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Provider Manual, Glossary G-4

Division of Mental Retardation Services, State of Tennessee

Published March 15, 2005

http://www.nasddds.org/RestrictiveProcedures/TN%20Glossary.pdf

Behavior Analysis

The science of behavior change; the study of the functional relations between behavior and environmental events.

 

Behavior Analyst

A professional providing behavioral services independently who has been approved to provide services through the Operational Administrative Agency and the Bureau of TennCare and meets one of the following:

1) licensed in the State of Tennessee for the independent practice of psychology;

2) a qualified mental health professional licensed in the State of Tennessee with a scope practice that includes assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral disorders;

3) certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCBA) as a behavior analyst and demonstrated evidence of six (6) months experience in providing behavior services to persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities; or

4) a professional with a master’s degree in behavior analysis, psychology, special education or related field with a minimum of twelve (12) hours of graduate level courses in behavior analysis. All applicants must demonstrate evidence of twelve (12) months experience in providing behavior services to persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities.

 

Behavior Specialist

A professional providing behavioral services under the clinical supervision of a DMRS approved behavior analyst, who has been approved to provide services through the Administrative Lead Agency and the Bureau of TennCare and who meets the designation as: (1) a qualified mental retardation professional (QMRP); or (2) certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCBA) as an associate behavior analyst. All applicants must demonstrate evidence of twelve (12) months experience in providing behavior services to persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities.

 

The State of Tennessee

Department of Finance and Administration

Division of Mental Retardation Services

Annual Report July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007

http://www.state.tn.us/dids/compliance/DMRSAnnualReport2007.pdf

Activities continue that are directed toward building and maintaining the professional quality of behavior providers. The number of behavior analyst providers with certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® has increased. Effective June 30, 2007, there were 117 DMRS Approved Behavior Analysts and 18 DMRS Provisionally Approved Behavior Analysts providing behavior services. Of these 135 providers, 62 individuals are currently Board Certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. The Regional Behavior Staff continues to provide formal orientation and technical assistance to behavior providers, and the State Director

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of Behavior Services continues to provide monthly Behavior Seminars for continuing education in each Region.

Chart 10: Number of Board Certified Behavior Analysts Providers

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