Instructor: Bobby Newman

Bobby Newman

Bobby Newman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, licensed behavior analyst in New York and Tennessee and licensed psychologist. Affectionately known as the Dark Overlord of ABA, Bobby is the first author on thirteen books regarding behavior therapy, the philosophy of behaviorism, autism spectrum disorders, Utopian literature and fitness. He has published over two dozen articles in professional journals, as well as numerous popular magazine articles and has hosted two series of radio call-in shows. Bobby is the past-president of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. A popular speaker, he also provides direct treatment, staff training and consultation around the world and has been honored for this work by several parent and professional groups. He is the executive director of clinical services for Proud Moments. Bobby is also a certified personal trainer, obstacle course racer and marathoner and is an ambassador for the Great Sportsmanship Programme. He teaches nonviolent crisis intervention philosophy and techniques for agencies and families. Bobby was a final-four finalist for the 2016 For Those Who Would Humanitarian Award.

Classes by this instructor

20 Do and Don't Strategies for Sex Education for People with ASD
20 DO AND DON'T STRATEGIES FOR SEX EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE WITH ASD - BEHP1181 Describes the concrete strategies to teach skills to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other forms of developmental disability and to manage competing behavior. Discusses the reasons subjects such as sex education are often avoided for individuals in these areas and why it is important to not avoid such instruction.

July 1, 2021 to August 30, 2022, Canvas 2
The Ethics of Promoting Your Practice
THE ETHICS OF PROMOTING YOUR PRACTICE - BEHP1182 Reviews the sections of the BACB(r) ethics code regarding promotion of and advertising for one's practice. Focuses specifically on the reasoning behind the rules. Pays particular attention to case studies, testimonials and personal presentations.

July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
Technology and Self-Management for Building Independence
TECHNOLOGY AND SELF-MANAGEMENT FOR BUILDING INDEPENDENCE - BEHP1184 Reviews the history of applied behavior analytic thought regarding the processes of self-management. Also reviews and studies the process of self-management that demonstrates the effectiveness of self-management procedures. Emphasizes technology unobtrusive and common in everyday life to help in the crucial process.

July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
THE RIGHT TO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT AND SKINNER'S THE ETHICS OF HELPING PEOPLE - BEHP1238 Discusses B.F. Skinner's 1976 article in The Humanist titled "The Ethics of Helping People," specifically the general ethical stance of behavior analysts regarding the taking care of a person versus working toward independence and autonomy. Explores the seminal work, "The Right to Effective Treatment," published 12 years later, which updated and expanded many of the same ideas.

July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
B.F. Skinner and His Involvement in Humanism: An Underappreciated Aspect of ABA History - BEHP1239 Discusses that, while psychology textbooks often paint ABA and humanism in opposite corners, B. F. Skinner was named Humanist of the Year in the early 1970s by the American Humanist Association. Explores Skinner's involvement in many discussions within humanist circles and his being a signer of the Humanist Manifesto Two. Notes that his involvement was controversial among many who did not truly understand his work. Outlines the impact of Skinner and discusses finding a place squarely for Skinner (and ABA) within the true humanist tradition.

July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
Understanding the Why Behind the Rule: Ethical Frameworks and Practice Guidelines - BEHP1240 Discusses that although the rules and ethical guidelines for professional decision-making are often interpreted in black-and-white absolutes, the thinking process behind the practice guidelines is actually much more nuanced. Explores the necessity for an understanding of the why behind a particular guideline to arrive at truly ethical conclusions. Includes guidance through common ethical frameworks and uses examples from the everyday work of a behavior analyst.

July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2