdottir, J., Sigurdardottir, T.P., Valdimarsson, G.I., & Vilhajalmsson, H.H. (2019). Virtual discrete trial training for teacher trainees. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 13, 31-40. doi: 10.1007/s12193-018-0288-9

Garland, K.V., Vasquez, E., & Pearl, C. (2012). Efficacy of individualized clinical coaching in a virtual reality classroom for increasing teachers’ fidelity of implementation of discrete trial teaching. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 502-515.

Coercion and It’s Fallout Book Club

Sidman, M. (1989). Coercion and it’s fallout. Boston, MA: Authors Cooperative, Inc.

(REBROADCAST) Episode 25 - Virtual Reality

From the archives:

If one were to enter the virtual world, could we really expect that person to come out the other side with great fire safety skills and a fearlessness about spiders?  Well, this week we discuss two articles that say, "Yes."  Featuring our very first call-in co-host, anecdotes galore about Rob's favorite video games, and more terrifying spider scenarios than you could shake a stick it.  Strap on those VR headsets and step into the next level of research-based entertainment.  And we never even mention that "Virtual Reality" song, because we refuse to make the easy references.  And we ran out of money to license it.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bouchard, S., Cote, S., St-Jacques, J., Robillard, G., & Renaud, P.   (2006).  Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure in the treatment of arachnophobia using 3D games.  Technology and Health Care, 14, 19-27.  

Padgett, L.S., Strickland, D., & Coles, C.D.  (2006).  Case study: Using a virtual reality computer game to teach fire safety skills to children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 65-70.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsj030

And for the gravy:

Morina, N., Ijntema, H., Meyerbroker, K., & Emmelkamp, P.M.G.  (2015).  Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real-life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74.  18-24.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.08.010

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Episode 89 - Next-Level Chaining w/ Dr. Stacie Bancroft

Everybody loves the idea of teaching complex behaviors. Everybody loves teaching new skills efficiently. Is it always possible to do both? Dr. Stacie Bancroft joins us to explain how these two great goals can go great together. This ain’t your parents’ chaining procedure.

Articles discussed this episode:

Bancroft, S.L., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (2011). A comparison of procedural variations in teaching behavior chains: Manual guidance, trainer completion, and no completion of untrained steps. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 559-569. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-559

Slocum, S.K. & Tiger, J.H. (2011). An assessment of the efficiency of and child preference for forward and backward chaining. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 793-805. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-793

Lambert, J.M., Copeland, B.A., Karp, E.L., Finley, C.I., .Houchins-Juarez, N.J., & Ledford, J.R. (2016). Chaining functional basketball sequences (with embedded conditional discriminations) in an adolescent with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 199-210. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0125-0

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Episode 88 - (ETHICS) The Ethics of Telehealth

We all live in an interconnected, WiFi world. So shouldn’t our work as behavior analysts be the same? Telehealth provides an exciting means to share our science at a distance; however, if we’re not careful, who knows what ethical dilemmas using this technology might lead us into. Have no fear! Your pals at ABA Inside Track hit the books—well, research articles—to figure out some tactics for the ethical BCBA to follow instead.

Articles discussed this episode:

Peterson, S.M., Woodward, J., Crane, J,, & Garner, M. (2009). Teleconsultaiton in school settings: Linking classroom teachers and behavior analysts through web-based technology. Behavior Analysis in Practice,, 2, 32-39. doi: 10.1007/BF03391746

Machalicek, W., Lequia, J., Pinkelman, S., Knowles, C., Raulston, T., Davis, T., & Alresheed, F. (2016). Behavioral teleheatlh consultation with families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 223-250. doi: 10.1002/bin.1450

Kaplan, B. & Litewka, S. (2008). Ethical challenges of telemedicine and telehealth. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 17, 401-416. doi: 10.1017/S0963180108080535

Hall, J.L. & McGraw, D. (2014). For telehealth to succeed, privacy and security risks must be identified and addressed. Health Affairs, 33, 216-221. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0997

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