Association for Behavior Analysis International

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40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

Expo Poster Sessions for Saturday, May 24, 2014


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Expo Poster Session #115
Accredited Programs
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
W375a-d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
1.

ABAI Accredited Graduate Programs in Special Education at The Ohio State University

SHEILA R. ALBER-MORGAN (The Ohio State University), Helen I. Cannella-Malone (The Ohio State University), Ralph Gardner III (The Ohio State University), Terri Hessler (The Ohio State University at Newark), Moira Konrad (The Ohio State University), Kathy Lawton (The Ohio State University), Nancy A. Neef (The Ohio State University), Diane M. Sainato (The Ohio State University)
Abstract:

The Ohio State University's ABAI-accredited graduate programs in special education have been advancing the study of applied behavior analysis for the past 40 years. In 2011, OSU's special education graduate programs were the recipients of the SABA Award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis. Our contributions include hundreds of published peer-reviewed journal articles and dozens of books. The greatest contributions of OSU's special education program are the program graduates whose work has helped bring evidence-based instructional practices to teachers and students around the world. The Ph.D. program, the first doctoral program to receive ABAI accreditation (1995), is the nation's only special education doctoral program explicitly built upon behavior analysis. This program prepares leadership personnel for special education whose research, teaching, and professional practice are grounded in the philosophy of behaviorism and the methodological and technological principles of applied behavior analysis. The MA program, ABAI accredited since in 1995, emphasizes the design, implementation, and evaluation of curricular and instructional interventions to improve academic, social, self-care, and vocational skills for individuals with disabilities. Master's program graduates work as licensed classroom teachers, behavior analysts, or program supervisors in public schools, private schools, or community agencies.

 
2. Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University Los Angeles
MICHELE D. WALLACE (California State University, Los Angeles), Mitch Fryling (California State University, Los Angeles), Randy V. Campbell (California State University, Los Angeles)
Abstract: California State University Los Angeles offers a Master in Counseling with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis as well as a Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate in Educational Settings for those who already have a masters degree. Our focus is on the philosophy of behavioral science as well as the application of behavior analysis in various settings (home, agencies, schools. etc.). Our goal is for our students to become competent behavior analysts.
 
3. Applied Behavior Analysis at McNeese State University
JOANNA THOMPSON (McNeese State University), Alfred Royal Tuminello Jr. (McNeese State University), Kaycie A. Frey-Stacy (McNeese State University), Lettie Alexander (McNeese State University), Cam L. Melville (McNeese State University), Charlotte Lynn Carp (McNeese State University)
Abstract: McNeese State University (MSU) is a member of the University of Louisiana System, and offers a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. MSU is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, with coursework approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The course work provides students with the foundation of both psychology and applied behavior analysis. Additionally, students are able to receive clinical experience from the McNeese Autism Program, founded in 2008 by the Department of Psychology. The McNeese Autism Program is located on campus and offers individualized behavioral services to the community at large, while serving as a training site for master’s level students. Supervised experience by nationally board certified behavior analysts and licensed clinical psychologists are available to aid students in their application for national board certification in behavior analysis. Graduate assistantships in the clinic are available to qualifying students. Furthermore, MSU has an animal operant laboratory facility; thereby, allowing students to gain valuable research experience with both humans and animals in single-subject procedures. Following a Master’s degree at MSU, students are fully prepared to either take the BCBA exam or pursue a doctoral degree in psychology or behavior analysis.
 
4. Applied Behavior Analysis at UMBC
JOHN C. BORRERO (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), SungWoo Kahng (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Iser Guillermo DeLeon (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
Abstract: Applied behavior analysis includes accountability in its service delivery. The UMBC MA track is responsive to the increasing call for such services. The UMBC Department of Psychology together with the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Department of Behavioral Psychology are uniquely suited to developing and maintaining such a program. Our track is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis and the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, so that students who have completed our MA degree have met the course work requirement for sitting for the BACB certification examination.
 
5. Applied Behavior Analysis at University of Houston-Clear Lake
LAUREN PLAISANCE (University of Houston-Clear Lake), Trena Rouse (University of Houston-Clear Lake), Molly Shireman (University of Houston-Clear Lake), Kally Luck (University of Houston-Clear Lake)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake provides students with a well-rounded foundation in psychology and applied behavior analysis through an integrated sequence of coursework, practicum, and research activities. Students obtain competency in the basic principles of learning and the application of these principles with particular emphasis on interventions for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Practicum and research experiences are provided in home, school and clinic settings. All students complete a major research project and community presentation prior to graduation. The program is accredited by ABAI and includes a course sequence and practicum that have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc as meeting the requirements for eligibility to take the BCBA exam. Graduate assistantships, paid internships and other forms of financial assistance are available to qualifying students. The coursework also prepares graduates who are interested in becoming Licensed Psychological Associates. Furthermore, graduates will be prepared to pursue doctoral degrees in psychology or behavior analysis.
 
6. Behavior Analysis Ph.D. Program at West Virginia University
KAREN G. ANDERSON (West Virginia University), Regina A. Carroll (West Virginia University), Ezra Garth Hall (West Virginia University), Stephanie L. Kincaid (West Virginia University), Elizabeth Kyonka (West Virginia University), Kennon Andy Lattal (West Virginia University), Michael Perone (West Virginia University), Claire C. St. Peter (West Virginia University)
Abstract: The behavior analysis program at West Virginia University trains students in basic research, theory, and applications of behavior principles. Students develop skills in the experimental analysis of animal and human behavior, as well as a strong methodological and conceptual background for developing behavioral technologies. The basic, conceptual, and applied areas are integrated in the curriculum; however, students may emphasize basic, applied, or both types of research.
 
7.

Behavior Analysis at California State University, Stanislaus

WILLIAM F. POTTER (California State University, Stanislaus), Jane S. Howard (California State University, Stanislaus), Bruce E. Hesse (California State University, Stanislaus), Carrie M. Dempsey (California State University, Stanislaus)
Abstract:

CSU Stanislaus has a comprehensive Master's degree in Behavior Analysis leading to the BCBA and to the MFT (if desired). We are accredited by ABAI and our program is approved by the BACB, and certified by the BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences California). In addition we have a new international dual MA in Behavior Analysis in which students study abroad in Wales and Poland, and receive a $12,000 stipend. We have five Ph.D. level Behavior Analysts in the department, have a working animal lab, and good relations with the community thus offering unique opportunities for practicum placements. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Bruce Hesse at bhesse@csustan.edu or Dr. Bill Potter at wpotter@csustan.edu.

 
8.

Behavior Analysis at Queens College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

JACK SPEAR (Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York)
Abstract:

The Behavior Analysis Training Area of the City University of New York Doctoral Program in Psychology, located at Queens College, offers doctoral students in Psychology training in the experimental and applied analysis of human and animal behavior, including behavioral neuroscience and behavioral pharmacology. Students and faculty investigate a wide spectrum of behavioral processes, from environmental and neural perspectives, through lectures and experimental laboratory course work, advanced seminars, informal student- faculty discussions, practica, internships, and individual research projects. Faculty and students publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals on a wide variety of research topics. Faculty members serve on the editorial boards of major behavioral journals, and are strongly represented at major national and international conferences and organizations. The Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis program is accredited in behavior analysis by the Association for Behavior Analysis and is license-eligible for New York State.

 
9.

Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology

DAVID A. WILDER (Florida Institute of Technology), Alison M. Betz (Florida Institute of Technology), Ivy M. Chong Crane (The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, Florida Institute of Technology), Ada C. Harvey (Florida Institute of Technology), Mark T. Harvey (Florida Institute of Technology), Michael E. Kelley (The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, Florida Institute of Technology), Jose A. Martinez-Diaz (Florida Institute of Technology and ABA Tech), Sigurdur Oli Sigurdsson (Florida Institute of Technology)
Abstract:

The Behavior Analysis programs at the Florida Institute of Technology (Fl Tech) in Melbourne, FL will be presented. The Master of Science programs in Applied Behavior Analysis, Organizational Behavior Management, and Applied Behavior Analysis plus Organizational Behavior Management will be showcased. Fl Tech also offers a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis; this program will also be described. Faculty, coursework, practica, and research opportunities will be highlighted.

 
10.

Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, and Minor in ABA the the University of South Florida

RAYMOND G. MILTENBERGER (University of South Florida), Kwang-Sun Blair (University of South Florida), Sarah E. Bloom (University of South Florida), Kimberly Crosland (University of South Florida), Andrew Samaha (University of South Florida), Timothy M. Weil (University of South Florida)
Abstract:

The Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of South Florida offers the doctoral degree and masters degree in ABA and also offers a minor in ABA. The doctoral program, started in 2013, was designed to meet ABAI accreditation requirements. The doctoral program has a focus on training in research and teaching with a mentorship or junior colleague model of training. The masters program, started in 2006, is accredited by ABAI. The masters program course sequence and practicum training program are both approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for BCBA certification. The masters program provides integrated training in science and practice with substantial practicum training as well as research training with a thesis requirement. The ABA minor was started in 2012 and the course sequence is approved by the BACB for BCaBA certification.

 
11. Florida State University Panama City Master's Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
H. ALLEN MURPHY (Florida State University at Panama City), Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University), Amy S. Polick (Florida State University Panama City)
Abstract: The Florida State University master's program began in 1999 under the direction of Jon Bailey. The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare students to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts upon graduation to practice in a variety of settings. All instruction is provided face-to-face by PhD-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts with a combined experience approaching 100 years. Currently, all students receive assistantships including a tuition waiver for their work with approved behavior analytic agencies including the Early Childhood Autism Program which is based at the Panama City campus. This is a highly selective program accepting approximately 17 students each year from a much larger applicant pool. Students have the option to live in Panama City of Tallahassee and are encouraged to gain experience across settings and populations via their assistantship and practicum placements.
 
12. Graduate Training in Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas
DEREK D. REED (The University of Kansas), Florence D. DiGennaro Reed (The University of Kansas), Adam M. Briggs (The University of Kansas), Todd Merritt (The University of Kansas), Austin O'Neal (The University of Kansas), Jessica Foster (The University of Kansas), Brent Kaplan (The University of Kansas), Edward K. Morris (University of Kansas)
Abstract: Abstract: The department's graduate program trains scientist-practitioners and researchers in the discovery and production, translation and application, and communication of knowledge in the behavioral sciences for understanding and solving problems of societal importance. For this, the department offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in applied behavioral science and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in behavioral psychology. In both degree programs, the department requires (a) a sequence of courses that integrates the basic principles of behavior, experimental methods and research design, and conceptual foundations with (b) training in basic, applied, and intervention research. Among the areas of application are early childhood, education, developmental disabilities, adolescence, family enhancement, independent living, physical disabilities, and health promotion and community development. Other areas are described in the graduate application materials available from the department and on the web site. Since its inception, the department has received notable grant funding for its research and training. In 2000, it received an award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis.
 
13. Hybrid Graduate Training from Southern Illinois University in Chicagoland and Online
RACHEL ENOCH (Southern Illinois University), Mark R. Dixon (Southern Illinois University), Joel Eric Ringdahl (Southern Illinois University), Seth W. Whiting (Southern Illinois University), Kelly M. Vinquist (Trinity Services, Inc.)
Abstract: The Behavioral Analysis and Therapy Program at SIUC was the first master's degree program in the world in behavior analysis and continues to be a prominent research institute in the field. Our program is devoted to the empirically based development and application of learning principles to a wide variety of human needs. The master's training program at SIUC has a five-year accreditation from the Association for Behavior Analysis. Currently, SIUC is the only school in Illinois and one of only 11 nationally to have this distinction. SIUC has an approved course sequence from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for both on-and off- campus courses that prepare the student sit for the BCBA exam. The faculty facilitates, and training opportunities are growing year after year. The program offers students the unique opportunity to tailor the program to meet their desired interests. Our graduates are in extremely high demand; the program has a 99% success rate for job placement after graduation. Most graduates have starting salaries ranging from $55,000-$65,000.
 
14.

Masters and Ph.D. Training at Southern Illinois University

KARL GUNNARSSON (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Mark R. Dixon (Southern Illinois University), Ruth Anne Rehfeldt (Southern Illinois University), Jonathan C. Baker (Southern Illinois University), Joel Eric Ringdahl (Southern Illinois University)
Abstract:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers Masters and Doctoral level specialization in Behavior Analysis and Therapy. The masters training program at SIUC has a five-year accreditation from the Association for Behavior Analysis. The behavior analysis and therapy program is devoted to the empirically based development and application of learning principles to a wide variety of human needs. Training is offered in behavioral practice, research and theory as it applies to problems such as child abuse and neglect, developmental disabilities, chronic medical conditions, and traumatic head injury. The Masters degree requirements are to ful?ll 45 semester hours, and the doctoral degree requirements are 96 semester hours for the doctoral courses (up to 30 hours from a masters degree may be included). The faculty facilitates, and training opportunities are growing year after year. The program offers students the unique opportunity to tailor the program to meet their desired interests. Our graduates are in extremely high demand; the program has a 99% success rate for job placement after graduation.

 
15. M.S. Program at Jacksonville State University in Alabama
PAIGE M. MCKERCHAR (Jacksonville State University), Todd L. McKerchar (Jacksonville State University), Makenzie Williams Bayles (Jacksonville State University), William L. Palya (Jacksonville State University)
Abstract: Jacksonville State University, nicknamed The Friendliest Campus in the South, is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains midway between Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL. The masters program in psychology is the only ABAI accredited program in Alabama, and it offers a Behavior Analyst Certification Board-approved program of study. Our students complete seven required courses in the conceptual, experimental, and applied analysis of behavior, as well as six related elective courses, which include practicum and research opportunities. Our overarching goals are to teach future applied behavior analysts to think critically about the conceptual and experimental basis of the field, and to train them in the implementation of scientifically validated behavioral procedures. Our students study basic behavioral processes in our sophisticated animal research facility and can practice applying behavioral principles in basic and applied settings through our recently established Center for Behavioral Studies. Our poster provides more detail about our faculty, coursework, research, and practicum opportunities.
 
16. Behavior Analysis Program at University of Nevada Reno
RAMONA HOUMANFAR (University of Nevada, Reno), Patrick M. Ghezzi (University of Nevada, Reno), Linda J. Parrott Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno), W. Larry Williams (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: This year marks the 24th Anniversary of the Behavior Analysis Program at UNR. We look forward to celebrating the following accomplishments with our colleagues and students at ABAI 2014: • We were awarded the “Organizational Enduring Contribution to Behavior Analysis” by the Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis in May 2010. • The Program has Conferred over 40 Ph.D. degrees. • The On-Campus Masters program has conferred over 80 Masters degrees. • The Satellite Masters program has conferred over 100 Off-campus Masters degrees in multiple national and in international locations.
 
17. Satellite Master’s Program in Behavior Analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno
LINDA J. PARROTT HAYES (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: Satellite Master’s Program in Behavior Analysis (SMPBA) was initiated by the Behavior Analysis Division of the Psychology Department at UNR in 1995, and has been in continuous operation since that time. The SMPBA is one of three programs operated by the Division of Behavior Analysis in the Department of Psychology. The program has conferred over 100 Off-campus Masters degrees in multiple national and in international locations.
 
18. St. Cloud State University: Applied Behavior Analysis Program
ERIC RUDRUD (St. Cloud State University), Kimberly A. Schulze (St. Cloud State University), Benjamin N. Witts (St. Cloud State University)
Abstract: St. Cloud State University offers undergraduate and graduate training in Applied Behavior Analysis for on-campus and distance students. We also offer approved courses that lead toward becoming a BCBA and BCaBA in both on-campus and on-line format.
 
19. The Graduate Programs in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University
JESSICA SINGER-DUDEK (Teachers College, Columbia University), R. Douglas Greer (Teachers College, Columbia University and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  ), Laura E. Lyons (Columbia University)
Abstract: We will present the MA and Ph.D. programs in teaching as applied behavior analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University. We will outline the requirements for each degree and focus on the critical features of our graduate training programs. We will present our three-tiered module system of teacher training program that incorporates verbal behavior about the science (content area expertise), contingency-shaped repertoires (application expertise), and verbally mediated data analysis (analytic expertise). In addition, we will highlight our research and demonstration (R & D) CABAS model schools, where our students and graduates work and train.
 
