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Meet Up with the Daily BA
Published March 29. 2020

Round 6: The Science vs. Religion Debate with an ABA Twist
Published on: March 5, 2020 at 1:18:39 PM

Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis.

Round 6 of the Showdown debates the motion: Behavior analysts can compartmentalize their beliefs. They can be both religious or spiritual and effectively practice ABA. We delve into determinism, reference scientists from other disciplines, and explore the interactions of science and religion or spirituality. We conducted our own survey with 189 respondents. 

A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. Thank you to our family, friends, and colleagues who provided feedback on this topic. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. 

For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown

If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com

If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter to be alerted when new episodes are out!

We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. 

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Resources https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_audiovisual_media.html 

Anner, Z. (2014, August 14). Zach reflects on have a little faith [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM-wO7R0W_0&list=PLKid_CNBQaE6cZuXbwNVke2TDf3ekia3K&index=29

Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2011). Ethics for behavior analysts (2nd ed.). Taylor & Francis.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2014). Professional and ethical compliance code for behavior analysts. Littleton, CO: Author.

Clarence Darrow, criminality, and free will. (2013, September 3). Why Evolution Is True. https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/clarence-darrow-criminality-and-free-will/

Collins, F. (2007, April 6). Collins: Why this scientist believes in God. CNN. https://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/04/03/collins.commentary/index.html?eref=rss_tops 

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis: Second edition. Pearson/Merrill-Prentice Hall.

Dean, C. (2005, August 23). Scientists speak up on mix of God and science. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/23/us/scientists-speak-up-on-mix-of-god-and-science.html 

Diamant, J. (2019, April 1). The countries with the 10 largest Christian populations and the 10 largest Muslim populations. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/04/01/the-countries-with-the-10-largest-christian-populations-and-the-10-largest-muslim-populations/ 

Ecklund, E. H., Park, J.Z., & Sorrell, K. L. (2011). Scientists negotiate boundaries between religion and science. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50(3), 552-569. Doi:10.1111/j.1468-5906.2011.01586.x 

Gervais, W. M., Xygalatas, D., McKay, R. T., van Elk, M., Buchtel, E. E., Aveyard, M., Schiavone, S. R., Dar-Nimrod, I., Svedholm-Hakkinen, A. M., Riekki, T., Klocova, E. K., Ramsay, J. E., & Bulbulia, J. (2017). Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0151. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-017-0151 

Gracyk, T. (2016). Aquinas: Five ways to prove that God exists. The Arguments. http://web.mnstate.edu/gracyk/courses/web%20publishing/aquinasfiveways_argumentanalysis.htm 

Illing, S. (2018, November 4). Why science can’t replace religion. Vox.  https://www.vox.com/2018/10/30/17936564/new-atheism-religion-science-god-john-gray 

Kuruvilla, C. (2016, February 2). 12 famous scientists on the possibility of God. HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/12-famous-scientists-on-the-possibility-of-god_n_56afa292e4b057d7d7c7a1e5 

Laudato si: On care for our common home. (n.d.). United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/pope-francis-encyclical-laudato-si-on-environment.cfm 

LeMorvan, P. (2010, October 6). Nothing new under the sun? Questions of faith vs. science. [Audio podcast episode]. In Science and religion – lecture series. Camden County College.

LeMorvan, P. (2010, October 18). Einstein’s solution to the question of religion vs. the New Atheism. [Audio podcast episode]. In Science and religion – lecture series. Camden County College.

LeMorvan, P. (2010, October 20). Science & Religion. [Audio podcast episode]. In Science and religion – lecture series. Camden County College.

LeMorvan, P. (2010, November 9). ‎Facts, faith and tolerance. [Audio podcast episode]. In Science and religion – lecture series. Camden County College.

LeMorvan, P. (2010, November 9). God and dinosaurs: Reflections on fossils and faith. [Audio podcast episode]. In Science and religion – lecture series. Camden County College.

