Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Judith E. Favell

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Judith E. Favell is CEO of AdvoServ, a multistate network of treatment programs for children and adults with developmental and emotional challenges. Dr. Favell received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1966, and earned her Ph.D. in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas in 1970. Throughout her career as a clinician, researcher, teacher, lecturer, and administrator, she has focused on the understanding and treatment of serious behavior disorders, such as self-injurious and aggressive behavior in individuals with autism. Her work has encompassed not only clinical domains, but also organizational, regulatory, legal, and policy issues, through testifying, chairing national task forces, serving as an expert witness, and writing guidelines and policies governing treatment in developmental disabilities.


Dr. Favell has authored numerous articles, monographs, chapters, and books; edited a leading journal and several newsletters; and served on the editorial boards of many others. She has presented extensively both nationally and internationally on topics ranging from innovations in treatment to utilization of video technology with vulnerable and dependent populations. Her offices have included president of ABAI and president of the American Psychological 's Division on Developmental Disabilities.




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