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Episode 27 - Translational Research, DiGeorge Syndrome and a Little Dash of Metacontingencies with Valdeep Saini, Ph.D., BCBA-D

The Behaviour Speak Podcast

Episode 27
1h 29min
123.5 MB

In this episode Ben chats with Dr. Val Saini of Brock University. In the first half, Val shares his work translational research specifically in the area of problem behaviour relapse. In the second half we talk about how behaviour analysts can engage in antiracist work through the frame of metacontingencies. Lastly, Ben and Val talk about his work with previous guest, Louis Busch, on behaviour interventions for DiGeorge Syndrome.

Correction:  During this episode Ben refers to an article by Rocco Catrone (who will be an upcoming guest). The first author of the article is Dr. Natalia Baires and Ben discusses this article thoroughly with Dr. Baires in episode 26.

Continuing Education Units - This episode counts as 1.5 BACB Learning CEUs:

Show Notes:

Suggested Articles/Links from Dr. Valdeep Saini on Relapse:

Articles Referenced:

  • Baires, N. A., Catrone, R., Mayer, B. K. (2021, May 12). On the importance of listening and intercultural communication for actions against racism. PsyArXiv.
  • Louis Busch, Valdeep Saini, Sidrah Karim & Roland Jones. (2021). Evaluation and maintenance of behavioral interventions for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Developmental Neurorehabilitation.
  • Saini, V. & Vance, H. (2020). Systemic racism and cultural selection: A preliminary analysis of metacontingencies. Behavior and Social Issues, 29, 52-63.
  • Saini, V., Sullivan, W. E., Baxter, E. L., DeRosa, N. M. & Roane, H. S. (2018). Renewal during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 603-619.

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