20. University of Cincinnati ABAI Accredited School Psychology Programs
RENEE HAWKINS (University of Cincinnati), Janet L. Graden (University of Cincinnati), Julie Morrison (University of Cincinnati), Tai Collins (University of Cincinnati)
Abstract: The ABAI accredited Ed.S. and Ph.D. School Psychology Programs at the University of Cincinnati are dedicated to preparing highly competent professional school psychologists in accord with the scientist-practitioner model. As a result of their comprehensive training, graduates are prepared to make significant contributions to the challenging field of education through up-to-date professional practice, research, child and family advocacy, and leadership for best practices. The poster will describe the training model and curriculum of the Programs and provide important information for those considering a career in school psychology.
 
21. Western Michigan University's Behavior Analysis Program
JESSICA E. FRIEDER (Western Michigan University), Cynthia J. Pietras (Western Michigan University), Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University), Ron Van Houten (Western Michigan University), R. Wayne Fuqua (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: Western Michigan's Behavior Analysis Program is an ABAI accredited program. We offer both master's and doctoral training programs in behavior analysis. Primary specialty areas are: developmental disabilities, basic operant research with humans and non-humans, organizational behavior management/performance management, behavioral pharmacology, and behavioral medicine. We utilize a mentorship model for all training.
 
22.

Graduate Training in the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas

RICHARD G. SMITH (University of North Texas), Jesus Rosales-Ruiz (University of North Texas), Shahla S. Ala'i-Rosales (University of North Texas), Manish Vaidya (University of North Texas), Traci M. Cihon (University of North Texas), Jonathan W. Pinkston (University of North Texas), Karen A. Toussaint (University of North Texas), Einar T. Ingvarsson (University of North Texas)
Abstract:

The mission of the Department of Behavior Analysis is to provide a program of learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students that is nationally recognized for excellence and that establishes knowledge and skills that allow graduates to compete successfully in and make significant contributions to society; to contribute to the discipline of behavior analysis and to the community by conducting applied and basic research that furthers understanding of human behavior and results in demonstrative positive behavioral change; to form lasting partnerships, in the region, nationally, and internationally; and to develop behavioral solutions for social problems at local, national, and international levels. This poster will present opportunities for interested students to learn about opportunities for training and research across the wide range of faculty expertise offered at UNT's Department of Behavior Analysis. Experience in research and application is offered in areas including intervention for autism and related disabilities, applied behavior analysis with animals, verbal behavior, college teaching and learning, behavioral pharmacology, behavior analysis of memory, and more.

 
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Expo Poster Session #116
Graduate Training Programs
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
W375a-d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
1. Western MIchigan University: Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master's Program
HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), Alyce M. Dickinson (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: The master's degree program in I/O Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University prepares students, through a combination of classroom and practical training, for human resource and organizational development positions in business, consulting, and human service organizations. Students may elect a program of study that enables them to enter the work force after graduation or pursue doctoral training. Many graduates of the program continue their training in our behavior analysis Ph.D. program, studying with the same faculty members who advised them in the master's program. Graduates who seek employment after receiving the M.A. degree are qualified for jobs that involve personnel training and development, productivity and safety improvement, quality enhancement, work process improvement and organizational systems analysis. These jobs are usually found in human resource departments, process management departments, or consulting firms. The program requires the completion of 36 credit hours. The conceptual basis of the program is behavior analysis. Thus, evidence-based environmental-change strategies are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Program options There are two options in the program: •The practicum option prepares students to enter the work force when they graduate and requires a minimum of 6 credit hours of practicum. •The thesis option prepares students for doctoral training and requires students to conduct a 6-credit hour research study.
 
2. ABA Master's Program at CSU Fresno
MARIANNE L. JACKSON (California State University, Fresno), Amanda N. Adams (Central California Autism Center), Criss Wilhite (California State University, Fresno), Jonpaul D. Moschella (California State University, Fresno)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at Fresno State is a part of the Psychology Department and housed in the College of Science and Mathematics. Our program has a number of exciting campus facilities including the Central California Autism Center, a newly constructed building, and state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Our students receive extensive education in the philosophy, principles, research methods, and applications of ABA, as well as intensive practicum experience that includes early and intensive behavioral intervention for children with Autism, the reduction of a wide range of intensive problem behaviors, general skills acquisition, social skills training methods, and parent training. Additional faculty research interests include verbal behavior, perspective taking, health, sport, and fitness interventions, and environmental sustainability.
 
3. Applied Behavior Analysis at Aurora University
STEPHEN F. WALKER (Aurora University), Autumn N. McKeel (Aurora University)
Abstract: The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Aurora University prepares individuals to address significant challenges in today’s society. The ABA program emphasizes a natural science approach to the study of human behavior. The program will introduce students to ways of viewing everyday behavior that differs from the way behavior is typically talked about in everyday speak. Students will be introduced to the basic research that serves as the foundation for applied behavior analysis, and how basic research has given rise to effective behavioral treatments addressing behavioral challenges. Students will have the opportunity to exercise skills learned in the classroom at practicum sites that have been selected because of the high quality services and the range of experiences the sites provide.
 
4. Applied Behavior Analysis at Central Washington University
WENDY A. WILLIAMS (Central Washington University), Sadie L. Lovett (Central Washington University)
Abstract: CWU offers a Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in ABA. The program is designed to meet the coursework requirements necessary to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board’s® (BACB®) examination. Graduate students are prepared for a professional career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®); including hands-on training with adults and children with developmental disabilities. Students are trained to provide programmatic habilitative services by addressing the goals of mastering new skills and ameliorating behavioral problems. Degree requirements focus on integrating foundational and specialized coursework with practical experience in real world settings. In addition, the program arranges approximately 800 hours of BCBA®-supervised internship. The program emphasizes ABA intervention across the entire lifespan. Internship sites have included the Ellensburg and Selah School Districts, The Trellis Center for Adults with Autism (occupational habilitation center), Children’s Village in Yakima, WA, and NW Behavior Associates and Blueprints, Inc. in Seattle, WA. Graduates must complete additional internship hours to be eligible to sit for the BCBA® exam. Students interested in obtaining a Masters degree in other fields (e.g. Special Education, School Psychology or Family Studies) may enroll in the ABA courses and work toward meeting the BACB® ‘s academic requirements.
 
5. Applied Behavior Analysis at CSUN; Master's in Behavioral Clinical Psychology (California State University, Northridge)
ELLIE KAZEMI (California State University, Northridge), Tara A. Fahmie (California State University, Northridge), Debra Berry Malmberg (California State University, Northridge)
Abstract: The Behavioral Clinical Psychology Master's program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) provides high quality graduate education and practical training in Applied Behavior Analysis. We designed the curriculum to meet the needs of students who wish to become effective and professional scientist-practitioners to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Our students received two years of coursework in behavior analytic concepts, behavior measurement, intervention methods, as well as advanced coursework in human development, pathways to psychopathology, research methodology, and ethics and family relations. Our students complete a series of oral examinations as well as a culminating project prior to graduation. Our dedicated faculty, supervise students through various community-based university practica experiences and research projects. While we prepare our students to practice as Master's level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), we also provide the research experience and foundations necessary for students who wish to pursue rigorous doctoral programs nationwide.
 
6. Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University
THEODORE A. HOCH (George Mason University), Christine Hoffner Barthold (George Mason University), Kristy Park (George Mason University)
Abstract: George Mason University houses an Undergraduate Minor in Applied Behavior Analysis, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Master's Degree in Special Education with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as opportunities to earn the BCBA-D credential. We offer practicum and research opportunities at all levels. Faculty from our BACB Approved Applied Behavior Analysis training programs will be present to talk with all interested parties.
 
7. Applied Behavior Analysis in Downtown Chicago: MS and PhD Programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
DIANA J. WALKER (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), John W. Eshleman (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Scott A. Herbst (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Jennifer Klapatch (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Fawna Stockwell (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: Stop by our poster and learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Downtown Chicago! We offer MS and PhD degrees in ABA. Our MS in ABA program includes a BACB-approved course sequence and diverse practicum training opportunities working with a variety of populations in a variety of settings. Our PhD in ABA program prepares students to teach and conduct research in university settings, as well as to become lead practitioners and consultants in the field. Both programs provide a solid foundation in the science and philosophy of behavior analysis. We have a faculty with diverse interests and expertise, and we encourage our students to apply behavior analysis and analyze behavior in novel ways. The school is located right on the river in downtown Chicago, easily accessible by public transportation. There are numerous opportunities to learn and apply behavior analysis, to enjoy views of the river and downtown Chicago from the classrooms, and to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer!
 
8.

Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Georgian Court University

DAVID M. WILSON (Georgian Court University), Christopher J. Perrin (Georgian Court University, Melmark), Stephen M. Levine (Georgian Court University), Theresa Brown (Georgian Court University)
Abstract:

This poster provides an overview of the programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Georgian Court University. The psychology department offers both an undergraduate concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Master of Arts graduate program. The programs at both levels are designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies to deliver effective behavioral programs to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Courses provide training in the philosophy of behaviorism, basic and applied principles, assessment and intervention strategies, as well as ethical practice in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs include course sequences and a practicum option that have been preapproved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. therefore, students may be eligible to sit for the certification exam upon graduation. Georgian Court Universitys values-based approach to education creates a personalized, positive experience where each student is encouraged and supported to challenge themselves and succeed.

 
9. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Regis College
LAUREN BEAULIEU (Regis College)
Abstract: Regis College offers a 45 credit Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. Students enrolled in our MS in ABA program will learn how to apply behavior-analytic procedures to solve behavioral problems of social importance and improve conditions for dependent or at-risk populations. Our programs are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the science of learning across diverse applications and allow students to specialize in an area(s) of interest during their practicum experience. A fundamental assumption underlying the ABA Program at Regis College is that students need multiple opportunities to gain practical experience to apply theory to practice. We prepare students to become effective practitioners through three semesters of supervised practicum at sites located in the community as well as completing a culminating thesis. Students can complete the MS in ABA program in as little as 2 years of full-time study. Our programs are designed to both prepare students to effectively enter the workforce upon graduation and provide a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue doctoral work in behavior analysis.
 
10. Behavior Analysis and Behavior Therapy Graduate Training Programs at Eastern Michigan University
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Aimee Moore (Eastern Michigan University), Chelsea Dore (Eastern Michigan University), Caitlyn Sorensen (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: Eastern Michigan University offers graduate education in clinical behavior analysis and behavior therapy at the master's level (2 years, thesis optional) and the doctoral level (APA accredited, 5 years with 4 years of tuition and stipend support) levels. The program is supported by seven behavioral faculty members with specialties in anxiety disorders, autism, basic behavior analysis, child and family therapy, sexual deviance treatment, and developmental disabilities. An on-campus psychology clinic and various basic and applied laboratory facilities are available. The graduate course of study prepares the graduate to be a BCBA and for licensure at the master's and doctoral levels. A master's in experimental psychology, including options for behavioral research is available (thesis required).
 
11.

Behavior Analysis at Auburn University

TYLER GODSY (Auburn University), Odessa Luna (Auburn University ), Sacha T. Pence (Auburn University), John T. Rapp (Auburn University)
Abstract:

The Department of Psychology at Auburn University offers a non-thesis program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The full-time program requires three consecutive semesters (12 months) of coursework and intensive practicum training. Practicum training involves a practicum course, small group supervisory sessions, and individual supervisory meetings. Students receive training at multiple sites, including an inclusive preschool, behavioral assessment and treatment clinic, parent and in-home training for foster, adoptive, and birth families, and a school-based treatment facility for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Agency Fellowships are available to qualified students. These fellowships are sponsored by public and private human service agencies in Alabama and around the country. The fellowship helps pay for tuition and provides the student a monthly stipend. Students accepting fellowships agree to work for the sponsoring agency for one year immediately following graduation. Auburn's application deadline is February 15th and interested students can learn more about our admission process at www.auburn.edu/psychology/aba.

 
12. Behavior Analysis at Missouri State University
ANN ROST (Missouri State University), David Wayne Mitchell (Missouri State University)
Abstract: The Department of Psychology, in conjunction with Special Education, now offers a Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program allows students to specialize in application with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as provides training and research opportunities for those students interested in doctoral study. This is a two year, five semester, program that includes practicum work. Students will complete the necessary coursework to prepare them to meet certification requirements.
 
13. Behavior Analysis at Rowan University
MICHELLE ENNIS SORETH (Rowan University), Mary Louise E. Kerwin (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University)
Abstract: Rowan University is a rapidly growing public university located in southern New Jersey, approximately 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia. Rowan currently offers Behavior Analyst Certification Board ®, Inc (BACB®) approved undergraduate and graduate coursework sequences for the BCaBA and BCBA. The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 36 credit hour program that fulfills the degree and coursework requirements for the BCBA. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) is an 18 credit hour program that fulfills coursework requirements for the BCBA for individuals who already possess a master’s degree in an approved field. The post-baccalaureate in ABA and undergraduate Specialization in Behavioral Services satisfy coursework requirements for the BCaBA. The training provided in Rowan’s on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs in behavior analysis are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in science of behavior and advanced skills in diverse applications of behavior analysis. Students are heavily involved in grant-supported faculty research and supervised fieldwork that represent a broad range of behavior analytic applications including pediatric feeding disorders, promotion of health behavior, drug & alcohol treatment, behavioral parent training, and the treatment of emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, and other developmental disabilities.
 
14. Behaviour Analysis at the University of South Wales
Jennifer L. Austin (University of South Wales), AIMEE GILES (University of South Wales), Richard May (University of South Wales)
Abstract: With close to 100 years of experience in higher education, the University of South Wales has played a significant role in the economic, social and cultural advancement of Wales. The university’s MSc in Behaviour Analysis and Therapy, housed with the School of Psychology, is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in cutting-edge behaviour analytic research and practice skills. Our course team have a range of specialisations, ensuring that students gain an understanding of the scope of behaviour analytic science and application. The program is approved by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board and includes 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The university’s on-campus clinic, combined with partnerships with local schools and service providers, provide a wealth of settings and populations for research and practical experience.
 
15. Brandman University Pre-approved BCBA Course Series
MICHAEL WEINBERG (Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC )
Abstract: The Brandman University Program offers the BCBA course sequence for those seeking certification at the Masters level (Courses EDN9005-9010), in a self-paced, online format. Exam Prep and Mock Exams are offered to students as supplemental material. Brandman University arranges for supervised experience hours, and matches the student with a qualified supervisor, which may be provided online via our Onsync System. Oversight and instruction for the courses is provided by Dr. Michael Weinberg. Dr. Weinberg received his Ph.D. in 1985 in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior program at Temple University, and B.A. in psychology and ABA in 1977 at the E. K. Shriver Center and Northeastern University. He has been on the part-time faculty of Temple University’s Psychology Department, and is adjunct faculty at St. Joseph’s University and Salem State University. Dr. Weinberg is a licensed psychologist in three states, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral, with over 30 years of experience providing behavior analysis services and intervention to many client populations, ages, and behavior problems. He is founder and president of Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC and has published articles and book chapters in behavior analysis including juvenile justice, functional analysis, and reactive attachment disorder and other areas.
 
16. California State University, Sacramento: Applied Behavior Analysis Program
MEGAN R. HEINICKE (California State University, Sacramento), Becky Penrod (California State University, Sacramento), Caio F. Miguel (California State University, Sacramento)
Abstract: The program at Sacramento State prepares students to practice as M.A.-level board certified behavior analysts, as well as enter doctoral programs in Applied Behavior Analysis or Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Our program is known for its focus on training a small group of scientist practitioners. Most of our graduates publish their research in peer reviewed journals. Our facilities include human and animal (rats) operant laboratories, and a clinical suite for treatment research. Students obtain clinical experience at approved paid internship sites providing early intervention services to children with autism. The ABA program coursework fulfills the requirements to sit for the national certification exam in Behavior Analysis (BCBA).
 