Mcleod, S. (2019, April 11). Freewill vs determinism. Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/freewill-determinism.html 

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.) Determinism. In Merriam-Webster Dictionary.  https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/determinism

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Organized religion. In Merriam-Webster Dictionary. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organized%20religion 

Science, Evolution, and Creationism. (2008, January 4). National Academy of Sciences and Creationism. https://doi.org/10.17226/11876 

Parry-Cruwys, R.W. (Executive Producer). (2018, December 5). (ETHICS) Cultural Competence w/ Dr. Solandy Forte (Episode 71) [Audio podcast episode]. In ABA Inside Track. https://www.abainsidetrack.com/home/2018/12/5/episode-71-cultural-competence

Quora. (2018, June 26). Did history’s most famous scientists believe in God? Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/06/26/did-historys-most-famous-scientists-believe-in-god/#7f08982e4f21

Sagan, C. (n.d.). Quote from Carl Sagan. Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/44909-science-is-not-only-compatible-with-spirituality-it-is-a 

The history of scientists in congregations. (n.d.). Scientists In Congregations. http://www.scientistsincongregations.org/about-us/

Sir John Polkinghorne on science and theology (1998, May 8) Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/1998/05/08/may-08-1998-sir-john-polkinghorne-on-science-and-theology/15143/ 

Skinner, B. F. (1953). Science and human behavior. Macmillan.

Skinner, B. F. (1987). What religion means to me. Free Inquiry, 07(2), 12–13. https://secularhumanism.org/1987/04/what-religion-means-to-me/ 

Steensland, B., Wang, X., & Schmidt, L. C. (2018, August 3). Spirituality: What does it mean and to whom? Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (57), 3. https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12534 

The global religious landscape. (2012, December 18). Pew Research Center. https://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-exec/ 

Wikipedia contributors. (2020, February 19). Islamic extremism. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_extremism 

Round 5: Are We Providing Super-vision or Just Okay-vision?

Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis.

Round 5 of the Showdown will debate whether or not the current BACB supervisory system is sufficient to train effective behavior analysts. We draw analogies to other disciplines, discuss how autonomy and variation affect the supervisory experience, and debate whether or not the system takes advantage of supervisees. We conducted our own survey with 134 respondents. 

A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. 

For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown

If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com

If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter to be alerted when new episodes are out!

We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. 

Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments

Resources

Autism New Jersey. (2019). 37th Annual Autism Conference. Retrieved from 

https://www.autismnj.org/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2019/04/37th-Annual-Conference-Registration-Brochure.pdf

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2012). Fourth Edition Task List. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/160101-BCBA-BCaBA-task-list-fourth-edition-english.pdf

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2014). Professional and ethical compliance code for behavior analysts. Littleton, CO: Author.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2017). BCBA/BCaBA task list (5th ed.). Littleton, CO: Author.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2017, January). Introducing the BCBA/BCaBA Task List (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/170113-newsletter.pdf

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2017, October). Revised BCBA & BCaBA Experience and Supervision Requirements. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/BACB_Newsletter_101317.pdf

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2018). RBT task list (2nd ed.). Littleton, CO: Author.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2018, March). Introducing the Monthly Experience System.

Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/BACB_March2018_Newsletter.pdf

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2018, October). Special Edition on Revised BCBA and BCaBA Degree Requirements. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/BACB_October2018_Newsletter.pdf

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2019, July). BCBA Fieldwork Requirements. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2022-BCBA-Fieldwork-Standards_190730.pdf

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d). BACB certificant data. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/BACB-certificant-data

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d.). BCBA Eligibility Requirements. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/bcba/#BCBAEligibilityRequirements 

Behavior Analyst Certification Board.(n.d.). Ethics. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/ethics/#ethics_reporting

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d.). Supervision and Training. Retrieved from https://www.bacb.com/supervision-and-training/

Cicoria, M. (Producer and host). (2019, September 28). The Behavioral Observations Podcast [Audio Podcast] (BCBA Trainee Supervision: Session 95 with Lauren Kryzak and Celia Heyman). Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/bcba-trainee-supervision-session-95-with-lauren-kryzak-and-celia-heyman/

Dedicated to Independent Ethics Consultation and Guidance. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.abaethicshotline.com/.

Garza, K.L., McGee, H.M., Schenk, Y.A. et al. Some Tools for Carrying Out a Proposed Process for Supervising Experience Hours for Aspiring Board Certified Behavior Analysts®. Behavior Analysis in Practice (2018) 11: 62.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-017-0186-8

National Center for Education Statistics. (2019). Teacher Trends. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=28.

