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The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria

Matt Cicoria

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The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria

The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria

Matt Cicoria

116
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The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria is an interview-based show that features conversations with innovative scientists and practitioners in the field of Behavior Analysis. The podcast covers topics such as Autism, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Communication Training, Verbal Behavior, and more!

Latest Episodes

Inside JABA #5: SEAB Statement of Concern Issued for Rekers and Lovaas (1974)

The latest issue of JABA starts off with an editorial by the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior's (SEAB) board in which it issued a statement of concern for the controversial paper titled, Behavioral treatment of deviant sex-role behaviors in a male child. This paper described a case study conducted by George Rekers and Ivar Lovaas, and was published in the pages of JABA in 1974. Extensive shownotes can be found at behavioralobservations.com.

55 min2 d ago
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Inside JABA #5: SEAB Statement of Concern Issued for Rekers and Lovaas (1974)

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? With Amelia Bowler

Amelia Bowler, author ofThe Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Your Questions Answered, joins me in Session 134 to talk about her work and personal experiences in supporting individuals with ODD. Extensive shownotes and resources over at behavioralobservations.com!

70 min1 w ago
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What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? With Amelia Bowler

Karma, Crisis, and Compensation with Brett DiNovi and Paul Gavoni

Brett DiNovi and Paulie Gavoni joined me to discuss how BDA is managing the pandemic and their new book, Behavioral Karma. They also shared their thoughts on providing feedback and performance-based compensation. Extensive show notes can be found at behavioralobservations.com.

68 min2 w ago
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Karma, Crisis, and Compensation with Brett DiNovi and Paul Gavoni

Getting Fit During a Pandemic: Session 132 with Nick Green

Nick Green joins me to discuss how he's helping people achieve and maintain their health and fitness goals in the midst of a pandemic. Extensive shownotes available at behavioralobservations.com. Be sure to follow Nick at @behaviorfit across all social platforms!

70 min3 w ago
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Getting Fit During a Pandemic: Session 132 with Nick Green

What is Trauma-Informed ABA? Session 131 with Camille Kolu

Dr. Camille Kolu joins me in Session 131 to provide a primer on all things Trauma, and how this broad area applies to the practice of Behavior Analysis In this interview, Camille talked about how she began working in the area of trauma, what is trauma actually, how she screens for trauma histories, what ABA practices are contra-indicated for individuals with traumatic backgrounds, and so much more.

69 minSEP 15
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What is Trauma-Informed ABA? Session 131 with Camille Kolu

Saving CalABA with Jennifer Harris and Greg Elsky

Drs. Jennifer Harris and Greg Elsky join me to discuss the significant challenges faced by CalABA, and the massive fundraising efforts that are underway to help the storied ABA organization recover. Even if you don't live in CA, please consider supporting CalABA.

40 minSEP 11
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Saving CalABA with Jennifer Harris and Greg Elsky

Direct Instruction for Teaching Reading and Math with Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney discusses the history of Direct Instruction, the story of Project Follow Through, how he learned about DI and applied it not only to school settings but also in the context of remediating adult illiteracy, his initial forays into running his own educational centers, as well as the instructional software solutions he's developed. Tons of links to resources at behavioralobservations.com!

76 minSEP 4
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Direct Instruction for Teaching Reading and Math with Michael Maloney

Training the Next Generation of BCBA's with Mary Jane Weiss

Dr. Mary Jane Weiss joins me in Session 128 to talk about the evolution how best to train the next generation of practitioners. If you care about where our field is going, this is the podcast for you! Shownotes and more at behavioralobservations.com.

50 minAUG 28
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Training the Next Generation of BCBA's with Mary Jane Weiss

What is Behavioral Sports Psychology? Session 127 with Brandon May

In Session 127, Brandon May joins me to delve into this history a little further, while at the same time highlighting some of the amazing research he's conducted in this area. Whether you care about these topics or not, there are a lot of great lessons about applying ABA in non-ASD/DD areas, so I encourage you to listen to the episode in it's entirety, particularly as we go down some really interesting rabbit holes towards the end of the show.

61 minAUG 22
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What is Behavioral Sports Psychology? Session 127 with Brandon May

Making ABA Inroads in Novel Settings with Antonio Harrison

I had the honor of conducting two interviews at theBehavior Analyst Leadership Council's 2020 virtual conference back in April. In Session 126, I'm sharing the first one of those conversations, and it is with a name that should be familiar listeners, and that's Dr. Antonio Harrison (@onecoachdoc).