17. Capilano University Bachelor of Applied Behaviour Analysis - Autism
RICHARD A. STOCK (Capilano University ), Brenda Fossett (Capilano University)
Abstract: The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis - Autism is a unique degree program in British Columbia. At this time, it is the only baccalaureate program in Western Canada that blends rigorous academic training and professional supervised experience. This program has tremendous potential to improve the lives of families who are currently struggling to find competent professionals in the field of behaviour analysis. At present it is estimated that 1 in 88 children meet the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and applied behaviour analysis is the only scientifically validated treatment that has been shown to be effective. In British Columbia alone, there are nearly 1,000 children under the age of 6 and 6,000 children over the age of 6 who receive funding from the Ministry of Child and Family Development for services, and many of these families cannot access well-trained professionals. Graduates of the program will have completed academic coursework and supervised experience towards eligibility to write the Behavior Analyst Certification (BACB) exam to become an assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) and work under the supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
 
18. Centre for Applied Disability Studies Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Opportunities
ALISON ROTHWELL (Brock University), Maurice Feldman (Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University  )
Abstract: Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, offers two Masters Degrees in Applied Disability Studies with in ABA. These programs allow both full-time (2-years) and part-time study (3-years). Both the MA and MADS offers the BACB approved graduate level coursework necessary to apply for certification as a BCBA. Students have the option of applying for two types of Masters degrees: a Masters of Arts (MA) which requires a MA thesis and is geared towards students interested in research careers pursuing a Ph.D.; and a Masters in Applied Disability Studies (MADS), which is for professionals. We also have a Grad Diploma that is for students with a Masters degree who wish to take the BACB approved course sequence for BCBA. For students who pursue a MA degree, stipends and bursaries are typically awarded. MADS courses are geared towards students who work full-time and are offered one weekend per month blended with online study in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa. Eligibility requirements for admission to the Masters programs include a 4 year Bachelors degree in a related area of study and relevant field experience. Two Ph.D programs (Clinical Psychology and Applied Disability Studies/ABA) are under development.
 
19. Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles: MS and PhD programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
LESLIE A. MORRISON (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus)
Abstract: The Chicago School, Los Angeles (TCS LA) MS and PhD programs in ABA were launched in Fall 2008 at the Southern California campus. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals wanting to obtain comprehensive graduate training in Behavior Analysis. The TCS LA ABA program is designed to prepare students in a wide variety of specialization areas. Coursework covers all domains of Behavior Analysis including ABA, EAB, Service Delivery and Theory and Philosophy. Program requirements include: thesis, applied project, dissertation, comprehensive examinations, and practicum.
 
20. Clinical Health/Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Programs With ABA Specialty at East Carolina University
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), Emmi Scott (East Carolina University)
Abstract: East Carolina University has pediatric school and clinical health psychology programs that lead to a Ph.D. in health psychology and eligibility for licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Psychologist. Students are admitted to one of two concentrations within the program: Behavior Medicine or Pediatric School Psychology. Students can elect to specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis and take a series of courses that will make them eligible for certification as a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The program is a five-year, full-time, post-baccalaureate program. The 105 semester hour curriculum includes the following components: a core curriculum focusing on the biological, social, and cognitive-affective bases of behavior, health psychology and behavioral medicine, and research (statistics and research design); courses specific to the students chosen concentration, including courses on health assessment and intervention and applied behavior analysis; a series of research experiences culminating in an empirical dissertation and completion of a one-year pre-doctoral internship meeting the requirements of the APA and/or the Association of Psychology Pre-doctoral and Internship Centers.
 
21. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell College
TINA SIDENER (Caldwell College), April N. Kisamore (Caldwell College), Jason C. Vladescu (Caldwell College), Ruth M. DeBar (Caldwell College), Sharon A. Reeve (Caldwell College), Kenneth F. Reeve (Caldwell College)
Abstract: Caldwell College, a private liberal arts college located in a quiet suburban New Jersey community 20 miles from New York City, is home to three graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The Post-Master’s Program in ABA consists of a BACB-approved eight-course curriculum (24 credits). These same courses make up the core of the 45-credit Master's program in ABA. Building on the success of these programs, Caldwell College also offers a 45-credit post-Master’s in ABA Ph.D. program (90 credits total). Students in the MA and Ph.D. programs are required to complete a research thesis and dissertation, respectively. Both graduate programs prepare students to work in a variety of applied and academic settings. Caldwell College is also home to the state-of-the-art Center for Autism and ABA, which provides a BACB-approved practicum experience (optional for graduate students), and both basic and applied research opportunities, while serving the autism community. New Jersey also boasts many successful private agencies and public school programs that work with Caldwell College to support training in behavior analysis and to provide additional practicum experience.
 
22. Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism program (LIDA) at Sam Houston State University
AMANDA BOSCH (Sam Houston State University), Kristina Vargo (Sam Houston State University)
Abstract: The Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism program (LIDA) at Sam Houston State University is a BACB-approved course sequence that provides training to acquire either an M.A., M.Ed., or post-Master's certificate. The program provides all of the coursework and practicum required in order to be eligible to take the BCBA exam. The program has been designed for working professionals. Classes are offered in the evenings and during the summer at the campus in Huntsville and at the University Center in The Woodlands. New and exciting changes are occurring in the program as we modify the course sequence and curriculum, create new research and practicum sites, and increase the potential for student funding.
 
23. Masters Program in ABA at the University of Nebraska-Omaha
JENNIFER M. KOZISEK (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Mark D. Shriver (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Lisa Kelly-Vance (University of Nebraska-Omaha)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis Program (ABAP) is a collaborative program managed jointly through the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) School Psychology Program and the Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Centers (UNMC) Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). Each departments faculty contributes unique experience and expertise in the areas of applied behavior analysis. The ABAP trains students in an applied behavioral analytic orientation to provide much needed services for children with behavioral disabilities. In addition, the ABAP prepares students to be mental health practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills related to the provision of behavioral therapy for children. Students who graduate from the program will be eligible to sit for the examination for certification as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), as the ABAP course sequence and practicum experience have been approved the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board. Furthermore, graduates will have obtained the prerequisites for Provisional Licensure as a Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) in the state of Nebraska. The ABAPs mission is to graduate students who have met high levels of academic excellence relevant to the knowledge and skills of applied behavior analysis.
 
24. Masters in Behavior Analysis Program at LIU Post
JOHN C. NEILL (Long Island University), Gerald Lachter (Long Island University)
Abstract: Long Island University, Post campus, has a new masters in behavior analysis program. Students can get hands on research experience in behavior of human and non-human subjects, including pigeons, mice and rats in our state-of-the-art animal behavior laboratories. In addition, students who wish to work with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders will discover a rich network of contacts and placements that allow practicum experience working with diverse populations. Faculty interests include experimental analysis of animal and human behavior, applied behavior analysis and the neurosciences. Some of our recent Masters students have gone on to PhD programs in behavior analysis and are now working in the Long Island area, and networking opportunities are extensive. Students may also obtain a certificate in applied behavior analysis, which will prepare them for the educational requirements for possible board certification in behavior analysis.
 
25. Master of Science in Behavior Analysis at Briar Cliff University
COREY S. STOCCO (Briar Cliff University)
Abstract: We designed the Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program at Briar Cliff University to prepare students for careers as behavior analysts across a variety of populations and settings. Courses focus on the principles of behavior and their flexible application to a wide variety of socially significant problems. Students get hands-on practica experiences in different areas: working with individuals with autism, working on sports skills with college athletes, and working on professional skills with college students. The program faculty includes Stephanie Hood, Todd Knealing, and Corey Stocco. The approximate timeline for program completion is 2 years.
 
26. Masters Programme in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the Bangor University, Wales UK
MARGUERITE L. HOERGER (Bangor University), J. Carl Hughes (Bangor University), Sandy Toogood (Wales Centre for Behaviour Analysis and University of Wales, Bangor), Stephen J. Noone (Bangor University), Elin Mair Walker Jones (Bangor University)
Abstract: In 2003 we developed the first Masters course in Applied Behaviour Analysis in Europe. The course is designed and taught by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and has been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) as providing content eligibility for students to sit the full BCBA exam (3rd Task List). In line with the British University system, the course is offered at three levels: Post-graduate Certificate, Post-graduate Diploma, and Masters. In the design and running of the course we have attempted to use behavioural principles in the instructional materials, learning environments, and in the assessment of students learning. We utilise computer based instructional packages, direct instruction, and, Precision Teaching approaches, such as SAFMEDS and Standard Celeration Charting. The course can be taken in one year or on a part-time basis (either two or three years in duration). Each year we enrol approximately 60-70 students from a wide range of backgrounds: early autism intervention projects, challenging behaviour units, social services, special education, and new graduates. Our main aim is to make a significant contribution to training competent behaviour analysts in Europe.
 
27. National University of Ireland, Galway, PhD in Applied Behaviour Analysis
MEGHAN BRAHM (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Abstract: The Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Behaviour Analysis is a structured four-year Ph.D programme of study. This qualification articulates with the existing Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis, thereby ensuring that graduates possess high level research skills in both practice and research. The programme combines a Ph.D thesis with the taught academic components and supervised work experience of the existing MSc programme. Graduates will therefore be qualified to work in the full spectrum of applied (educational and clinical), research, and academic settings.
 
28.

Online Graduate Education in ABA at The Sage Colleges

DANA R. REINECKE (The Sage Colleges), Benjamin C. Mauro (The Sage Colleges, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis)
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The Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (CABA) at The Sage Colleges offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism, as well as a Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis for candidates who already have a Masters degree in a related field. Both programs are delivered completely online, allowing students to learn from any location. Full-time and adjunct faculty teach from all over the United States and Canada. CABA provides a BACB-approved course sequence in both programs, preparing students to sit for the BACB exam. An optional practicum sequence provides the opportunity to get supervised experience, or students can obtain experience on their own. The Masters program includes additional coursework specific to autism and research. All students are encouraged to design and conduct individual research projects as part of their coursework. Although our programs are delivered entirely online, we strive to foster faculty-student relationships, as well as student interactions throughout the program.

 
29. Penn State Harrisburg Master of Arts Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis
JULIE A. ACKERLUND BRANDT (Penn State Harrisburg), Kimberly A. Schreck (Penn State Harrisburg), Richard M. Foxx (Penn State)
Abstract: The Master of Arts program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg is a growing program that aims to a.) instruct graduate students in the basic principles, theories, and research methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis and Experimental Analysis of Behavior; b.) teach procedures for the systematic application of behavioral technology in natural environments; and c.) provide practical experience in behavior assessment, and designing, implementing, and evaluating behavioral intervention programs. The graduate-level course sequence has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCBA) and includes internship and research opportunities. This program is unique in Pennsylvania and offers the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty and is intended for both full-time and part-time students. The overall training model emphasizes the core areas of the discipline including the scientific basis of behavior analysis, as well as, how biological, social, and individual differences affect human behavior. Training emphasizes the development of both assessment and intervention skills. The program provides a strong foundation in ABA which prepares students to seek employment as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or to apply for admission into a Ph.D. program to continue advanced study in applied behavior analysis or the experimental analysis of behavior.
 
30. Post Graduate Opportunities in Behavior Analysis in Norway
INGUNN SANDAKER (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences), Erik Arntzen (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
Abstract: Post-Graduate Training at the Program for Learning in Complex Systems, OAUC, Norway The Program for Learning in complex systems at the Institute of Behavioral Science, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences offers post-graduate training in behavior analysis. We will present details about the Master and the PhD program, which have been running respectively for 10 and four years.
 
31. Saint Louis University Applied Behavior Analysis Programs
JOLENE R. SY (Saint Louis University), Alyssa N. Wilson (Saint Louis University)
Abstract: We encourage you to apply to one of the three degree programs offered by Saint Louis University (SLU). Why choose SLU? We offer two master's degrees and a post-master's certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The programs offer face-to-face interaction with dedicated faculty, in-person classroom experience that allows students to practice professional and collegial skills necessary to be an effective practitioner, and rigorous coursework introduces the whole spectrum of ABA, rather than simply preparing for the certification exam. Students gain opportunities to integrate research, course work, and practice through practica and opportunities to participate in research team(s). SLU graduates have a BCBA exam pass rate higher than the national average. In addition, all SLU ABA program graduates have been offered jobs prior to graduation.
 
32. Science, Skinner, and Surf: Behavior Analysis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
EMILY G. BLINN (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Kathleen L. Hodskins (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Billie J. Klein (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Christine E. Hughes (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Abstract: At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, we are dedicated to providing a well-rounded educational experience in the experimental analysis of behavior whether your subjects are human or nonhuman, in the lab or in the natural setting, engage in excessive behavior or need behavior shaped. We have two tracks in our Master's program in psychology in which students can study behavior analysis. All students take core courses in psychology, including statistics and research methods, and in behavior analysis, including learning, small-n design, applied behavior analysis, and conceptual foundations. In addition, students complete an empirical thesis with an individual faculty member. Students in our applied behavior analysis tract take additional courses in clinical psychology, complete a 10-week practicum course, and a 6-month internship. After graduating, the ABA students are eligible to sit for both the BACB certification exam and the NC licensure as a psychological associate. Students also participate in a weekly graduate seminar in advanced topics in behavior analysis, regional and state conferences, and in ABAI.
 
33. The University of Texas - Pan American: Board Certified Behavior Analyst Concentration/Certificate Program
ZINA A. ELURI (The University of Texas-Pan American), Frederick A. Ernst (The University of Texas-Pan American), Mark Winkel (The University of Texas-Pan American), Valerie Nicole Neeley (The University of Texas-Pan American), Valerie (Wendy) James-Aldridge (The University of Texas-Pan American)
Abstract: The Psychology Department in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas-Pan American offers two master's degree options in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology. This program also offers a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Concentration for students interested in pursuing certification as a behavior analyst, while also obtaining a master's degree in Psychology. In addition, The University of Texas-Pan American offers a certificate program for individuals who have already obtained a master's degree in psychology or education and want to pursue certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The psychology department offers the curriculum that has been approved by the BACB and prepares students with the necessary coursework required to take the certification exam. This program consists of faculty who have broad experiences in working with animals and individuals. Many students have the opportunity to be crossed-trained in working with both animals in the Behavioral Neuroscience Lab or in the Gladys Porter Zoo and with individuals in the community or in the Rio Grande State Center, among other areas. For more information regarding this program, please contact Zina Eluri, PhD, BCBA-D at eluriza@utpa.edu or visit the website at www.utpa.edu/psychology.
 
34. Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center: Doctoral Training in Applied Behavior Analysis
CHRISTY WILLIAMS (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Wayne W. Fisher (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Joseph H. Evans (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Cathleen C. Piazza (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Valerie M. Volkert (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Nicole M. Rodriguez (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Kevin C. Luczynski (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Suzanne M. Milnes (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Abstract: Behavior analysis began as a subfield of psychology and over time has developed a number of unique assessments and treatment procedures that are not routinely covered in traditional psychology training programs. Behavior analysis has three primary branches: (a) behaviorism, which focuses on the world view or philosophy of behavior analysis; (b) the experimental analysis of behavior, which identifies and analyzes basic principles and processes that explain behavior; and (c) applied behavior analysis (ABA), which analyses and solves problems of social importance using the principles and procedures of behavior analysis. Our doctoral program provides instruction and training in all three of these areas, with a primary focus on applied behavior analysis with children, adolescents, and families. The guiding philosophy of the program is that learning is maximized by integrating didactic and experiential instruction such that principles and concepts are introduced in the classroom and immediately applied in coordinated clinical and research practica.
 
35. University of Oregon Graduate Training Program
TIFFANY KODAK (University of Oregon)
Abstract: The school psychology program at the University of Oregon is an APA-accredited program with a behavioral orientation. We offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence and intensive practicum experience that leads to eligibility to obtain certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. UO offers a master’s and doctoral degree in school psychology. The master’s degree requires 2 years of coursework and an internship. Students who earn their master’s degree are eligible for licensure as a school psychologist upon completion of their training. The doctoral degree includes 5 years of coursework and a 1-year internship. Students earning a doctorate degree are eligible for licensure as a psychologist. In addition, our program is in the process of developing a master’s program in applied behavior analysis. Our faculty members have expertise in a variety of areas within the field of behavior analysis including the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, early intervention, instructional design, and curriculum-based measurement.
 
