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Behavior Analysis

According to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-185i, behavior analysis is defined as: “the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications, using behavior stimuli and consequences, including the use of direct observation, measurement and functional analysis of the relationship between the environment and behavior, to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior”.  The following are not included under behavior analysis: psychological testing, neuropsychology, cognitive therapy, sex therapy, psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, or long-term counseling as treatment modalities. A behavior analyst is an individual who has a license to practice behavior analysis.

Behavior Analysis Licensure

In order to practice behavior analysis and hold the title of “behavior analyst”, an individual must have a license. Licenses are granted by The Commissioner of Public Health to eligible applicants who have been certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, or by the endorsement of a licensed behavior analyst if the applicant is not otherwise eligible [1].

Read more about the licensing requirements in Connecticut here: https://portal.ct.gov/dph/practitioner-licensing–investigations/behavioral-analyst/licensing-requirements

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[1] https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_382a.htm#sec_20-185i