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. 4, No. 1, Spring

Behavioral Insights Underlying Mental Health Problems: A Review of "Taking America off Drugs" by Stephen Ray Flora: Albany, New York, State University of New York Press
Within the United States, the National Institute of Mental Health reports that 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. This same institution reports that the leading cause of disability in the U.S....
Body Dissatisfaction Mediates the Relationship between Self-Esteem and Restrained Eating in Female Undergraduates
Introduction Restrained eating is generally defined as a persistent fixation on dieting, weight, and food, such that the type and amount of food eaten is restricted for the purpose of weight loss or maintenance (Ruderman, 1985). Much to their...
Current Issues in Self-Regulation Research and Their Significance for Therapeutic Intervention in Offender Groups
In the preface of the handbook of emotional regulation (Gross, 2007), the editor reviews citation trends for the term "emotion regulation" in the scientific literature. From the early 1980s until today there has been an approximately fivefold increase...
Editorial on Behavior Analytic Licensure: General Historical Issues of Why People Oppose Licensing and the Common Replies
The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA:I) has started a special interest group for practitioners' issues (PIBA). (1) Under the interim chair, who is also the first author of this paper, this group continues to form on a list serve...
Group Training of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Knowledge Competencies to Community-Based Service Providers for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
People who have developmental disabilities often receive habilitation services within community-based and residential programs. Agencies providing these services rely on paraprofessional staff to implement care plans for skill acquisition and behavior...
Measuring Avoidance and Inflexibility in Weight Related Problems
When confronted with difficult thoughts and feelings, some people tend to try and change or avoid these private experiences in an effort to regulate behavior. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that this process of experiential avoidance...
Rearing the Sad or Mad: Differentiating the Family Environments of Depressed versus Conduct Disordered Youth
The Depressed Parent As any parent will attest, raising one or more children is a task that requires a great deal of energy, patience and attention. For those parents who suffer from depression, such a task may seem overwhelming and even hopeless...
Treatment Integrity in Behavioral Consultation: Measurement, Promotion, and Outcomes
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the current state of research in the area of treatment integrity as it relates to behavioral consultation. To this end, the following areas are discussed: (a) why treatment integrity is an important...
Understanding Girls with Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Applying Research to Clinical Practice
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic and relatively common psychiatric condition characterized by a wide range of deficits in behavior control and attention (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). There are three subtypes...
Views on the Efficacy and Ethics of Punishment: Results from a National Survey
Punishment is typically defined as a reduction in behavior due to a consequence made contingent on the performance of that behavior (Azrin & Holz, 1966). The consequence can be the introduction of an aversive stimulus (i.e., positive punishment)...
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