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 Professional Development Series Events: Monday, May 31, 2010

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Panel #398
Professional Development Series: Translation of Behavioral Momentum and Resurgence Theories to Differential Reinforcement Programs
Monday, May 31, 2010
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
Bonham B (Grand Hyatt)
Area: TPC; Domain: Theory
Chair: Jeffrey R. Luke (University of Iowa)
GREGORY A. LIEVING (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
HENRY S. ROANE (SUNY, Upstate Medical University)
TIMOTHY A. SHAHAN (Utah State University)
CAROL ANN DAVIS (University of Washington)
Abstract: Behavioral momentum and resurgence theories are often discussed within the basic literature. Applied settings often differ in several ways from those employed in laboratory research on behavioral momentum or resurgence, and the methods and findings of basic research may not be relevant to applied settings. This panel will discuss the translational nature of the theories of behavioral momentum and resurgence and attempt to offer applied examples of their utility.
Panel #422
Professional Development Series: Clinical Behavior Analysis Round Table
Monday, May 31, 2010
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Crockett C/D (Grand Hyatt)
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Sabrina Darrow (University of Nevada, Reno)
WILLIAM C. FOLLETTE (University of Nevada, Reno)
JONATHAN W. KANTER (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
SCOTT T. GAYNOR (Western Michigan University)
KELLY G. WILSON (University of Mississippi)
Abstract: This event is a clinical round table, an in-depth discussion of a single therapy case by a panel of clinicians. The focus of the round table will be clinical behavior analysis (CBA), which broadly involves the application of behavioral principles in traditional psychotherapy settings. The event will begin with a single case presentation that will include client data (e.g., written self-report measures, summaries of observations of the client’s behavior) and videotape excerpts from actual therapy sessions. The panelists, four experts in CBA, will then discuss the issues to which they would attend when attempting to treat the client’s presenting problems. Specific focus will be placed on the development of a functional behavioral case conceptualization and the intervention strategies and techniques informed by that assessment. While emphasis will be placed on CBA as a whole, panelists are likely to draw from specific therapeutic modalities such as Behavioral Activation (BA), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).
Panel #424
Professional Development Series: Going Green With Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 31, 2010
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Seguin (Grand Hyatt)
Area: CSE; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Angelica A. Aguirre (California State University, Fresno)
DONALD HUNSAKER (California State University, Fresno)
CRISS WILHITE (California State University, Fresno)
MARK P. ALAVOSIUS (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The increasing severity of the current environmental crisis is a substantial concern for today’s natural scientists. Despite a significant effort made by natural scientists to understand how the global environment works, there has been a minimal effort put forth to understand the behavior of humans with regards to the natural environment (Stern, 1992). Since applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the science of applying the principles of behavior to increase social significant change, behavioral analysts should take the initiative to serve in a leading role for promoting “pro-environmental behavior” among people (Manuel et al., 2007). This panel will discuss the research and concerns of today’s environmentalists and how behavioral analysis can facilitate in providing a better effort for “going green.” In addition, this panel will emphasize the narrow focus ABA has acquired and the potential to widen its application to aid in other problems of our world. The presentation of a recent study will demonstrate the influence behavior analysis can have in our environment. Furthermore, the necessity for graduate programs to stress the importance of an increase in environmental research so as to enhance the knowledge needed to help the impact of this critical movement will also be discussed.
Panel #430
CE Offered: BACB
Professional Development Series: Practicing What You Teach: Behavioral Approaches to College Instruction
Monday, May 31, 2010
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Texas Ballroom Salon F (Grand Hyatt)
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Steven Hursh, Ph.D.Over 40 years experience in Be
Chair: Christopher J. Perrin (The Ohio State University)
BRYAN K. SAVILLE (James Madison University)
THOMAS S. CRITCHFIELD (Illinois State University)
NANCY A. NEEF (The Ohio State University)
KATE KELLUM (University of Mississippi)
Abstract: College students’ academic performance is often affected by their inability to discriminate relevant material and then effectively study that material. Behaviorally approaches to college instruction offer a means of addressing these deficiencies. The panelists will discuss interteaching, equivalence relations to structure college instruction, use of games to increase helpful studying, and how to conduct research while teaching college courses.



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