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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

Program by Business Meetings: Saturday, May 26, 2018


 

Business Meeting #145
Education and Treatment of Children Editorial Board Meeting
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom F
Chair: Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University)
This is an open business meeting for the journal, Education and Treatment of Children. All editorial board members are invited to learn about the past year's submissions and future goals of the journal. Also invited are those interested in publishing in or reviewing for the journal
 
 
Business Meeting #146
Business Meeting of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA)
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Coronado Ballroom AB
Chair: Dana R. Reinecke (Long Island University Post; NYSABA)
The NYSABA business meeting is held so that representatives of the NYSABA Board can update attendees on the activities of NYSABA over the past year, as well as on goals and activities for the future. Topics discussed include committee reports, legislative issues, NYSABA activities at the ABAI conference, NYSABA activities throughout the state, ongoing CEU opportunities, and other topics affecting behavior analysts in the state of New York. Audience questions will be encouraged.
 
 
Business Meeting #147
The Missing Operant: A Strategic Plan for Reintegrating Behavior Analysis Principles
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom F
Chair: Susan M. Schneider (Root Solutions)
Despite years of dissemination effort on our part, a National Medal of Science for Skinner, and impressive generality, replication, and application, operant and Pavlovian learning principles still frequently get ignored in mainstream psychology, minimized or misrepresented in texts, and only spottily incorporated into relevant related disciplines. Meanwhile, we’re losing basic positions at research universities. The goal of this meeting will be to start creating a strategic plan for the integration/reintegration of basic operant principles into mainstream psychology and underrepresented interdisciplinary areas - taking advantage of high-profile supporters in those areas, among other methods. Let's assess where we are now (good news as well as bad), where we want to end up, and how we might realistically overcome the many barriers to getting there. Andy Lattal and Ray Pitts will serve as co-chairs.
 
 
Business Meeting #148
Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom A
Chair: Jennifer A. Bonow (Blueprints)
We welcome current and new members to attend the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis business meeting. Business items will be reviewed along with updates on our chapter's events. This meeting is open to all current members of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis and to those who are interested in joining!
 
 
Business Meeting #149
Behaviorists for Social Responsibility (BFSR)
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom E
Chair: Molli Luke (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
BFSR is the oldest SIG in ABAI. BFSR members engage in theoretical, conceptual, and empirical analyses of significant social issues related sustainability, economic and social justice, violence, health and wellness, political systems, culture, among others. In the business meeting, the BFSR planners will report on our active projects, including (a) the Matrix Project which is oriented toward increasing preparation and opportunities for behavior analysts to engage in work related to major social and sustainability issues, (b) the journal Behavior and Social Issues, (c) international outreach, (d) expanded social media presence, (e) a sustainability initiative/research project under development, and (f), maintaining a visible presence at ABAI conventions with panels, symposia, and invited presenters. Discussion of opportunities for participation will follow these brief reports.
Keyword(s): Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Responsibility, Sustainability
 
 
Business Meeting #150
Behavior Analysis and Technology Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom G
Chair: Cody Morris (Western Michigan University )
The Behavior Analysis and Technology (BAT) SIG was formed 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 goals of the BAT SIG are: 1) to serve as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for its members, 2) to disseminate information to inform its membership and promote its mission to a wider audience, and 3) to organize an annual meeting to provide a forum for discussion of the affairs of the SIG.
Keyword(s): Technology
 
 
Business Meeting #151
Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Regatta ABC
Chair: Kathleen Penland (Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis)
Join the Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis as we discuss dissemination of ABA and legislative endeavors in the aloha state.
Keyword(s): Hawai'i
 
 
Business Meeting #152
Behavior Analysis in the Arts (BAARTs)
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Presidio 1-2
Chair: Abigail B. Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center)
Behavior Analysis in the Arts (BAARTs) is about the relationship between behavior analysis and the arts, where "arts" is used in the broad sense to represent all the arts. The BAARTs SIG group has a twofold purpose: 1) the ways in which behavior analysis influences the arts; and 2) to acknowledge ABAI members who are independent artists in their own right.
Keyword(s): Music-art-literature
 
