25 Essential Skills for Professional Behavior Analysts - 6 CEUs - 3 month subscription

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by Dr. Jon Bailey and Dr. Mary Burch | Available for 6 BACB Learning CEUs

The activity for this course involves reading the book 25 Essential Skills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst by Dr. Jon Bailey and Dr. Mary Burch and then taking an online test module.

This Continuing Education Course is based on the book 25 Essential Skills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst by Dr. Jon Bailey and Dr. Mary Burch.  Bailey and Burch present five basic skills and strategy areas that identify 25 Skills that professional behavior analysts need to acquire. This course involves reading the book and taking a 50-question online test. You must achieve at least 80% correct. This course allows for three opportunities to meet criterion. If 80% correct is not achieved by the third attempt, another attempt cannot be made for 2 days (e-mail support@bds.com to request a gratis 3 month license after 2 days have lapsed).

Please note that this is a read-and-test model CE course with a 60 minute limit to complete the exam (per attempt). Three attempts are available to obtain a minimum of 80% correct during the initial access period. Unlike many of our other courses, this is NOT comprised of a series of fluency-based learning exercises.

How it Works

Here's how it works:

  1. Purchase from our web site or otherwise obtain a copy of 25 Essential Skills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst.

  2. Purchase this CE course.

  3. Complete the online test and achieve 80% correct with no more than 3 attempts.

  4. To get a certificate for your BACB Learning CEUs, go to the "Finishing Up" module, complete a brief survey, and print your certificate.

To manage your CEUs on the BACB web site, please use our ACE Provider # OP-02-0017. 

Learning Objectives


  1. Describe at least five of the 25 Skills necessary to be effective behavioral consultants.

  2. Describe the skills necessary to overcome challenges presented in the text.

  3. Troubleshoot situations that are presented and describe how they can be prevented in real-world consulting situations.

  4. Describe how you would resolve a client issue involving negotiation and lobbying.

  5. Develop a plan for dealing with stressful situations using behavior analysis.

  6. Describe how to "Think Function" in the behavioral workplace.

  7. Describe how to communicate with 1) your supervisor and 2) your colleagues.

Recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs. 


Acknowledgements from the book, 25 Essential Skills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst:

--"Drs. Bailey and Burch have pinpointed skills that every behavior analyst or anyone in the business of helping other people change their behavior needs to know.  This book gives the reader easy ways to assess their skills and to develop practical interventions for improvement."

Aubrey C. Daniels, PhD, Founder of Aubrey Daniels International (ADI)

--"The authors provide a behavioral approach to understanding and developing critical professional skills, such as handling difficult people, communicating effectively, and managing stress.  This book is an invaluable resource for students, instructors, and practitioners in behavior analysis."

Dorothea C. Lerman, PhD, BCBA-D, University of Houston-Clear Lake

--"To be effective and successful, professional behavior analysts need interpersonal skills, business acumen, a consulting repertoire, essential work habits, and the ability to apply behavioral knowledge across a diverse array of people, issues, and situations.  This is the one book that covers it all.  It is a book to not only read, but to live by."

Judith E. Favell, PhdD, BCBA-D, CEO of AdvoServ

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