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.

36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

Program by Business Meetings: Saturday, May 29, 2010


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Business Meeting #100
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior: Meeting for Authors, Prospective Authors, and Board Members
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
214B (CC)
Chair: James E. Mazur (Southern Connecticut State University)
Presenting Authors:
The annual report of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (JEAB) will be presented, followed by discussion of editorial policies and issues. We encourage authors and prospective authors to attend. Questions and suggestions will be encouraged.
 
 
Business Meeting #101
Behavior Analyst Certification Board: International Certification Development
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
218 (CC)
Chair: Gerald L. Shook (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
Presenting Authors:
This meeting will address important components of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) which include: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) credentials; professional experience, coursework, and degree requirements; approved course sequences; international examination administration; eligibility standards; and application for examination. Special emphasis will be on how individual countries can work with the BACB to develop time-limited alternative pathways for residents of the country to qualify for the BACB examinations. The presentation also will provide an overview of the current status of the BACB and its certificants. The presentation will focus on development of the BACB in the future, particularly as it relates to certification outside of the United States. Time will be provided for participant questions and discussion with the presenter.
 
 
Business Meeting #102
Crime, Delinquency, and Forensic Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
214D (CC)
Chair: Joseph D. Cautilli (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners)
Presenting Authors:
Forensic issues in behavior analysis are of growing importance. In the criminal justice system a growing need is taking place for highly qualified behavior analytic consultants. Recent meta-analytic studies have shown that behavioral interventions can reduce prison misconduct leading to shorter prison stays and reduction of recividism. If your interest is in delinquency or adult offenders- this is the SIG for you. We tend to have well attended meetings 20-60 people, so show up early and get a good seat. All are welcome to come and discuss their work and what is in store for the SIG over the next year. The health of our journal- the Journal of Behavior Analysis in Offender and Victim: Treatment and Prevention will also be discussed as will its movement from www.behavior-analyst-online.org to http://baojournal.com/.
 
 
Business Meeting #103
ABAI Practice Board Open Meeting: This Ain't Your Daddy's ABA!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
217B (CC)
Chair: Michael F. Dorsey (Endicott College)
Presenting Authors:
The ABAI Practice Board Open Meeting is a forum for ABAI members to meet the members of the Practice Board and its' various committees. The organizational philosophy of the Practice Board is a “Bottoms-Up” approach to member service, soliciting from the practitioner members of ABAI what they need from ABAI to be more successful in their day-to-day professional roles. The members of the Practice Board will review for the audience the steps completed this year toward this end and will seek to gain a better understanding of additional areas of need.
 
 
Business Meeting #104
Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
201 (CC)
Chair: John Pokrzywinski (Woodward Resource Center)
Presenting Authors:
This will be the second formal business meeting of Iowa ABA to elect officers, modify and ratify proposed bylaws, review the mission of the chapter, and develop an agenda for the coming year. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
 
 
Business Meeting #105
Northwestern Association for Behavior Analysis Business Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
216A (CC)
Chair: Ryan M. Zayac (Central Washington University)
Presenting Authors:
NWABA invites all of its members and other individuals interested in the chapter to attend our annual business meeting. Updates on our regional conference, membership, budget, and excecutive board openings will be provided. Please join us for a productive and informative meeting!
 
 
Business Meeting #106
Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
215 (CC)
Chair: Manish Vaidya (University of North Texas)
Presenting Authors:
The EAHB SIG will meet to honor our student paper winners, elect officers, discuss membership, dues, and our online journal, the EAHB Bulletin. We will also nominate our 2011 Career award winner.
 
 
Business Meeting #107
Clinical Special Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
213A (CC)
Chair: Thomas J. Waltz (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
This is the special interest group for those who have an interest in clinical applications of behavior analysis. Clinical behavior analysts work in both research and applied settings applying behavior analytic principles to just about any situation that may involve psychological distress. This is our annual meeting to hold elections and discuss how to promote clinical behavior analysis for the upcoming year. Members have the opportunity to network and discuss their areas of interest and work, training opportunities, research projects, conceptual struggles and developments, and plan activities for next year’s convention. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about this exciting area of behavior analysis.
 
 
Business Meeting #108
Parents and Professionals Sharing the Conference Experience
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
214C (CC)
Chair: Pamela H. Gorski (Reaching Potentials Inc.)
Presenting Authors:
This meeting provides an opportunity for parents of children receiving behavior analytic services and professionals to gather in an informal setting to discuss the conference and common issues. Autism treatment is expected to be a major topic. Pamela Gorski, Executive Director of Reaching Potentials, Inc., an ABA parent support services agency, will host this meeting. Refreshments will be provided.
 
 
Business Meeting #109
Membership Board Business Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
213B (CC)
Chair: Philip N. Hineline (Temple University)
Presenting Authors:
The Membership Board is concerned with recruiting and evaluating candidates for the standing of Associate Member, of Full Member, and of Fellow of ABAI, as well as with evaluating the applications of organizations that are seeking affiliation with ABAI. The processes whereby candidates and organizations are evaluated will be described, and members of the evaluating committees will be available to answer questions concerning the relevant criteria. Possible initiatives for further enhancing our membership will also be entertained and discussed.
 
 
Business Meeting #110
Association for Behavior Analysis International Student Meeting
Saturday, May 29, 2010
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
212A (CC)
Chair: Josh Pritchard (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the activities and future goals of ABAI's Student Committee. Student members will be provided with information on various ways to become involved with the Student Committee and will have the opportunity to suggest future directions and goals. We invite all student members to attend this meeting.
 

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