Behavior Bitches

By Liat Sacks

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Description

Ever wonder why guys always assume you’re down to get dirty within 3 seconds of meeting them? Why you keep making the same bad decisions and getting back with your crummy ex? Why you can’t stick to a diet? Well, there’s a reason and we’re ready to be direct AF with you by behaviorally breaking down the situation and identifying the function in a way that any average Joe or Jane can understand. Liat Sacks & Casey McDaniel, two badass Behavior Analysts are your soon to be BFF’s because they make this crazy, “random” world make sense through the lens of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Episode Date
WTF is ABA?: Jordan Litt
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On episode 61, we are bringing it back to basics with Liat’s apparent “BFF”, Jordan Litt, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA-NYS. Liat takes control as always and turns this episode into a “game show”. On this show, we talk about the basics of ABA. I mean B-A-S-I-C-S. We discuss how we describe what we do to an outsider. We talk about our opinions on ABA and generally we just shoot the shit. Tune in or miss the F out.

Aug 10, 2020
Special educator and BCBA super power: Cassie Leutenegger
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On episode 60, yes we freaking made it to 60, we have the one and only Cassie Leutenegger!! Cassie is not only a special education teacher with over 8 years of classroom experience but she is also a BCBA. We talk about how becoming a BCBA has made her a better teacher, misconceptions of using ABA in classrooms, ethical challenges in school systems and how being both a special educator and BCBA is the ultimate super power! Cassie ties in a ton of behavior principles and you have to go follow her on Instagram @adventures.in.behavior to read all her blogs and check out her resources on teachers pay teachers. She is the cutest bad ass ever!!! Tune in it miss the F out.
Aug 03, 2020
PTSD F*#king Sucks and Therapy Rocks w/ Cheyanne Rush
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On episode 59, The Bitches have a beloved StudyNotesABA alum slash badass BCBA, Cheyanne Rush, to talk about PTSD. We talk about the behavioral principles #duh that we found relevant to PTSD. As always we get #personalAF. Tune in or miss the F out.

Jul 27, 2020
“The Money is Made in the Waiting”: Ivan Sacks
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On today’s episode we bring back a very special guest/sperm donor to Liat. You may remember this man from episode 4 “Financially FreeAF”. The one and only Ivan  Sacks #liatsdad. Ivan has 40 years experience as a financial advisor so he knows his Sh*t when it comes to investing. We talk about the behaviors of the stock market and the behaviors of the actual investors. We tie in a ton of behavioral principles and talk about the similarities between a behavior analyst and a financial advisor. By the end of this episode you will probably have already downloaded e*trade and might actually understand how to invest. Tune the F in or miss the F out.

Show notes:

Jul 20, 2020
Talking Comedy with Mr. D (Joe Dombrowski)
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On today’s episode, we have comedian, ex-elementary teacher, Mr. D, aka Joe Dombrowski. You may be following the sexy dude on the gram or on tour making you fall out of your seat laughing. Mr. D talks about taking the leap and leaving the classroom to fulfill his lifelong dream of stand up comedy. We could not believe how many behavioral principles go into comedy, so if you want to know, tune in or miss the F out.

Show notes:

You can catch Mr. D on:

-instagram: @mrdtimes3

-web: mrdtimes3.com

-youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCULlREa7lPKeU8Vd1RWWOuw

Reserve your tickets  and shoot a text to: 313-251-1036

Support your fav bitches at https://www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

Jul 13, 2020
A Behavioral View of the #cartel
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On today’s episode we get spicy with our fave BCBA Karina Valdez. Karina has the Latina spice we love. Liats recent obsession has been a show that gets real deep into the Mexican cartel. Of course two episodes in, Liat already reached out to Karina and said, “what are the odds we can pull some research together on the Mexican cartel and analyze it behaviorally?” Karina was in there like swim wear. That’s how this episode came to be and pow. Introducing episode 56, a Behavioral view of the Cartel. Tune in or miss the f out.

Jun 30, 2020
Healthy Skepticism #Philisopicaldoubt with Dr. Jim Moore
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On episode 54 we bring on Dr. Jim Moore. Hey, look at that we are already rhyming! Jim is super passionate about all things behaviorism. He pushes the boundaries and practices philosophical doubt like no other. Just like Skinner, if he finds something interesting,  he drops everything and studies it. We urge you all to do the same. We talk about tribalism within our field and why it's not beneficial to the practitioner or client. We talk about a lot more but you will have to tune in or miss the F out. Love you. Mean it.

Show notes:

Jun 22, 2020
Triple Minority Report: Camille Morgan, BCBA
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On today’s episode, we bring on Camille Morgan, who introduces herself as a black, lesbian, cisgender, BCBA. Camille expresses her challenges being a triple minority in the field. Camille is passionately involved in race, diversity, culture, inclusion training, severe problem behaviors, and OBM. This girl is legit cool AF. We have been following her on instagram for awhile and she exudes positivity and grace. She is also a 14-year ovarian cancer survivor #badass. We have an honest and real conversation about how we are all feeling during this time and her experience being a triple minority. We also are super excited to share that we are a part of the Akamai ABA exam prep mock question event and all proceeds go to NAACP legal and education fund! Sign up in show notes! You need to listen and listen hard. Tune in. Love you mean it. Show notes: Use this slink to sign up for the ABA exam prep: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ABA4BLM?sharetype=teams&member=4564154&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet. Go follow her @ camwillmadeit_
Jun 15, 2020
F#%k Debt
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Episode 53: Today’s episode will get you hot and bothered. Maybe just bothered because every time most of us hear the world student loans or credit card debt we puke in our mouths and then reluctantly swallow it #amIright. The thing is we won’t just get you bothered on this episode, we will put some fire under your ass (hence the hot part) and get you pumpedAF to feel the relief of becoming debt free! Casey and I have taken this on ourselves this year and are working toward becoming debt free and fabulous and let me tell you, we’re on FIRE! Ya sure, Losing weight is great, but have you ever lost debt?  That’s some real shit. Tune in or miss the F#%k out.

