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.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Panel #352
PDS EVENT: Sampling Career Paths in ABA ? A Few Perspectives
Monday, May 25, 2015
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
214A (CC)
Area: PRA/AUT; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Denise Dieter (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
VIVIAN IBANEZ (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
ALISON KOZLOWSKI (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
THERESE MALONEY (Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School Districgt)

A variety of career paths exist for individuals with conferred master?s or doctoral degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related disciplines who currently possess or are in pursuit of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. These paths can lead to practicing in a variety of settings, including clinical environments (e.g. hospitals, outpatient clinics), schools, daycares, consulting firms, and homes. Additionally, although children with developmental and intellectual disabilities are generally the focus of such services, this skill set can be applied to a variety of populations to increase appropriate behavior and decrease inappropriate behavior, teach new skills, and improve an individual?s quality of life. Career paths ranging from practicing in a clinical setting with children with pediatric feeding disorders, pursing a Ph.D. degree in ABA, and practicing in a school setting will be discussed by the panelists. Following this, opportunities to ask questions and further discuss career options will be provided.

Keyword(s): ABA Careers, Career Paths



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