Parry-Cruz, R. (Producer and host). (2017, September 13). ABA Inside Track Podcast [Audio Podcast]  (Episode 38 – (SUPERVISION) Supervisor’s Book Club pt 1). Retrieved from https://www.abainsidetrack.com/home/2017/9/13/episode-38-supervisors-book-club-pt-1

Reid, D.H., Parsons, M.B., & Green, C.W.  (2012). The supervisor’s guidebook: Evidence-based strategies for promoting work quality and enjoyment among human service staff. Morganton, North Carolina: Habilitative Management Consultants, Inc.

Remote Fieldwork Supervision for BCBA® Trainees: 1st Edition; Lisa Britton Matthew Cicoria; Imprint: Academic Press; Published Date: 27th February 2019

Schneider, J. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/24553

Sellers, T. P., Alai-Rosales, S., & MacDonald, R. P. F. (2016). Taking full responsibility: The ethics of supervision in behavior analytic practice. Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0144-x

Sellers, T. P., LeBlanc, L. A., & Valentino, A. L. (2016). Recommendations for Detecting and Addressing Barriers to Successful Supervision. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9(4), 309–319. doi:10.1007/s40617-016-0142-z 

Sellers, T. P., Valentino, A. L., & LeBlanc, L. A. (2016). Recommended practices for individual supervision of aspiring behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0110-7

Taylor, B. A., LeBlanc, L. A., & Nosik, M. R. (2018). Compassionate care in behavior analytic treatment: Can outcomes be enhanced by attending to relationships with caregivers? Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-018-00289-3

Wolf, M. M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding its heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11(2), 203–214. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1978.11-203 

Round 4: Restraints are not appropriate to use regardless of the severity of the behavior.
Published on: September 17, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis.
Round 4 of the Showdown attempts to respectfully cover the frequently debated topic of restraints. Since this topic is so controversial within and outside of our field, we were very careful about our wording and opinions. We cover primarily mechanical and physical restraints and whether or not it’s appropriate to use on our clients to keep them and their surrounding family and staff safe.
A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view.
If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com
If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out!
We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us.
Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments

Resources
Alzheimer Society of Canada. (2007). Restraints. Tough Issues. Retrieved from https://alzheimer.ca/sites/default/files/files/national/brochures-tough-issues/tough_issues_restraints_2007_e.pdf
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). (2010). 2010 statement on restraint and seclusion. Retrieved from https://www.abainternational.org/about-us/policies-and-positions/restraint-and-seclusion,-2010.aspx
Bak, J., Brandt, C. M., Sestoft, D. M., & Zoffmann, V. (2012). Mechanical restraint-Which interventions prevent episodes of mechanical restraint? – A systematic review. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 48(2), 83–94. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-6163.2011.00307.x
Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2014). Professional and ethical compliance code for behavior analysts. Littleton, CO: Author.
Burns, P. A. (2008). Safety devices on school buses: Harnessing legal issues – Special needs transportation – School bus fleet. Retrieved from https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/611384/safety-devices-on-school-buses-harnessing-legal-issues
Butler, J. (2009). States with substantial restraint and seclusion laws. Retrieved from https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/restraint.regs.tablea.pdf
California Legislature. (2018). Assembly Bill No. 2657. Retrieved from https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2657
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2019, June 12). Straight talk on restraint: Session 87 with Merrill Winston. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/straight-talk-on-restraint-session-87-with-merrill-winston/
Individuals with Disability Education Act Amendments of 2004 [IDEA]. (2004). Retrieved from https://sites.ed.gov/idea/
Lincoln, D (Host). (2019, April 25). Restraints – How the law guides some of the most challenging classroom decisions. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.lozanosmith.com/news-podcast.php?news_id=2873
Matson, J.L. & Keyes, J. (1988). Contingent reinforcement and contingent restraint to treat severe aggression and self-injury in mentally retarded and autistic adults. Journal of the Multihandicapped Person 1: 141. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01098254
Mental Health Commission. (n.d.) What you need to know about the rules on mechanical restraint. Dublin, Ireland. Retrieved from https://www.mhcirl.ie/File/Leaflet_MR200110.pdf
Silverstein, B. L. (2012). Discussing the use of mechanical restraints. Retrieved from https://weblaw.usc.edu/about/news/?id=3852:
Spreat, S., Lipinski, D., Hill, J., & Halpin, M. E. (1986). Safety indices associated with the use of contingent restraint procedures. Applied Research in Mental Retardation, 7(4), 475–481.doi:10.1016/s0270-3092(86)80020-0
Vollmer, T. R. (Ph.D., BCBA-D). (2019). Proceedings from Directions for Behavioral Research on Severe Behavior Disorders. Caldwell, NJ: Caldwell University.
A comprehensive list of references on restraint and seclusion published by ABAI on June 10, 2010 https://www.abainternational.org/media/7794/randsreferences.pdf