Show notes:

https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-the-debt-snowball-method-works

Jun 08, 2020
A Call to Action: ABA Task Force
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Today's episode has the intention of creating a space where we can all listen, learn, and take action. We always talk about Skinner’s verbal behavior and the necessity of a speaker and a listener. On today’s topic the same is needed. A speaker and a listener. Our goal of today is to use our platform we have created to ask real, raw, honest, sometimes scary questions. We hope you leave today with actions you can actually do. In the wake of all the sadness and injustice that is occurring now and for the past 400 years to people of color, we will not remain silent. We will use our platform to host those who are taking action. We have special guest Landria Seals Green and Vanessa Bethea-Miller both Behavior Analysts and African American Women on the show to share their experiences with racism as well as the movement they have created to take action. Sign up for the ABA Task Force which is happening on June 19th and we better see you there. Love you. Mean it. Show notes: https://slinkpaw.com/fancyblacklady https://www.vbetheamiller.com/post/disseminating-the-science-to-eradicate-social-injustices Where you can find our guests: Landria Seals Green, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA @LandriaGreenSLPGURU (instagram) @SLPGURU (facebook) Vanessa Bethea-Miller, M.A., BCBA, LBS @bcba_ness (instagram) @vanessabetheamiller (facebook)
Jun 04, 2020
Anxiety Report: Dr. Shane Spiker
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In episode 52, we bring back Shane Spiker who we had on a previous episode #BFD. Shane recently published a book called Anxiety Report and OMG it was everything we didn’t know we needed in our lives. He shares a year in his life as a husband, dad, behavior analyst, student, instructor, and all of the many hats he wears. There are diary entries for every single day that will inspire you, humble you, make you laugh and sometimes want to cry, but most of all RELATE and not feel alone. It is unedited, unapologetic, honest, real, raw, and relatable and you know how much your Behavior Bitches love keeping it RRR!! Whether you are in the field or not, you will find this book absolutely breathtaking. It will for sure be a coffee table favorite. So tune in or miss the F out! See show notes for the book!

Show notes:

Link to Anxiety Report Book

Jun 01, 2020
I Dare You to Find a More Impressive Resume with David Cox
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Welcome to season 2 biatches! On episode 1 of our second season, we start #strongAF. We bring Dr. David Cox, BCBA-D on to talk about, well, everything. If you want to see the most impressive, deserving, 17-page resume you’ve ever seen in your life, check this dude out. When we grow up we want to be just like this guy. I mean, think of any interesting human or animal behavioral phenomenon and he has written a whole 3874673 page article about it. He’s #SmartAF but also #DowntoEarthAF. We discuss delayed and probability discounting in humans in relation to cocaine and substance abuse. As well as how the experimental analysis of behavior does not have to be intimidating and actually should be used to expand your clinical practice! We promise to break things down for you in a #relatable way, as always. You will leave fired up about research and will probably be googling his articles halfway through the show! Check the show notes for the articles we discuss. Love you. Mean it. Show notes: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Cox26
May 25, 2020
It’s Been a Year...Love You and Really Mean It: A Tribute to Our Listeners
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End of Season 1. OMG. We F#%king made it to 50 episodes. We never imagined we would be where we are today and it's all because of you guys. You are the heartbeat and the pulse. You make each episode matter. In this tribute episode to end season one, we talk all about our fav moments. You guys shared your fav episodes with us too. We are so #blessed to have found each other not only for this podcast but also #4life. We are each other's ying to the yang and this episode showcases just how much we love each other. Be warned: lots of flirting with each other. Tune in or miss the F out.

May 18, 2020
Part 3 of 3 with Bruce Lisker: In at 17 Years Old, Out at 44 Years Old
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In part 3 of our 3 part series with Bruce Lisker, we talk about those last minutes leading up to his freedom. He paints the picture for us of exactly what it was like stepping onto free soil at the age of 44 for the first time since going in behind bars at the young, tender age of 17 years old. Don’t worry your girls asked him every last detail from what he ate, to what he wore, to what he did first, and so on. Bruce invites us into his life now, took us for a virtual ride in his #sexyAF Mercedes convertible he always dreamed of owning when he was behind bars, and just keeps it #realAF with us. We enjoyed recording every second of this podcast and we continue to text and be in touch with Bruce. Thanks for tuning in for this three part series. We hope you loved it as much as we love you. Mean it.

Show notes:

https://brucelisker.com/#top

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4941944/bio

https://brucelisker.com/assets/files/Bruce_Lisker_Wikipedia.pdf

May 11, 2020
Part 2 of 3: Still Locked Up…Life on the Inside
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On part 2 of this 3 part series, we dig deeper into what life behind bars is actually like. We were mind blown by Bruce’s positivity and mental strength during his 26 years he spent locked up for a crime he did not commit. If you’re struggling with the stay at home orders, Bruce provides some great ideas of how to keep yourselves busy… perhaps you’re #desperateAF to get your husband’s name tattooed on your face but all of the tattoo parlors are closed? Have no fear, Bruce will give you all the dets so you can get this done (gather an old walkman, a pencil, a toothbrush, and a paperclip). Liat was pretty pumped to hear that she would be an “overlord” in prison. This episode gives you a glimpse inside prison, while exploring a man’s ability to NEVER GIVE UP. Tune in or miss the F%&k out.

Show notes:

https://brucelisker.com/#top

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4941944/bio

https://brucelisker.com/assets/files/Bruce_Lisker_Wikipedia.pdf

May 04, 2020
Part 1: Wrongfully Convicted for Killing My Mother with Bruce Lisker
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All we can say is HOLY SHIT. In part one of out three part series, we talk to Bruce Lisker, a 55 year old man, who served 26 years of his life in prison for a crime he did not  commit #WTF #NotCool. Bruce walks us through every detail of his story from the devastation of finding his mother struggling for his life, calling 911 for help and being handcuffed and taken into custody for what he could never have imagined would be the next 26 years of his life. We tie so many behavioral principles into these episodes so you can get your dose of true crime and ABA. You won’t want to miss any of this three part series to hear what this man went through and how he has come out on the other side.

Show notes:

https://brucelisker.com/#top

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4941944/bio

https://brucelisker.com/assets/files/Bruce_Lisker_Wikipedia.pdf

Apr 27, 2020
Crafting Your Question: Effective Communication with Sgt. Harry Drucker - L.A. County Sheriff Dept.
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On today’s episode we have Lieutenant Harry Drucker of the LA Sheriff Department. He shared an interesting angle with us on the criminal justice system and the importance of communication when dealing with a criminal. We found a lot of similarities in our science of ABA and his. Bottom line we both need to hear our clients out and not just hear but listen. Check it out. Love ya. Mean it.
Apr 20, 2020
#Fillyourf#%kingbucket: Shane Spiker and Hana Jurgens on how to support our direct care workers
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Given the current state of our lives right now, we decided we needed to use our platform and all of our amazing listeners for something super important. With people being furloughed, laid off, let go, stressed AF, worried about the future etc, two amazing BCBAs in our field came together and created the RBT Support Fund. Dr. Shane Spiker and Hana Jurgens put their badass behavior brains together and created this amazing fund. Currently there are over 1000 people in need and only 240 givers. Let’s show this community what we are made of and grow the number of givers!!! If you have never clicked our show notes, now is the time to show up! We missed Liat #passover on this episode but we promise we talk about so much during this episode that whether you are in the field or not you will want to tune in. Love you. Mean it.

