Applied Behavior Analysis Advanced Guidebook

Applied Behavior Analysis Advanced Guidebook

A Manual for Professional Practice

1st Edition - August 15, 2017

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  • Editor: James K. Luiselli
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128111222
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128111284

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The Applied Behavior Analysis Practice Guidebook: A Manual for Professional Practice gives behavioral practitioners pragmatic advice, direction and recommendations for being an effective clinician, consultant, supervisor and performance manager. The book adopts a how to do it perspective featuring contributions from expert scientist-practitioners. Each chapter introduces the relevance of the topic for practicing professionals, describes and synthesizes the empirical basis of the topic, and then presents practitioner recommendations. With this format, readers can navigate the chapters with familiarity and confidence to facilitate the understanding of content and integration of the many practice areas addressed.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the professional practice areas of board certified behavior analysts
  • Includes forms, tables, flowcharts and other visual aids to assist in BCBA work
  • Concludes each chapter with a practice guidelines checklist
  • Features contributions from notable experts in distinct specialty areas
  • Helps readers build skills and competencies as an applied behavior analyst


Clinicians, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), and other professionals who work directly with children with ASD

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Supervision, Training, and Service Delivery
    1. Behavior Analytic Supervision
    Laura B. Turner
    2. Competency-Based Staff Training
    Dennis H. Reid
    3. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
    Nathan A. Call, Mindy C. Scheithauer, and Joanna Lomas Mevers
    4. Social Validity Assessment
    Eric Alan Common and Kathleen Lynne Lane
    5. Behavoral Risk Assessment
    Joseph N. Ricciardi and Allison Weiss
    6. Incentive-Based Performance Improvement
    Byron Wine
    7. Technology and Telehealth Applications
    Aaron J. Fischer, Racheal Clark, Diana Askings, and Erica Lehman

    Section II: Consultation Practices
    8. Consultation Practices: School-Based Instructional Support
    Brian K. Martens and Samantha J. Sallade
    9. Consultation Practices: School-Based Behavior Support
    Jason Vladescu, Danielle L. Gureghian, April N. Kisamore, and Lauren K. Schnell
    10. Consultation Practices: Training to Parents and Families
    Kelly M. Schieltz, Jessica E. Graber, and Jennifer McComas
    11. Consultaton Practices: Organizations
    Heather M. McGee
    12. Consultation Practices: Multidisciplinary Settings
    Claire St. Peter, Sacha T. Pence, and Kathryn M. Kestner

    Section III: Professional Development
    13. Continuing Education: Accessing the Peer-Reviewed Literature
    Jennifer Gillis
    14. Practice Dissemination: Writing for Publication
    James K. Luiselli
    15. Practice Dissemination: Public Speaking
    Patrick C. Friman
    16. Licensure and Certification
    Willam H. Ahearn
    17. Ethical and Competent Practices in Applied Behavior Analysis: Perspective, Requirements, and Dilemmas
    Raymond G. Romanczyk

Product details

  • No. of pages: 438
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: August 15, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128111222
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128111284

About the Editor

James K. Luiselli

James K. Luiselli is a licensed psychologist, diplomat in cognitive and behavioral psychology (ABPP), board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D), and Director of Clinical Development and Research at Melmark New England located in Massachusetts. Dr. Luiselli is the editor, senior editor, and co-editor of 15 books in the areas of clinical psychology, applied behavior analysis, intellectual and developmental disabilities, sport psychology, and performance management. His publication record also includes more than 60 book chapters and 260 journal articles. He has extensive editorial experience, serving as Guest Editor for eight special-topic journal issues, Associate Editor for three peer-reviewed journals, and Board of Editors for ten other peer-reviewed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Clinical Development and Research, Melmark, New England, Pennsylvania, USA

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