36. University of Saint Joseph Behavior Analysis Programs
DEIRDRE LEE FITZGERALD (University of Saint Joseph), John D. Molteni (University of Saint Joseph)
Abstract: The Master of Arts program in Behavior Analysis is a BACB approved 45 credit graduate training experience culminating in a thesis research project. Students complete the program in two years full-time or three years part-time and have the option to conjointly enroll in a competency-based Supervised Experience in Behavior Analysis Track. In addition, the Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies at USJ offers a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate in Autism, Certification Preparation Track in ABA, and the Assistant Certification Preparation Track in ABA. Graduate students enjoy small classes that provide an intimate co-educational learning environment designed for a diverse group of working professionals, as well as personalized attention from knowledgeable professors who are recognized in their field. Competitive research assistantships, internships, and employment assistance are provided, as well.
 
37. Michigan State University: Graduate Training Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders
SUMMER FERRERI (Michigan State University), Marisa H Fisher (Michigan State University), Josh Plavnick (Michigan State University)
Abstract: The Special Education Program at Michigan State University offers two online Graduate Programs of interest to individuals seeking a career in behavior analysis. The Master’s Degree with an endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs prepare students as scientist practitioners to develop, supervise, and deliver behavior analytic programming to children with autism and related disorders. Students in these programs complete several applied projects with individuals with disabilities and under the supervision of MSU faculty. The ASD coursework fulfills the requirements in the state of Michigan for a teaching endorsement in ASD. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the ABA course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Students can develop a program of instruction consisting of the Masters with ASD endorsement and ABA certificate, or can complete one of the two programs.
 
38. Applied Behavior Analysis and Temple Univesity
MATTHEW TINCANI (Temple University), Donald A. Hantula (Temple University), Philip N. Hineline (Temple University - Emeritus), Saul Axelrod (Temple University), Amanda Guld Fisher (Melmark)
Abstract: Temple University features interdisciplinary graduate programs in behavior analysis at master's and doctoral levels. Temple's nationally known behavior analysis faculty hold leadership positions in regional and national behavior analysis organizations, and their research regularly appears in the highest quality journals of the field. The M.S.Ed. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis, established in 1991, involves faculty in special education, school psychology, and psychology programs. M.S.Ed. ABA students complete practica in a variety of settings and learn applications of behavior analysis in drug treatment, behavioral safety, autism intervention, academic and functional assessment, and other areas. Students work closely with faculty on community and school-based research in the Philadelphia area. Doctoral training opportunities in special education, school psychology, and psychology are available with assistantship opportunities for doctoral students. Temple and Melmark, Inc., located in Berwyn, PA, have a collaborative partnership in which employees complete Board Certified Behavior Analyst coursework on Melmark's campus through Temple and receive BCBA supervision through Melmark.
 
39. Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Arkansas
ELIZABETH R. LORAH (University of Arkansas)
Abstract: The University of Arkansas currently offers a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis offers a coursework sequence that has been pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The curriculum scope and sequence aligns with the current course requirements set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The graduate certificate can be completed 100 percent online and within an 18-month time frame. In addition to the pre-approved course sequence, the University of Arkansas also offers an on-site practicum opportunity through the University of Arkansas ABA Family Service and Research Clinic. Within the clinic, students have the opportunity to work as instructors for learners with autism, while under the direction and supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts-Doctoral. The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Prospective students will need to be admitted to the University of Arkansas Graduate School. The Graduate School requires the scores from the Graduate Record Examination and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in the last 60 hours taken in the undergraduate program or evidence of an earned graduate degree.
 
40. Shenandoah University's Graduate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
BRANDON GREENE (Shenandoah University), Jason Herbert Craig (Grafton), Autumn Kaufman (Commonwealth Autism Services), Courtney L. Vaughan (The Aurora School)
Abstract: Shenandoah University is located less than an hour from the nation's capital in the heart of Virginia's historically rich Shenandoah Valley. In the Fall of 2013 it admitted its first class of students in its new Master's Program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program is designed to accommodate "traditional" students as well as non-traditional students who may be working full or part time. In particular, classes are scheduled in the evening and the practicum requirements of the program are structured so that students can maintain gainful employment at sites where the professional staff closely collaborate with faculty to provide exceptional supervision for students. This arrangement provides financial support for 100% of the students while allowing them to accrue the experience necessary for practicum credit and to satisfy the experiential requirements of the BACB. The program can be completed in 4 semesters and offers coursework not only in the familiar areas of developmental disabilities but in areas at the cutting edge such as child welfare and foster care. In addition, the ABA Program at Shenandoah will be offering a BACB approved 6-course sequence for students who already have Master's degrees in related fields. All instruction is provided face-to-face, hands-on by experienced faculty and is not relegated to an on-line approximation or to an inexperienced graduate student.
 
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Expo Poster Session #117
Boards
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
W375a-d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
1. ABAI Membership Board
PHILIP N. HINELINE (Temple University - Emeritus)
Abstract: This poster will present an update of the Membership Board's efforts over the past year.
 
2.

ABAI Affiliate Chapters Board

GORDON BOURLAND (Trinity Behavioral Associates)
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The mission and activities of the ABAI Affiliated Chapters Board will be presented. Information regarding chapter locations, membership, and activities also will be presented. Data will be displayed via charts and graphs.

 
3.

ABAI Science Board

M. CHRISTOPHER NEWLAND (Auburn University)
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The ABAI Science Board promotes basic and applied science within the organization. It supports invited addresses and symposia at the annual meeting and three B.F. Skinner lecturers. The Science Board organizes the review process for SABA and Bijou Fellowships. The Science Board also maintains a liaison with the Federation of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which ABAI is a member of.

 
4. ABAI Student Committee
ZACHARY H. MORFORD (University of Nevada, Reno), Megan D. Aclan (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), Jonathan E. Friedel (Utah State University)
Abstract: The mission of the ABAI student committee is to provide organizational support for ABAI student members that will promote participation in ABAI, enhance professional development, and enable contribution to the science of behavior analysis. The ABAI student committee is comprised of three elected student representatives who serve on the ABAI executive council for a three year term. Zachary Morford is the current representative, Megan Aclan is the past representative, and Jonathan Friedel is the representative elect. Each representative is in charge of managing the activities of one of three sub-committees, which are comprised of students representing graduate and undergraduate programs in behavior analysis.
 
5. ABAI Education Board
JENNIFER L. AUSTIN (University of South Wales), Claudia L. Dozier (The University of Kansas)
Abstract: The mission of the Education Board is to develop, improve, and disseminate best practices in the training and professional development of behavior analysts. Our major efforts include recruiting training programs for ABAI accreditation and reaccrediting programs with existing status. The Education Board is also pursuing the recognition of ABAI's accreditation process by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.
 
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Expo Poster Session #118
SIGS
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
W375a-d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
1. Autism Special Interest Group
ROBERT K. ROSS (Beacon ABA Services), John D. Molteni (University of Saint Joseph)
Abstract: The Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) brings together those who specialize in or have an interest in the application of behavior analysis to the education and treatment of individuals with autism throughout the lifespan. The SIG was created to promote behavior analytic research and the exchange of scientific information in the area of autism treatment, to advocate for and promote high standards in the application of behavior analytic treatment, and to support consumers of ABA services. The Autism SIG maintains a website and publishes a quarterly newsletter to provide clinicians, educators, and parents with information regarding scientifically supported interventions for individuals with autism. Other ongoing initiatives include participating in the ABAI annual convention and autism conference exhibitions, presenting an annual student research award, and maintaining consumer guidelines for identifying, selecting, and evaluating behavior analysts working with individuals with autism.
 
2. Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) Special Interest Group
JULIA H. FIEBIG (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Mark P. Alavosius (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) Special Interest Group was established to advance applications of behavior analysis to environmental issues that contribute to the development of solutions to climate change, pollution, overconsumption of resources, imbalances of environmental sustainability. Information on BASS mission, events, membership, and other pertinent information will be presented in poster format.
 
3.

Behavior Analyst Online Journals: Special Interest Group

MICHAEL LAMPORT COMMONS (Harvard Medical School)
Abstract:

The Behavior Analysis Online (BAO) is a collection of journals now in its 13th year of operation published by the American Psychological Association (APA). BAO journals are in the areas of the experimental analysis of behavior, applied behavior analysis, and clinical behavior analysis. The BAO SIG was created to disseminate research and theory to behavior analysts worldwide. The BAO SIG poster will update ABAI members on current developments, editorial boards, journals published by the BAO, publication schedules, and website information. Membership in the BAO SIG will also be made available.

 
4.

Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group

JONATHAN C. BAKER (Southern Illinois University), Maranda Trahan (Trahan Behavioral Services ), Allison A. Jay (American Lake Veterans Administration), Vinh Dang (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Yash P. Manchanda (Retired - Part Time Practice)
Abstract:

Behavioral gerontology is the application of behavior analysis to aging and age-related issues. By the year 2030, nearly 20% of the American population will be over the age of 65. Nearly every specialty area within the field of behavior analysis will be affected, as most areas have an older population. As individuals get older, they are forced to deal with the various issues that are unique to this time in life. However, many of the clinicians trained to work with certain populations do not have the additional training to deal with the behavioral issues that occur in aging settings. The mission of the Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group is to provide intellectual, clinical, and organizational support to professionals interested in aging and to foster behavior analytic research in aging. Additionally, we provide support to professionals in other areas of behavior analysis to help them affectively deal with aging issues.

 
5. Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group
GRETCHEN A. DITTRICH (Simmons College)
Abstract: The Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group poster will update ABA-I members on current developments and activities.
 
6.

Behaviorists for Social Responsibility

RICHARD F. RAKOS (Cleveland State University), Mark A. Mattaini (Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago)
Abstract:

Behaviorists for Social Responsibility is an ABAI SIG that encourages behavior analysts to contribute to Global Political Liberation; Participatory Justice; Environmental and Wild" Justice; Sustainable, Aesthetically Rich Life Styles; Human and Collective Rights; and Restorative and Participatory Justice through behavior analytic and behavioral systems science for practice, advocacy, activism, media outreach and publication. The SIG is affiliated with the interdisciplinary journal Behavior and Social Issues, works to bring speakers and presentations related to socially important issues to the ABAI Convention and conferences, and encourages networking for progressive social action.

 
7.

Clinical SIG

EMILY THOMAS JOHNSON (Behavior Attention and Developmental Disabilities Consultants LLC), Thomas J. Waltz (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract:

The Clinical Special Interest Group of ABAI is dedicated to facilitating collaboration of researchers and clinicians in further development and application of applied behavior analysis in clinical populations. We will be distributing the latest issue of our newsletter at the ABAI Expo. Please stop by and get connected with others in this exciting field.

 
8.

Direct Instruction Special Interest Group: All Students Can Learn and All Teachers Can Be Successful!

ANN FILER (Beacon ABA Services), Wendy L. Littleton-Kozma (Evergreen Center, Criterion Child Enrichment, BEA)
Abstract:

Evidence-based instructional practices benefit all learners, and are essential for effective outcomes. Direct Instruction is effective, efficient and evidence-based. To be effective, the instructional process must be efficient and designed to maximize learner engagement. However, effective instruction further requires that the educator be knowledgeable and skillful in several critical domains. The successful educator is able to identify the essential skills or learning objectives to be taught and utilizes effective procedures for teaching those skills; this includes evaluating, selecting, and modifying instructional programs and materials to meet the unique needs of the learner. The effective instructor utilizes assessment data to appropriately place learners and to regularly monitor their progress. The successful educator utilizes effective lesson presentation techniques including appropriate pacing of instructional tasks, attending to the motivation of learners, and the diagnosis and correction of learner errors. Importantly, the effective instructor analyzes assessment data and uses assessment results to guide instructional decision making. The Direct Instruction philosophy: All Students Can Learn and All Teachers Can Be Successful! Please plan to attend the Direct Instruction SIG business meeting and join us in promoting research-validated instructional practices!

 
9.

Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

AMANDA N. KELLY (Malama Pono Autism Center), Benjamin N. Witts (St. Cloud State University), Megan Miller (Navigation Behavioral Consulting), Melissa Engasser (The Bedrock Clinic & Research Center), Rachel N. T. Freedman (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract:

The Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (DBA-SIG) gathers to explore ways of sharing and advancing the science of human behavior, spreading information and providing access to behavior analysis to the public at large. The DBA-SIG stresses the importance of using language that is friendly and easy to understand: providing a sense of what exactly our science is and helping society realize all its possibilities. This SIG should be of interest to every behavior analyst, as without the support of the general population, our science will never reach its full potential. Every behavior analyst should be continually working to put forward a positive image of our science and its practitioners.

 
10. Ethics and Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
DAVID J. COX (STE Consultants, LLC)
Abstract: The mission of the Ethics and Behavior Analysis (EBA) SIG is to enhance the current state of and provide recommendations for ethical conduct for all individuals who use the title "behavior analyst."
 
11. Evidence-Based Practice Special Interest Group
SUSAN WILCZYNSKI (Ball State University)
Abstract: The Evidence-Based Practice Collaborative, a special interest group (SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, was founded in 2007. The purpose of the Evidence-Based Practice SIG is to promote socially important behavior by facilitating effective and sustainable practices in real-world settings. Our goal is to maintain a SIG that reflects member input and focuses on a select number of activities that can be completed within the year. We believe EBP serves as an important approach with which behavior analysts should be familiar. The purpose of this Expo poster is to provide an opportunity for ABAI membership to interact with EBP SIG executive committee and to learn more about the importance of evidence-based practice for behavior analysts. In this Expo poster, we seek to help members find out how you can become involved with our SIG and why it benefits them to be familiar with this approach. It is important that we focus our efforts on those activities that are meaningful and achievable.
 
12.

Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group

ERIC A. JACOBS (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Manish Vaidya (University of North Texas)
Abstract:

The mission of the EAHB-SIG is to promote the experimental analysis of behavior with human subjects as a means of addressing important fundamental questions about human problems and human nature. In recent years the energies of EAHB-SIG members have focused on three continuing projects: (1) The EAHB-SIG Career Award: This award is designed to recognize substantive and sustained contributions to the EAHB literature. The award is presented at the annual convention; (2) The Student Paper Competition: The competition is designed to promote and recognize scholarly activity in the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior. Students are encouraged to submit original research that has not been reviewed elsewhere. Participants receive high quality reviews from experts in their respective areas of research; and (3) The Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin: The SIG also maintains an online journal (ISSN 1938-7237) for the publication of empirical articles, technical reports, and other types of articles of interest to researchers engaged in the experimental analysis of human behavior

 
13. Health, Sports, & Fitness Special Interest Group
JENNIFER KLAPATCH (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Annabelle Winters (Garden Center Services, Inc.), Bobby Newman (Room to Grow)
Abstract: The mission of this SIG is to bring together and support behavior analysts with personal and/or professional interests in the areas of health, sport and fitness. Goal 1: To bring together increasing numbers of behavior analysts with a professional and/or personal interest in the areas of health, sport & fitness. Current activities and goals are (1) to bring together increasing numbers of behavior analysts with professional and/or personal interest in the areas of health, sports, and fitness, (2) to highlight behavioral research and application in the areas of health, sport and fitness (3) to expand current methods of communicating with SIG members and other interested parties (4) to provide incentives and support to student members conducting research in these areas and (5) to provide activities and events that will strengthen collaborative efforts among members.
 
14.

History of Behavior Analysis

EDWARD K. MORRIS (The University of Kansas)
Abstract:

This poster describes the purpose, mission, objectives, and purview of the Association for Behavior Analysis's Special Interest Group for the History of Behavior Analysis (HoBA). Our purpose is to advance behavior analysis, nationally and internationally, through a greater understanding of its history. Our mission is to advance that understanding. Our objectives are to (a) cultivate and nurture, (b) enrich and improve, and (c) communicate and disseminate the field's history. Our purview is the field's long past, short history, and recent origins, both internal and external to the field. Internal history includes the field's research methods, sciences, conceptual systems, philosophies, professions, and institutions, as well as its scientists, scholars, and professionals. Its external history includes the field's historical, social, and cultural contexts. At the moment, our activities include maintaining a Listserv (HOBA@LISTSERV.UHD.EDU) and holding an annual business meeting at the ABAI conferences. The poster will describe considerations for future activities (e.g., a web site, annual ABAI HoBA symposia, an awards program).