Show notes:

Please consider becoming a GIVER or if you need some help, we got you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctkXt53tk8MdI6-bK_BtsIeUFGqq9F52yw86xWLfLe73rMWg/viewform

Apr 13, 2020
Breaking down Functional Analysis with Dimitri from the Controversial Exchange
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Today on episode 44, we bring on Dimitri Makridis who has been in the field for 11 years and board certified for the past 5 years. He has a ton of experience in a variety of populations and diagnosis. When sh*t hits the fan, you call Dimitri. Along with Ryan O from the Daily BA they started The Controversial Exchange Podcast, which is just an all around badass podcast. When we found out how much Dimitri loves to talk about all things functional analysis, we had to bring him on so our listeners would be able to really understand just how important FA’s truly are and how to not be afraid of them! We dive deep into Greg Hanley’s Practical Functional Assessment and synthesized contingencies versus isolated contingiences. We chat about manipulating the MO and how there may be more than just the four functions of behavior we are taught. Sound scary? Don’t worry, we break it down so you will understand it, as always. This is an episode that could really help you increase your understanding and competency on FA’s so when you get get out of your house #imaginethat you can be a stronger practitioner!  Love you. Mean it.

Show notes:

Resources discussed in the show:

Check out Dmitri’s and Ryan O’s podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-controversial-exchange/id1450213243

Support us and help us continue to shoot the shit with a side of behavior: www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

Apr 06, 2020
Dating a Narcissist: Carol Bell, BCBA
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We hope you don’t mind if you switch your attention over from the devastating news of COVID-19 for an hour. On today’s episode the Bitches bring on their honorary “Behavior Bitch”, Carol Bell, BCBA, to talk about her experience dating a narcissist. We talk about what behaviors to be aware of to indicate you may be in a relationship with one yourself and how to deal with a narcissist. We obviously look at all of this from a behavioral angle because well, “duh”. Casey and Liat also give their objective view of the situation because believe it or not, they were there crying on the floor with Carol. Tune in. Love ya. Mean it.

Show notes:  https://www.wikihow.com/Deal-with-a-Narcissist

Mar 30, 2020
Can a girl get some F#%king sleep?
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Anyone else having a problem getting #qualitysleep? Well you’re not alone. The bitches are #sleepdeprived and we have Dan Gartenberg, Ph.D, Sleep scientist on  to talk about all things sleep. What behaviors can we engage in to improve our sleep quality and sleep duration? Also tune in to hear about the funny connection about how we got in touch with this cool dude. Love ya. Mean it.

Show notes:

https://www.health.com/condition/sleep/what-is-orthosomnia

Check out Dan’s website: http://danielgartenberg.com/

Support us and help us continue to shoot the shit with a side of behavior: www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

Mar 23, 2020
PSA on the Current #weirdAF Situation
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What up guys!? It's your fav bitches over here dropping a PSA for you and anyone else we can get this very important message to. This is an urgent message that we all need to hear and #getonboard with. We can help the current #weirdAF situation the world is in. So tune in and tell everyone you f%#king know. 

If you're social distancing and staying inside, we love you and mean it more than ever.

Mar 20, 2020
How to get what the F you want with Zabeen Mirza Head Negotiator
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We were #luckyAF to sit down and chat with Zabeen Mirza. Zabeen heads the North American division of the Schranner Negotiation Institute and brings twelve years of business management, corporate strategy, and new venture development experience to the table. She climbed her way up the rankings being the youngest woman of color to do what she has done. This makes for one badass bitch (this means alot coming from THE Bitches themselves). Her grit and determination is evident in every word that comes out of her mouth. Our favorite line she said was, “ You don’t have to like me, you don’t even have to respect me. However, you do have to negotiate with me.” After listening to this episode you will never settle for anything less than the best.

Show notes:

For more information on the Women’s Negotiators Conference in NY

https://www.schranner.com/events/details/2020/06/15/seminars/i-do-it-my-way-no-excuses-new-york

Podcast: https://shows.acast.com/deadlock/

As always leave us love on the apple podcast app and leave us a 5 star review. You can support us to keep bringing this content to you for as low as $2 a month on patreon.

Go to www.patreon.com/behaviorbitches

Love ya. Mean it.

Mar 16, 2020
SOS: Purell is sold out #CoronaVirus
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We decided to take a break from our usual guests, and tune into what’s going on in the world right now: CORONA VIRUS. If you haven’t heard about it you may be living under a rock. If social media hasn’t made you #ScaredAF, then congrats, but seriously. The country is up in arms, Purell is sold out, toilet paper is like gold, and we’re terrified to leave our house. But, hey we are behavior analysts after all. There has to be some behavioral changes we can make to aid the situation. Instead of scaring the F%#k out of you, we decided to take a different approach and discuss what we can do instead. Tune in or miss out. Love ya. Mean it.

Show notes:

Support us on our patreon so we can keep bringing this content to you!

www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

A 5 star will do too!!!

Mar 09, 2020
“Covering almost every item on the task list with Dr. Steven Kurtz”
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This episode is full, and we mean FULL, of behavioral principles. Dr. Steve Kurtz reached out to us after hearing guest Chelsea (Outloud Podcast) talk about Selective Mutism. Steve in an internationally recognized expert #BFD in child psychology. He is also the founder of the Selective Mutism Programs at both the NYU Child Study Center and the Child Mind Institute. In his email to us he said let’s talk about “awesome ABA implemented in a non-autistic context.” It was almost like he knew what we did over here at BBP. Steve instantly became one of our favorite guests and an honorary Behavior B. Steve also sent us both pins that say, “Get Comfortable, Being Uncomfortable.” I mean this guy is the real deal. You are going to love this conversation as much as we did, promise. Love you. Mean it.

Show Notes:

Mar 02, 2020
This sh*t is cray-Human Behavior Hacking with: Susan Ibitz
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In episode 38 sh*it gets real. Our guest is Susan Ibitz,  a Human Behavior Hacker at the Human Behavior Lab. She has Over 28 years of experience working and training in the US, South America, Caribbean, Mexico & Europe. She developed the first training incorporating Face Reading, Statement Analysis-Linguistic, Micro Expressions, & Body Language. She is also a hostage negotiator (clearly we like this topic). She told us this: “I'm just a bitch with a couple certifications” and that's totally cool with us. This episode gets emotional AF as Susan reads Casey’s face for the first time. If you want to get to know us even better, tune in to this one. We love you. Mean it.

