Volume 10, Issue 4 (1981)
Intervention With School Social Systems: A Behavioral Systems Approach
Charles A. Maher
ABSTRACT: A broad-based approach to intervention with a range of school social systems (e.g., classrooms,schools, school districts) is presented and some outcome evidence of the utility of the approach for practicing school psychologists reported. The framework, termed the Behavioral-Systems Approach (BSA), is based upon concepts and principles of systems theory and behavioral technology, and has been used for school social system intervention by the author and other practitioners. The paper explicates the nature and scope of the BSA by discussing and illustrating each step of the BSA: System Definition: System Assessment:System Intervention; and System Evaluation. The BSA is presented in order that it can be considered by school psychologists.
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