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Commemorating Dr. Shook’s Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Behavior Analysis

2 hours, 16 minutes
2.5 BACB

I have been fortunate to be in a position to help execute his vision, and I am not done because his vision was quite expansive. We will be rolling out some of Jerry’s plans for years to come.

James Carr, PhD, BCBA-D 

Visionary and Founder of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board: Commemorating Dr. Shook’s Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Behavior Analysis 

Interview by Mark Sundberg and reflections of Richard Malott, James Carr, Judith Favell, Jim Johnston, Neil Martin, Paolo Moderato, Sharon Chien, Jane Howard, Jose Martinez-Diaz and others. 


The experiences of some of the most influential names in the field involving Dr. Shook intersperse with his own perspective and experiences with Behavior Analysis. Dr. Shook navigates through the beginnings of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, the mentors who helped him push for our science to have an honorable certification, the present and the future of our science. From the story of how Dr. Shook first presented at a conference to how he navigated politics to help our science, this CE provides a unique perspective on one of the greatest scientists/practitioners of our time. No behavior analytic background is needed to enjoy a wonderfully narrated story on how a developing science completed a much-deserved milestone: certification. 

Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn in the course and be able to do afterward 

  1. An introduction by Jose Martinez-Diaz on Dr. Shook and the purpose of this CE 

  1. Describe the initiation and growth of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. 

  1. Describe the experiences and mentors that pushed Dr. Shook to fight for certification. 

  1. Describe the influence of Dr. Jerry Shook in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. 

  1. Describe the requisites needed for a program to comply with BACB standards. 

  1. Dr. Shook’s take on the next challenges for the field of Behavior Analysis 

  1. What Dr. Shook considers the ultimate goal for our science 


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