Show notes:

www.linkedin.com/in/susan-ibitz

humanbehaviorlab.com

https://humanbehaviorlab.com/webinar/

Go check out our new and improved website www.behaviorbitches.com

Feb 24, 2020
The Hustle of Entrepreneurship with Zo Rana from Theralytics
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On today’s show, episode 37, we have CEO and Founder of Theraytics on to talk all about starting and running a business in ABA. Zo talks about the #hustle and #struggles as well as the benefits of working for yourself. Zo Rana is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over 14 years. With his extensive background in ABA and software development, Zo decided to create a user-friendly, robust, and affordable platform; cue Theralytics! He is passionate about helping other agencies streamline their business so they can continue to provide high quality services to their clients. Zo keeps it transparent and relatable just like us. **This episode is sponsored by Theralytics

Show notes.

www.patreon.com/behaviorbitches

Feb 17, 2020
From Big Pimpin' to Big Advocate with Former Pimp, Armand King
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They say pimpin’ is a habit according to rapper, David Banner. But is it? On today’s episode we have an ex-pimp, Armand King, who has broken that habit and works tirelessly day after day to break that habit for many others who have gone down the same path he once walked. Hearing that someone was pimping females, gives you the immediate reaction of thinking, “I hate this motherf%$ker”. However, once you finish this episode we are pretty sure you’re going to leave loving this guy. Tune in or miss the F out!

Show Notes:

You can grab a copy of Armand’s book, “Raised in Pimp City” below:

https://www.amazon.com/Raised-Pimp-City-Domestic-Trafficking/dp/0578596245/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=raised+in+pimp+city&qid=1580862362&sr=8-1

As always you can find your favorite bitches on:

Instagram: @behaviorbitchespodcast

Facebook: Behavior Bitches Podcast

Website: www.behaviorbitches.com

Feb 10, 2020
Serial Killers: Four Functions of Murder
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On today’s episode are talking with a forensic psychologist (and BCBA #fancy) about the four functions of murder/serial killer behavior. If you are a #crimejunkie this episode is for you. Mary Wong, Ph.D, BCBA has lots of experience dealing with adults with forensic backgrounds such as substance abuse and sexual offenses. Tune in. Leave love. Mean it.

www.patreon.com/behaviorbitches

Feb 03, 2020
Circle, “Group Message our Listeners” “Sammi is live”, Send Message.
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Did The BB’s really get Sammi from Netflix's show “The Circle” on the podcast? Yes they did, you better believe it. Sammi is not only the fan favorite but she is a badass behavior technician who is almost finished with her masters in ABA. She knew how to apply those behavior principles to the game and she earned her way into the top influencer spot more than once. #Yahhhbuddyyyy. She was real Af, and authentic to the core the entire show. Tune in to learn more about the behaviors that go into a reality T.V. show!

Show notes:

Instagram: @itssammiee
www.patreon.com/behaviorbitches

Jan 27, 2020
The Science of Happily Ever After with Ty Tashiro
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On Episode 33 we bring on a very special guest who we are beyond honored to have the chance to interview. Ty Tashiro has a Ph.D in psychology and is the author of some badass books, including The Science of Happily Ever After, which we go into great detail on this episode. He has been a speaker on TEDx, Harvard Business School, and the American Psychological Association. Ty is also your genie in a bottle and you get three wishes for the characteristics of your ideal mate. If you want to know what you should be prioritizing when looking for your #soulmate you need to tune the F in or miss the F out. Love you. Mean it.

Show notes:

Jan 23, 2020
Finding a Voice: Selective Mutism
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Today’s episode sheds light on a topic that many people don’t know much if anything at all about. On this episode, the bitches bring on Chelsea Gamache, a BCBA, who was diagnosed with Selective Mutism at the age of 5 years old. We find out what it was like to grow up with such an extreme anxiety, that no words come out. She gives us the inside scoop on how we can help these individuals struggling to find their voice. Tune in or miss out.

Show notes:

https://www.kurtzpsychology.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Who-Put-the-C-in-the-CBT-In-Balance-In-Focus-Spring-2016.pdf

Jan 13, 2020
#outragedAF
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Happy 2020 People!! We can’t even believe that we have reached episode 31. On today’s episode we have special guest Diah Askari AKA the real behavior man on to talk about outrage culture. We talk about how social media has made it near impossible to give constructive feedback and how the outrage culture devalues the importance of sharing ideas and tolerating different opinions. Tune in and please no #outrage.

Show notes:

Jan 06, 2020
New Year, New Me. New year, New B
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New Year, New Me is a cute saying to write on an instagram caption, but what does it actually mean? Are you trying to actually be a totally different “you” or do you want to just improve the current “you”. If you fall into the 78% of individuals who have failed at sticking to your new year’s resolutions in the past #dontLie, tune into this episode. We talk about how to set yourself up for success with this year’s resolutions. There are actually #SelfManagement strategies to use to avoid being part of the statistic. This episode is sprinkled with lots of behavioral specks of glitter so get ready because your fav Behavior Bitches are ending their last episode of 2019 with a #Bang.

Show notes:

  • Lane, L. (2016, Jan 22). New year, new me: Keeping new year resolutions past january. University Wire Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1758840603?accountid=166077
  • Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007).Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed.). Columbus, OH: Merrill Prentice Hall.
  • Better Than before by Gretchen Rubin

Skinner, B. F. (1953). Science and human behavior. New York: Macmillan.

Dec 30, 2019
WTF is Intuitive Eating?
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On today’s episode we talk all about intuitive eating. WTF is intuitive eating you may ask. Well you’re in luck because we have our girl, professional vegan chef and life coach, Yael Gutin, here to talk all about it. You don't have to think about earning oxygen as a reinforcer so why do we have to do it with food? #UnconditionedReinforcers Tune if you want to jump into this whole intuitive eating thing because we’re #FeelingIt.

