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Perspectivas em análise do comportamento

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RAFIHI-FERREIRA, Renatha; SANTOS, Deivid Regis dos; ALCKMIN-CARVALHO, Felipe  and  SOARES, Maria Rita Zoega. Behavior-Analytical Therapy in Brazil: Background, Training and Supervision. Perspectivas [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.2, pp. 183-196. ISSN 2177-3548.

ABSTRACT Brazil stands out as one of the best countries offering clinic education for behavior analysts. This study presents a brief history of analytical-behavioral therapy, from its birth and evolution in Brazil to behavior conditioning therapies, philosophically based on Methodological Behaviorism, including even Third Wave Therapies, grounded on Radical Behaviorism. It's important to mention the therapist's skills in clinical work, discussing issues related to the genuine and positive bond developed with the client when observing, identifying, describing how to functionally operate and analyze problem behavior. Considerations about the relationship between supervisor and supervised students are presented, as well as about the supervisor's role when acquiring basic knowledge in the study of clinical therapy. Lastly, some resources are described that can be used by the supervisor to help with the skills development of their supervised students, such as the electronic listener, the direct observation from unidirectional mirror rooms and audio and video recordings. It is expected that this article will be useful for analytical behavioral clinic practitioners and can also be used as a didactic resource for professors of Behavioral Analysis subjects for undergraduate degree students in Brazilian Universities.

Keywords : clinical psychology; behavior analysis; behavior therapy; training and supervision.

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