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).

Program by Business Meetings: Saturday, May 29, 2021


 

Business Meeting #162
SIG Español
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Mapy Chavez Cueto (Alcanzando)
Presenting Authors:

All Spanish speaking ABAI members are invited to participate, share and exchange information at this meeting. Join us to learn what is happening in the Spanish speaking community of ABAI.

 
 
Business Meeting #163
Organizational Behavior Management Network and Journal of Organizational Behavior Management Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Byron J. Wine (The Faison Center)
Presenting Authors:

This joint meeting will present information related to both the OBMNetwork and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Founded in 1982, the Organizational Behavior Management Network exists to develop, enhance, and support the growth and vitality of Organizational Behavior Management through research, education, practice, and collaboration. The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, edited by Dr. David Wilder, is the flagship journal for the publication of research and discussion articles related to the practice of behavior analysis in business settings. All attendees interested in OBM are invited to hear updates and network with practitioners and researchers.

 
 
Business Meeting #164
Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Thomas Wade Brown (Ball State University / Chrysalis )
Presenting Authors:
The Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis is committed to its mission to promote professional development in the field of behavior analysis in all its facets to include: philosophical, theoretical, experimental, applied and practice.
Keyword(s): NABA, NABA Meeting
 
 
Business Meeting #165
Student Committee Business Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Allyson R Salzer (University of Kansas)
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): membership, students
 
 
Business Meeting #166
Addiction Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: August F. Holtyn (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Presenting Authors:

This will be the business meeting of the Addiction Special Interest Group (SIG). The mission of the SIG is to provide a forum for students, practitioners, and researchers who have an interest in studying and applying behavior analysis to understand, prevent, and treat addiction. The Addiction SIG is an organization for behavior analysts and others who are interested in understanding, preventing, and treating misuse of licit and illicit drugs and other commodities (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, stimulants, opioids, internet, smartphones, food) and associated psychosocial problems (e.g., psychiatric comorbidities, unemployment, poverty). The purpose of this inaugural meeting will be to: (1) provide an overview of the SIG’s mission, (2) discuss ongoing and future activities of the SIG, (3) develop plans to increase membership within the SIG, and (4) encourage feedback on SIG activities and future directions. All interested conference attendees are welcome to attend this meeting.

 
 
Business Meeting #167
Perspectives on Behavior Science Editorial Board and Author Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: M. Christopher Newland (Auburn University)
Presenting Authors:
This is a business meeting Perspectives on Behavior Science. We will discuss issues about the journal and hear a report from Springer.
Keyword(s): Board Meeting, Journal
 
 
Business Meeting #168
China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons-Professional Committee of ABA (ABA-CARDP)
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Dorothy Xuan Zhang (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; George Mason University; ABA Professional Committee of China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (ABA-CARDP)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of this meeting is to provide an annual update on the development and growth of the China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons/Professional Committee of Behavior Analysis.
Keyword(s): ABA-CARDP, China ABA
 
 
Business Meeting #169
Diversity submission Culture and Diversity SIG Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Robyn M. Catagnus (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Presenting Authors:
The business meeting for the first non profit multicultural alliance for behavior analysts, established to support research, growth, and networking about culture and diversity issues in behavior analysis. Our mission is to increase inclusive practices in behavior analysis research, education, policy, training, and clinical practice - and in our wider communities. The SIG welcomes everyone and seeks a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This meeting will include introductions of a new Board, as well.
Keyword(s): culture, diversity, multicultural, racism
 
 
Business Meeting #170
Behavioral Development Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Jessica Singer-Dudek (Teachers College, Columbia University)
Presenting Authors:
The Behavioral Development SIG of the Association for Behavior Analysis was created with the mission to promote and support research and theory designed to identify environmental variables that establish and interact with behavioral development, and show how these variables relate to behavioral principles and instructional procedures in other areas, and how they can be manipulated to promote desirable developmental outcomes. Specifically, the organization shall: (a) Serve as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for its members, (b) Disseminate information to promote its mission to a wider audience, (c) Organize an annual business meeting to provide a forum for discussion of the affairs of the chapter, and (d) Recognize individuals or groups of individuals who have made significant contributions to further the cause of this SIG. Conference attendees are invited to come and meet the members of the Dev SIG and learn more!
Keyword(s): behavioral development, complex behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #171
Crime, Delinquency and Forensic Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Timothy Templin (HABA)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of the Crime, Delinquency and Forensic Behavior Analysis SIG business meeting it to review the SIG vision, plans for the future and the discuss the best ways to assist the criminal and civil justice systems using the science of applied behavior analysis. We will focus on communication within our SIG, including the optimal use of social media to expand our SIG's reach and benefit those interested. An update on the webinar series on Novel Uses of Applied Behavior Analysis will also be reviewed. We will discuss individual positions within the club and how to make our SIG work together to achieve new goals for the coming year. All those interested in this area are welcome to attend and share some of their own experiences with the group.
 
 
Business Meeting #172
Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI) Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Sophia R D'Agostino (Hope College)
Presenting Authors:
The NDBI SIG will hold their annual business meeting.
Keyword(s): NDBI
 
 
Business Meeting #173
Applied Animal Behavior SIG Business Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Steven W. Payne (California State University, Fresno)
Presenting Authors:
The Applied Animal Behavior (AAB) SIG brings together individuals who specialize or have an interest in the application of behavior analysis to the care, treatment, welfare, and understanding of animals and their behavior. Our mission 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. The AAB SIG has many resources available to our members, and hosts a members’ meeting at the annual ABA convention. Our members include academics, researchers, practitioners from various fields, and consumers. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about and contributing to this growing field.
Keyword(s): Animal Behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #174
Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (DBA-SIG)
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: John O'Neill (Contextual Behavioral Science Institute)
Presenting Authors:

A business meeting to provide updates, plan initiatives, and discuss the overall direction and progression of the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (DBA-SIG).

Keyword(s): dissemination
 
 
Business Meeting #175
Teaching Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Dacia McCoy (University of Cincinnati)
Presenting Authors:
Teaching Behavior Analysis (TBA) special interest group's 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.
 
 
Business Meeting #176
Diversity submission Behavior Gerontology Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University; Center for the Advancement of Neurobehavioral Health)
Presenting Authors:
The Behavioral Gerontology SIG provides an open forum for students, practitioners, and researchers who have an interest in applying the science, practice, and philosophy of behavior analysis to wellbeing 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 with 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. Outreach and organizational issues are central to the meeting agenda.
Keyword(s): Alzheimer, behavioral health, gerontology, older adults
 
 
Business Meeting #177
Behavior and Social Issues Editorial Board Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Mark A. Mattaini (Jane Addams College of Social Work-University of Illinois at Chicago)
Presenting Authors:
This meeting, for editorial board members (and those interested in participating as such), will review the progress of the journal, outline future plans, and offer opportunities for those interested to offer suggestions to strengthen the offerings of the journal supporting culturo-behavioral science, social and environmental justice, and cultural analysis at applied and basic levels.
Keyword(s): Culturo-Behavior Science
 
 
Business Meeting #178
New U.S. and Non-U.S. Programs Interested in ABAI Accreditation and VCS
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Jenna Mrljak (Association for Behavior Analysis International)
Presenting Authors:

This is an open meeting to disseminate information to new U.S. and non-U.S programs interested in pursuing accreditation or obtaining a verified course sequence (VCS) through the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

 

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