Show notes:

More info here: https://www.empoweredpalate.com/holidayempowermentgroup

Dec 23, 2019
Miss. Behaving with BCBA, Kathryn Goerges: Focus on Challenging Behavior
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On today’s episode we have BCBA, Kathryn Goerges on the show to discuss how she works with extremely challenging behavior and how important it is to look at the true function of the behavior. We talk about about the importance of conducting functional analysis in your practice and not just throwing the kitchen sink at problem behaviors. Casey was still reeling after seeing Dr. Gregory Hanley present his work on the IISCA and Practical Functional Assessment so there are a ton of amazing “AH-HA” moments during this episode. If you are struggling with trying to treat  problem behaviors and need some inspiration, then tune in baby. We have Journal Articles referenced in the show notes that can hopefully help you, help your clients. After all, they deserve the BEST.

Show notes:

  • Carr, E. G., & Durand, V. M. (1985). Reducing behavior problems through functional communication training. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 18(2), 111–126. doi:10.1901/jaba.1985.18-111
  • Hanley, G.P., Jin, C.S., Vanselow, N.R. and Hanratty, L.A. (2014), Producing meaningful improvements in problem behavior of children with autism via synthesized analyses and treatments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47: 16-36. doi:10.1002/jaba.106
  • Slaton, J.D., Hanley, G.P. and Raftery, K.J. (2017), Interview‐informed functional analyses: A comparison of synthesized and isolated components. Jnl of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50: 252-277. doi:10.1002/jaba.384
  • Go follow Kathryn on instagra @alwaysforward_aba

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Dec 16, 2019
Impostor Syndrome: Wait I’m the professional in charge here?
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On today’s episode your wish has been granted. We finally talk about what you guys want to hear: Impostor Syndrome. Do you ever feel like you a fraud? Why the hell are people listening to you? Do you even deserve to be where you are in life? Do you even go here #meangirls? Well, hunnay we are with you. We did our best to explain why we experience impostor syndrome and how the hell to overcome it. Tune in lovers!

Show notes:

  • Please note that we are not offering any behavioral analytic services.
  • Overall, C. (1997). Feeling fraudulent: Some moral quandaries of a feminist instructor. Educational Theory, 47(1), 1. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/214142534?
  • The imposter syndrome as related to teaching evaluations and. (1994). The Journal of Higher Education, 65(2), 183. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/205313888?accountid=166077
  • The Surprising Solution to the Impostor Syndrome | Lou Solomon | TEDxCharlotte
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whyUPLJZljE

Patreon: www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

Dec 09, 2019
From Leather to Spandex with Mascot Brad
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On today’s episode we get to talk to a real life mascot and BCBA. Brad Bishop from PsychCore brings some serious laughs and ABA principles to the show. From reinforcement to punishment and verbal behavior, there wasn't a dull moment of the entire show. Brad tells us the behaviors that keep the crowd roaring for more. Episode 26 is all up in the MIX.

Show Notes:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFpzEc1o4Lx6AmawVNUaHQ

We are not here to provide behavior analytic services. We are just two chicks who like human behavior and how we can use ABA in everyday life. Do not use this podcast as the way you study for the exam or in place of any supervision. We just like chatting and hope you like it too

Dec 03, 2019
Put the Gun Down
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Today’s episode is #InterestingAF if we say so ourselves. Liat’s new obsession is researching how to successfully negotiate a hostage situation. You know, something very important in case this ever comes up when walking down the street. Okay, kidding...hopefully. Anyways, Liat has pulled Casey in on this #obv and she’s kinda obsessed with the topic too. We are no experts on this but we’re damn good at doing our due diligence and translating what we learn into #BehavioralBreakdowns. Tune in baby!

Show notes:

Nov 25, 2019
Dealing with F#%ng People
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In today’s episode the Behavior Bitches dive into the first part of the book “ How to Win Friends and Influence People”. They felt it was their duty to break it down behaviorally. They discuss how important it is to reinforce the behavior you want to see and not punish the behavior you don't want to see. Tune in. It’s a good one.

Show Notes:

https://www.hubspot.com/sales/how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people-summary

PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

Nov 18, 2019
Ethics with Ann Beirne: More Than Just Not Sleeping with Your Client
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My client just walked out of the room during session to smoke his bong, is this okay? My supervisor is billing for hours she never actually did, WTF do I do? As newbies (or even oldies in the field), we often have no idea where to turn to get our most pressing ethical questions answered. However, Behavior Bitches to the rescue. Well, not really, Ann Beirne #BadAssBCBA #Author, is coming to the rescue and saving all of our asses and answering our most pressing questions that we need answered #stat. Join in because this is some  sh*t you don’t want to miss.

Show  Notes:

Get Ann’s book on Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Ethics-Applied-Behavior-Analysis/dp/1138320625/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1MT65K82C3E6T&keywords=ethics+applied+behavior+analysis&qid=1572971613&sprefix=ethics+applied+%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-1

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Nov 11, 2019
We met 5 minutes ago, Will you marry me?
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On today’s episode, The Bitches, bring on guest, Travis Breeding, an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We talk about what it’s like living with ASD and how it affects his social life. We talk about how it can be difficult to navigate this world with so many grey areas for someone who sees things in black and white. This episode is intended to shed light on some struggles that individuals with similar diagnoses may experience on a daily basis. Travis also has some questions for the Bitches.

Show notes:

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Testing in February? Learn more and/or sign up to save your seat in the collective by going to www.studynotesaba.com

Travis Breeding Contact Info: www.TravisEBreeding.com

www.Patreon.com/travisbreeding

Nov 04, 2019
Let's Talk About Sex Baby
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On today's episode the Bitches are talking about SEX. Yes, we said sex. Are you tuned in now? We are having special guest, Ryan Sain, Ph.D on the show to talk about his research and knowledge on sexual behavior as it applies to humans. You may know Ryan from his highly entertaining YouTube channel, PsychCore. Once again, we talk about how behavior analysis can save the world.

Show Notes:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFpzEc1o4Lx6AmawVNUaHQ
  2. Go to PsychCore on Youtube and Facebook
  3. Support the Behavior Bitches so we can keep this shit going on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast
Oct 28, 2019
F#%k #MeanGirls
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On today’s episode the bitches discuss a topic that lights absolute rage in both Casey and Liat, Bullying. Bullying is a big freaking deal and guess what, punishing the bully’s behavior after the fact is NOT working. Why the F#%$ do people bully? WTF do we do about it? With the invention of social media and the cyber world, bullying has only increased and intensified. The ladies tie in many behavioral principles that maintain bullying behavior, why people bully, and applied behavior analysis therapy interventions that if implemented correctly could one day create a kind and respectful community. Once again, ABA can change the world!

