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: Sunday, May 30, 2021


 

Business Meeting #326
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior Business Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Mark Galizio (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Presenting Authors:

Meeting for editorial board members, authors and other interested ABAI members

 
 
Business Meeting #327
Neuroscience SIG
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Suzanne H. Mitchell (Oregon Health & Science University)
Presenting Authors:

To discuss future directions for the SIG, how to increase relevance to ABAI members and how to grow the membership.

 
 
Business Meeting #328
Self & Match Business Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Katharine M. Croce (Felician University)
Presenting Authors:
This business meeting will bring together professionals that have attended the “Exploring the Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention: The Self & Match System” workshop and are currently implementing Self & Match System(s). The goal of this session is to help behavior analysts identify ways to optimize current Self & Match interventions. This session will include a round table discussion and review of current Self & Match systems. A systematic Self & Match: Considerations During Implementation Guide will be shared with all participants in order to help implementers as they critically evaluate their systems. We would also love to hear from you if you have conducted (or are considering conducting) research regarding the Self & Match System. Please email if you are considering attending: selfandmatch@gmail.com.
Keyword(s): behavioral interventions, School-based, self-monitoring, SelfandMatch
 
 
Business Meeting #329
Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
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 #330
Autism Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Justin B. Leaf (Autism Partnership Foundation; Endicott College)
Presenting Authors:
The meeting will review past and current activities/initiatives of the SIG. We will discuss future directions of the SIG, new bylaws, and awards. The meeting will also include a discussion of topics related to autism intervention.
Keyword(s): autism
 
 
Business Meeting #331
Diversity submission Behaviorists for Social Responsibility (BFSR) Business Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Sarah M. Richling (Auburn University)
Presenting Authors:

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 issues, (b) international outreach, (c) social media presence, (d) education initiatives, and (e) sustainability initiatives. Discussion of opportunities for participation will follow these brief reports.

Keyword(s): Culture, Justice, Social Issues, Sustainability
 
 
Business Meeting #332
Update: Strategic Plan Group
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Susan M. Schneider (University of the Pacific)
Presenting Authors:
Despite years of dissemination effort on our part, a National Medal of Science for Skinner, and impressive generality, replication, and application, operant and Pavlovian principles still frequently get ignored in mainstream psychology, minimized or misrepresented in texts, and only spottily incorporated into relevant related disciplines. In 2018, a group of behavior analysts created a list of action items toward a strategic plan for the integration/reintegration of these principles into mainstream psychology and underrepresented interdisciplinary areas - taking advantage of high-profile supporters in those areas, among other methods. Indeed, we helped bring Alan Kazdin to ABAI last year. This meeting will provide an update on progress, and further discussion on how to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and dissemination. Andy Lattal and Ray Pitts will co-chair.
Keyword(s): dissemination, interdisciplinary collaboration
 
 
Business Meeting #334
Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Kyle Machos (Windward Synergy Center)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of this meeting will be to address current issues relevant to HABA's mission in Hawai'i.

Keyword(s): Aloha, HABA, Hawai'i
 
 
Business Meeting #335
Behavior Analysis for Military and Veterans Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Abigail Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center)
Presenting Authors:
Behavior Analysis in Military and Veteran Affairs is a special interest group designed to promulgate the concepts and practices of behavior analysis and behavior change methodologies. This group works with people from any country with needs in supporting military personnel and families. The group consists of military personnel, former military personnel, people related to present and former military members, the Veterans Affairs office or hospitals, children in military families with special needs, and others interested in viewing the military through the lens of behavior analysis. The three categories critical to this special interest group are post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and traumatic brain injury. Governments are 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. The group approaches these issues from the perspective of public events, inner events, and verbal behaviors while looking at each of these areas where behavior analysis has effective treatments. This group facilitates research, and promotes awareness of issues including the practice of applied behavior analysis with this population.
 
 
Business Meeting #336
Behavior Analysis in Practice Editorial Board Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:
This is an open meeting for the editorial board members, authors, and prospective authors for Behavior Analysis in Practice. A report for the journal will be delivered, and time for open discussion with the editor and associate editors will be provided so all interested parties can bring forth issues, ideas, or commentary about the direction of the journal. All are welcome.
Keyword(s): editorial board, journal, publication
 
 
Business Meeting #337
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Public Policy Group Networking Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Jeffrey E. Dillen (Texana Center)
Presenting Authors:
The TxABA Public Policy Group (TxABA PPG) networking meeting aims to provide an opportunity for professionals in Texas who deliver ABA services to network and learn about the legislative work of TxABA PPG. Attendees will be given an opportunity to learn about current legislative priorities being addressed by TxABA PPG such as efforts related to Medicaid benefits, private insurance, and public education. Attendees will also learn about ways to get involved in these efforts including membership and sponsorship. BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, students, managers, provider representatives, and all others are welcome to join in on this networking and collaboration opportunity.
Keyword(s): advocacy, legislation, public policy
 
 
Business Meeting #338
The Psychological Record Business Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Mitch Fryling (California State University, Los Angeles)
Presenting Authors:
Meeting to review statistics related to the journal and discuss future directions and projects, etc. The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending, including Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, authors, and students.
Keyword(s): Journal, Publication
 
 
Business Meeting #339
Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Sunday, May 30, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
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 Medicine, Behavioral Psychology, Health Psychology
 

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