 
Business Meeting #153
ABAI Crime and Delinquency Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom D
Chair: Timothy Templin (HABA)
The SIG's Mission is to ensure that those in the criminal justice field have access to information on evidence-based practices and resources for reducing crime and delinquency. The business meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees and those interested in forensics, crime, and delinquency to network. The business meeting will include discussions on expanding events and activities in the upcoming year. We will explore ways in which the SIG can support individuals and groups within local communities and professional networks. Discussions will include methods for collaborating on future research and other initiatives, updates and current events, dissemination of SIG information, and strategies for meeting the needs of current and future members.
Keyword(s): Crime, Criminal Justice, Delinquency, Forensics
 
 
Business Meeting #154
Journal of Behavioral Education (JOBE)
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Harbor Ballroom D
Chair: Jennifer J. McComas (University of Minnesota)
Business meeting to discuss editorial process and submissions to the journal. Open to Associate Editors, editorial board members, and those interested in reviewing or submitting manuscripts to JOBE.
 
 
Business Meeting #155
BHCOE Accreditation: Introduction and Application
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom A
Chair: Christine L. Ratcliff (Behavioral Health Center of Excellence)
This meeting will cover important components of the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) accreditation, including information on how to achieve accreditation, eligibility requirements, approved provider structures, evaluation process, and applying for evaluation. The presentation will also offer information regarding the BHCOE's growth, development, and future directions. This meeting is intended for business owners or clinical directors who want basic information on the BHCOE accreditation process, are planning to become accredited, or are current BHCOE accredited organizations who would like an update on the BHCOE activities.
Keyword(s): accreditation, quality, quality assurance, regulation
 
 
Business Meeting #156
History of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Bankers Hill
Chair: Edward K. Morris (University of Kansas)
The purpose of the HoBA SIG Business Meeting is to review the SIGs vision (i.e., to advance and expand behavior analysis through its history and historiography) and mission (i.e. to cultivate and nurture, enrich and improve, and communicate and disseminate the fields history), but primarily to develop strategic initiatives. At this years meeting, we will discuss our initiatives in the areas of (a) teaching HoBA (e.g., developing a repository of course syllabi for HoBA instructors); (b) archiving the HoBA (e.g., the status of HoBA archives at the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology in Akron, OH; creating a list of HoBA archives); (c) appointing historians (e.g., in ABAI SIG and affiliate chapters); (d) preparing bibliographies of published materials (e.g., articles) and electronic resources (e.g., videos); (e) expanding the SIG's website (historyofbehavioranalysis.org) (e.g., as a repository for materials and links to other websites); and (f) enhancing the SIG's ABA Expo Poster (e.g., posting pictures of unidentified behavior analysts). ABAI members interested in the SIG's vision and mission and working on the foregoing initiatives and planning new ones are invited to attend.
 
 
Business Meeting #157
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Rancho Santa Fe 1-3
Chair: Rose Iovannone (University of South Florida; Florida Center for Inclusive Communities)
Positive behavior support (PBS), a systems approach, 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 PBS operate within various levels from providing direct supports to individuals to applying principles of adult behavior change to broad systems (e.g., organizations, schools). The PBS Special Interest Group provides a forum for behavior analysts to discuss issues relevant to the profession. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Keyword(s): behavior support, business meeting
 
 
Business Meeting #158
Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom B
Chair: Kathryn L. Kalafut (Antioch College)
The mission of the Applied Animal Behavior SIG is to promote applied animal behavior analytic research, set high standards in methods and techniques of animal training, support those in the applied animal behavior field, and promote the well-being of animals in applied settings wherever they are found. Please join us to learn more about and contribute to this growing field.
Keyword(s): animal, applied
 
