Behavioral Consultation

Description of the Strategy

Principles of operant conditioning have been applied to a wide array of human problems in settings, ranging from homes to large organizations. Application of these principles of learning and related research to consultation services is referred to as behavioral consultation. The behavioral consultant has general skills and knowledge plus knowledge of application of principles of operant conditioning to individuals, groups, and organizations. The consultee can range from the administrator of an organization (e.g., school principal, corporate president, hospital administrator) down to an individual within an organization (e.g., student, hospital staff member, worker on an assembly line). However, in most cases, the consultee is an individual who is responsible for the performance of several other individuals.

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