 
15. Human Development Special Interest Group
MARTHA PELAEZ (Florida International University), Hayne W. Reese (West Virginia University)
Abstract: The poster outlines the aims and interests of the Human Development Special Interest Group, formerly called the Developmental Behavior Analysis SIG. This SIG emphasizes empirical and conceptual analyses of environment-behavior interactions in basic science and applied contexts within and across particular developmental periods. Its purview includes animal as well as human research, theory, and applications. Members of the DEV SIG typically participate in the program at annual meetings of ABAI in symposia, paper sessions, and poster sessions. The DEV SIG also sponsors a B. F. Skinner Lecturer, an invited paper presentation, and an invited tutorial. Information about DEV SIG membership requirements and responsibilities will be available at the SIG table. Information about colleges and universities that provide graduate education in relevant disciplines will also be available, emphasizing ones that house members of the SIG. The DEV SIG publishes a journal, the Behavioral Development Bulletin, and encourages DEV SIG members and nonmembers to submit manuscripts on topics related to the aims and interests of the SIG. All submissions are refereed, and submitted manuscripts must conform to rules of style and format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
 
16. Military and Veterans' IssuesSIG: By the Numbers
KENT CORSO (NCR Behavioral Health, LLC), Abigail B. Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center)
Abstract: The Military and Veterans Issues Special Interest Group (MilVet SIG) has been formally active for about two years. Despite continued strategic challenges of gaining official recognition by the Department of Defense (outside of Tricares ECHO Program for Autism) and the Department of Veteran Affairs, the MilVet SIG is persisting in operational-level efforts using applied behavior analysis to help these populations. This EXPO poster lists numerous statistics about the current state of the military and veteran populationby the numbers. The poster also summarizes the current MilVet SIG initiatives including: exploration of verbal behavior assessment and intervention for military/veteran patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI); use of self-monitoring and standard celeration charting to help service members/veterans decrease problematic private events (e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress); using modeling to improve accurate use of force and skill acquisition in veteran law enforcement training; and improving military suicide prevention program monitoring via standard celeration charting. With all of these projects underway, and a growing membership, the MilVet SIG has an exciting year ahead! The EXPO poster will provide increased opportunities for recruiting new members and increasing awareness among ABAI Conference attendees as to the issues faced by service members, veterans, and their families.
 
17.

Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts: ABAI Special Interest Group

PREETINDER NARANG (University of Toronto), Robyn M Catagnus (Ball State University), Elizabeth Hughes Fong (Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts), Sakurako Sherry Tanaka (Mutlicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts), Dana Garner (Penn State), Jane Yip (Purdue University), Kozue Matsuda (Children Center)
Abstract:

The Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts (MultiABA) is the first non-profit multicultural association established to support the research, growth, and networking around multicultural issues in behavior analysis. Our vision is to connect behavior analysts with a shared interest and/or experience in serving diverse populations, whether they be ethnic, religious, geographic, socioeconomic, or linguistic. MultiABA is eager to share the progress made by the organization with the global community of behavior analysts attending ABAIs 40th annual convention. In 2013, MultiABA published the Standards for Cultural Competence in Behavior Analysis (Hughes-Fong and Tanaka, 2013), a set of ethical guidelines to be used in the development of cross-cultural competency in behavior analytic contexts. MultiABAs next goal is obtaining affiliation with the United Nations, with the intent of participating in the Disabilities Panel of the UN General Assembly in September 2014. Our aim is to discuss the rights of individuals with disabilities, including autism, and advocate for the inclusion of the right to effective treatment for persons with disabilities in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The members of MultiABA have an ambitious agenda for 2014 and are excited by the growing demand for cross-cultural awareness and training in behavior analysis programs world-wide.

 
18. Neuroscience Special Interest Group
SUZANNE H. MITCHELL (Oregon Health & Science University)
Abstract: We will highlight the main objective and the four missions of our SIG. That is, to bring together researchers, academics, clinicians, and students interested in the intersections of behavior analysis and neuroscience and to: (1) introduce behavior analytic research to the neurosciences and vice versa; (2) provide a meeting place and training environment for students and professionals alike interested in basic and applied neuroscience research; (3) provide a forum for collaborative relationships and the sharing best practices; and (4) advocate for and promote high standards in the application of behavior analytic treatments for individuals with neurological dysfunction. We are initiating several projects to increase the SIG’s profile and relevance to ABAI members that will be described. These include creating web resources providing information about techniques and findings relevant to behavior analysts, reaching out to other SIGs interested in the biological correlates of behavior to sponsor and promote relevant presentations at future conferences, and designing educational materials for interest for students, practitioners and researchers. Moving forward on these objectives is our major focus this year and those interested in contributing to this effort or with ideas for additional initiatives are encouraged to visit the expo and become involved in the SIG.
 
19. Organizational Behavior Management Network (OBMN)
HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), Yngvi F. Einarsson (OBM Network; Western Michigan University)
Abstract: The Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Network, founded in 1982, exists in order to develop, enhance, and support the growth and vitality of Organizational Behavior Management through: Research, Education, Practice, and Collaboration. The OBM Network is a non-profit organization, whose members are consultants, academicians, students, employees, managers, supervisors, and executives. OBM is a science-based approach to improving human performance and execution in organizations. OBM produces significant and measurable outcomes in behavior change, organization and culture change, organizational management systems, and process improvement. OBM practitioners have a bottom-line focus and their work shows substantial and continuing financial impact to organizations. Individuals interested in applying behavioral principles to the improvement of performance in business and industry are encouraged to visit the OBM Network poster to learn more about OBM, the OBM Network, membership benefits, and the 2015 OBM Network Conference. Informational and promotional materials will be available for all visitors and OBM Network staff will be on hand to discuss the Network and its activities, as well as to answer any questions about the Network and the 2015 OBM Network Conference.
 
20.

Parent Professional Partnership SIG

DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Association for Science in Autism Treatment), Pamela H. Gorski (Reaching Potentials, Inc.)
Abstract:

The Parent-Professional Partnership Special Interest Group (PPP SIG) was created in 2001 to help address the needs of parents within the ABAI community. The PPP SIG provides information, networking opportunities and resources for parents attending the annual ABAI Convention. Although the bulk of our efforts center around autism spectrum disorders, parents of children with other disorders and disabilities may be interested in learning more about the SIG. Our ongoing initiatives include: Helping parents involved in applied behavior analytic (ABA) services become more familiar with ABA through information, resources and links Providing parents with access to accurate information from other existing resources via links or summaries Sharing information with parent attendees prior to the ABAI convention Hosting an orientation to parent newcomers at the start of the ABAI convention Creating opportunities for networking Providing a forum for discussion of objectives at our annual business meeting

 
21.

Positive Behavior Support Special Interest Group

ROSE IOVANNONE (University of South Florida/Florida Mental Health), Robert F. Putnam (May Institute)
Abstract:

Positive behavior support uses behavioral principles to redesign environmental contexts that enhance quality of life while decreasing problem behavior and increasing socially valid replacement behaviors. Behavior analysts involved in positive behavior support operate in various levels including direct child and/or interventionist level to broad systems level (e.g., schools, organizations). The Positive Behavior Support Interest Group provides a forum for behavior analysts to discuss issues relevant to the profession. In the last decade, an emerging research base has shown that strategies within the positive behavior support framework have been effective in reducing problem behaviors, increasing appropriate, pro-social behaviors, and establishing positive climates in schools, districts, juvenile justice placements, and other systems. Positive behavior support strategies place an emphasis on prevention and explicit teaching of expected behaviors with reinforcement provided contingent upon performance of appropriate behaviors. A multi-tiered system of support that provides a continuum of behavioral interventions that, conceptually, meet the level of intensity of behavioral needs while addressing 100% of individuals within the system. This poster will provide an overview of positive behavior support, its relation to applied behavior analysis, and the benefits of joining the special interest group.

 
22. Practitioner Issues in Behavior Analysis
MICHAEL WEINBERG (Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC )
Abstract: The Practitioner Issues in Behavior Analysis SIG is dedicated to the establishment of behavior analysis as a unique clinical practice. This Expo poster describes recent efforts and plans for the coming year.
 
23. Rehabilitation and Independent Living Special Interest Group
CHRIS PERSEL (Centre for Neuro Skills)
Abstract: The Rehabilitation and Independent Living Special Interest Group focuses on networking for professionals that work in the field of traumatic and acquired brain injury and related neurological deficits. Areas of interest include neurobehavioral programs, skill acquisition and relearning, community re-entry, military related brain injury, football and sports related brain injury, funding, research, current trends, jobs and student programs.
 
24.

Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG

BRIGID MCCORMICK (Instructional ABA Consultants), Fawna Stockwell (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract:

The Sex Therapy and Educational Programming Special Interest Group (STEP SIG) exists to help disseminate empirically verified information regarding sex education and sex therapy to behavior analysts working in applied settings. STEP SIG also supports basic and applied research on the emergence and maintenance of human sexual behavior in typically developing individuals, individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, and other populations. Members or this special interest group include professionals, teachers, direct service providers, parents, and consumers who are concerned with issues of sex therapy, sex education, and sex research. STEP SIG was founded in 2007 and has been providing a symposium at the annual convention of ABAI since its inception, sharing both conceptual and empirical presentations with conference attendees.

 
25.

SIG Espaol

MAPY CHAVEZ CUETO (Alcanzando), Antuanete Chavez (Alcanzando)
Abstract:

El SIG Espaol founded in 2003, seeks to serve as a meeting point for those ABAI members from countries where Spanish is the first language. The purpose is to establish communication and idea exchanges among this group.

 
26.

Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group

TRACIE L. LINDBLAD (Four Points), Barbara E. Esch (Esch Behavior Consultants, Inc.), Landa L. Mark (Little Steps Therapy Services), Amanda Karsten (Western New England University)
Abstract:

The Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) SIG poster will provide information about the SIG's mission, the composition of our membership, the treatment and research areas applicable to the members of our SIG, and finally, the various benefits of membership in our SIG. The SIG's mission is to promote the dissemination of behaviorally oriented speech and language research and the application of evidence-based practices relevant to the full range of services provided by speech and language professionals. Expo attendees to our poster will receive information about SIG membership and its benefits and the resources that are available on the SIG website and the SIG Facebook page. As well, opportunities for participation on various SIG committees will be highlighted. In addition, SIG Executive members will be available at the poster for informal discussions with visitors, to answer specific questions. and, in general, to promote interest in the dissemination of behavioral interventions for speech and language disorders.

 
27.

Standard Celeration Society

KERRI L. MILYKO (Precision Teaching Learning Center), Carl V. Binder (The Performance Thinking Network), Kent Johnson (Morningside Academy), Richard M. Kubina Jr. (Penn State), Kelly J. Ferris (Organization for Research and Learning (ORL)), Charles T. Merbitz (Behavior Development Solutions)
Abstract:

Since 1990 the Standard Celeration Society (SCS) has comprised a collegial organization for all persons who use Standard Celeration Charts to monitor and change human behavior frequencies. The societys heritage lies greatly in Precision Teaching and its founder Ogden R. Lindsley, who in 1972 (p. 9) named Precision Teaching because "what was really new in our procedure was precision, we decided to use that as an adjective in front of whatever it was one was doing: hence in our case, "precision teaching." Lindsley (1971) hoped that the standard recording and charting system would be used throughout the behavioral fields as Precision School Psychology, Precision Social Work (Green & Morrow, 1972), Precision Speech Therapy (Johnson, 1972), and so on. Dr. Lindsleys greatest contribution as written in tribute by T. V. Joe Layng was his showing that bringing frequency to the people revealed not only his heart, but the heart that resides in the science of human behavior as well. The Society encourages the development and growth of a science of human behavior and learning, and promotes using the Standard Celeration Chart to further that objective. Ultimately, we have a society to create a more loving, less fearful world. Bill Helsel & Kelly Ferris (Executive Council 2008-2010).

 
28. Teaching Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
CHRISTINE HOFFNER BARTHOLD (George Mason University)
Abstract: Teaching Behavior Analysis (TBA) is a special interest group of the Association for Behavior Analysis. TBA's purpose is simple - to improve the teaching and learning of the principles and applications of behavior analysis in any setting where those activities occur. Those settings include formal classrooms; agencies and organizations that design behavioral interventions for children, adults, and animals; business concerns that provide performance management training for their personnel or consultees; and homes where the main concerns are caring and effective child-raising, supportive family relationships, and enjoyable, well-mannered pets.
 
29.

Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group

JUDAH B. AXE (Simmons College), Traci M. Cihon (University of North Texas), Kerry Ann Conde (Trumpet Behavioral Health), April N. Kisamore (Caldwell College), Rocio Rosales (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Einar T. Ingvarsson (University of North Texas), Laura L. Grow (University of British Columbia), Sarah Dickman (Marcus Autism Center)
Abstract:

The mission of the VB SIG is to disseminate theory, research, and practice to parents and professionals worldwide. The VB SIG has a dedicated group of elected council members who carry out the many functions of the VB SIG. First, the VB SIG publishes two newsletters annually that highlight research and practice in verbal behavior with featured labs and interviews. Second, the VB SIG holds an annual student research competition. The best three student winners each receive a plaque, a small check, and a current copy of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Third, the VB SIG offers an annual student grant competition in which the winner receives $500 to support her or his project. Fourth, the Jack Michael Award is given to a distinguished researcher in verbal behavior. The VB SIG Council presents these awards at the annual business meeting at ABAI. Finally, the VB SIG Student Group contributes to disseminating information about verbal behavior through the website, Facebook, and other outlets. The VB SIG Expo poster is a wonderful way for people to learn about the many activities of the VB SIG and to get involved.

 
30.

Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group (SIG)

TERRI M. BRIGHT (Simmons College and Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Susan G. Friedman (Utah State University), Christy A. Alligood (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
Abstract:

The Applied Animal Behavior (AAB) SIG brings together individuals who specialize in or have an interest in the application of behavior analysis to the appreciation, understanding, and management of animal behavior across species. The AAB SIG has three primary purposes: 1) To promote behavior analytic research and the exchange of scientific information in the area of animal behavior; 2) To advocate for and promote high standards in the application of methods and techniques of behavior change with animals in applied settings; and 3) To support and promote excellence in the education and research practices of individuals dedicated to the study and management of animal behavior in applied settings. Membership of the AAB SIG is diverse and includes academicians, researchers, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines dedicated to, affiliated with or interested in animal behavior in applied settings. We welcome new members who share our interest in animal behavior and applied behavior analysis. The AAB SIG offers an annual student research award in honor of Marian Breland Bailey. This competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students presenting their research during the annual ABAI conference.

 
31.

Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Consortium Initiative

TESSA CHRISTINE TAYLOR (Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Cathleen C. Piazza (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Keith E. Williams (Penn State Hershey Medical Center), Michael F. Cataldo (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Peter Girolami (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
Abstract:

The mission of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG) is to generate interest, foster collaborative research, share clinical information, as well as impact training, practice, and reimbursement for evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. As such, the SIG attempts to tackle some tough issues that face clinicians who treat children with feeding disorders. Over the past few years, initial steps have been taken to form the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Consortium, a multi-site collaborative effort of programs providing feeding treatment services. The initial purpose of this effort is to better understand existing resources that treat feeding disorders of young children, the techniques employed, as well as costs and outcomes. With this information and the existence of a working consortium, the second objective would be for these programs to work together on improved treatment techniques and outcomes, as well as to help both parents and payers navigate the sometimes confusing process of identifying the best combination of treatment modalities for each individual child. Anyone interested in these issues is encouraged to contact the SIG chair. Input is welcome and appreciated from all interested parties.

 
32.

Behavior Analysis and Technology SIG

JANET S. TWYMAN (University of Massachusetts Medical School/Center on Innovations in Learning)
Abstract:

The Behavior Analysis and Technology SIG (BAT SIG) was created with the mission to advance the science of behavior through the development, dissemination, and application of technology in basic and applied settings. Technology can refer to developments in behavioral science, as well as developments in computer science, information technology, and related fields. The organization will also serve as an outlet for open-source hardware and software technologies relevant to behavioral research and application. The organization strives to: 1. Serve as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for its members. 2. Disseminate information to inform its membership and promote its mission to a wider audience. 3. Organize an annual meeting to provide a forum for discussion of the affairs of the SIG.

