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The skyline of the Sydney central business dis...
The skyline of the Sydney central business district in Australia. Sydney is the most populous city in Oceania and is Oceania’s only Alpha World City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Great Tips from Down Under

Alexandra Brown of Australia, a Sage girl

” [I] did a great masters course (Sage) then reviewed Cooper Applied Behavior Analysis (2nd Edition)using guided reviews and quizzes on pren hall, own safmeds, and FIT mock. I only studied on weekends for 6-8 weeks beforehand. But have worked in the field since 1999 so that helps too. Thanks for the group!

“I run a small early intervention clinic in Sydney Australia. My main role s the development and supervision of intensive programs based on the principles of ABA (I hate saying we ‘ABA programs’-as people assume it’s all rote learned drilling). As a psychologist I also provide anxiety sessions, diagnostic assessments and other psychometric assessments. The concept of a ‘BCBA’ not widely understood yet in Australia. However I am on the board of the newly founded Association for Behaviour Analysis, Australia, so we a hoping that will change over the next decade.

And for those of you who are interested in Sage Colleges’ online ABA master’s program. Please visit here and my podcast… where I interviewed Dr. Dana Reinecke.

May the desired consequence be with you!

Work Wednesday -Twoer Edition


Job Search
Job Search (Photo credit: Tax Credits)


It’s Work Wednesday and I want to double-down this time as two of my boys need some good peeps to help them help the clients they serve. Both are amazingly dedicated guys, so take your pick and you can’t go wrong.




In LA, we have Justin Daigle, you might have heard of his name before. He’s my guest on my podcast (episode 6). And of course, you can click around the site and listen to the rest of them on itunes… I think.




Here is the link to his job post.




In VA, we’ve got Zack Migioia. You might remember him on the Behavior Jedi blog roughly a year ago. He generously shared his study tips and now he’s started his own agency, Thrive ABA, and the business is growing and he needs a good BCBA!




Here’s what he has to say:




“Zack Migioia BCBA, LBA

Thrive ABA Consulting LLC, looking for BCBA in Virginia Beach, Virginia, salary negotiable”
So send your resume to zack.migioia@gmail.com






Episode 9: Dusty Jones

English: a beach in maine on a clear day with ...
English: a beach in maine on a clear day with a sailboat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here Comes the Maine Course!

Well… let’s squeeze this one in before the month ends! This time we got Dusty Jones of Maine as our guest! He said a bunch of things that blew my mind!

Listen to his interview!

Show notes to come…

Please help me find more experienced BCBAs and give me a good review on itunes!

May the desired consequence be with you!

Episode 8: Matt Brodhead

A partial view of Cache Valley, Utah, with the...
A partial view of Cache Valley, Utah, with the Wellsville mountains in sight. Partially overlooking Logan, Utah and part of downtown as well as the , as seen from Utah State University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Matt Brodhead

I contacted Matt awhile back when he was about to defend his dissertation… well… now he’s a doctor! He’s in Utah but he’s about to move to IN… he’s a thrill seeker!
We talk business, t-shirts, Jack Michael, ABAI meetup and saving certain industry… one company at a time!
Quick Summary
Success: collaborate with local school district to build preschool and kindergarten classrooms with ABA service to children with Autism
Failure: attitude– ABA or highway… professional relationship at the beginning of the career
Book/article: “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carngie (and before the book question was asked…) and Surprise, Matt did not own the White Book before he got his BCBA, “Free Will” By Sam Harris, “Help at Any Cost” by Maia Szalavitz
Article: Laraway, S., Snycerski, S., Michael, J., & Poling, A. (2003). Motivating operations and terms to describe them: Some further refinements. JABA, 36, 407-413. 4.
Quote: none but check out his bloodline…
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Episode 7: Siri Ming

Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland
Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring, Maryland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Lucky me finally got to talk to the one and only Siri Ming.

Listen to what she has to say

Bonus!!! Siri is offering a discount to our listeners… so check out her website

Please leave us an honest review and hopefully 5 stars rating to help us out! Don’t forget to check out the previous shows!

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Episode 6: Justin Daigle

Louisiana map
Louisiana map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My first ever Facebook friend, Amy (check out her study tips here on my other blog), hooked me up with a great BCBA in her area. This great find is Justin Daigle.

Listen to his interview! We talked t-shirt, ice cream murder, TWERKING and Duck Dynasty (and how many times did I say “there you go” during the interview?)

Quick Summary:

Success: “Pass on the love of the science” by training students.

Failure: Kids who are “still out there” without meeting their goals because they moved, ended services or other reasons.

Book: “Applied Behavior Analysis“, Cooper, Heron and Heward.
Verbal Behavior“, B.F. Skinner

Article: “Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis”, Baer, Wolf and Risley.

Quote: “Be a constant learner”

Check out his agency

Episode 5: Ann Beirne

Ann Beirne, Clinical Director of Global Autism Project

Listen to her interview

Summary/show notes will come… any volunteers? PLEASE?!

Check out the Global Autism Project website

Join us for a strike-back?Contact me!

Quick Summary

Success: Supporting the success of others.

Failure: Not listening. Drawing a line in the sand. Being sure of something and going in with your own eyes ideas. Having an agenda.

Book/article: “Ethics for Behavior Analysts: 2nd Expanded EditionBailey and Burch
“Toward a functional analysis of self-injury” Brian Iwata

Quote: “It didn’t help me to know all the answers, it helped me ask better questions” (On pursuing the BCBA)
“Parsimony: it’s the law”
“Keep it simple”

Episode 4: Dr. Josh Pritchard

English: A blue bow tie.
English: A blue bow tie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Josh Pritchard of Florida Institute of Technology

Listen to his interview

Summary/show note will eventually come with your help? Please?

See what he’s up to? Go to his website

Quick Summary
Success: Small moments. Having a client with severe behavior reflect on their own success with behavior change.

Failure: Arrogance early in career. “Knowing everything” and later regretting what was said and done.

Book: Skinner‘s “Science and human behavior

Quote: “Hold everything lightly”
“The whole idea of science is knocking down ideas and building up new ones”