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 #466
CE Offered: BACB
Making the Transistion: Tips for Recent Graduates on Entering the Professional World of Behavior Analysis
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
204 (TCC)
Area: PRA/TPC; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: H. Allen Murphy, M.S.
Chair: H. Allen Murphy (Florida State University at Panama City)
LAUREN GIANINO (Marcus Autism Center)
CLAIRE ELLIS (Behavior Analysis, Inc.)
CHARLES BRENT MARTIN (Commonwealth Autism Service)
KASSI J. VANDERPLOEG (Brilliant Minds Medical and Behavioral Solutions Unlimited)

Graduate school prepares future behavior analysts with the foundations and principles of the science of behavior. Although many steps to becoming a professional behavior analyst are discussed during formal education in the classroom, other issues arise when seeking employment. This panel event will provide for discussion on topics such as: job searching, factors to consider when seeking employment, and obstacles recent graduates may face when starting a new career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The panelists will outline several common ethical and professional challenges new graduates may encounter and provide practical solutions to each of these obstacles. The panel will consist of recent graduates from an Applied Behavior Analysis Master's program, all of whom practice in a different discipline including college teaching, school consultation, administration, and behavioral clinical work. Each member of the panel will discuss unique experiences related to his or her respective scope of practice.




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