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 #325
PDS: Dissemination: A Collaborative Effort
Sunday, May 28, 2017
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A-C
Area: CSS/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Brittany Zey (University of Houston Clear Lake)
KENNON ANDY LATTAL (West Virginia University)
RAYMOND G. MILTENBERGER (University of South Florida)
PATRICK C. FRIMAN (University of Nebraska)

Behavior analysts are tasked with disseminating the field of behavior analysis by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts & Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts). Over 50 years after the beginning of behavior analysis, the public still largely misunderstands the field. The need for the dissemination of behavior analysis seems to be an overlooked guideline of the ethical code. It is essential for the survival of our field that behavior analysts bridge the gap between behavior analysis and the community. This panel discussion highlights how behavior analysts can disseminate in a way that connects our field with the public and can use media outlets to insert behavior analysis in ways that appeals to the public rather than only to people requiring services. The discussion will address how to better support each other in these endeavors and develop possible contingencies to further dissemination efforts. This discussion is meant to inspire, provide ideas, and create strategic ways for behavior analysts to increase the dissemination of the field. Join us for a panel discussion focused on how behavior analysts can prioritize this important task.

Instruction Level: Intermediate



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