 
Keyword(s): expo poster
 
Expo Poster Session #119
Affiliated Chapters
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
W375a-d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
1.

ABA Germany

CHRISTOPH F. BOERDLEIN (www.verhalten.org), Robert Schramm (Knospe-ABA)
Abstract:

Forthcoming.

 
2.

ABA Saudi Arabia

MICHELLE P. KELLY (Dar Al-Hekma College), Mona Al Haddad (Dar Al-Hekma College), Susan Ainsleigh (Bay Path College), Bethany L. Condo (Little Leaves Behavioral Services)
Abstract:

ABA Saudi Arabia is an affiliated ABAI chapter that was formed in January 2013 and officially granted chapter status in May 2013 during the 39th Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This chapter caters for the entire Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The chapter president is Ms. Mona Al-Haddad, BCBA who is currently a lecturer and practicum co-ordinator and supervisor in the Special Education program in Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah. The current poster outlines the background of each of the committee members and describes the numerous achievements of ABA Saudi Arabia since its creation. These accomplishments include the provision of workshops and guest lectures , the development of a website, the publication of bi-annual newsletters, and the creation of a taskforce for the translation of seminal English ABA literature into formal Arabic. The poster also outlines the objectives for the upcoming year.

 
3. Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis
PAUL M. MCDONNELL (University of New Brunswick), Holly Seniuk (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton)
Abstract: In February 2014 the Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis (APABA) was founded. The chapter was formed to bring together behavior analysts and other individuals interested in behaviour anlaysis from across the Atlantic Canada provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) to share in research, practice and education. In recent years the Atlantic region has seen a growing interest in behaviour analysis. The mission of our chapter is to find innovative ways to connect individuals interested in behaviour analysis to participate in intellectual exchanges and disseminate the science of behaviour.
 
4.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT)

STEVEN RODRIGUEZ (May Institute), Alan E. Harchik (Harchik and Associates LLC)
Abstract:

Since 1980, the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy has supported and promoted the professional practice of applied behavior analysis in Massachusetts. To accomplish this goal, we: conduct an annual conference of international scholars, researchers, and practitioners; provide continuing education opportunities for behavior analysts; disseminate professional practice advisory policies; alert members to regional and national issues affecting the practice of ABA; encourage student development and scholarship in ABA; recognize the leaders in the field and their enduring contributions; and support legislative advocacy for the professional practice of applied behavior analysis. During the past year BABAT gathered over 1,200 individuals for its annual conference, supported a members social and professional practice CE event, assisted with legislative activities leading to licensure of behavior analysts in Massachusetts, and have assisted the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with forming a professional licensure board for behavior analysts. Join us at the ABAI Expo to learn more about the chapter and its recent activities.

 
5. British Columbia Association of Behavior Analysis
HEIDI ST. PIERRE (Behavior Consultant), Joan Broto (Semiahmoo Behaviour Analysts, Inc.)
Abstract: This poster will highlight the work the British Columbia Association of Behavior Analysis (BC-ABA) has been doing in the past year as a very active affiliate chapter of ABAI. Data will be presented on current and past membership levels, BC-ABA sponsored and co-sponsored events, annual conference attendance and presentation numbers, as well as new developments in behavior analysis in British Columbia.
 
6.

California Association for Behavior Analysis

MICHELE D. WALLACE (California State University, Los Angeles), Daniel B. Shabani (Shabani Institute Center for Behavior Analysis & Language Development), Joyce C. Tu (Center for Behavioral Sciences, Inc.)
Abstract:

The mission of CalABA is to promote the science and theory of behavior analysis through the support of research, education and practice. In order to fulfill this mission, CalABA commits to the following activities: Support a certification process for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts; Advocate for behavior analysis services and the profession; Promote quality assurance in behavior analysis; Provide resources and information related to behavior analysis; Advance behavior analysis via professional development activities

 
7. Chapter Mexican Society of Behavior Analysis
ROSALINDA ARROYO (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Abstract: The aim of this poster is to explain the main goals and activities of the Sociedad Mexicana de Análisis de la Conducta (Mexican Society of Behavior Analysis; MSBA). The dissemination of behavior analysis in Mexico and other countries is one of the key objectives of MSBA, founded in 1975, which gave collective identity they acknowledged in the experimental and applied analysis of behavior the scientific method of generation and application of psychological knowledge. With the identity was obtained legitimacy and institutional support to the efforts of creating opportunities for the generation, application, dissemination and discussion of scientific knowledge of behavior. Some of the main activities for reaching this goal include the publication of the Mexican Journal for Behavior Analysis (MJBA), hosting annual conventions (with tracks focused on basic, translational, and applied research), and providing behavior analysis workshops. The effort to meet its objectives of promoting and disseminating the analysis of the conduct and disciplinary and social benefits. Continuity, sometimes uncertain, testimony to the academic vigor of those who have sustained and prestigious to work both within itself and on stage MSBA teaching, research and institutional management. Thus, the MSBA brings together those interested in the behavioral sciences under the following general purposes: A) Disseminating knowledge about the behavior analysis among practitioners of psychology and related disciplines. B) Post the Mexican Journal for Behavior Analysis. C) To organize seminars, conferences and scientific events, that promote communication among scholars in behavior analysis in Mexico. D) To establish links with similar associations in Mexico and abroad. E) To advise institutions, organizations and associations on issues related to behavior analysis.
 
8. Connect with Korea ABA at KACBT
JUNG YEON CHO (Daegu Cyber University)
Abstract: Founded in 2008, the Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Behavior Therapy (KACBT) is an affiliated chapter covering the republic of Korea. The mission of KACBT is to support the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as the credentialing body for the practitioners of applied behavior analysis in the region and to promote evidence-based behavior practices in Korea. With approximately 550 current members, the KACBT consists mainly of college members including professors and undergraduate students, but still its membership is widely open for the practitioners, special education teachers and behavior analysts. KACBT organizes training for practitioners and students on assessment and diagnosis of developmental disabilities; evidence-based practices for behavior analysis and intervention; FBA and implementation of the tactics; evaluation of the intervention; presentation of case studies. KACBT holds periodic research seminars and workshops during the spring and fall respectively. The members also gather to present case studies every two years at Green Flower Behavior Therapy, the research and clinical center of KACBT.
 
9. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis: A Year in Review
SOLANDY FORTE (Connecticut ABA), Elizabeth C. Nulty (Connecticut ABA), Mark J. Palmieri (Connecticut ABA), Steven Woolf (Connecticut ABA), Kristine L. Marino (Connecticut ABA), Felicia Morgan (Connecticut ABA), James W. Diller (Connecticut ABA)
Abstract: This poster is represents the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA) 2013-2014 year in review. The year in review includes information regarding our 10th Annual Conference, including lists of invited speakers and photographs from the conference. In addition, updated information regarding legislation in Connecticut, the 2014 Fall Workshop, supervision workshop, and member meetings. In 2015, CTABA Members will elect a new President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Applied and Experimental Representatives, Member at Large, and Student Representative. Election results will be announced at the 2015 Annual Conference. In addition, the 2015 Conference Committee Chairs will change and be headed by the Past President and the new President Elect. For more information about CTABA, please visit our website, www.ctaba.org.
 
10. Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis
CHRISTINE HOFFNER BARTHOLD (George Mason University)
Abstract: The Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis is an affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts. We serve behavior analysts through the state of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Please stop by and see what we are all about.
 
11.

European ABA

ROBERT C. MELLON (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences), Karola Dillenburger (Queens University of Belfast), Borge Stromgren (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences  ), Martti T. Tuomisto (University of Tampere), Neil T. Martin (Antam Ltd.), Erik Arntzen (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences  )
Abstract:

European ABA is an umbrella organization for national organizations of behavior analysis in Europe. http://www.europeanaba.org/ Our mission is 1. To provide an international forum within Europe for the study and discussion of matters relevant to behavior analysis. 2. To encourage high quality education and professional certification throughout Europe. 3. To organize congresses/conferences in experimental and applied behavior analysis. 4. To establish and maintain relations between behavior analysis organizations inside and outside Europe. 5. To maintain web pages/bulletin boards to facilitate communication. For more information about EABA contact us by email to info@europeanaba.org

 
12.

Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group (EABG) - UK and Europe

J. CARL HUGHES (Bangor University), Michael Beverley (Bangor University), Marguerite L. Hoerger (Bangor University)
Abstract:

The Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group (EABG) is the UKs leading behaviour analysis organisation. With over 400 members we have organised international meetings for over four decades. In the recent past our meetings have been held in the University College London and continue to provide an exciting forum for the dissemination and discussion of high quality behaviour analytic research from across Europe. The EABG now works in collaboration with the European Association for Behaviour Analysis (EABA) and holds biennial meetings. The next meeting of the EABG will be in held in London Easter, 2011. The 2011 meeting will also be marked by a special edition of the European Journal of Behavior Analysis (EJOBA). The evidence from the EABG meetings suggests that behaviour analysis in Europe is faring well. The European Association for Behaviour Analysis, and its allied Journal the European Journal of Behaviour Analysis, mark exciting endeavours in the continuing development of behaviour analysis across Europe.

 
13.

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis

KEVIN MURDOCK (Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida), Dawn Allison Bailey (Florida State University), Amy S. Polick (Florida State University Panama City), Kevin Jackson (State of Florida), Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University)
Abstract:

Please visit and say hello to representatives of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA). Learn about our goals, advocacy, outreach, and other activities. FABA celebrates its 34th anniversary in 2014 and will have its big annual multi-track conference in Bonita Springs from September 1720. A great lineup of invited speakers and other presenters will provide CE workshops on Wednesday and Saturday. Thursday and Friday will be filled with top quality symposia, panels, posters, IGNITE, and other presentations. Favorite special events will include Speed Networking, SIG Roundtable Lunches, Poster Bingo, and more. Please drop by our expo booth to learn more about FABA, give us feedback, ask questions, and get on our mailing list. Don't forget to add www.FABAworld.org to your list of favorite websites.

 
14.

Four Corners ABA

DIXIE D. EASTRIDGE (Learning Services), Nicole L. Bank (The PartnerShip, LLC), Michele Bishop (
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
), Leigh Schrimpf (Imagine!), Jeff Kupfer (Jeff Kupfer, PA), Zach Maple (Altitude Behavioral Services), Travis Blevins (Behavior Services of the Rockies)
Abstract:

The Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis is an independent, non-profit, professional organization affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis, an international organization dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analyses of behavior. Our members reside, teach, conduct research and practice primarily in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

 
15. Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis
KIMBERLY HENKLE (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) is proud to be an affiliated chapter of ABAI since 2003. HABA is a professional organization dedicated to the practice, research, and dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis. HABA’s mission is to expand behavioral knowledge, support service providers implementing behavioral interventions, and promote board certification in behavior analysis. HABA also sponsors an annual conference, workshops, and various trainings for professional development in behavior analysis. The majority of the membership comprises professionals who are certified by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board or working towards certification. Most of the individuals work for private agencies and use applied behavior analysis to make significant impacts on the lives of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or other disabilities. Others are non-BCBAs working within the school system or parents and family members of children with disabilities. HABA focuses on expanding the knowledge of behavior analysis to the larger community of Hawai’i. HABA is dedicated to the science of behavior analysis and committed to promoting research, education and practice based on the principles of behavior analysis.
 
16.

Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis

KATHRYN M. PETERSON (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Elizabeth Bullington (Childhood Autism Services, Inc.), Amber R. Paden (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Daniel R. Mitteer (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Steven L. Taylor (Glenwood Resource Center), Terri Newton (Childhood Autism Services, Inc.), Bobbi Hightree (Educational Service Unit #1)
Abstract:

The purpose of Heartland ABA (HLABA) is to promote the analytical science of behavior and its associated technologies within the Heartland area (Nebraska, Iowa, and the surrounding area). HLABA's objectives are to serve as a professional reference group for all in the Heartland whose work involves the principles and practices of behavior analysis; promote research that will advance the understanding of human behavior; identify and promote the use of effective treatment procedures in meeting the educational, therapeutic, and habilitative needs of persons in the Heartland within the ethical guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board; organize and sponsor training events that serve as forums for presentation of technological achievements in behavior analysis; promote the development and expansion of education, training, and employment in the field of behavior analysis; and support efforts of allied organizations in providing behavior analytic services.

 
17. Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis
AUTUMN N MCKEEL (Aurora University)
Abstract: The Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis (IL-ABA) is an affiliate chapter of Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The goals of the organization include collaboration among Behavior Analysts in Illinois, fostering relationships between practices and Universities in Illinois, and creating a licensing bill for Behavior Analysts of Illinois. This organization will serve as a connection for Behavior Analysis across the state and what we can do to improve relations within the state. The collaboration between Behavior Analysts across the state will allow mutual sharing and a relevant connection to continue effective strategies based on research. By connecting University professionals, students, and practitioners, it will build foundations for contacts, resource management, research opportunities, and experience for students across the state. The annual IL-ABA convention will allow students, practitioners, and researchers to become heard, voice their concerns, and discuss ethical guidelines in practice.
 
18.

Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis

EVELYN JO HORTON (The Homestead), Samantha Cermak (The Homestead), Susan M. S. Smith (Woodward Resource Center), John J. Pokrzywinski (Woodward Resource Center), Sean D. Casey (The Iowa Department of Education), Josh Cobbs (Pier Center for Autism)
Abstract:

The Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis (Iowa ABA) was chartered in June 2008 as a state chapter of ABAI for professional, scientific, and education purposes. Iowa ABA's primary functions include serving as a scientific and professional reference group for all in the State of Iowa who identify themselves as scientists, practitioners, or providers in disciplines that embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis. Iowa ABA supports the development of professional credentialing for the practice of behavior analysis within the State of Iowa. The chapter also supports and encourages expanding the educational and supervisory resources to aid individuals in meeting current and future credentialing requirements. Iowa ABA also supports the development of ethical and professional standards of practice for behavior analysts within the State of Iowa. Iowa ABA promotes the use of effective and humane behavioral procedures in meeting the educational and habilitative needs of individuals. Iowa ABA provides education and advises political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis in the State of Iowa. Iowa ABA promotes and supports the conduct of behavior analytic research within the State of Iowa. Iowa ABA serves as a resource for parents and service providers interested in research based practices in behavior analysis.

 
19. Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis
NAOKO SUGIYAMA (Seisa University), Kenjiro Aoyama (Doshisha University)
Abstract: This poster describes the history and current status of the Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis. Japanese ABA was established in 1983as the primary membership organization to promote the science of behavior and its application. The number of the membership reached 963 as July 27 in 2013 and provides many services including: to hold annual conventions, to publish official journal twice a year, publish newsletters for times a year, grant a scholarship to 2 students to attend ABAI convention. In addition, we had several special events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the association in 2013.
 
20.

Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis

EDWARD K. MORRIS (The University of Kansas), Linda S. Heitzman-Powell (The University of Kansas Medical Center), Jason M. Hirst (The University of Kansas), Jill M. Koertner (The University of Kansas Medical Center), Todd Allen Merritt (The University of Kansas), Nanette L. Perrin (The University of Kansas)
Abstract:

This poster describes the purpose and purview of the Kansas Association or Behavior Analysis (KansABA). Our mission is to disseminate information about the science and practice of behavior analysis; address issues relevant to its science and practice; maintain disciplinary, professional, and ethical standards; and recruit and enhance interest in behavior analysis throughout the State and in the Kansas City metropolitan area. KansABA is governed by an Executive Council that consists of a president, full member representative, an affiliate representative, and a student representative. The Council is assisted by a secretary and a treasurer. In addition, KansABA has a Legislative Affairs Committee, a Membership Committee, Web Site Committee, and a BACB Certification Committee. KansABAs main activity is its annual conferences. Our conferences are built around themes in research, training, and practice in Kansas to inform Kansans. The theme of research-to-practice (and practice-to-research) informs their orientation and the content of many presentations. The theme of this years conference was autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. This poster will also describe our newest initiatives.

 
21. Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis
STEPHEN FOREMAN (Bingham Gardens)
Abstract: KYABA has continued to grow in membership, organizational structure, and conference attendance. Over the last year, KYABA has put on a series of successful workshops drawing eager crowds from all over the region to our events. These events have offered CEU's and professional networking opportunities to both Board Certified Behavior Analysts, as well as teachers, consultants, and parents who are interested in learning about ABA and service delivery. KYABA continues to grow and serve as the HUB of behavior analysis in the Bluegrass State.
 
