The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services: A brief review | Journal Club Series

by Dr. Nicole Bank, BCBA, LBA-TX | Available for 3 BACB Learning Supervision CEUs
This installment in our Journal Club Series will cover the article, “The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services: A brief review- Journal Club Series” authored by Wilder, Cymbal and Villacorta and published in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. CEUs are provided for reading the article, completing an article content quiz and participating in an online discussion.

The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services: A brief review- Journal Club Series. The Performance Diagnostic Checklist- Human Services (PDC-HS) tool helps identify variables contributing to poor employee performance in human service settings. This article provides a brief summary of the tool as well as a literature review of existing research on the utility of the PDC-HS.

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The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services: A brief review- Journal Club Series. This is an interactive online journal club. Participants will receive 3.0 Learning CEUs for completing all journal club activities. Participants are required to have read the entire article and completed a content quiz before attending the scheduled one-hour journal club discussion. Journal club discussions will include article details, article results, and implications for practice. Active participation is required.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Purchase the journal club meeting you would like to attend.
  2. Follow instructions for downloading a copy of the article.
  3. Add the following emails to your contacts in order to avoid important emails going to spam: AND

  1. Receive an email for instructions on scheduling your online discussion. Once the online discussion is scheduled, you will receive a link for the online discussion.
  2. Read the article in it’s entirety.
  3. Join the journal club meeting at the scheduled time. Please mute your microphone upon entry.
  4. Stay online and involved for the 1-hour journal club meeting.
  5. Receive a link to the content quiz.
  6. Complete the content quiz to 80% accuracy.
  7. Receive 3 CEUs.


  1. List different methods to assess human performance
  2. Define the Performance Diagnostic Checkist
  3. Describe the methods and inclusion criteria for the current review
  4. Describe the results of this review of the literature
  5. List areas of research related to the PDC-HS that still need to be investigated

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