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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Expo Poster Session #175
Other Organizations
Saturday, May 25, 2019
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Hyatt Regency East, Exhibit Level, Riverside Exhibit Hall

Research Training in Drug Abuse Behavior at the University of Kentucky

WILLIAM STOOPS (University of Kentucky), Hannah Knudsen (University of Kentucky), Craig Roy Rush (University of Kentucky)

The University of Kentucky Department of Behavioral Science has housed a NIDA-funded T32 training program for the last 20 years, and recently secured funding for an additional five years. The program prepares pre- and post-doctoral trainees to assume translational and multidisciplinary research responsibilities in academic and other scientific organizations concerned with substance use disorders (SUDs). Pre-doctoral trainees concentrate in translational and interdisciplinary aspects of SUDs as part of a doctoral program in a behavioral science discipline (e.g., psychology, sociology). Post-doctoral fellows, having a doctorate in a behavioral science discipline, are preparing to lead and design research on SUDs. Elements of the program include: 1) training in the basic building blocks of research (e.g., experimental design, data analysis) and independent research competence, 2) a translational and interdisciplinary orientation taking students beyond their basic discipline and providing exposure to key theoretical concepts and methodological issues related to SUD research, 3) professional development to support a career in SUD research, 4) exploration of SUD-related topics from a medical-behavioral perspective through courses offered by training faculty, 5) training in ethics and responsible conduct of research specific to behavioral SUD research, and 6) opportunities for research around relevant questions in SUDs.


Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

MARY SAWYER (TEAM Coaching), Robert Holdsambeck (Holdsambeck Behavioral Health), Amanda P. Laprime (Center for Children with Special Needs; Northeastern University ), Henry S. Pennypacker (University of Florida), Thomas L. Zane (University of Kansas), Andy Bondy (Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.), Charles T. Merbitz (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Stephen E. Eversole (Behavior Development Solutions)

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that harnesses the expertise of hundreds of behavioral scientists to solve problems in the home, school, community, and the workplace. The CCBS mission is to advance the scientific study of behavior and its humane application to the solution of practical problems, including the prevention and relief of human suffering. Founded by Dr. Robert Epstein in 1981, the CCBS has three goals: to create and deliver trustworthy information on high quality behavioral services and science around the world; to promote global collaboration among behavioral organizations; and to improve the future of behavioral science by educating and developing the next wave of behavioral scientists and practitioners. Most CCBS work is through the voluntary efforts of its directors, trustees, and advisors. These individuals represent the best experts in behavioral science and practice. They develop the highest quality video instruction and presentations, evaluate and accredit world-class programs of workplace safety and applied behavior analysis services, write books and articles, and produce video and audio broadcasts that are distributed through the CCBS online store and over the Internet.


Association for Science in Autism Treatment

DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)

The vast array of "proposed treatments" for autism can be both overwhelming and confusing for consumers. Sadly, there is not a shared commitment to empirical validation, research, and data-based decision making amongst providers. The Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT) strives to be an important resource for individuals with autism, family members, professionals, and paraprofessionals, in fact, for anyone 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 To receive Science in Autism Treatment, ASAT's free online publication, subscribe at


European ABA

HANNA STEINUNN STEINGRIMSDOTTIR (Oslo and Akershus University College), Christoph F. Boerdlein (University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg), Christos Nikopoulos (Autism Consultancy Services, London), Ricardo Pellon (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia), Zuilma Gabriela Sigurdardottir (University of Iceland), Erik Arntzen (Oslo and Akershus University College)

European ABA is an umbrella organization for national organizations of behavior analysis in Europe. Our mission is 1. To provide an international forum within Europe for the study and discussion of matters relevant to behavior analysis. 2. To encourage high quality education and professional certification throughout Europe. 3. To organize congresses/conferences in experimental and applied behavior analysis. 4. To establish and maintain relations between behavior analysis organizations inside and outside Europe. 5. To maintain web pages/bulletin boards to facilitate communication. For more information about EABA contact us by email to

151. Foxylearning: Awesome Online Learning for Behavioral Science
NICOLE L. BANK (The PartnerShip, LLC), Eric J. Fox (Foxylearning LLC)
Abstract: Foxylearning’s mission is to expand knowledge and understanding of behavior analysis by making awesome online learning that is effective, open, affordable, fun, and easy to use. Our products build on the rich history of innovation in instructional design by behavior analysts, combining key elements of programmed instruction and the personalized system of instruction with evidence-based best practices for multimedia training. We offer fully online, interactive, multimedia, self-paced, and mastery-based tutorials that are made available to the general public free of charge and can be used as a course supplement or to earn continuing education credit. Tutorials on verbal behavior, relational frame theory, visual analysis of single-subject data, and teaching listener responding to children with autism are currently offered. We also offer interactive videos and research articles that can be completed for continuing education. This poster offers further details about our products, guidelines for integrating them into a course or training program, and information for content experts interested in working with Foxylearning to develop new tutorials or videos.
152. Behavior Analysis Online at the University of North Texas
BROOK B. WHEETLEY (University of North Texas), Mariah Hope (University of North Texas)
Abstract: Behavior Analysis Online (BAO) is pleased to announce our fully online Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Behavior Analysis and Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 5th edition Verified Course Sequence beginning Fall 2019! The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, which includes the 5th edition Verified Course Sequence, is a one-year professional practice degree program designed to provide the knowledge base for effective and compassionate practice of behavior analysis. In addition, a stand-alone 5th edition Verified Course Sequence will be offered for students who already have a master’s degree or are on their way to earning one. ABAI has verified this course sequence toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. BAO also offers Continuing Education credits online. We have over 100 lectures, journal articles, and workshops on topics such as supervision, ethics, autism, and gerontology.
153. Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Program With Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization at East Carolina University
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), Elei Stuart (Behavioral Consultation & Psychological Services)
Abstract: East Carolina University has pediatric school and clinical health psychology programs that lead to a Ph.D. in health psychology and eligibility for licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Psychologist. Students are admitted to one of two concentrations within the program: Behavior Medicine or Pediatric School Psychology. Students can elect to specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis and take a series of courses that will make them eligible for certification as a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The program is a five-year, full-time, post-baccalaureate program. The 105 semester hour curriculum includes the following components: a core curriculum focusing on the biological, social, and cognitive-affective bases of behavior, health psychology and behavioral medicine, and research (statistics and research design); courses specific to the student’s chosen concentration, including courses on health assessment and intervention and applied behavior analysis; a series of research experiences culminating in an empirical dissertation and completion of a one-year pre-doctoral internship meeting the requirements of the American Psychological Association and/or the Association of Psychology Pre-doctoral and Internship Centers.
154. TBA SIG
DACIA MCCOY (University of Cincinnati)
Abstract: The Teaching Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group’s (TBA SIG) mission is to improve the teaching and learning of the principles and applications of behavior analysis in any setting. Therefore, the TBA SIG continues to be the prominent place for discussions regarding behavior analysis, both basic and applied. Founded in 1991, it is one of the oldest special interest groups in ABAI. We are one of the largest ABAI SIGs, we count as members some of the top behavior analysts in the world. All behavior analysts teach others to change behavior—whether it's staff trainers, parent educators, university professors, or others. Therefore, by nature we discuss things that are of universal interest to behavior analysts—intervention techniques, basic behavioral principles, and teaching others. We are also one of the most diverse groups of individuals who represent all facets of behavior analysis including clinicians, researchers, students, and consumers. The TBA SIG continues to develop outlets and resources for sharing tools and strategies for teaching and learning more about behavior analysis.



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