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.

Search

45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

Program by Business Meetings: Saturday, May 25, 2019


 

Business Meeting #146
Applied Animal Behavior (AAB) Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency East, Concourse Level, Michigan 1 A-C
Chair: Kathryn L. Kalafut (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Presenting Authors:

The mission of the Applied Animal Behavior (AAB) 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 meet individuals working this in growing area, as well as others interested in getting involved.

Keyword(s): animal, applied, behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #147
Diversity submission UNCOMFORTABLEx: Inaugural Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, St. Gallen 1-3
Chair: Megan Erin Sullivan Kirby (University of South Florida; UNCOMFORTABLEx; Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis)
Presenting Authors:

Uncomfortable conversations about uncomfortable topics in a social media forum: What could go wrong? With over 5,500 members as of October 2018, and chapters around the world standing up for human rights, social justice and an end to harassment, it's time to meet up in person! B. F. Skinner may have called us the "uncommitted." However, we think of ourselves as brave new leaders using behavioral science at a grassroots level to advance a new progressive movement (Mittaini & Aspholm, 2016). Join us!

Keyword(s): advocacy, human rights, social justice, Uncomfortable BCBA
 
 
Business Meeting #148
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, Montreux 1-3
Chair: Ramona Houmanfar (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management is among the top management and applied psychology journals according to the Journal Citation Reports. The purpose of the annual meeting is to provide an annual report of the Journal’s activities and accomplishments. In addition, this meeting serves as forum for audience members to voice their ideas and suggestions for future directions and enhancement of Journal’s objectives and activities. The meeting is open.
 
 
Business Meeting #149
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis Business Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency East, Lobby Level, Plaza Ballroom AB
Chair: Kelsey Ruppel (Western New England University)
Presenting Authors:

The current editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis will present the annual report and discuss journal policies and initiatives. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Keyword(s): dissemination, journal, publication
 
 
Business Meeting #150
Student Committee Business Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Regency Ballroom D
Chair: Kathryn M. Roose (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:

ABAI student members constitute a significant portion of the Association's total membership. The ABAI Student Committee's mission is to provide organizational support for all ABAI student members in order to promote participation in ABAI, as well as professional growth, and to enable members to contribute to the science of behavior analysis. The Student Committee business meeting will facilitate conversations concerning student issues, their involvement, and how we can better serve students with respect to their professional development. This business meeting will also serve to update students on current activities and recruit students interested in serving on the Executive Council or other Student Subcommittees (e.g., academic engagement, events, and outreach).

Keyword(s): Professional Development, Student Committee, Students
 
 
Business Meeting #151
What You Didn't Know About the CBA Learning Module Series: Data, Reports, and New Features
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, Vevey 1/2
Chair: Stephen E. Eversole (Behavior Development Solutions)
Presenting Authors:

The CBA Learning Module Series (CBA LMS) has a proven record of effectiveness as a BCBA/BCaBA exam prep course, with a 91% pass rate for first time exam takers. In addition, over 80 Verified Course Sequences use the software as a curriculum supplement, providing students with the practice necessary to master the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in the BACB's Task List. In turn, the real-time performance data collected by our learning platform assists professors and supervisors in identifying weaknesses in student repertoires and where remedial activities might prove helpful. This casual meeting will familiarize both student and administrative experiences of the CBA LMS, focusing on how to use these data to maximize teaching effectiveness. A large portion of this meeting will involve open discussion of existing features and ideas for new features.

Keyword(s): BCBA, Teaching Behavior-Analysis, University Teaching, VCS
 
 
Business Meeting #152
Business Meeting for the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA)
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Regency Ballroom A
Chair: Dana R. Reinecke (Capella University; NYSABA)
Presenting Authors:

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 are encouraged.

Keyword(s): Affiliate chapter, New York, NYSABA
 
 
Business Meeting #153
Behavioral Development Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Lobby Level, Crystal Ballroom C
Chair: Jessica Singer-Dudek (Columbia University Teachers College)
Presenting Authors:

The Behavioral Development 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 verbal behavior development, stimulus equivalence, relational frames, 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 #154
Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich A
Chair: April N. Kisamore (Hunter College)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of this business meeting is to update members on ways the VB SIG has been promoting theory, research, and practice in Verbal Behavior. There will be presentations from the Chair, TAVB Editor, Student Liaison, and other officers. We will present awards to the winners of the VB SIG Student Research Competition, the VB SIG Student Grant Competition, and the Jack Michael Award. Attendees may become members prior to attending the meeting or at the front door. We will provide all attendees with a new issue of the VB SIG newsletter, VB News.
Keyword(s): business meeting, special interest, verbal behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #155
ABA Professional Committee of China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (ABA-CARDP)
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich BC
Chair: Dorothy Xuan Zhang (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; ABA Professional Committee of China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (ABA-CARDP))
Presenting Authors:
This meeting will provide an update about the growth of the ABA Professional Committee of the China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (ABA-CARDP) during the past year, including the current status of board-approved applied behavior analysis training course sequence, research, and other activities relating to behavior analysis.
Keyword(s): China, China ABA, International
 
