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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Panel #211
CE Offered: BACB
Public Policy Strategies, Tips, and Systematic Opportunities for Growth
Sunday, May 27, 2012
2:00 PM–3:20 PM
204 (TCC)
Area: PRA/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Nicholas L. Weatherly, Ph.D.
Chair: Nicholas L. Weatherly (Spalding University)
GINA GREEN (Association of Professional Behavior Analysts)
NICHOLAS L. WEATHERLY (Spalding University)
DANIEL B. SHABANI (California State University, Los Angeles)
DENNIS B. MOZINGO (University of Rochester Medical Center)

The growing dissemination of behavioral strategies across an array of applied areas gives rise to the immediate need for a systematic examination of public policy processes at the state and federal levels. As the field continues to grow and more individuals and agencies recognize our services, there will be an increased push for state and federal regulation. With proper planning and organization we can be prepared to address emerging legislative barriers that may hinder quality behavioral services. There are a number of states becoming involved in legislation and insurance regulations, and with the increase in behavior-analytic licensure there is a unique opportunity for other regions to take advantage of the successes and pitfalls within these legislative processes. This panel discussion will aim to draw attention to current public policy priorities, offer legislation suggestions and discussion points, and provide an overview of current regulatory issues facing states including California, Kentucky, and New York.




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