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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Panel #102
CE Offered: BACB — 
Diversity submission Incorporating Multiculturalism and Antiracism in Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 29, 2021
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Area: CSS; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: Elizabeth Fong, Ph.D.
Chair: Corina Jimenez-Gomez (Auburn University)
ELIZABETH FONG (Pepperdine University)
SHAWN CAPELL (Covenant 15:16 LLC)
LAUREN BEAULIEU (Newton Public Schools)

The profound effects of social injustice have been become undeniable and the systemic challenges affect the work of behavior analysts. For many, including culture in behavior analytic work may feel completely incompatible with our science. For those seeking to learn more, it can be overwhelming to dive into this area and it may clash with a lifetime of personal learning history. Behavior analysts unsure how to incorporate multiculturalism, diversity, and antiracism into their behavior analytic work, how to reconcile this with our science, and where to begin to learn about this topic are invited to this panel discussion. In this event, panelists with varying perspectives and levels of expertise will discuss existing resources within and outside the field of behavior analysis, how we can understand antiracism from a behavioral perspective, how to utilize behavioral tools to support culturally competent practice and supervision, and make recommendations for the training of culturally competent behavior analysts.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Target audience include graduate students, practitioners, and faculty.

Learning Objectives: (1) Attendees will be able to define cultural competency, (2) Attendees will be able to identify the importance of cultural competency in behavior analysis, and (3) Attendees will be able identify how cultural competency can be embedded in their current training or practice of behavior analysis.
Keyword(s): antiracism, diversity, ethics, multiculturalism



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