Show notes: 

Ross, S. W., & Horner, R. H. (2009). Bully prevention in positive behavior support. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 42(4), 747–759. doi:10.1901/jaba.2009.42-747

Oct 21, 2019
Dear Behavior Bitches
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OMG! The Bitches are in the same physical location. We just met for the first time and to celebrate this meeting we decided to flip the script and have our listeners call into the show to ask us questions. In part 1 of Dear Behavior Bitches, listeners had the chance to ask us anything. No edits, no filters, just real talk. Tune in to find out if Liat & Casey will be continuing this podcast or if their personalities are #incompatable.

Show notes:

Find us on:

Instagram: @behaviorbitchespodcast

Facebook: Behavior Bitches Podcast

Patreon: www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

Oct 14, 2019
Bitches & The Daily BA
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On episode 18 the Behavior Bitches interview the one and only Ryan O from The Daily BA. Ryan spends countless hours creating powerful content, editing videos, and interviewing some pretty impactful people in the field in order to fill the gap between the amazing science of behavior and the billions of people that it could impact for the better. Ryan shares his experience working as a BCBA as well as the insane amount of time he has spent learning how to shoot videos and edit content. We have some pretty juicy questions that we asked Ryan, so you won’t want to miss this interview! If you want something in life, you have to be willing to put the work in, as Ryan says #EatshitDaily. He touches on his experience in OBM, working with adults with disabilities, his failures in business, the good and the ugly sides of social media, how fast the field is expanding and so much more. Check the show notes for this episode, Ryan shared some super valuable resources.

You can find us on:

Instagram: @BehaviorBitchesPodcast

Facebook: Behavior Bitches Podcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

You can find today’s guest at:

Follow @theDailyBA on instagram and facebook and subscribe to the youtube channel

www..youtube.com/thedailyBA

Patreon: https://www.thedailyba.com/episodes/2018/1013/why-support-the-daily-ba-on-patreon

Ryan created these two one pagers for his talks at ABAI. PRICELESS!!!!!

  1. file:///Users/macuser/Downloads/ABAI_OnePager_ODonnell_2_BreakingBarriers.pdf
  2. file:///Users/macuser/Downloads/ABAI_OnePager_ODonnell_Expanding.pdf

Tate behavioral conference on October 25th in Springfield, MA: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tate-behavioral-1st-annual-aba-conference-tickets-64670946542

TXaba Business Bootcamp on October 11th in Houston, TX link: https://new.txaba.org/events/businessbootcamp2019/

Headsprout: https://www.headsprout.com/

Randy Olson book: Houston, We have a narrative: https://www.amazon.com/Houston-We-Have-Narrative-Science/dp/022627084X

Steven Hayes: A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot towards what matters.


Oct 07, 2019
Sarah Trautman-Eslinger the #HustleQueen
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On episode 17 we have a new bitch in town. Liat had #lupusproblems and was not on this episode but not to worry we had one BADASS QUEEN in the field of Behavior Analysis fill in. We talked all about what it means to be a new BCBA, how important quality supervision is, and how crucial it is to find mentors and companies who match your morals and values. Sarah is a real, raw, and relatable BCBA who has over 20 years experience in the field. If you are feeling like you need some motivation or direction in your career, you are a new BCBA trying to figure out where to go, or you just want to hear some bad ass b’s talking about how to #hustle and be successful, then this episode is for you!! I promise this episode will not disappoint.

Show Notes:

  • How to Identify Ethical Practices in Organizations Prior to Employment by:
    Matthew T. Brodhead1 & Shawn P. Quigley2 & David J. Cox3
  • Compassionate Care in Behavior Analytic Treatment: Can Outcomes be Enhanced by Attending to Relationships with Caregivers? By: Bridget A. Taylor1 & Linda A. LeBlanc2 & Melissa R. Nosik3

Get your ticket to TXABA: https://new.txaba.org/events/businessbootcamp2019/

Become a Patron and support the sh*t out of us: : https://www.patreon.com/behaviorbitchespodcast

Sep 30, 2019
Don’t buy me F#%king Flowers
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On today’s episode, Liat and Casey talk about the famous “5 Love Languages”. Are you a person who prefers getting flowers (clearly this is not Liat’s preference)  or would you rather your SO took the trash out and did the dishes once in a while. Do you prefer to cuddle all F*ing night, or do you just want to talk about your day without interruption. By learning your love language and behavior principles behind each language you can better understand what your partner needs. We also talk about how this #generalizes to the work-place and friendships. Tune in people.

Get yourself a copy of the book:

The 5 Love Languages® by Dr. Gary Chapman

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People - By Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White

Take the free Quiz to find out what your love language is and why the F your significant other isn’t happy when you take the damn trash out even though you’d be happy AF. https://365tests.com/personality-tests/what-is-your-love-language/

If you love us, help Support us on Patreon

Sep 23, 2019
It’s Called a Breakup Because It's #BrokenAF
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Break-ups: They are tough AF but guess what? You will survive. When you are going through one you think it will never get better, you can’t survive without that person, who gets to keep the friends? How can you be alone? OMG...the list keeps going. But guess what “A breakup is like a broken mirror, It it better to leave it broken than hurt yourself trying to fix it.” In Episode 15, Liat and Casey talk about the craziest ex stories, how painful breakups are, and analyze this all using behavior analytic principles.


Sep 16, 2019
Gambling: Fun and Games…Until It's Not
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Whether its poker, blackjack, slot machines, or lottery tickets, it’s all fun and games until it’s not. Today on our show we have an amazing, brave guest, NAME,  who is sharing the reality of the dark side of a gambling addiction. Our guest has struggled with a gambling addiction that affected so many areas of her life negatively. We are going to discuss the behavioral principles in play regarding gambling. This one is going to be raw and real as always so tune the F in.

SHOW Notes:

Help Support us on Patreon!

Related Research Articles:

The first is the establishment of a behavior-analytic journal devoted to the study of gambling behavior. The journal, Analysis of Gambling Behavior, published its first issue in 2007. #CheckItOut

Dixon, M. R., Wilson, A. N., Belisle, J., & Schreiber, J. B. (2018). A functional analytic approach to understanding disordered gambling. The Psychological Record, 68(2), 177-187. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40732-018-0279-y

Weatherly, J. N., & Dixon, M. R. (2007). Toward an integrative behavioral model of gambling. Analysis of Gambling Behavior, 1, 4–18.