53 minAUG 14
Comments
Making ABA Inroads in Novel Settings with Antonio Harrison

Latest Episodes

Inside JABA #5: SEAB Statement of Concern Issued for Rekers and Lovaas (1974)

The latest issue of JABA starts off with an editorial by the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior's (SEAB) board in which it issued a statement of concern for the controversial paper titled, Behavioral treatment of deviant sex-role behaviors in a male child. This paper described a case study conducted by George Rekers and Ivar Lovaas, and was published in the pages of JABA in 1974. Extensive shownotes can be found at behavioralobservations.com.

55 min2 d ago
Comments
Inside JABA #5: SEAB Statement of Concern Issued for Rekers and Lovaas (1974)

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? With Amelia Bowler

Amelia Bowler, author ofThe Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Your Questions Answered, joins me in Session 134 to talk about her work and personal experiences in supporting individuals with ODD. Extensive shownotes and resources over at behavioralobservations.com!

70 min1 w ago
Comments
What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? With Amelia Bowler

Karma, Crisis, and Compensation with Brett DiNovi and Paul Gavoni

Brett DiNovi and Paulie Gavoni joined me to discuss how BDA is managing the pandemic and their new book, Behavioral Karma. They also shared their thoughts on providing feedback and performance-based compensation. Extensive show notes can be found at behavioralobservations.com.

68 min2 w ago
Comments
Karma, Crisis, and Compensation with Brett DiNovi and Paul Gavoni

Getting Fit During a Pandemic: Session 132 with Nick Green

Nick Green joins me to discuss how he's helping people achieve and maintain their health and fitness goals in the midst of a pandemic. Extensive shownotes available at behavioralobservations.com. Be sure to follow Nick at @behaviorfit across all social platforms!

70 min3 w ago
Comments
Getting Fit During a Pandemic: Session 132 with Nick Green

What is Trauma-Informed ABA? Session 131 with Camille Kolu

Dr. Camille Kolu joins me in Session 131 to provide a primer on all things Trauma, and how this broad area applies to the practice of Behavior Analysis In this interview, Camille talked about how she began working in the area of trauma, what is trauma actually, how she screens for trauma histories, what ABA practices are contra-indicated for individuals with traumatic backgrounds, and so much more.

69 minSEP 15
Comments
What is Trauma-Informed ABA? Session 131 with Camille Kolu

Saving CalABA with Jennifer Harris and Greg Elsky

Drs. Jennifer Harris and Greg Elsky join me to discuss the significant challenges faced by CalABA, and the massive fundraising efforts that are underway to help the storied ABA organization recover. Even if you don't live in CA, please consider supporting CalABA.

40 minSEP 11
Comments
Saving CalABA with Jennifer Harris and Greg Elsky

Direct Instruction for Teaching Reading and Math with Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney discusses the history of Direct Instruction, the story of Project Follow Through, how he learned about DI and applied it not only to school settings but also in the context of remediating adult illiteracy, his initial forays into running his own educational centers, as well as the instructional software solutions he's developed. Tons of links to resources at behavioralobservations.com!

76 minSEP 4
Comments
Direct Instruction for Teaching Reading and Math with Michael Maloney

Training the Next Generation of BCBA's with Mary Jane Weiss

Dr. Mary Jane Weiss joins me in Session 128 to talk about the evolution how best to train the next generation of practitioners. If you care about where our field is going, this is the podcast for you! Shownotes and more at behavioralobservations.com.

50 minAUG 28
Comments
Training the Next Generation of BCBA's with Mary Jane Weiss

What is Behavioral Sports Psychology? Session 127 with Brandon May

In Session 127, Brandon May joins me to delve into this history a little further, while at the same time highlighting some of the amazing research he's conducted in this area. Whether you care about these topics or not, there are a lot of great lessons about applying ABA in non-ASD/DD areas, so I encourage you to listen to the episode in it's entirety, particularly as we go down some really interesting rabbit holes towards the end of the show.

61 minAUG 22
Comments
What is Behavioral Sports Psychology? Session 127 with Brandon May

Making ABA Inroads in Novel Settings with Antonio Harrison

I had the honor of conducting two interviews at theBehavior Analyst Leadership Council's 2020 virtual conference back in April. In Session 126, I'm sharing the first one of those conversations, and it is with a name that should be familiar listeners, and that's Dr. Antonio Harrison (@onecoachdoc).

53 minAUG 14
Comments
Making ABA Inroads in Novel Settings with Antonio Harrison
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