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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Panel #49
CE Offered: BACB — 
We're Not Too Cool for School: How to Establish and Maintain School- and Community-Based Practicums
Saturday, May 27, 2017
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1E/F
Area: PRA/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Stephanie M. Peterson, Ph.D.
Chair: Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University)
MICHAEL KRANAK (Western Michigan University)
REBECCA KOLB (Western Michigan University)
NATHAN VANDERWEELE (Western Michigan University)
NICOLE HOLLINS (Western Michigan University)

In order to deliver services to clients and the serve the community at large, it is imperative for behavior analysts to develop collaborative partnerships with various entities such as school districts, community mental health agencies, departments in higher education, and private clinics or programs. Moreover, collaborating and creating practicum sites with those agencies can serve as valuable placements for training opportunities for individuals receiving learning applied training in behavior analysis. However, developing these partnerships and collaborations is not always easy, and there can be many obstacles to address along the way. This panel discussion will discuss and present strategies for effective partnership and practicum development on behalf of several different practicums through their various stages of their existence, as well as share experiences resolving various obstacles and hurdles faced during creation and maintaining of the partnerships. Audience members will also have an opportunity to pose questions to the panelists regarding any presentation material or issues they are facing themselves.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): practicum development, service delivery, supervision practices, training opportunities



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