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 #71
Mission Possible!: Achieving Personal and Professional Goals in Academic and Private Sectors Settings Using ABA Tactics
Saturday, May 26, 2012
3:30 PM–4:50 PM
202 (TCC)
Area: PRA/EDC; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Sean Field (Western Michigan University)
RUTH M. DEBAR (Caldwell College)
JESSICA E. FRIEDER (Western Michigan University)
BARBARA METZGER (Behavioral Innovations, Inc.)
ALISON L. MOORS (Academy for Precision Learning)

Meeting professional and personal goals can often seem like an insurmountable challenge. The increasing need for professionals in the field of behavior analysis to conduct research, teach, train, and provide service delivery presents new challenges for individuals pursuing careers in the field; there is never enough time to get everything done. With the incredible demand and workload that is often faced by professionals in academic as well as private settings, activities such as planning ahead, creating monitoring systems, and achieving personal and professional goals may not seem like a priority in the face of everyday, more immediate contingencies. The science of behavior analysis offers tools to help establish, manage, and promote self-management. This panel includes both faculty members and individuals working in the private sector who have employed behavior analytic strategies to help balance and achieve their professional as well as personal goals. They will share their experience, recent goals, and procedures for attaining these goals. The panel discussion will conclude with an open discussion with audience participants on creating an environment that promotes both professional and personal well-being.




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