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 #131A
CE Offered: BACB
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Accreditation: Accreditation and Recognition Panel Discussion
Saturday, May 25, 2024
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon F
Area: TBA; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Alyssa R McElroy, Ph.D.
Chair: Alyssa R McElroy (Association for Behavior Analysis International)
MICHAEL PERONE (West Virginia University)
CAROL PILGRIM (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
BENJAMIN N. WITTS (St. Cloud State University)

ABAI has been accrediting high-quality training programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level since 1993. As interest and the need for accreditation grows, we invite you to learn about ABAI’s Tiered Model of Education from experienced professionals. Topics discussed will include the benefits of accreditation and value of the self-study process, gaining buy-in from stakeholders, and overcoming barriers to obtain accreditation and recognition. This session is designed for program coordinators, faculty, and those interested in recognition and accreditation.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

The audience should have basic knowledge about higher education, coursework requirements, and curriculum development, and a general interest in learning about accreditation.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1) describe the benefits of accreditation, and 2) describe the main components of the accreditation process.
Keyword(s): Accreditation, Higher Education, VCS



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