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ERIC Number: EJ829086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
The Licensing of Behavior Analysts: Protecting the Profession and the Public
Hassert, Derrick L.; Kelly, Amanda N.; Pritchard, Joshua K.; Cautilli, Joseph D.
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v5 n2 p8-19 2008
Applied behavior analysis is a hybrid tradition with roots in many mental health disciplines. Even with these diverse origins, the professional practice of behavior analysis remains distinct and identifiable. Given these factors the professional practice special interest group (SIG) for the Association for Behavior Analysis International has proposed a model-licensing act. The behavior analyst model-licensing act (BAMLA) seeks to restrict the title of "licensed behavior analyst" but not the practice of behavior analysis. This argument has legal basis and precedent. Recently many papers have appeared supporting behavior analytic licensing; however, none to this point have addressed the issues of a licensing board's ability for rule creation and management and aid of impaired professionals, nor their ability to assist in fostering professional identity. This paper seeks to explore these views. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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