All individuals are a part of at least one culture.
These cultural contingencies shape behavior, behavior that
may or may not be acceptable or familiar to behavior analysts
from another culture. To better serve individuals, assessments
and interventions should be selected with a consideration of
cultural factors, including cultural preferences and norms. The
purpose of this paper is to provide suggestions to serve as a
starting point for developing behavior analysts’ cultural
awareness skills. We present strategies for understanding behavior
analysts’ personal cultural values and contingencies
and those of their clients, integrating cultural awareness
practices into service delivery, supervision, and professional
development, and becoming culturally aware in everyday
Anne Catherine Denning is a BCBA and an ACE (Approved Continuing Education) Provider with Consultants for Children, Inc. approved by the BACB.
Anne has a passion for improving the quality of providers in the Autism Intervention category and is a Behavior Analyst. She leads cases and supervises RBTs, BCaBAs and BCBAs and keeps her content material relevant and based on recent research.