Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Gordon Bourland

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Trinity Behavioral Associates

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Gordon Bourland completed his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Texas Arlington. Subsequently he was a postdoctoral fellow in behavioral psychology at the John F. Kennedy Institute (now Kennedy-Krieger Institute) of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For over 35 years he has held a variety of clinical and administrative positions involving services for persons with a variety of special needs in various settings. Dr.Bourland has served as the director of behavioral services for the Fort Worth State School; as chief psychologist for the Dallas County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center, director of Psychology for the Colin Anderson Center in St. Mary’s West Virginia, and past president of the Texas Association for Behavior Analyst. Dr. Bourland has worked in classroom settings, provided behavioral consultation, consulted with teachers andadministrators, taught graduate courses in education and psychology, and provided training to many teachers and other educational personnel. He has conducted and published research in a number of leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, on topics including behavioral assessment and intervention, classroom instruction, and basic learning procedures.




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