Applying Behavioral Systems Analysis to Business Management

Applying Behavioral Systems Analysis to Business Management 

The goal of this course is to provide learners with information they can use to build their research based management skills to run their ABA practices. Designing interventions and supervising the implementation of interventions and administrative tasks, including managing financial aspects in order to stay in business and provide services, is challenging. This course will present management strategies based on the fundamental principles of behavioral systems analysis that will help you manage staff and basic ABA business operations smoothly and efficiently. 


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-BACBCE1
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe behavioral systems analysis in terms of both behavior analysis and general systems theory.
Describe how to apply the fundamental concepts of behavioral systems analysis to manage performance of those providing direct service to individual ABA clients.
Utilize strategies based on behavioral systems analysis to solve day to day practice management problems.


Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Introduction to Behavioral Systems Analysis

A. Meet Lucas

B. What is Behavioral Systems Analysis

C. Chaos in the Morning

D. Review

E.  Summary

Section 3: The Basics of Behavioral Systems Analysis

A. Fundamental Concept 1: B = f(O, E)

B. Fundamental Concept 2: The 3-Term Contingency A-B-C

C. Fundamental Concept 3: The Adaptive System

D. Fundamental Concept 4: Value Set

E. Fundamental Concept 5: Homeostasis

F. Fundamental Concept 6: Interconnectedness

G. Fundamental Concept 7: Living System

H. Review

I. Summary

Section 4: The Living System: People

A. The Truth Hurts

B. Sustaining Best Practices

C. Family Involvement and Responsibility

D. Review

E. Summary

Section 5: The Living System: Processes

A. It’s Alive: Billing and Payment as a Living System

B. Non-clinical Duties: Reviving a Living System

C. Review

D. Summary

Section 6: Merging People with the Processes

A. 6 Months Later

B. Behavioral Systems Analysis: The Takeaways

Section 7: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributors

C. References

D. Congratulations!

E. Exam

F. BrainSparks

Staff Writer: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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