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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #181
CE Offered: BACB
PDS: Careers in Applied Behavior Analysis Beyond Autism
Sunday, May 26, 2019
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Swissôtel, Event Center Second Floor, St. Gallen 1-3
Area: CBM/AAB; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Tyler Nighbor, Ph.D.
Chair: Brian R. Katz (West Virginia University)
TYLER NIGHBOR (University of Vermont)
AUGUST F. HOLTYN (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
VALERIE SEGURA (Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens)

Applied behavior analysts are commonly employed to provide services and treatment for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. However, there are a number of other career paths unrelated to treatment for developmental disabilities that are open to those interested in applied behavior analysis. This panel will serve as an introduction to some of these potential career paths. Each speaker will discuss their professional experiences in the field of applied behavior analysis, including the populations with which they work, the types of services they provide for their clients, and how they entered their current line of work. After the speakers have shared their experiences, the remainder of the panel session will be opened up to members of the audience to ask questions regarding careers in applied behavior analysis beyond autism.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Applied practitioners, undergrads and graduate students

Learning Objectives: Describe how reinforcement schedules are arranged in contingency management interventions, identify populations and subject characteristics for whom contingency management has been particularly effective, describe how behavioral economics can be used to identify reinforcer pathology.
Keyword(s): Animal Behavior, Career Paths, Contingency Management, Substance Abuse



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