The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy

Covers communication between various areas of behavioral consultation and therapy. Publishes original research, reviews of the discipline, theoretical and conceptual work, applied research, program descriptions, research in organizations and the community, clinical work, and curriculum developments.

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter

Behavior Analysts and Counseling: Why Are We Not There and How Can We Get There?
Behavioral psychology is a broad field that encompasses a range of topics from working with individuals with severe self-injurious behaviors through professional management in the workplace. While the range of topics is broad, the interventions or...
Beyond Autism Treatment: The Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in the Treatment of Emotional and Psychological Disorders
Introduction Over the course of the past decade, the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has become synonymous in the eyes of many parents, teachers and clinicians from other disciplines with treatment of autism. Many professionals in ABA do...
Children with Behavioral and Emotional Problems: Is Their Behavior Explained Only by Complex Learning? or Do Internal Motives Have a Role?
The Development of Antisocial Behavior: Coercive Interactions and Temperament As far back as 1967, Patterson, Littman, and Bricker found that aggressive behavior on the part of nursery school children resulted in positive reinforcement in nearly...
Differentiating Behavioral & Traditional Case Formulations for Children with Severe Behavioral & Emotional Problems
Introduction Children with severe presenting behavior and emotional problems usually are involved with many human service agencies, including mental health. Traditional mental health professionals cite the need for a case formulation and differential...
Level Systems Revisited: An Important Tool for Educating Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Introduction Students who have been identified as emotionally or behaviorally disturbed are among those most difficult to teach and the least likable by those who work in educational settings (Walker, McConnell, Holmes, & Todis, Walker, &...
Moral Behaviors: What Can Behaviorists Learn from the Developmental Literature?
Moral behavior is of great concern to society in general and to parents, teachers and others who care for children. Children with behavioral and emotional problems often behave well when they are provided with external structure and contingencies,...
Promoting Attachment and Emotional Regulation of Children with Complex Trauma Disorder
Introduction Attachment has been studied for many years. Bowlby (1988), Ainsworth (1978) and others have documented their observations and research concerning attachment. Through the work of these early pioneers we are able to recognize the factors...
Risk Factors among Adult Children of Alcoholics
Introduction Alcoholism impacts the lives of many individuals and results in substantial societal costs--monetary as well as emotional. The emotional impact of alcoholism can be especially costly for children growing up in an alcoholic home. According...
Trauma and Psychotherapy: Implications from a Behavior Analysis Perspective
Introduction Authors of recent studies on abuse have proposed that trauma and related traumatic experiences have important implications for parent-child relationships, and may disrupt normal attachment behavior in children. These studies have primarily...