22.

Korean ABA

YUNHEE SHIN (Daegu University)
Abstract:

The Mission of the Korean ABA is to contribute to successful research and education for individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disability and Autism through collaboration with members. Many individuals with EBD in South Korea face various challenges to live in their society. This chapter aims to understand their lives and create and implement various strategies for practical support of their lives via collaboration between their community and this chapters members. In order to support people with EBD, all members felt Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support strategies are powerful for practical support. In addition, the Korean ABA has been highly motivated to work cooperatively with ABAI chapters in different regions to advance scientific and practical application of applied behavior analysis in Korean society.

 
23. Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Behavior Therapy
SANGMIN HAN (Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Behavior Therapy)
Abstract: Founded in 2008, the Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Behavior Therapy(KACBT) is an affiliated chapter covering the Republic Korea. The Mission of KACBT is to support the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as the credentialing body for practitioners of applied behavior analysis in the region and to promote evidence-based behavior practices in Korea.
 
24. Lone Star Association for Behavior Analysis
GERALD E. HARRIS (Texas Young Autism Project)
Abstract: Lone Star ABA (LSABA) serves the greater Houston area. The purpose of LSABA is to promote behavior analysis and its associated technologies in the Houston area. LSABA meets every other month. These meetings provide an opportunity for professional networking, professional discussions, participation on six committees within LSABA, as well as continuing education. Visit us at the Expo to see what we have to offer!
 
25. Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association
JANICE L. HUBER (LaBAA), Kathleen Fontenot (Behavioral Intervention Group), Grant Gautreaux (Nicholls State University)
Abstract: The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association 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 services by professionals sufficiently trained in the discipline of behavior analysis and compliance with relevant ethical standards.
 
26.

Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis

GENEVIEVE N. ROY-WSIAKI (St. Amant Research Centre, University of Manitoba), Kirsten M. Wirth (St. Amant Research Centre, University of Manitoba), Kerri L. Walters (St. Amant Research Centre, University of Manitoba)
Abstract:

MABA's purpose and mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge about behaviour analysis as a science. MABA's interests lie in basic science focusing on principles governing human and nonhuman behaviour (i.e., the experimental analysis of behaviour) as well as applied science focusing on application of those principles for improvement of socially important problems (i.e., the applied behaviour analysis), and disseminating this information to stimulate interest in, and correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis. To achieve this MABA is committed to ensuring opportunities to meet certification requirements within our province, providing information to our members and to the public about behaviour analysis, and hosting professional development opportunities including our annual conference. In 2013 MABA published 2 newsletters and hosted its 8th annual conference with Dr. Raymond Miltenberger as our keynote speaker. MABA continues to focus its efforts on licensing Behaviour Analysts in the province of Manitoba, increasing membership, and disseminating information about Behaviour Analysis to members of the Behaviour Analytic community and to the public through workshops and our student poster competition, the development of our website and social media, and the distribution of our bi-annual newsletter.

 
27. Massachusetts Association of Applied Behavior Analysis (MassABA)
STEVEN WOOLF (Beacon ABA Services), John C. Randall (Amego)
Abstract: MassABA has over 700 members throughout the Commonwealth and is an affiliated chapter of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). MassABA is honored to represent the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). There are currently over 1,200 Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) residing in Massachusetts. MassABA assists in the support and education of individuals receiving ABA services by working behavior analysts to maintain the highest degree of ethical behavior, implement evidenced based practices, and advocating for the adoption of specific professional standards for the delivery of applied behavioral analysis services by the state of Massachusetts. To accomplish this goal, the organization’s main focus is to attract membership from an area with an exceptionally high concentration of behavior analysts. MassABA currently provides monthly CE meetings to promote professional development in the behavior analytic community. CE topics will include ethics, best practices in working with individuals with developmental disabilities, behavior analysis in public schools, organizational behavioral management, and other areas of interest as determined by membership. MassABA’s ultimate goal for 2014 is to produce a sustainable professional association for behavior analysts across the Commonwealth.
 
28. Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis
CARLA H. LAGORIO (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire), Jonathan C. Baker (Southern Illinois University)
Abstract: A Midwest Association for Behavior Analysis was founded in 1974 and held its inaugural meeting in 1975 in Chicago. That organization quickly outgrew its regional roots and evolved into the Association for Behavior Analysis, now an international organization. Like the original MABA, we are a membership organization designed to promote scholarly exchange in behavior analysis, primarily through our annual convention. The new MABA took shape officially in 2001 and became an affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis during the same year. Since that time, our annual conference has been held in the Fall and membership is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in behavior analysis. The conference runs approximately 1.5 days on a single-speaker track, featuring talks that span a wide range of behavior analytic topics. This poster will present information about MABA membership, the annual conference, current officers, and the recent goals and objectives of the organization.
 
29. Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis
NATALIE DONALDSON (St. Cloud State University ), Timothy R. Moore (University of Minnesota)
Abstract: The Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis (MNABA) was founded in 2005 to provide: (1) a professional network and resource for behavior analysts in the Northland; (2) a forum for members to collaborate, disseminate recent research, share ideas, and discuss needs; (3) a voice to promote the ethical and effective use of behavior analysis; (4) a resource for those seeking ABA services in the Northland; (5) the organization of an annual regional ABA conference; and (6) a provider of continuing education for professionals in the Northland. MNABA is active in policy, practice, and community conversations throughout our region, has developed a Standards of Practice document, and provides several CEU opportunities throughout the year for its members - including an annual conference in late September and a student-focused Data Blitz in late Winter. Find us at www.mnaba.org and on Facebook!
 
30.

Montana Association for Behavior Analysis

CHERYL A. YOUNG-PELTON (Montana State University in Billings)
Abstract:

The mission of Montana ABA is to support students and professionals in the field of behavior analysis through education, research, and practice. Join us at the ABAI Expo to learn more about the chapter and its recent activities.

 
31.

Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis

REBECCA K. ARVANS FEENEY (
Complete Behavior Health, LLC
), Lauren Diane Brown (Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis), Brian James Feeney (Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis), Janie Gunther (Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract:

The Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis is an affiliate chapter of ABAI. Our continued mission is to promote intellectual exchange and professional development in the field of behavior analysis in all its facets to include: philosophical, theoretical, experimental, applied, and practice. Through participation in the Expo, the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis will promote awareness of this affiliate chapter and the resources currently available to members through our interactive website. Additions to our website include a news blog, a discussion forum, new practitioner reports from experts in our area, and articles and updates regarding licensure, insurance billing, and other relevant topics and issues in behavior analysis. NABA will also provide information about its annual, single-track conference held in the Fall in Reno, Nevada.

 
32.

New Hampshire ABA (NHABA)

THEA H. DAVIS (Autism Bridges ), Cathy Booth (New Jersey ABA), Jennifer Odierna (Autism Bridges ), Rachel Alling (Autism Bridges)
Abstract:

New Hampshire ABA (NHABA) was founded in 2013 to promote the development and awareness of behavioral services within the state of New Hampshire by: supporting the development of state standards for the practice of behavior analysis, promoting and supporting behavior analytic research within the state, promoting research, education, and practice-based principles of behavior analysis, promoting and supporting professional development of behavior analysts within the state, and raising awareness of the association and it services. As a new chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), NHABA has already begun to work on specific tasks to help us achieve our mission as described in this poster.

 
33. New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
Deborah A. Napolitano (University of Rochester), HEATHER WALKER (Pacific Child and Family Associates)
Abstract: The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) is the official representative for behavior analysis across New York. NYSABA is the state affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts. NYSABA represents families, practitioners, and scholars committed to research and practice of behavior analysis. We sponsor local events and run an annual conference. NYSABA currently has over 400 members and keeps them in touch with events that affect those of us here in New York State. NYSABA supports quality education for human services in New York State through the applications of ethical, humane, and effective principles of behavior analysis. NYSABA is committed to continuing its leadership in New York on behalf of our constituents -- researchers, practitioners, and the consumers of behavior analytic services.
 
34. New Zealand Association for Behavior Analysis
DENYS BRAND (The University of Auckland)
Abstract: The New Zealand Association for Behavior Analysis (NZABA) is an affiliated chapter of ABAI. NZABA holds an annual conference in which several research topics covering both the experimental and applied fields are presented. In addition to the conference NZABA holds educational events that contribute to BACB certification and provide advice to government agencies in relation to best practices for the treatment of autism. NZABA members are represented by a number of universities, training programmes and organisation from across New Zealand and Australia. Research topics in the experimental analysis of behavior include local choice analyses, behavioral momentum, conditional reinforcement, behavioral economics, stimulus equivalence and lag schedules. Some applied research topics include measurement methods, sequential analysis, dementia care and verbal behavior. Research is conducted across a wide range of human (children and adults with intellectual disabilities, people with dementia, care-givers) and non-human populations (dogs, rats, pigeons, possums). This poster will outline the activities of NZABA and some of the universities across New Zealand
 
35.

North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis

Kristie M. Thompson (OptumHealth Behavioral Services), Jim Phillips (Carolina Center for ABA), Vicki Harper (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center ), Nancy Poteet (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center), Beth Schmitt (Murdoch Developmental Center), Amy Inman (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), R. M. SCHELL (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center), Chris Wensil (Mariposa School)
Abstract:

North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) celebrated its 25th anniversary conference February 19-21, 2014, in Winston-Salem. Our president, Kristie Thompson, coordinated an outstanding array of speakers for our conference including Charlie Catania, Carol Pilgrim, Denny Reid, Marsha Parsons, Jeannie Golden, Jim Bodfish, Cynthia Anderson, Susan Wilczynski and others. The NCABA conference featured fifteen presentations, a poster session and six workshops offered for both behavior analyst and psychologist continuing education credits. Attendees received over 1000 behavior analyst CEs for BCBAs and BCaBAs in NC and surrounding states. Visit our great NCABA website (www.nc-aba.com) for news about next year's 26th anniversary conference in February, 2015, and to view our NCABA newsletters and history of awards. Don't forget to "Catch someone doing good!"

 
36.

Norwegian ABA

TERJE GUNDHUS (Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis), Jon A. Lokke (University College of Ostfold), Erik Arntzen (Oslo and Akershus University College )
Abstract:

Norwegian ABA is a registered non-profit organization. Membership is open to anyone interested in behavior analysis and its application. At present it has 900 members, and its steadily growing. The organization is run by a Board of nine members with full executive powers, chaired by a president. There are several regional affiliated chapters. The Board is elected at the annual General Assembly. The Norwegian Association is an affiliated chapter of ABA international.

 
37.

Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis

MORTEN HAUGLAND (Haugland Learning Center), Katelyn M. Fishley (Ohio Dominican University), Maria K. Baerkircher (The Ohio State University), Tracy D. Guiou (B.E.C.A.), Marla Root (Step By Step Academy, Inc.), Jennifer Sweeney (Solutions Behavioral Consulting), Bryan Droesch (Haugland Learning Center), Quinn Catherine Montgomery (The Ohio State University)
Abstract:

Founded in 2008, The Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis (OHABA) is an affiliated chapter of Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis is a professional organization dedicated to supporting the growth and dissemination of applied behavior analysis in the public and private sectors. OHABA is an organization for people interested in behavior analysis and is primarily an interest group.

 
38. Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis
ALBERT MALKIN (ErinoakKids), Jennifer Alice Cunningham (Durham Behaviour Management Services), David Phillips (George Brown College), Nicole Luke (Surrey Place Centre), Kerry-Anne Robinson (Kinark Child and Family Services)
Abstract: The Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) is a professional organization (ABAI chapter affiliate) with the goals of promoting and supporting an interest in behaviour analysis through demonstration of leadership, knowledge, training, and research for the ethical and effective application of behaviour analysis in Ontario. ONTABA was founded in 1992 and has over 300 members from many fields, including psychology, education, developmental services, and corrections, acquired brain injury, and health care. Albert Malkin(President), Nicole Luke (Member at Large), Kerry-Anne Robinson (Member at Large), David Phillips(Treasurer), and Jennifer Cunningham (Secretary)
 
39.

Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis

JENNY FISCHER (Cascade Behavioral Intervention), Maria Lynn Kessler (Oregon Institute of Technology), Jennifer L. Knipling (Oregon Association of Behavior Analysis), Robbin Sobotka-Soles (Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis), Analise A. Herrera-Minteer (St. Cloud State University)
Abstract:

The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA) is a member organization for professionals, parents, caregivers, educators, researchers and others who are interested in promoting the field of behavior analysis within Oregon. ORABA is an approved chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), an affiliate of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) and an approved CEU provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

 
40. Polish Society for Behavioral Psychology
MONIKA M. SUCHOWIERSKA (University of Social Sciences and Humanities)
Abstract: The poster presents the mission, structure, and history of the Polish Society for Behavioral Psychology (PTPB). Selected events and accomplishments in the years 2002-2014 are listed. The poster also includes a list of major events related to behavior analysis in Poland. The first specialization in ABA (in Poland) is described as well as a joint program of studies (with California State University Stanislaus and Bangor University) focusing on behavior analysis. Lastly, future plans are listed.
 
41. Québec Association for Behaviour Analysis
MARC J. LANOVAZ (Universite de Montreal), Sylvie Donais (Clinique ABA (Montreal)), Myra-Jade Lui (ASD Montreal), Kirsty Robertson (ASD Montreal), Sylvie Bernard (Clinic ABA), Gisela Regli (QcABA Canada), Thiago Lopes (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)
Abstract: The Québec Association for Behaviour Analysis (QcABA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2010 to promote the science of behaviour analysis in our province and its ethical and effective application to socially important behaviour. Currently, our main goals are to (a) disseminate accurate and updated information on the practice and science of behaviour analysis in both French and English, and (b) advocate for the recognition of appropriate credentials for the practice of behaviour analysis in Québec. To this end, QcABA maintains a website, publishes a newsletter, organises an annual conference, participates in events to promote the effective treatment of autism, and offers continuing education opportunities for practitioners in the field. The poster will provide information about our association such as its structure, board of directors, committees, membership, strategic plan, and ongoing activities. Members of the board of directors will be present to respond to questions about the association as well as to develop partnerships and collaborations with other organisations that share our vision.
 
42. Rhode Island Association for Behavior Analysis
ANDREA CHAIT (Trudeau Center), Jane I. Carlson (The Groden Center)
Abstract: Rhode Island ABA (RI-ABA) is an organization for people interested in behavior analysis. RI-ABA works to promote behavior analysis by: promoting and providing training opportunities in behavior analysis; providing a forum for the discussion of research and conceptual issues in behavior analysis; maintaining a website containing information about the organization and about behavior analysis in Rhode Island and elsewhere; functioning as the Rhode Island contact for and affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI); and promoting cooperation between behavior analytic organizations in other countries, regions, states, and localities.
 
43. Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis
KAREN G. ANDERSON (West Virginia University), Claire C. St. Peter (West Virginia University), Wendy Donlin Washington (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Christy A. Alligood (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
Abstract: The Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) is a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABAI). Like its parent organization, SEABA seeks to promote scholarly discourse within and about Behavior Analysis. SEABA membership and convention registration are open to anyone with a scholarly interest in Behavior Analysis. Current members include both academic and professional people; psychologists and persons in related disciplines such as education, psychopharmacology, and social work.
 
44.

Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis

ULRIKA LANGH (Stockholm Autism Center and Karolinska Institutet), Ned Carter (SALAR, Stockholm, Sweden)
Abstract:

The Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis (SWABA) was founded in 1996. SWABA is devoted to supporting behavior analysts in Sweden and to promoting the internationalization of behavior analysis. The organization currently has approximately 150 members. The interest for behavior analysis in Sweden has grown over recent years, with increasing demands for applied behavior analysis from among parent and support groups for autism and developmental disorders. The interest among professionals is also growing, mainly among psychologists, special educational teachers, and speech therapists. SWABA arranges seminars twice a year and will host the European Association of Behavior Analysis conference in Stockholm in September 10-13, 2014.

 
45.

