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.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #317
CE Offered: BACB
Behaviorism in the Great Beyond: A Panel on the Dissemination of Behavioral Analysis
Sunday, May 27, 2018
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom B
Area: PRA/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Adrienne Fitzer, M.A.
Chair: Ryan Lee O'Donnell (RYANO, LLC)
GARRET M. CANTU (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
ADRIENNE FITZER (The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc.)

Behavior analysis has seen an increase in popularity over the past two decades. Mobilized by increased demand, ABA has developed considerably as a profession, developing standards for training and certification that support ethical and effective practice of behavior analysis. Most of the public's awareness, however, is limited to the incredible effectiveness of applied behavior analytic (ABA) interventions for autism spectrum disorders. In this way, the maturation of behavior analysis as a profession has not been matched by the improved effectiveness of dissemination of general principles of behavior analysis. This is unfortunate, as behavior analysis has the demonstrated potential to effect socially significant change in a broad range of domains. The members of this panel are professionals who have committed huge amounts of time and other personal resources to promote the accurate, ethical, and effective dissemination of behavior analysis with varying emphases. Panelists will discuss key objectives, strengths, challenges, and new opportunities for the dissemination of behavior analysis, as well as the criteria for evaluating dissemination efforts.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Behavior analysts and behavior therapists with an interest in promoting effective dissemination of behavioral analysis, discussing new challenges and way for disseminating behavioral analysis, and criteria for evaluating dissemination efforts.

Learning Objectives: Learning objectives: 1) Promote effective dissemination of behavioral analysis. 2) Discuss new challenges and way for disseminating behavioral analysis. 3) Criteria for evaluating dissemination efforts.
Keyword(s): Dissemination, Public Awareness, Social Influence



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