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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Expo Poster Session #180
ABAI Boards and Committees
Saturday, May 23, 2020
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Hall D
83. ABAI Student Committee
ALLYSON R SALZER (University of Kansas), Jovonnie L. Esquierdo-Leal (University of Nevada, Reno), Kathryn M. Roose (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: ABAI Student members, composed of undergraduate and graduate level individuals, constitute a significant portion of the association's total membership. The ABAI Student Committee's mission is to provide organizational support for 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 ABAI Student Committee is organized by three elected Student Representatives who serve on the ABAI Executive Council for a 3-year term (current, past, elect). The Student Committee is comprised of three subcommittees made up of students representing their respective ABAI accredited behavior analysis university programs. Student program representatives serve on one of the three subcommittees: the events subcommittee, the dissemination subcommittee, or the awards subcommittee. The purpose of this poster is to update students on current activities, facilitate conversation on professional development, and attract nominees for student committee and subcommittee positions.
84. ABAI Science Board
DEREK D. REED (University of Kansas)
Abstract: Purpose: Promoting research in behavior analysis is one of ABAI's central goals and the primary purpose of its Science Board. The long-term development of behavior analysis, its strength, and its success depend much on both basic and applied research. ABAI works with several research organizations under the leadership of this board. In addition, ABAI provides grant writing information to members on the web and through articles and workshops.

ABAI Membership Board

WENDY DONLIN WASHINGTON (University of North Carolina Wilmington)

The ABAI Membership Board includes three committees. The Application Review Committee ensures the qualifications of applicants for full membership. This poster will provide a summary of recent membership trends and criteria for different membership levels in ABAI. Special interest groups (SIGs) provide services and support to members by hosting forums for information exchange and promoting areas of interest. The Student Committee facilitates the involvement and professional development of the ABAI student membership, and a description of their initiatives will be provided, including: Outstanding Mentor Award, Presidential Scholar Essay Contest, student participation efforts, and the Professional Development Series.

86. ABAI Practice Board
MARK D. SHRIVER (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Abstract: ABAI supports scientist-practitioners through the work of the Practice Board, which focuses on matters of interest to agencies and providers of behavior analysis services. The objective of the Practice Board is to develop, improve, and disseminate best practices in the application of behavior analysis. The Board's primary mission is to bring the scholarship of a scientific association to issues facing practitioners; the Practice Board is currently developing areas in which these goals may be pursued.
87. ABAI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board
CAROL PILGRIM (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Abstract: The objective of the board is to provide support for efforts to foster a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the behavior analysis and ABAI. This poster will provide an update on the first year of the board.
88. ABAI Verified Course Sequence Board
JENNA MRLJAK (Association for Behavior Analysis International)
Abstract: This poster will provide an update on the Association for Behavior Analysis International Verified Course Sequence Board's standards and activities.



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