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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Panel #595
CE Offered: BACB
Public Health and Behavior Analysis: Careers and Applications
Monday, May 25, 2020
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 1, Salon B
Area: CBM/CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Catalina Rey, Ph.D.
Chair: Catalina Rey (University of Vermont; Vermont Center on Behavior and Health)
TYLER NIGHBOR (University of Vermont)
SHRINIDHI SUBRAMANIAM (California State University, Stanislaus)
ANTHONY OLIVER (University of Vermont; Vermont Center on Behavior and Health)

A disproportionate majority of behavior analysts work in the area of treatment of individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Though behavior analysis can be applied to many different domains, behavior analysts often struggle to find alternate career paths. A number of other career paths, particularly those targeting problems of social significance within the domain of public health, have proved fruitful for the field and are ripe for those with backgrounds in behavior analysis. This panel will serve as an introduction to several applications of behavior analysis to problems of public health interest. Each speaker will discuss their background and professional experiences in the field of behavior analysis, including the populations with which they work, the types of services they provide for their clients, how they found their current positions, and advice on dissemination of behavior analysis. After the panelists share their experiences, the remainder of the panel session will open to an audience-driven question and answer format regarding careers in behavior analysis.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Graduate students and practitioners

Learning Objectives: 1) The audience will be able to describe different career paths and applications of ABA in the area of public health 2) The audience will be able to describe a contingency management treatment procedure 3) The audience will be able to define measures of abuse liability
Keyword(s): ABA applications, Alternate careers, Public health



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