Weatherly, J. N., & Flannery, K. A. (2008). Facing the challenge: The behavior analysis of gambling. The Behavior Analyst Today, 9(2), 130-142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0100652

Sep 09, 2019
Weights, Macros, and Changing Habits
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Today on Episode 13 we have Chauntae Gold, M.Ed, BCBA on the show. She is doing some wicked cool stuff with ABA and fitness/nutrition. How many times have you started a new diet but couldn’t stick with it? How many times have you signed up for a class or gym membership and never went? How many times have you started a 30-day challenge and not make it past the first week? We have been there baby and Chauntae is here to tell you that it is NOT because you are lazy or that you lack discipline. It is because you do not have a clear plan and solid foundation of daily habits that support your long term goals.  Tune in to hear all about how you can use behavior analysis to change your habits that will allow you to gain optimal health and live your best life!!

Show Notes:

  • Follow Our Guest Here: @thepathtogold
  • Health, Sport, and Fitness ABA SIG: hsfgabai.com

ACT workshop: catalog.pesi.com

  • Basic Nutrition Certification: Precision Nutrition- For folks who want to learn about the fundamental principles of nutrition!
  • Unconventional Medicine: Chris Kresser. This is a book that describes the current chronic health crisis in America and how behavior change is the missing piece to our current healthcare system.
  • Automic Habits: James Clear
Sep 02, 2019
#Trending
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On episode 12, you get just the behavior bitches! Today we lighten up a bit and talk all about trends. #Trending. How do trends happen. Is there a conspiracy to make your clothes go out of style every other month? How the hell do you keep up with these trends? Do you remember when butterfly clips were all the rage? Like you could not get enough of those clips in your hair. In a world of social media there are always people posting new styles and things you just HAVE to buy to be cool right? Lets behaviorally analyze this and have some laughs at the throwback trends.

Show notes: Some of the articles we mentioned on the podcast!

https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/journal/the-read/how-do-trends-happen/527?setupsession=false

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/after-service/201705/the-science-behind-why-people-follow-the-crowd

https://www.forbes.com/sites/onmarketing/2013/06/04/how-brands-become-trends/#89d4cba6b1a

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. (2002). The tipping point : how little things can make a big difference. Boston :Back Bay Books

Aug 26, 2019
#AnxiousAF
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On episode 11 we get right to the point: Anxiety sucks. Whether you’re overthinking that email you wrote in response to your boss or thinking about what might happen at dinner with your new dude you met on Bumble; you get the whole anxiety thing. Ever feel like you’re falling and it won’t stop? Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed AF by everything and nothing at the same time? Are you always on edge? Why the F won’t my brain stop going and going? When you’re finally “relaxed” and then you acknowledge the fact that you aren’t anxious in that moment, so now you’re anxious #FML. If you can relate way too much to all of this tune in today’s episode. We have Andrea Kotler, an OG BCBA, here to talk with us about #anxiety and the behavioral principles behind it.  

Show notes: 

The Happiness Trap: Russ Harris 

Get out of your mind and into your Life: Steven Hayes

https://contextualscience.org/act

*Important: We are in no way professionals in ACT or CBT therapy. We are just two chicks who love to read, research, and find healthy ways to help deal with anxiety because that shit is hard.*

Aug 19, 2019
Online Shopping: Oops I Clicked It Again
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On today’s episode we have Tobey Lass (Liat’s supervisor from back when) on to discuss an issue that we all know way too well: Online Shopping. Wait what, why are there 73 Amazon packages at my door? Um, excuse me you actually think I am going to order something on your website if you don’t have free shipping? I guess I need those pickle shaped bandaids because they are so cute and the blogger I follow uses them. If I don’t like it I can always return it. Holy sh*t those Gelly Roll Pens are on sale. I do have 4,547 already but I totally need this pack. Buzzfeed lists of the 25 items you NEED to make your life easier. Sold! Sound familiar? Then tune in! 

Show Notes:

Weng, M. L. (2015). Antecedents and consequences of e-shopping: An integrated model. Internet Research, 25(2), 184-217. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IntR-11-2013-0247

Jayawardhena, C. (2004). Personal values' influence on e-shopping attitude and behaviour. Internet Research, 14(2), 127-138. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/10662240410530844

https://www.theshulmancenter.com/overspending-shopping-addiction.html

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Aug 12, 2019
Marketing: A Behavior Game
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On today’s episode we have Liat’s sis, Talia Solomon AKA the Marketing Queen as the special guest. Talia has had some big wig jobs like working for Bravo, Showtime, and currently WW #weightwatchers. We are so lucky she is related to Liat and gave us this time! Talia tells us how brands break-through and build relevance in an increasingly cluttered advertising environment. As you guessed it, it involves behavior and we are the catalyst to break it down for you! As always, Love ya. Mean it.  Show Notes: Global Autism Project’s slogan is Autism has no Boundaries. Fortunately, neither do we. How much do we love this. ALOT!  Just go to globalautismproject.org/skillcorps and click apply.  Behavior Bitches you get the hook up. Just use code BEHAVIORB to wave the application fee.  But hurry, this code is only good until Aug 8th. Again go to globalautismproject.org/skillcorps and hit apply. Also go check out the Daily BA and his recent video on the Global Autism Project  Application due soon for feb so get on it if you want in!
Aug 05, 2019
If You're Hungry and You Know It, Clap Your Hands!
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Episode 8 baby. Feeling Great. We are back and excited to have one of our faves, Lauren Milburn on the show. She is opening up to us about her personal experience with eating disorders. Society has made it hard AF to live up to the expectations of what women should look like and apparently CARBS are BAD. GTFO. Healthy eating and exercise is the answer and Lauren is the epitome of that. We think this is a kick ass topic and something that everybody should listen to. As always we keep it real, raw, and relatable.  Love ya, Mean it. 

Show Notes:

Readings

Go follow @letters_and_lifting

Private Events

  • Anderson, C. M., Hawkins, R. P., Freeman, K. A., & Scotti, J. R. (2000). Private events: Do they belong in a science of human behavior? The Behavior Analyst, 23(1), 1-10. 
  • Snyder, K., Lambert, J., & Twohig, M. P. (2011). Defusion: A behavior-analytic strategy for addressing private events. Behavior Analysts in Practice, 4(2), 4-13. 
  • Taylor, I., & O’Reilly, M. F. (1997). Toward a functional analysis of private verbal self-regulation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30(1), 43-58. 

