This transnational journal provides science-based, best-practice information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis. The range of contents includes empirical reports describing the application and evaluation of behavior-analytic procedures and programs; discussion papers on professional and practice issues; technical articles on methods, data analysis, or instrumentation in the practice of behavior analysis; tutorials on terms, procedures, and theories relevant to best practices in behavior analysis; and critical reviews of books and products that are aimed at practitioners or consumers of behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice is an official journal of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

  • Offers science-based best-practice information on service delivery in behavior analysis
  • Benefits front-line service workers and supervisors, scientist-practitioners, and educators in the behavioral sciences
  • An official journal of the Association for Behavior Analysis International

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  • Jonathan Tarbox
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  • Call for Papers: Direct Instruction

    Direct Instruction (DI) is a powerful teaching system that combines logical selection and sequencing of examples and high rates of student responding to mastery. Countless children and adults owe their literacy and early academic success to teachers who skillfully presented DI programs developed by Siegfried Engelmann and colleagues. In acknowledgement of the central importance of this topic to behavior analysis, science, and learning, Perspectives on Behavior Science and Behavior Analysis in Practice are planning special sections on Direct Instruction and the Science and Practice of Behavior Analysis.

    Submissions due by September 1, 2020. 

  • Call for Papers: Acceptance and Commitment Training

    Recent behavior analytic attention has focused on acceptance and commitment training (ACT), as evidenced by a recent surge of behavior analytic training/workshops, curriculum materials/protocols, publications, etc. on the topic. Given this, it is imperative to provide the behavior analytic community a space for further exploration, empirically based criticisms (or confirmations), and conceptual discussions related to the theoretical underpinnings of ACT intervention strategies. Therefore, Behavior Analysis in Practice is currently soliciting submissions for a special issue on ACT specifically targeting its use in behavior analytic practice.

    Guest Editors: Alyssa Wilson, Marianne Jackson, Karen Kellum
    Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020

  • Call for Papers: Effective Collaboration

    Many clients of behavior analysts present with complex problems, and these clients frequently require the expertise of multiple disciplines to ensure comprehensive care. Hence, behavior analysts often provide services in the context of interdisciplinary teams, where several professionals are involved in assessing, treating, and evaluating progress in clients. In this special issue, we welcome articles that address the challenge of interprofessional collaboration and that present solutions, resources, and models for interprofessional collaboration. 

    Guest Editors: Mary Jane Weiss, Shahla Alai, Joanne Gerenser, Joseph Cihon
    Submission deadline: March 31, 2020  

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2196-8934
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1998-1929
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