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.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #452
Diversity submission PDS: Making it Personal: Meaningful Mentorship, What it is, and Where to Find it
Monday, May 30, 2022
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Meeting Level 2; Room 205B
Area: EDC/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Leannah Lynn Sheahan (California State University, Sacramento)
CAROL PILGRIM (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
SHRINIDHI SUBRAMANIAM (California State University, Stanislaus)

No one person has achieved success on their own. Mentorship can be the cornerstone of success by enhancing professional development and ultimately career satisfaction. The role of mentorship for students has been instrumental in the growth of the field of behavior analysis. The field of behavior analysis has also grown exponentially in the past two decades (Carr & Nosik, 2017). Despite this rapid expansion, identification of a mentor can be a daunting and difficult task. This difficulty can be compounded by factors such as age, sex, gender identity, race, and ethnicity. Invited panelists include strong female mentors from three unique educational institutions. The panel will consider three key factors (1) what to account for when mentoring students, (2) how students can seek out quality mentorship, and (3) how gender may have an impact on an individual’s trajectory in the field. Panelists will discuss their own journey as a mentee and a mentor and will address questions from the audience. The panel is a must attend event for any level student, educational professional, or supervisor.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Feminism, Mentorship, Students



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