 
Business Meeting #156
Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) Business Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich D
Chair: Julia H. Fiebig (Ball State University; ABA Global Initiatives LLC)
Presenting Authors:
The behavior analysis for sustainable societies (BASS) special interest group was formed to advance applications of behavior analysis to environmental issues that contribute to the development of solutions to climate change, pollution, overconsumption of resources, and imbalances in environmental sustainability. Objectives include to (a) encourage and support research that promotes the application of behavior analysis to green/environmental issues, (b) collaborate with environmental scientists, environmental groups, and other SIGs within ABAI who have an interest in addressing behavior change and sustainability/environmental issues, (c) disseminate research and practices that support solutions to environmental issues through the application of behavioral interventions, (d) develop curriculum, textbooks, and additional educational resources that address sustainability and the application of behavior analysis, (e) compile resources for individuals interested in behavior change and environmental issues, and (f) develop an information base of current effective practices/initiatives, government policies, and employment for behavior analysts interested in behavior change and environmental issues. The business meeting is open to anyone interested in sustainability and environmental issues.
Keyword(s): climate change, sustainability
 
 
Business Meeting #157
Theoretical and Conceptual Issues Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich E-G
Chair: Tyler S Glassford (Saint Louis University)
Presenting Authors:
The TPC SIG will discuss the past year within the group. Further, we will be discussing positions available within the SIG. Finally we will discuss methods to advance the SIG's purpose, which is to advance discourse about theoretical and conceptual issues throughout behavior analysis. All interested in such issues are welcome to attend and learn how to contribute to the discussions currently taking place.
 
 
Business Meeting #158
Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Swissôtel, Lucerne Ballroom Level, Lucerne 1/2
Chair: Gretchen A. Dittrich (Simmons University)
Presenting Authors:
The Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) 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 be announced and receive their award.
Keyword(s): Behavioral Health, Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology
 
 
Business Meeting #159
Crime, Delinquency and Forensic Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Regency Ballroom C
Chair: Timothy Templin (HABA)
Presenting Authors:

Mission Statement: To ensure that those in the criminal justice fields have access to appropriate, evidence-based, behavior analytic, therapeutic resources to reduce crime and delinquency. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been useful in addressing societal problems related to the criminal justice field. For example, the role of teaching families in reducing recidivism and the improvement of prison drug programs. ABA has been helpful in guiding the court system in identifying effective sanctions, called graduated sanctions, understanding the effects of behavioral/cognitive-behavioral programs on recidivism, parent training, functional behavioral assessment and team problem solving schools for emotionally and behaviorally disordered students. It has also impacted the assessment of child sexual abuse. Continued advocacy and research are needed to make behavior analytic services available to criminal justice, mental health, military and veterans’ fields and to document the efficacy of behavior analysis in these applications. Our annual business meeting is open to all those interested. We will discuss our goals as a special interest group, further areas of research and how to use this field for the public good.

 
 
Business Meeting #160
Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Fairmont, Third Level, Crystal
Chair: Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:

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 determining policies and procedures and structuring SIG activities throughout the year.

Keyword(s): alzheimer, behavioral health, dementia, older adult
 
 
Business Meeting #161
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Fairmont, Second Level, Gold
Chair: David A. Celiberti (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
Presenting Authors:

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 online publication, subscribe at www.asatonline.org/newsletter/

 
 
Business Meeting #162
Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis Business Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Fairmont, Third Level, Regent
Chair: Angela Broff (HABA)
Presenting Authors:

The Hawai’i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) is a professional organization dedicated to the practice, research, and dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). HABA’s mission is to expand behavioral knowledge, advocate for community needs, support service providers and parents, educate community leaders, and promote the advancement of behavior analysis locally. HABA works diligently on legislative and policy issues that impact our community (e.g., autism insurance, behavior analyst licensure, sustainability initiatives) and aims to educate local policymakers about our science. HABA offers several in person- and online- workshops for educators, parents, students, and practitioners. In addition, every Fall, HABA hosts an annual convention located on Oahu.

Keyword(s): HABA, Hawai'i
 
 
Business Meeting #163
History of Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Fairmont, Lobby Level, Rouge
Chair: Edward K. Morris (University of Kansas)
Presenting Authors:

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 #164
Acceptance and Commitment Training and Psychological Flexibility Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Lobby Level, Crystal Ballroom A
Chair: Evelyn Rachael Gould (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School; FirstSteps for Kids, Inc.)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the current SIG Board, and discuss initial SIG and committee initiatives.

Keyword(s): ACT, Meeting, Psychological Flexibility, SIG
 
 
Business Meeting #165
Business Meeting of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Regency Ballroom B
Chair: Jennifer A. Bonow (Sage Collective)
Presenting Authors:

Join the NABA board for updates on initiatives, to share your ideas, and to ask your questions. While your there enter for a chance to win prizes like conference registration, tickets to the annual speakers' dinner, and other swag!

Keyword(s): Business Meeting, NABA
 
 
Business Meeting #167
Military and Veteran Issues Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Fairmont, Lobby Level, Cuvee
Chair: Kent A. Corso (Xcelerate Innovations, LLC)
Presenting Authors:

The Military and Veterans SIG is devoted to the application of behavior analysis to US and UK military service members' and veterans’ issues. This is a group whose emphasis concerns US/UK/Canadian veterans of all wars. Governments have been concerned about the number of veterans suffering from brain or spinal injuries, post traumatic stress, suicidal issues, lack of access to social services, and addiction problems related to their active duty service. In each of these areas behavior analysis has developed effective treatments. This SIG promotes awareness of these issues and facilitates the research and practice of ABA with this population.

Keyword(s): ABA, military, veteran
 

BACK TO THE TOP

 

Back to Top
Modifed by Eddie Soh
DONATE