 
Business Meeting #159
Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis (ILABA) Business Meeting
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Coronado Ballroom DE
Chair: Jennifer Klapatch Totsch (Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis; National Louis University)
The Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis (ILABA) is an associate chapter of Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The chapter was established in order to provide a forum for behavior analysts in the state of Illinois to stay up to date on legislative issues as they apply to our field as well as to offer continuing education and advocacy for ABA practitioners throughout our state. ILABA is a Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider. The organization offers a membership and agency directory, annual conference, job board, representation on practitioner and academic committees, and additional resources to all members. All are welcome to attend the business meeting at ABAI to learn more about the organization and receive updates on the chapter's recent activities and goals.
Keyword(s): associate chapter, business meeting, illinois, state organization
 
 
Business Meeting #160
Behavioral Medicine SIG of ABAI Business Meeting
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom H
Chair: Gretchen A. Dittrich (Simmons College)
The Behavioral Medicine SIG of ABAI focuses on the application of behavior analytic methodology to the prevention and treatment of behaviors associated with chronic illness and disease, and the promotion of behaviors associated with improved health and treatment adherence. The role of behavior analysis is important in the field of behavioral medicine. It is the mission of the SIG to encourage interdisciplinary research in the areas of behavioral health promotion, emphasizing the need for function-based and empirically validated treatments for chronic health disorders. The Behavioral Medicine SIG offers students, researchers, practitioners, and consumers opportunities to discuss issues related to public health promotion and disease prevention. All are welcome to join the Behavioral Medicine SIG. We hope that the SIG will help consumers and practitioners better understand the role of behavior analysis in the field of behavioral medicine, and provide an outlet for discussions of current and developing research within the field. The annual business meeting is open to all conference attendees interested in behavioral health and medicine. The meeting will be conducted to discuss various administrative matters relevant to the Behavioral Medicine SIG. In addition, during the business meeting, the Behavioral Medicine Student Research Award winner will present their research and receive their award.
Keyword(s): Behavioral Health, Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology
 
 
Business Meeting #161
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Torrey Pines 1-3
Chair: David A. Celiberti (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
A business meeting will be held to provide a forum for networking, to outline the Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT)'s current goals and objectives, and to discuss collaboration opportunities between ASAT and ABAI members. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend this meeting. As there is not a shared commitment to empirical validation, research, and data-based decision making amongst provider, ASAT strives to be an important resource for individuals with autism, family members, professionals, and paraprofessionals interested in reliable, science-based and accurate information about autism and its treatments. Founded in 1998, the mission of the ASAT is to promote safe, effective, science-based treatments for individuals with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically-sound information; advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment; and, combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment. 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
 
 
Business Meeting #162
Clinical Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Harbor Ballroom A
Chair: Thomas J. Waltz (Eastern Michigan University)
This is the special interest group for those who have an interest in clinical applications of behavior analysis. Clinical behavior analysts work in both research and applied settings applying behavior analytic principles to the full range of behavioral and mental health problems licensed clinical psychologists treat. This is our annual meeting to discuss how to promote our work at ABAI and beyond. Members have the opportunity to network and discuss their areas of interest and work, training opportunities, research projects, conceptual struggles and developments, and plan activities for the next year. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about this exciting area of behavior analysis.
Keyword(s): behavioral health, clinical, mental health
 
 
Business Meeting #163
Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Ocean Beach
Chair: Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University)
The Behavioral Gerontology SIG (https://bgsig.wordpress.com/) provides an open forum for students, practitioners, and researchers who have an interest in applying the science, practice, and philosophy of behavior analysis to problems encountered by adults in later life, typically referring to ages 65 and older. The goal is to promote the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavior analytic approaches to a wide variety of topics of high public health significance in this population, such as self-management for health promotion and disease prevention, and functional assessments of and interventions for behavioral changes commonly associated with neurocognitive disorders (e.g., due to Alzheimer's disease). The meeting will explore attendees' interests and needs and foster collaborations and the sharing of information, to encourage education, training, practice, and research. Further business items consist of the selection of officers, and feedback on student presentations in the area of behavioral gerontology to help determine the recipient of the annual Student Researcher Award.
Keyword(s): alzheimer, behavioral health, gerontology, older adults
 
