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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #334
PDS: Graduating With a PhD, Now What?!
Sunday, May 26, 2024
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon CD
Area: TBA; Domain: Theory
Chair: Courtney Lynn Kane (Caldwell University)
MEGHAN DESHAIS (Rutgers University)
JAVID ADAM RAHAMAN (Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health)

After rigorous doctoral training, newly minted doctoral-level professionals are eager to take on the challenge of changing the world with behavior analysis! But, where and how do they start? There are a range of career and training options available to graduates, such as post-doctoral fellowships and positions focusing upon research, clinical practice, academia, and beyond. With so many avenues for their next career step, doctoral students approaching graduation may have questions about opportunities, preparation for life post-graduation, and tips or tricks for success. This panel will seek to provide insights into the opportunities available to doctoral-level professionals and strategies for success post-graduate school. Three doctoral-level professionals with behavior analytic training or coursework who have recently embarked on their careers post-graduation will provide insight based on their perspectives and lived experiences. This panel will discuss post-graduation paths across a variety of career opportunities within and outside of academia, clinical practice, and research.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): academia, career planning, clinical, research



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