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; Online; 2020

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Panel #422
CE Offered: BACB
Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First: Incorporating Self-Care into Applied Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 25, 2020
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Area: CSS/OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Joe Kendorski, M.Ed.
Chair: Kate Harrison (Brett DiNovi & Associates)
JOE KENDORSKI (Brett DiNovi and Associates, LLC)
JANET VASQUEZ (Precision Chi)
KELLEY ROSE HOAG (Root to Rise Health)

You matter, too. It is far too easy to put yourself last, especially when your career is spent putting the needs of others first. Letting this become a pattern can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, or an overall lack of fulfillment in life. Behavior analysts have a unique set of tools to help identify behavioral patterns, hypothesize the function of such behaviors, and determine replacements that produce meaningful change. The purpose of this panel is to foster a discussion surrounding the rationale for self-care, how to engage colleagues and organizations in a self-care practice, and the role behavior analysts can play in this process. By learning essential self-care strategies, not only will you find greater satisfaction in your own life, you will be a greater asset to your field, your organization, and the communities you serve. As the author Dodinsky says, “be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”

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Learning Objectives: Participants will: 1) Identify at least one personal and/or organizational barrier to self-care and/or employee wellness 3) Generate at least three actions that can be taken to prioritize self-care 3) List different contributions behavior analysts have made to their communities



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