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BEHP1111: Playing Catch-Up: A Review of Recent Publications in The Behavior Analyst

Time limit: 60 days
1.5 credits

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Full course description

Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Credit: 1.5 Learning BACB CEs

This course is not updated to include the 2022 BACB Ethical Standards.

Presenter: Bryon Neff, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Course Description: When is the last time you read a research article (or two or three)? As a practicing behavior analyst, it is important to stay current with scholarly literature. In fact, our governing body, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) created Guidelines for Responsible Conduct which clearly states that behavior analysts must base professional decisions on, and maintain competence by making contact with, scholarly literature (1.01 – Reliance on Scientific Knowledge, 1.03 – Professional Development and 2.10 – Treatment Efficacy). Carr and Briggs (2010) identified obstacles practitioners face accessing current research and provided “Strategies for Making Regular Contact with the Scholarly Literature.” This presentation attempts to further reduce response effort and extend their suggested strategies to a live, online review of recent articles published in the 2012 issue of The Behavior Analyst. Bryon Neff will review, highlight and provide commentaries on the topics of operant variability and constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in an attempt to help busy, over-extended, multi-tasking behavior analysts catch up on what’s happening in the field of behavior analysis.


  • Describe methods used to improve limb movement and increase verbal (vocal) behavior in people with brain disease and nerve injuries.
  • Define within-trial contrast (WTC)/state-dependent valuation (SDV) and identify limitations with the current WTC/SDV research literature.
  • Give examples of operant relations and identify the behavioral process that establishes operant relations.
  • List dimension of behavior of behavior.
  • Determine whether operant variability can be taught (reinforced).

Keywords: Differential reinforcement, operant variability, motivating operations, preference shifts, constraint-induced therapy, behavior analysis

Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who have an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of behavior analysis who are interested in recent behavior analytic literature regarding operant variability and constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT).

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)