1st Edition

Introduction to Primary Care Behavioral Pediatrics A Guide for Behavior Analysts

By J. Chris McGinnis Copyright 2024
    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the practice of primary care behavioral pediatrics for behavior analysts.

    Practitioners of this subspecialty work collaboratively with caregivers, educators, pediatricians, and pediatric specialists to bring about success for primarily neurotypical children experiencing difficulties with everything from sleep and cooperation to attention, anxiety, and toileting. This book reviews the historical and theoretical foundations of the subspecialty and provides practical guidance for problem conceptualization, assessment, case formulation, treatment planning, science-based behavioral treatment, caregiver treatment adherence, multidisciplinary collaboration, and ethical practice.

    A cornerstone for the field, Introduction to Primary Care Behavioral Pediatrics is essential for graduate students, practitioners of behavior analysis, and anyone interested in science-based pediatric behavioral healthcare.

    1. Definition, Niche, and Training Pathways  2. Conceptualization of the Problem  3. Assessment Methods  4. Prescriptive Behavioral Treatment and Supportive Counseling  5. Case Formulation and Treatment Planning  6. Pediatric Sleep Problems  7. Behavioral Noncompliance  8. Poor Toleration of Denial and Delay  9. Poor Self-Advocacy Skills  10. Other Clinical Problems: Anxiety, Colic, Enuresis, Encopresis, and Habits and Tics  11. Caregiver Treatment Adherence  12. Multidisciplinary Collaboration


    J. Chris McGinnis, PhD, BCBA-D, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, licensed psychologist, and certified Health Service Psychologist based in Florida, USA. He is the CEO of McGinnis Behavioral, an outpatient behavioral health practice serving children and families, and Director of the Institute for Behavioral Pediatrics, a training and continuing education firm serving behavior analysts and other helping professionals. Dr. McGinnis has helped thousands of children and their families over more than 25 years in outpatient pediatric and clinic settings.

    "Dr. McGinnis takes on a topic of critical potential growth for applied behavior analysts and articulates not only why ABA practitioners might want to pursue this nontraditional path, but also the practical considerations of how to get it done with research-informed guidance."

    Keith D. Allen, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor of Psychology and Director of Academic Affairs, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA


    "This is THE text every behavior analyst needs to help them effectively conceptualize and treat everyday problems of childhood and become a significant part of standard pediatric practice."

    Jon S. Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D, Emeritus Professor, Florida State University, USA


    "There is limited training in medical residency on behavioral strategies for children and adolescents. This is a great guide for all pediatricians and should be required reading for all pediatric residents."

    Shannon Fox-Levine, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician & President, Palm Beach Pediatric Society, USA