Clinical Behavior Analysis is the application of behavior-analytic tools to treat depression, anxiety, stress, relationship discord, substance misuse, and others that have been traditionally characterized as mental disorders. Clinical behavior analysts work in universities, hospitals, and outpatient clinics, as well as in primary care and residential settings.

Clinical Behavior Analysis is one of many applied behavior analysis (ABA) subspecialties. To learn more about ABA and its application in other subspecialties, check out the About Behavior Analysis web page.

Clinical Behavior Analysis Subspecialty Fact Sheet

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Clinical Behavior Analysis is one of several ABA subspecialty fact sheets produced by the BACB in partnership with subject matter experts (SMEs).

Each fact sheet also includes a list of additional resources and reading materials for those who wish to learn more.

This resource may be freely distributed and hosted online.

An Introduction to Clinical Behavior Analysis

By Scott T. Gaynor, PhD

You can find all of the BACB’s ABA subspecialty videos on our BACB Videos web page or our YouTube channel.

A breakdown of certificants by primary ABA subspecialty is available in the Primary Areas of Professional Emphasis infographic on the BACB Certificant Data web page.