Eating Disorders and Behavior Analysis

  • Beatiz Meyer, S. (2008). Functional behavior analysis of eating disorders. Journal of Behavior Analysis in Health, Sports, Fitness and Medicine,1(1), 26-33. 
  • Lappalainen, R., & Tuomisto, M. T. (2005). Functional behavior analysis of anorexia nervosa: Application to clinical practice. The Behavior Analyst Today,6(3), 166-177. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/RFT

  • Blackledge, J. T. (2003). An introduction to relational frame theory: Basics and applications. The Behavior Analyst Today, 3(4), 421-433.
  • Harris, R. (2006). Embracing your demons: An overview of acceptance and commitment therapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12(4), 2-8. 
  • Harris, R. (2013). The illustrated happiness trap: How to stop struggling and start living. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications, Inc. 
  • Torneke, N. (2010). Learning RFT: An introduction to relational frame theory and its clinical application.  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 
  • The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling and Start Living Russ Harris

Lifting and Behavior Analysis

  • Moore, J. W., & Quintero, L. M. (1997). Comparing forward and backward chaining in teaching Olympic weightlifting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52(1), 50-59. 

Right to Effective Treatment

  • Van Houten, R., Axelrod, S., Bailey, J. S., Favell, J. E., Foxx, R.M., Iwata, B.A., & Lovaas, O. I. (1988). The right to effective behavioral treatment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21(4), 381-384. 
Jul 29, 2019
Stop Shitting on the Carpet
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Episode 7 is all about training your furry animals so that you actually want to spend time with them. We have StudyNotesABA alum on to tell us her story about how she is training her dogs using applied behavior analysis techniques. Guys, we are telling you this science can be applied to EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING! Tune in to listen to the three of us try to figure out how the F to train our animals and really just figure out our lives. #hotmessexpress 

Show notes:

howtoaba.com/bxresource

You NEED this resource as a new BCBA!

Recommended Reading: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6151118/ - Quick Summary: Clicker training includes the use of shaping to establish behavior, the presentation of discriminative stimuli (or “cues”) to signal which behavior will be followed by reinforcement, and the use of reinforcement rather than punishment (Ferguson & Rosales-Ruiz, 2001; Pryor, 2009). 

Jul 22, 2019
Don’t Be An #Asshole with Dr. Maggie Pavone
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In episode 6 we dive into how the F to keep employees happy through the field of organizational behavior management. Organizational Behavior Management is one application of ABA. Special guest Dr. Maggie Pavone is here to talk to us all about OBM and how the science of applied behavior analysis extends to many fields, not just autism. She is funny, smart, and relatable (duh, just like us). We talk about how to make employees stick with your company,why non-compete clauses suck, and the importance of providing feedback in a way people prefer. Tune in because we know you missed us last week. 

Reading Recommendations:

Journal of OBM

Series of 4 books called “OBM Applied!” (Most readable).

Aubrey Daniels, “Bringing Out the Best in People” 


Jul 09, 2019
#Addiction
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If you haven’t picked up on the theme by now, we can analyze the behavior in anything (impressive huh?). In episode 5 we are covering a very serious topic: Addiction. We are lucky to have a special guest joining us who is a recovering addict and is brave enough to share her story. Liat and Casey break down the topic of addiction using behavioral principles and discuss how F’ing hard it is for people who are addicts to stop engaging in addictive behaviors. When people hear the word “addiction” they immediately think of substance abuse but people can be addicted to a variety of self-reinforcing behaviors including constantly checking your phone, checking social media, exercising, sex, food, abusive relationships, gambling, etc. So this episode is really for everyone. Whether you are struggling with addiction or know someone who is, tune in for a real AF episode. Love ya, mean it. Extra Items: If you want some cool, extra research to read through while on a summer tropical vaca, read these: Introduction to The Special Issue on The Behavior Analysis and Treatment of Drug Addiction By: Kenneth Silverman, John M Roll, and Stephen T Higgins: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2606609/ (Need apa citation like below ) And a cool article on the use of a replacement behavior to maintain sobriety: Silverman, K., Holtyn, A. F., & Morrison, R. (2016). The therapeutic utility of employment in treating drug addiction: Science to application. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2(2), 203-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tps0000061
Jun 24, 2019
Financially Free AF
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On this episode we have two special guests joining us to give us advice on how you can live your best life and be financially free AF. Our first guest describes herself as the “financial freedom queen” and the second guest is a professional financial advisor, wicked smart. We are so excited because we both need all the help we can get in this department. Are you someone who is living outside of you means and constantly charging your Southwest credit card just to get miles? GUILTY. Are you just starting your adult career and have no idea WTF a Roth IRA is or how you should be saving for the future? Well if so, we got you covered in this episode. Grab a notebook and a pen and write this advice down. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this. Love ya, mean it.  

Jun 17, 2019
Skinner VS. Freud
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On today’s episode we have two BFFS with opposing views. Liat, a hardcore behaviorist and Nina, a mentalistic  psychology graduate student. We invite you into our cliquey friendship to see how two people can see one situation completely differently based on their theoretical orientation. We analyze some anonymously shared experiences of abuse from the behavioral and psychological perspectives. 

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Jun 11, 2019
Send Vodka, Love Mom
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On episode number 2, Liat and Casey talk all about the function of behaviors and how they relate to your tiny emotional terrors. Have ever found yourself taking extra long on the toilet just so you can scroll through social media? Do you find yourself  giving your child what they want so you can get a minute of Goddamn peace? Do you find yourself envious of everyone else's kids who are actually listening to their parents at the park, like little angels? Well this podcast is for you, and even if you don't have kids yet (which both of us do not) you will want to hear this episode. We also have a special guest on the show who is ready to share all her mom fails and hilarious kid stories. Love ya, mean it.  

Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook!

Jun 04, 2019
Dating
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In our very first episode of the Behavior Bitches podcast we open up about who we really are and talk about the dreaded hell that many of us are all too familiar with...dating. We talk about love being responsible for you feeling high AF one second and crying on the bathroom floor after one too many tequila shots the next second. People, if someone is showing you that they are an asshole, believe them. Seriously trust your gut. Why do we feed into douchebag behavior? Why are we making the same bad decisions in every relationship? Girlfriends, cut that shit out. 

Liat and Casey use their behavioral expertise to shed some light on WTF is happening behind the scenes of swiping left and right. This podcast is for anyone who is currently dating, has sworn off dating for life, or who is dating “the one”. We don’t care; just listen to us!

May 23, 2019
Behavior Bitches Coming Soon!
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If you are interested in knowing why we behave the way we do,  are looking to start a career in applied Behavior Analysis, or just curious about the most interesting science ever, subscribe now and get ready for the debut of Behavior Bitches! Join Liat Sacks, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA and Casey McDaniel, M.S., BCBA every week as they explain why people do what they do.

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May 16, 2019