Round 3: Behavior analysts should not accept gifts because it creates a dual relationship.
Published on: August 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis.
Round 3 of the Showdown attempts to answer that longstanding question – to accept gifts or not to accept gifts? We cover the legendary glass of water question, compare us to other disciplines, and bring up a lot of points you may not have thought of. Most importantly, we attempt to help practitioners in the field make ethical decisions surrounding gifts. Join us as we debate whether or not behavior analysts should accept gifts.
A lot of women hours into this one researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view.
If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com
If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out!
We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us.
Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments

Resources
Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2009). 25 essential skills and strategies for the professional behavior analyst: Expert tips for maximizing consulting effectiveness. New York: Routledge.
Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2011). Ethics for behavior analysts (2nd ed.). New York: Taylor & Francis.
Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2016). Ethics for behavior analysts (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2014). Professional and ethical compliance code for behavior analysts. Littleton, CO: Author.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2015, May). On gifts. BACB Newsletter.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2014, September). A revised code of ethics. BACB Newsletter.
Brodhead, M. T., Cox, D. J., & Quigley, S. P. (2018). Practical ethics for effective treatment of autism spectrum disorder. London: Elsevier/Academic Press.
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2016, March 10). Session 3: Dr. Jon Bailey on Ethics for Behavior Analysts. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-3-dr-jon-bailey-ethics-behavior-analysts/
Glass, L. L. (2003). The gray areas of boundary crossings and violations. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 57(4), 429–444. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2003.57.4.429
Gutheil, T. G., & Gabbard, G. O. (1998). Misuses and misunderstanding of boundary theory in clinical and regulatory settings. American Journal of Psychiatry, 155(3), 409. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.155.3.409
McCulloch, E. (2017). Three things you can do instead of accepting gifts from clients. Retrieved from https://bsci21.org/three-things-you-can-do-instead-of-accepting-gifts-from-clients/
Parry-Cruwys, R.W. (Producer and host). (2018, December 5). ABA Inside Track [Audio podcast] (Episode 71). Retrieved from https://www.abainsidetrack.com
Taylor, B. A., LeBlanc, L. A., & Nosik, M. R. (2018). Compassionate care in behavior analytic treatment: Can outcomes be enhanced by attending to relationships with caregivers? Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi:10.1007/s40617-018-00289-3
Virtual Mentor. (2014). The AMA code of medical ethics’ opinions on physicians’ relationships with drug companies and duty to assist in containing drug costs. American Medical Association Journal of Ethics,16(4):261-264. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2014.16.4.coet2-1404.
Witts, B., M. T. Brodhead, L. C. Adlington, & D. K. Barron. (2018). Behavior analysts accept gifts during practice: So now what?. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. 10.1037/bar0000117.
Young-Pelton, C.A. & Dotson, T.D. (2017). Ethical issues in rural programs for behavior analysis for students with disabilities. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 38-48. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703407

Round 2: When to Include Parents as Active Participants in Implementing the Behavior Plan
Published on: July 3, 2019 at 2:09 PM

Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis.
Round 2 of the Showdown is slightly less controversial but an important discussion for practitioners in the field. Our second topic covers when to include parents as active participants in implementing the behavior plan – from the beginning or after the staff has established instructional control.
A lot of women hours into this one researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view.
If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com
If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out!
We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us.
Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments

