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.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Symposium #187
CE Offered: BACB
The ABAI Practice Board: Addressing Issues Relevant To Practice
Sunday, May 25, 2008
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
Area: CSE/TPC; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Thomas L. Zane (The Center for Applied Behavior Analysis at The Sage Colleges)
Discussant: Catherine A. Bryson (Board of Cooperative Education, Albany)
CE Instructor: Thomas L. Zane, Ph.D.

The mission of the Practice Board is to consider issues related to the work of behavior analysts everywhere, including research, practice, and ethics and to address issues relevant to the practice of behavior analysis. This symposium will explore issues that affect behavior analysts work.

Views from Academia.
MICHAEL F. DORSEY (The Vinfen Corporation)
Abstract: Behavior analysts practicing in academia have unique considerations and needs, such as being the sole behavior analysts in a department. This presenter will discuss concerns unique to behavior analysts working at colleges and universities.
Views from the Real World.
CATHERINE A. BRYSON (Board of Cooperative Education, Albany)
Abstract: Behavior analysts practicing in schools and human service organizations have unique issues related to their practice. This presenter will cover some issues that impact their provision of behavior analysis to various client groups.
Putting the ABAI Practice Board Into Practice.
JANET S. TWYMAN (Headsprout)
Abstract: ABAI has recently created two new Boards (the Science Board and the Practice Board) to address membership concerns. The Practice Board will focus the Association initiatives relevant to practice, such as increasing practitioner resources, developing additional continuing education activities, representing ABAI on practice issues, and strengthening communication among practitioners and between practitioners and scientists. This presenter will describe various issues that the Board will be addressing over the coming months and years, and will request audience input for further activities.



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