The ABA Practitioner Experience.

"Bad bosses compel good employees to leave"

"The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don't feel valued, neither will your customers"
Sybil F. Stershic

"The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave not training them and having them stay"
Henry Ford

"Strive not to be a Success, but rather to be of Value"
Albert Einstein

"You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value to bring to that hour"
Jim Rohn

Get Excited!

For those of you out there, laboring away, giving your all to your clients, working from 8am to 8pm every day (and getting paid for 1/2 that time), typing up 20 page reports at 2 am, laminating flashcards until your fingers are sore, putting hundreds of miles on your car, going to work bruised, discouraged, and exhausted, and eating your lunch in your car...I have something for YOU.

My newest book, 'The Practical ABA Practitioner', uncovers and openly discusses all aspects of ABA practitioner life, as in the good, the bad, & definitely the ugly. ;-)
This book is all about the practitioner experience working in this field, the day-to-day reality, how to plan out a successful career, and what common pitfalls to avoid. Especially for those of you brand new to the field, or newly certified.

If you want to work in this field, you need to read this book.
If you're tired of working in this field, you need to read this book.
If you LOVE working in this field, you need to read this book.

In preparing to write this book, I talked to lots and lots of practitioners about their experiences working in this field, reached back into my own early days as an in-home ABA therapist, and I also perused the resources out there about ABA as a career: What's it like being a BCBA? What are the pros and cons to becoming an RBT? What are the joys, the pressures, and the challenging to meet expectations of this industry?

Dying for some specific details about the book? Sure!
 "The Practical ABA Practitioner" addresses:

  • Professional Burnout. Yup. I dedicated an entire chapter to discussing loving what you do, but hating the way you have to do it, and being eternally exhausted. You're welcome.
  • The end of the book is a huge treasure trove of practical practitioner tips and resources (handouts, job performance tips, staff satisfaction surveys, suggested parent policies, etc.) that will help you do your job better. Seriously, its just pages and pages of stuff. :-)
  • Work-Life balance as a busy full-time BCBA: Fiction or Reality?
  • Developing and refining your clinical identity as an ABA practitioner.
  • What are employers looking for when hiring RBT's? What about BCBA's?
  • Should you pursue BCBA certification? Is it really for you?
  • How to revitalize your passion for this field.
  • What kinds of pitfalls should newbie BCBA's watch out for (because they're vulnerable to these issues)?
  • Why are the staff retention rates in this field so terrible? To put it another way, why are so many ABA companies bleeding staff?
  • Tips for choosing between various employment options, and red-flags to look out for.
  • How to BE the change when working in less-than-ideal conditions.
  • Holding this field accountable for the way we treat direct staff/ABA implementors.
  • How to to develop your personal value system in this field, and practice with integrity.
  • How to be truly successful as a practitioner, for years and years to come.
  • What are some of the main reasons why quality practitioners walk away from this field, and don't look back. And how we can keep them from walking away.

Treat yourself, and do something GREAT for your career... get this resource and be encouraged and strengthened.

Click here to find this brand new resource on Amazon!

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