Resources
Bennett, A. (2012). Parental involvement in early intervention programs for children with autism. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: http://sophia.stkate.edu/msw_papers/113
Benson, P., Karlof, K., & Siperstein, G. (2008). Maternal involvement in the education of young children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism, 12(47), 47-63, doi: 10.1177/1362361307085269
Dorsett, M. (2017). The EMS-ED handoff: A critical moment in patient care. NAEMSP Blog – http://www.naemsp-blog.com/emsmed/2017/7/27/the-ems-ed-handoff-a-critical-moment-in-patient-care
Fiske, K. E. (2017). Autism and the family: Understanding and supporting parents and siblings. New York, NY: Norton.
Kazdin, A. E., & Siegel, T. C. (1992). Cognitive problem-solving skills training and parent management training in the treatment of antisocial behavior in children. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 60(5), 733. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.60.5.733
Ozonoff, S., & Cathcart, K. (1998). Effectiveness of a home program intervention for young children with autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 28(1), 25–32. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1026006818310
Stocco, C. S., & Thompson, R. H. (2015). Contingency analysis of caregiver behavior: Implications for parent training and future directions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48(2), 417–435. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.206

Special thanks to Dr. Max Lindeman for consultation.

Round 1: Practical Functional Assessment (IISCA) vs. the Traditional Functional Analysis
Published on: May 21, 2019 at 5:11 PM

We are stoked to be able to bring you Round 1 of the Showdown. Our first topic will be the hotly debated practical functional assessment that includes the interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis, or IISCA, vs the traditional functional analyses, or FA. We are covering this topic across a precursor episode and one round. We put over 100 women hours over five months into this particular podcast and spent many a late night and early morning trying to fairly and accurately portray both sides and perfect the final product. During this debate, we will construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view of two sides of a controversial topic.

If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com. If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience at least one aha moment! #GrAhamMoments

Resources
Beavers, G. A., Iwata, B. A., & Lerman, D. C. (2013). Thirty Years of Research on the Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46(1), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.30
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2016, February 20). Session 1: Greg Hanley on Functional Behavioral Assessment. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-1-greg-hanley-functional-behavioral-assessment/
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2016, May 25). Session 7 – Greg Hanley on Function Based Treatment. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-7-greg-hanley-function-based-treatment/
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2017, January 11). Session 20: Greg Hanley Answers YOUR Questions! [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-20/
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2018, February 13). Session 45: Wayne Fisher on Best Practices for Functional Analysis and Function-Based Treatment. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-45-wayne-fisher-best-practices-functional-analysis-function-based-treatment/
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2019, February 24). Q and A with Pat Friman! Session 77. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/q-and-a-with-pat-friman-session-77/
Cooper, John O., Heron, Timothy E.Heward, William L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis: Second edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill-Prentice Hall.
Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Romani, P. W., Zangrillo, A. N., & Owen, T. M. (2016). Comparisons of synthesized and individual reinforcement contingencies during functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49(3), 596–616. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.314
Hanley, G. (n.d.). Practical functional assessment: Understanding problem behavior prior to its treatment. Retrieved from https://practicalfunctionalassessment.com/
Jessel, J., Hanley, G. P., & Ghaemmaghami, M. (2016). Interview-informed synthesized contingency analyses: Thirty replications and reanalysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49(3), 576–595. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.316
Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E. T., Metras, R., Kirk, H., & Whipple, R. (2018). Achieving socially significant reductions in problem behavior following the interview‐informed synthesized contingency analysis: A summary of 25 outpatient applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51(1), 130–157. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.436
Lydon, S., Healy, O., O’Reilly, M., & Lang, R. (2012). Variations in Functional Analysis Methodology: A Systematic Review. Journal of Developmental & Physical Disabilities, 24(3), 301–326. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-012-9267-3
Slaton, J. D., Hanley, G. P., & Raftery, K. J. (2017). Interview-informed functional analyses: A comparison of synthesized and isolated components. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50(2), 252–277. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.384


Precursor to Round 1: Practical Functional Assessment(IISCA) vs. the Traditional Functional Analysis
Published on: May 21, 2019 at 10:12 AM

Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. We are stoked to be able to bring you this precursor episode of the Showdown. Our first topic will be the hotly debated practical functional assessment that includes the interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis, or IISCA, vs the traditional functional analyses, or FA. We are covering this topic across a precursor episode and one round. As we stated in our introductory episode, good debates include definitions of any relevant terms to ensure that the debate is focused on the motion and not on parsing words. This debate requires slightly more than a few definitions so we created this, aptly named, precursor episode to include more detail. Enjoy learning a little more about the traditional functional analysis (FA) and about the practical functional assessment, which includes the interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis (IISCA)! We put over 100 women hours over five months into this particular podcast and spent many a late night and early morning trying to fairly and accurately portray both sides and perfect the final product.

