Training parent trainers and ethicists in nonlinear analysis of behavior
Parent Training: Foundations Of Research And Practice: 504-546
The purpose of this discussion is to consider ways of analysis and change as they relate to the social endeavors of behavior professionals regarding clients, and as they relate to the social endeavors of ethicists regarding behavior professionals. Practical and ethical problems are considered within this context. Attention is focused on differences between linear and nonlinear analyses of behavior, and between topical and systemic approaches. It may be noted that, for the behavior professional, the social contract may be strained by application of a linear analysis where a nonlinear analysis is applicable; and that, for the ethicist, the social contract may be strained by similar misapplication, or by application of a simple nonlinear analysis where a more complex one is applicable.