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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #548
CE Offered: BACB
PDS: Persistent Productivity: Strategies to Maintain a Work-Life Balance
Monday, May 27, 2019
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Fairmont, Second Level, International Ballroom
Area: TBA/CSS; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: Lorraine A Becerra, M.A.
Chair: Lorraine A Becerra (Utah State University)
TARA A. FAHMIE (California State University, Northridge)
RUTH ANNE REHFELDT (Southern Illinois University)
KENNETH F. REEVE (Caldwell University)

Across academic and clinical settings, behavior analysts are tasked with completing a wide variety of responsibilities. The number of duties in these settings can make it difficult to prioritize personal well-being. However, if the quality of life is not maintained, then the quantity of productivity may not persist. The purpose of this discussion is to offer insights and experiences to help graduate students and professionals be successful in their careers while preserving personal lives. This professional development series panel will highlight the unique challenge of balancing a productive career, while maintaining a preferred quality of life. The presenters in this panel include prominent leaders in the field of behavior analysis. Across their years of experience, all three panelists have developed flourishing professional careers, while developing personal interests outside of the field. The presenters will offer invaluable insights to achieving professional and personal goals, during graduate school and after.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Graduate students and professionals

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe importance of maintaining work-life balance for behavior analysts. 2. State methods to measure and evaluate achievement of personal and professional goals. 3. Describe factors influencing the difficulties in maintaining a productive professional career.
Keyword(s): Graduate school, Productivity, work-life balance



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