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ERIC Number: EJ861331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Editorial on Behavior Analytic Licensure: General Historical Issues of Why People Oppose Licensing and the Common Replies
Cautilli, Joseph; Dziewolska, Halina
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v4 n1 p1-13 2008
A recent survey by the new PIBA SIG suggests strong support for licensure among behavior analysts. This editorial will explore some of the common arguments against licensure and present some factual information to support or counter those arguments. The four common arguments are (1) licensure will hurt the science of behavior analysis (2) licensure protects the profession but fails to protect the public, (3) master level people do not receive sufficient training to function independently and (4) regulatory concerns. Finally, we will look at the history of licensing and counter history of calls to exclude professions from licensing. (Contains 8 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
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Language: English
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