Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment 2nd Edition: A Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings by Ennio Cipani fills a big gap between research and application. Professionals who work in mental health and educational settings are frequently faced with clients (children, adolescents, adults) who engage in serious problem behaviors.
Such behaviors often impact the client’s welfare and ability to live, work, and be educated in mainstream environments. Children and adolescents who manifest these behaviors are particularly vulnerable to these disruptions, which can have a far-reaching impact on their development and future prospects.
This practical book creates a function-based behavioral diagnostic classification system, the first of its kind, as well as treatment protocols that fit such a diagnostic system. Heavily “practitioner-oriented,” the book will address the full range of behaviors – ranging from aggression, self-injury, stereotypic behavior (repetitive body movements), tantrums, and non-compliance – with real life and hypothetical cases to help clinicians think through the full range of treatment options.
Unique in moving beyond functional assessment to assessment diagnosis and treatment, this book will be highly useful for mental health clinicians, students of Advanced Behavior Analysis, and special education practitioners among others.
This text provides a comprehensive approach to functional behavioral assessment, a function-based diagnostic classification system of the target problem, and functional behavioral treatment. This new edition also provides a wealth of new case studies, some drawn from the authors’ own clinical experiences, in addition to a greater analysis of the role of establishing operations (EO) and abolishing operations (AO).
Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition: A Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings [Paperback]
Ennio Cipani PhD and Keven M. Schock
Springer Publishing Company; 2 edition (November 20, 2010)