Taiwan Association for Behavior Analysis

SHU-HWEI KE (Seek Education, Inc., and Taiwan Association for Behavior Analysis), Yiing Feng Huang (Taiwan Association for Behavior Analysis ), Sharon Chien Chien (Seek Education, Inc.), Shu-Fen Kuo (Seek Education, Inc.)
Abstract:

Taiwan Association for Behavior Analysis (TABA) was affiliated in 2005 as a national chapter of ABAI. One of our missions is to spread the knowledge of behavior analysis to professionals and parents. In order to dissiminate the practical use of ABA principles in the education and treatment of people with special needs, TABA has been worked closely with the Taiwan government to provide ABA training workshop every year. TABA's accomplishments in the past year are illustrated. These include the 2013 TABA Annual Conference with special topics on intraverbal training, preference assessment, and natural environment teaching, and a series of ABA workshops for parents, teachers, and professionals. TABA also opened the second BCaBA course sequence. Additionally, as TABA develops and matures, demands from both parents and practitioners are increasing on how to systematically apply ABA techniques to teach, how to asses, and what to teach. We are delighted that the Child Welfare Bureau, Ministry of the Interior, acknowledges the needs for training for low income families and provides funding for the training. The goal of this intermediate ABA training workshop is to provide parents with basic knowledge in ABA principles and prepare them to work more effectively for the long term wellbeing of their children. TABA's cooperation with universities and non-profit organizations to promote behavior analysis will be discussed as well.

 
46. Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
JENNIFER N. FRITZ (Texas Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The mission of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis is to advance the science and application of behavior analysis to improve the world in which we live. To that end, TxABA strives to disseminate knowledge from the science of behavior analysis to the public and to professional behavior analysts working in Texas and its neighboring states (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico). Our poster will present information related to annual membership levels, conference participation, TxABA Special Interest Groups, our elected governing council, and contact information.
 
47. Utah Association for Behavior Analysis
THOMAS S. HIGBEE (Utah State University), Shawnee D. Collins (Chrysalis), Blake Hansen (Brigham Young University)
Abstract: The Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA), founded in 2010, seeks to encourage scientific activity, professional training/development, and intellectual activity related to behavior analysis in the state of Utah. UtABA holds its annual meeting/conference in June. UtABA is a BACB-approved Type II ACE provider. Current UtABA officers are Thomas S. Higbee (President), (Secretary/Treasurer), Shawnee Collins and Blake Hansen (Members at Large), and Matthew Brodhead and S. Shanun Kunnavatana (Student Representatives).
 
48. Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis
KATHERINE C. LEWIS MASINCUP (Commonwealth Autism Services), Christine Evanko (Snowflakes ABA), Kristin Helgerson (Applied Behavior Consulting, LLC), Charles Brent Martin (Commonwealth Autism Services)
Abstract: Information will be provided that describes the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis (VABA). In particular, we are interested in expanding our membership and further developing our annual meeting to better meet the Behavior Analysts in Virginia. Information regarding the annual conference, topics covered, and contact persons will be provided.
 
49.

Washington Association For Behavior Analysis - Formally - Northwestern Association for Behavior Analyis

Stacey Shook (Washington Association for Behavior Analysis), Christopher Jones (Maxim Healthcare), RICK SHAW (Behavior Issues)
Abstract:

The Washington Association for Behavior Analysis, formally - Northwestern Association for Behavior Analysis was founded in 1989 to promote the ethical, humane and effective application of behavior principles in all segments of society, including education, rehabilitation, developmental disabilities, business, and government. WABAs primary goals are to promote the profession of Behavior Analysis in the community and provide the best continuing education opportunities to members. The Washington Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA), serves as a scientific and professional reference group that embraces the principles and practices of behavior analysis. Our goal is to promote research that will advance the understanding of behavior and to identify and promote the use of effective and humane behavioral procedures that meet the educational and habilitative needs of individuals. In addition, WABA strives to serve as a resource for political, legislative, and policy-making bodies in the Pacific Northwest in ways that support the scientific and professional interests of behavior analysis. WABA is a membership organization that provides an annual convention as a forum for presentation of scientific and technological achievements. The association is an affiliate chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis.

 
50. WisABA: Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis
ROGER FRANK BASS (Bass Behavioral Consulting), Ellie C. Hartman (University of Wisconsin-Stout)
Abstract: : The Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis is an affiliated chapter of ABAI and advocates for behavior analysis and behavior analysts in Wisconsin and the Midwest. We hold annual conventions, provide opportunities for earning CEs, lobby on behalf of behavior analysts, hold regional mini-conferences, and culture a better environment for behavior analysis everywhere. Visit our Expo table and learn how your state’s ABAI affiliate works for you. Consider joining in those efforts to bring quality behavior analysis services to our state, to explain the many facets of your field to those who can benefit from them, and how you could help build the future of behavior analysis. WisABA has accomplished much with much more to do and there is undoubtedly a place for your talents. We have initiatives waiting to launch and you no doubt have ideas for how to advance your area’s interests. Become a member of the oldest and largest representative of your field in Wisconsin. We send you our greetings.
 
51. Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Chelsea Dore (Eastern Michigan University), Aimee Moore (Eastern Michigan University), Caitlyn Sorensen (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: Abstract: The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM) has been organized to support and promote scientific research on the basic principles of behavior and the extension of those principles to create demonstrably effective and humane outcome-based therapies with the primary goal of establishing and enhancing functional independent living skills.BAAM conducts an annual convention supporting all aspects of behavior analysis in Michigan and the surrounding region. BAAM's growing website offers a variety of resources for behavior analysts and all those interested in behavior analysis.
 
52. Behaviour Analysis in Ireland
JULIAN C. LESLIE (University of Ulster), Jennifer Holloway (National University of Ireland, Galway), Maeve Bracken (Trinity College Dublin)
Abstract: The "Behaviour Analysis in Ireland" group was set up in 1977, and teaching and research in EAB and ABA continues to flourish in both parts of Ireland. In the early 21st century a decision was made to turn the group into the Division of Behaviour Analysis (DBA), Psychological Society of Ireland, to improve professional recognition. The DBA holds very successful annual meetings covering both ABA and EAB with distinguished guest speakers and workshops. The next one is in Athlone in April 2014. This poster presents the history and current work of the DBA.
 
53. IABA - The Israeli ABA Chapter
EITAN ELDAR (Kibbutzim College), Michal Hirschmann (Kibbutzim College)
Abstract: The Israeli Association for Behavior Analysis (IABA) was established in 2003. IABA held its 11th annual conference on January 2013 and has been preparing the 12th conference for January 2014. IABA has about 120 active members who support ABA in various academic and clinical fields. There are a few hundred professionals taking part in IABA's programs and activities, and over 100 students who are enrolled yearly across two different certification programs. IABA is offering opportunities for CE credits to certified behavior analysts who participate and present in conferences held in Israel. IABA is maintaining the association's website (http://www.iabaonline.com) and a yearly newsletter in Hebrew sharing Applied Behavior Analysis projects and theoretical papers. Recent issue is devoted to Verbal Behavior. IABA, together with the Israeli Association for Certified Behavior Analysts translated to Hebrew the Code of Ethics, Glossary of ABA terms and the BACB task list. IABA goals are to: • Promote ABA as a leading science in human behavior. • Achieve recognition of ABA as a distinct and unique profession by the Ministries of Health and Education. • Establish an ABA peer-reviewed journal in Hebrew. • Establish approved ABA undergraduate and graduate programs universities and colleges. • Promote experimental and applied behavior analysis research in Israel. • Strengthen the ties with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and ABA international, and encourage more Israelis to participate as ABA members.
 
54. ABA International China Chapter
CHEUNG MIAO MIAO (Chinese ABA), Yanqing Guo (Institute of Mental Health, Beijing University), Youjia Hua (The University of Iowa), Jing Zhu (IDEA Specialist Services)
Abstract: The China Association for Behavior Analysis (CABA) is an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The mission of CABA is to promote and disseminate the science of behavior analysis in the Peoples Republic of China. We aim to achieve this goal by providing training, education, and research for effective application of behavior analysis in the Peoples Republic of China. The purpose of the poster is to first present highlights of our 2013 annual convention in Beijing, China. Our poster will also present information regarding the first Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) approved university courses sequence in China. CABA and the University of Iowa developed a 12-credit, 4-course sequence designed to prepare students who speak Chinese to sit for the BCaBA certification examination sponsored by the BACB. The coursework will be offered to parents and professionals in China through a combination of distance learning and face-to-face seminars. We will discuss future direction of our work in China.
 
55.

Association for Behavior Analysis India

SMITA AWASTHI (Association for Behavior Analysis of India), Sridhar Aravamudhan (Behavior Momentum India), Geetika Kapoor (Association For Behavior Analysis India), Razia Shahzad Ali (ABA India)
Abstract:

ABA India a Not for Profit, Non Government Organization has been working towards advocating Applied Behavior Analysis in India since 2006. This has led to a gradual increase in professionals seeking to study Behavior Analysis. India today has 10 BCBA's, 3 BCaBA's and another 30 + studying towards certification. ABA India Chapter faces tremendous Challenges in its pursuit of advocating Behavior Analysis and service delivery mechanisms. not only for the Autism community but also the development of behavior principles in other areas of social development. The present scenario includes all Behavior Analysts in India working only in the field of Autism making the community narrow in its focus. Inspite of Government apathy and red-tapism ABA India has conducted 3 well attended ABA Conferences to explain the science, build awareness and initiate dialogue to an audience yet unexposed.

 
56.

Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis

ABIGAIL M. TWYMAN (BASIC in Arizona), Diana M. Davis (HOPE Group), Laura Sabin (The BISTA Center), Bryan J. Davey (Independent Practice), Donald M. Stenhoff (The BISTA Center), Erica Babino (Positive ABA), Sarah Gentry (Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services)
Abstract:

Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AZ ABA) was founded to promote the science of behavior and its associated technologies within Arizona. AZ ABA shall serve as a scientific and professional reference group for all in Arizona who identify themselves as scientists or practitioners in disciplines that embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis. The association will promote research that will advance the understanding of both human and animal behavior and identify and promote the use of effective and humane behavioral procedures in meeting the educational, (re)habilitation, and behavioral health needs of persons within Arizona. AZ ABA shall also advise political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis within Arizona.

 
57. Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis
Todd L. McKerchar (Jacksonville State University), PAIGE M. MCKERCHAR (Jacksonville State University), Sacha T. Pence (Auburn University)
Abstract: The Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis (ALABA) serves as a scientific and professional reference group that embraces the principles and practices of behavior analysis. ALABA's primary goals are to promote the profession of behavior analysis in the community, to disseminate information responsibly to our communities about best practices in the field of behavior analysis, and to provide the best continuing education opportunities to members. We will present on our annual accomplishments and events. In addition, we will announce our keynote speakers for our upcoming annual convention to be held in Birmingham, AL. Our membership draws from neighboring states, and we encourage anyone living in or moving to Alabama or a surrounding state to visit our poster to learn more about ALABA and how to become involved.
 
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Expo Poster Session #120
Other Orgs
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
W375a-d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
147. Advanced Training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
TONYA LAMBERT (Kennedy Krieger Institute), David Cernikovsky (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Jocelyn Stokes (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Jennifer L. Crockett (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Michael F. Cataldo (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
Abstract: The Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides training in behavioral psychology as it applies to individuals with developmental disabilities, behavior disorders and pediatric problems. This training program, which has been in existence for more than 30 years, is comprised of an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited predoctoral internship program (APA accredited since 1988) and a postdoctoral fellowship program. Since its inception, this training program has been one of the leading training programs in applied behavior analysis and behavioral psychology. More than 500 individuals have completed a predoctoral internship or a postdoctoral fellowship. The department is committed to providing a training environment that facilitates the development of future leaders in the field of behavioral psychology. We maintain a distinguished faculty who serve as role models for trainees. Our faculty, who hold academic appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, have a highly regarded record of research in the areas of severe behavior disorders, functional assessment and analysis, pediatric feeding problems, behavioral pediatrics, parent training, drug and behavior interactions, and functional MRI.
 
148. Association for Science in Autism Treatment (www.asatonline.org)
DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
Abstract: The vast array of "proposed treatments" for autism can be both overwhelming and confusing for consumers. Sadly, there is not a shared commitment to empirical validation, research, and data-based decision making amongst providers. The Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT) strives to be an important resource for individuals with autism, family members, professionals, and paraprofessionals, in fact, for anyone interested in reliable, science-based and accurate information about autism and its treatments. Founded in 1998, the mission of the ASAT is to disseminate accurate, scientifically sound information about treatments for autism and to improve access to effective, science-based treatments for all people with autism, regardless of age, severity of condition, income or place of residence. For more information please visit ASAT's website at www.asatonline.org. To receive Science in Autism Treatment, ASAT's free quarterly newsletter, subscribe at www.asatonline.org/signup
 
149. Behavior as the Brohaviorist Views It: The Brohaviorside Chatters!
RYAN LEE O'DONNELL (Brohavior), Mark Malady (Brohavior; HSI/WARC), Scott A. Miller (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Cameron Green (Florida State University, Brohavior), Michael Fantetti (Western New England University, Brohavior  ), Marc D'Antin (Brohavior), Val Saini (University of Nebraska Medical Center), James Booth (Brohavior)
Abstract: The Brohaviorside Chatters are an online community of behavioral neophytes and journeymen that formed in April of 2013. The question usually goes "Why Brohavior?" Well, the name was jokingly suggested at our first meeting and has since stuck. Membership is currently near 50/50 women to men with members stretched across 6 states in the U.S. and across 9 affiliations. Our aim is to create a collaborative environment where students of behavior analysis are exposed to and pursue behavior analytic literature, philosophy and research that is outside of the scope of the BACB approved course sequence. We work towards this mission via the following aims: a private listserv, weekly web-based meetings, settings weekly and monthly goals, tracking goals, and sharing professional presentations. Our main focus for involvement is that you have a passion for behavior analysis and that you are willing to experience the embarrassment, confusion, love, and all of the other baggage that comes with learning new things. If you share a similar interest, then please introduce yourself and chat with us!
 
150. Division 25 American Psychological Association
MATTHEW T. WEAVER (Mercyhurst Univesity), Todd L. McKerchar (Jacksonville State University)
Abstract: Membership strengthens the voice of Behavior Analysis within APA. Your participation ensures that the behavior analytic perspective is represented in governance and that our field’s contributions are recognized by APA. Additionally, members are given the opportunity for recognition and leadership positions. Membership also includes: Bi-yearly newsletter, The Division 25 Recorder, for news, grants, and job postings. Sponsored programs at APA and other conferences (e.g., ABAi). Awards for various accomplishments
 
151. Graduate Internet Coursework in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas
BROOK B. WHEETLEY (University of North Texas), Todd A. Ward (University of North Texas)
Abstract: The Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas offers a distance program in behavior analysis. This internet program is a sequence of six self-paced courses, designed by full-time faculty, to meet the needs of individuals who cannot obtain coursework in behavior analysis locally. The courses are multimedia, high interactive, and cover the academic content required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) for BCBAs and BCaBAs. Students may also earn a 18-SCH academic Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis for completing the 6-course sequence.
 
152. ABA in Saudi Arabia: Dar Al-Hekma College BCaBA Course Sequence
Mona Al Haddad (Dar Al-Hekma College), MICHELLE P. KELLY (Dar Al-Hekma College)
Abstract: Dar Al-Hekma College, as a learning community, is committed to the furtherance and enhancement of creativity, excellence, intellect and independent thinking amongst its students. The college awards bachelor’s degrees to students who successfully complete a four-year, college-level curriculum. The college is managed and operated by highly qualified Saudi and expatriate faculty and staff to provide the highest standards of academic services The purpose of the Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education is to prepare students to become teachers at the elementary and intermediate school levels, with a well-balanced knowledge base and skills in identifying learner characteristics, designing curricula and implementing instructional methods to meet the learning needs of exceptional learners. The School of Education and Applied Health Sciences offers an undergraduate degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism. The ABA courses are designed to be part of the program of study in the autism track. Upon completion of all courses, the program produces well-knowledgeable professionals skilled in the application of behavior- analytic principles to individuals with ASD. In 2008, the School of Education and Applied Health Sciences at DAH offered the first course sequence in ABA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the whole region of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
 
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