If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com. If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience at least one aha moment! #GrAhamMoments

Resources
Beavers, G. A., Iwata, B. A., & Lerman, D. C. (2013). Thirty Years of Research on the Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46(1), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.30
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2016, February 20). Session 1: Greg Hanley on Functional Behavioral Assessment. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-1-greg-hanley-functional-behavioral-assessment/
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2016, May 25). Session 7 – Greg Hanley on Function Based Treatment. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-7-greg-hanley-function-based-treatment/
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2017, January 11). Session 20: Greg Hanley Answers YOUR Questions! [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-20/
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2018, February 13). Session 45: Wayne Fisher on Best Practices for Functional Analysis and Function-Based Treatment. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/session-45-wayne-fisher-best-practices-functional-analysis-function-based-treatment/
Cooper, John O., Heron, Timothy E.Heward, William L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis: Second edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill-Prentice Hall.
Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Romani, P. W., Zangrillo, A. N., & Owen, T. M. (2016). Comparisons of synthesized and individual reinforcement contingencies during functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49(3), 596–616. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.314
Hanley, G. (n.d.). Practical functional assessment: Understanding problem behavior prior to its treatment. Retrieved from https://practicalfunctionalassessment.com/
Jessel, J., Hanley, G. P., & Ghaemmaghami, M. (2016). Interview-informed synthesized contingency analyses: Thirty replications and reanalysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49(3), 576–595. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.316
Jessel, J., Ingvarsson, E. T., Metras, R., Kirk, H., & Whipple, R. (2018). Achieving socially significant reductions in problem behavior following the interview‐informed synthesized contingency analysis: A summary of 25 outpatient applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51(1), 130–157. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.436
Lydon, S., Healy, O., O’Reilly, M., & Lang, R. (2012). Variations in Functional Analysis Methodology: A Systematic Review. Journal of Developmental & Physical Disabilities, 24(3), 301–326. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-012-9267-3
Slaton, J. D., Hanley, G. P., & Raftery, K. J. (2017). Interview-informed functional analyses: A comparison of synthesized and isolated components. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50(2), 252–277. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.384

Introductory Episode
Published on: May 20, 2019 at 10:46 PM

Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. We use this introductory episode to discuss three main topics: the inception of this podcast, the general format that will be used for each debate, and how we hope this podcast will influence behavior analysis as a field.

If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com. If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening! #GrAhamMoments

Resources
Big questions: Bringing life to debate [PDF file]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.speechanddebate.org/wp-content/uploads/Big-Questions-Topic-Analysis-.pdf
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2018, October 9). How to Work Well with Others… Session 63 with Chuck Merbitz. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/how-to-work-well-with-others-session-63-with-chuck-merbitz/
Cicoria, M. J. (Producer). (2019, February 24). Q and A with Pat Friman! Session 77. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from https://behavioralobservations.com/q-and-a-with-pat-friman-session-77/
Cooper, John O., Heron, Timothy E.Heward, William L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis: Second edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill-Prentice Hall.
A discussion grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/about-iq2
Guide to Public Forum Debate [PDF file]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://debate.uvm.edu/dcpdf/PFNFL.pdf
Mission & vision. (n.d). Retrieved from https://www.speechanddebate.org/mission/
Public forum debate format [PDF file]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cusd80.com/cms/lib/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/318/2-Debate%20Format.pdf
Reis, B. (n.d.). What to expect competing in public forum [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://www.speechanddebate.org/wp-content/uploads/What-to-Expect-Competing-in-Public-Forum.pdf
Roberts, J. (2012). Lincoln-Douglas debate: An introduction [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://www.speechanddebate.org/wp-content/uploads/Intro_to_LD.J.Roberts.7.5.27.pdf
Standards of conduct for debates. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://nicd.arizona.edu/standards-conduct-debates