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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Invited Paper Session #360
CE Offered: BACB
Scientist-Practitioners in Action: Cultivating Clinical and Academic Careers With Behavior Analytic Roots
Sunday, May 24, 2020
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Room 207A
Area: DDA; Domain: Theory
Chair: Kelly M. Schieltz (University of Iowa)
CE Instructor: Kelly M. Schieltz, Ph.D.
Presenting Author: GREGORY REED (Howard University)

Balancing clinical and academic careers can be challenging, but also rewarding. The current presentation focuses on the career trajectory of scientist-practitioners, with specific emphasis on ways in which research, teaching, and practice can be successfully merged and leveraged to cultivate a reinforcing career that not only allows one to practically impact children and families, but also expand that impact towards future generations (trainees), and the broader scientific community. Attendees will gain an understanding of: (a) what it means to be a scientist-practitioner, (b) ways in which to leverage their expertise in both academic and clinical arenas, and (c) ways in which to benefit the public at large, while also establishing multiple streams of income.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Graduate students in school psychology, applied behavior analysis, and related disciplines; early career professionals with backgrounds in applied behavior analysis

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) discuss diverse careers in psychology and applied behavior analysis; (2) discuss what it means to be a scientist-practitioner; (3) discuss ways in which to leverage expertise in academic and clinical arenas, as well as for establishing multiple streams of income.
GREGORY REED (Howard University)
Dr. Reed is a native Washingtonian. He received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Bowie State University in 1996, and his doctorate in School Psychology from The University of Iowa in 2002. He completed his pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Iowa, and his post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institutes and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Reed currently holds joint appointments as an Associate Professor of School Psychology and as an Associate Dean within the School of Education at Howard University. He is a licensed Behavior Analysts and School Psychologist. Dr. Reed’s research and clinical interests are in the areas of: Pediatric Feeding Disorders, Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems of Childhood, Developmental Disabilities, and Culturally Competent Assessment; he has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and on the Executive Board of the Maryland School Psychology Association. He also illustrates children’s books in his spare time.



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