Reading Groups: A Practical Means of Enhancing Professional Knowledge Among Human Service Practitioners
CREDIT: 1 BACB Type II CEU, Ethics
This article provides basic procedures and guidelines for how to incorporate reading groups into an organization. Parson et al. provides data to support the effectiveness of reading groups as a way to provide professional development opportunities at a low cost to individuals and the organization. While this article specifically looked at providing reading groups to people without behavior analytic backgrounds, it is likely that the same method and procedures used within this article may provide similar professional development results to individuals with behavior analytic backgrounds. This article specifically addresses areas of the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts.
- Identify ways to maintain competence through the professional development opportunities of a reading group
- Describe specific guidelines for practitioners to implement reading groups within an organization
- Outline ways to use reading groups to disseminate behavior analysis to professionals without behavior analytic backgrounds
- Summarize how reading groups may increase the quality of services delivered by the practitioners who participate
Parsons, M.B., & Reid, D.H. (2011). Reading Groups: A Practical Means of Enhancing Professional Knowledge Among Human Service Practitioners. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 4 (2), 53-60.