 
Business Meeting #164
Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Harbor Ballroom G
Chair: Worner Leland (Upswing Advocates)
All individuals attending the ABAI convention who have an interest in sex research, sex education, and/or procedures used to change sex-related behaviors are invited to attend the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice Special Interest Group's annual meeting. Items of business will include a discussion of current SIG activities occurring both at and outside the ABAI convention, the sharing of relevant research findings, and plans for the next year of SIG activities.
Keyword(s): Gender, Research, Sex, Sexual Behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #165
Ethics and Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom C
Chair: Shawn P. Quigley (Melmark)
This meeting is for all individuals interested in the Ethics special interest group. The SIG leadership will update members on progress of SIG projects and seek input for further SIG activities. Everyone is welcome.
Keyword(s): Ethics
 
 
Business Meeting #166
Behavioral Development Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, America's Cup A-D
Chair: Patrice Miller (Salem State University)
The SIG promotes behavior analytic empirical and conceptual analyses of issues related to behavioral development, and it encourages examination of how methodological and theoretical positions outside behavior analysis approach these issues empirically and conceptually. These kinds of analyses have often dealt with complex kinds of behavior such as stimulus equivalence, relational frames, language and problem solving, as well as normal and problematic behaviors in social interactions, as well as the historical bases of behaviorism and behavior analysis as basic science and applied practice. The business meeting will review activities during the past year and discuss plans for the next. All are welcome to attend.
Keyword(s): behavioral development, complex behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #167
Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom C
Chair: J. Adam Bennett (Western Michigan University)
This will be the business meeting for the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group (EAHB-SIG). 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 Distinguished Contributions 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. (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.
Keyword(s): EAHB, Experimental Analysis, Human Behavior, Human Operant
 
 
Business Meeting #168
KYABA Business Meeting
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Mission Beach A-C
Chair: Becky L. Nastally (Bloom Behavior Therapy)
This is the annual ABAI business meeting of the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis (KYABA). We welcome all interested behavior analysts from our region. We will discuss and solicit feedback on our efforts to promote behavior analysis in our commonwealth.
 
 
Business Meeting #169
Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom B
Chair: Nikia Dower (Dower and Associates, Inc.)
The Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group business meeting is open to anyone interested in promoting a behavioral approach to the analysis and treatment of speech and language disorders. Admission is free and membership in the SIG is not required in order to attend. The meeting will consist of member reports on SIG mission-related activities and invited presentations of professional interest to attendees. An abstract of the SPABA award winners submissions for the Student Research Grant award and the Dissemination Award will be provided at this meeting as well as awards to the winners. The SPABA business meeting will also include information on SPABA's social/networking component to encourage interaction and discussion among SIG members, new members, and interested attendees. Please feel free to join us and bring your friends. To further support the Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group, please consider formally joining and donating to the SIG by registering online at www.behavioralspeech.com.
Keyword(s): Inter-professional collaboration, Speech Therapy, speech--language pathology, Verbal Behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #170
Neuroscience Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Harbor Ballroom C
Chair: Suzanne H. Mitchell (Oregon Health & Science University)
Meeting to discuss outreach to increase membership from within ABAI, ideas for possible future symposia, and expanding website resources.
Keyword(s): brain imaging, brain injury, neuroanatomy, neuroscience
 
 
Business Meeting #171
The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM) and the Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Network Business Meeting
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–8:20 PM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom G
Chair: Manuel A. Rodriguez (ABA Technologies, Inc.)
This is the annual meeting of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM) and the Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Network. All are invited to attend and discuss topics related to organizational behavior management, the Network, and JOBM. Additionally, network officers and the JOBM editor will present data summarizing the status and development of the network and journal.
 
 
Business Meeting #171A
Teaching Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Ballroom DE
Chair: Kira Austin (Dominion ABA)
Teaching Behavior Analysis (TBA) purpose is to improve the teaching and learning of the principles and applications of behavior analysis in any setting in which those activities occur. The purpose of this meeting is to update members and potential members on the activities of the TBA SIG. We will set goals for the upcoming year and allow time for individuals to network. All are invited to attend. You do not have to be a member of the TBA SIG. Anyone interested in the teaching of behavior analysis in all environments is welcome.
 

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