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.


35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

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Symposium #263
State of Practice in Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 24, 2009
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
North 120 D
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Michael J. Dougher Default (University of New Mexico)
Abstract: This symposium is organized by the ABAI Practice Board to address issues and developments in the field as they relate to practice and practitioner issues. Presenters will provide information on recent strategic development being made by the Practice Board to advance applied behavior analysis. Presenters will report on data from consumers of behavior analysis services and technologies, issues of and trends within the ABAI membership, and information about the education of practicing behavior analysts.
Consumer Assessments of ABA Services
MICHAEL J. DOUGHER (University of New Mexico)
Abstract: This presentation will show data from a consumer assessment study conducted by members of the ABAI Practice Board. The results of the research presented will help guide the efforts of the Board in support of practice.
Practitioner Trends Among ABAI Members
Abstract: In the fall of 2008, ABA International conducted a survey of members, past members, and other constituents to define and determine some of the most critical issues facing the field of behavior analysis. A total of 1,900 behavior analysts responded to the survey. The information provided has been critical to defining ABA International’s priorities for promoting practice and its unparalleled commitment to continue supporting practice and practitioners while developing and defending the science of the field. Survey results will be presented.
Who Will Train Qualified Behavior Analysts in the Future?
R. DOUGLAS GREER (Columbia University Teacher's College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
Abstract: This presentation will address long term issues facing the field with regard to the education of future generations of practitioners and scientists in the field, and how efforts today to address the needs of practitioners have far reaching implications. Some data and discussion will be presented.



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