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

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Expo Poster Session #115
Affiliated Chapters
Saturday, May 29, 2010
8:30 PM–11:00 PM
Exhibit Hall A (CC)
1. Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Jennifer Delaney Kowalkowski (Eastern Michigan University), Tamara L. Pawich (Eastern Michigan University), Zina A. Eluri (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM) has been organized to support and promote scientific research on the basic principles of behavior and the extension of those principles to create demonstrably effective and humane outcome-based therapies with the primary goal of establishing and enhancing functional independent living skills. The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan conducts an annual convention supporting all aspects of behavior analysis in Michigan and the surrounding region. BAAM's growing website offers a variety of resources for behavior analysts and all those interested in behavior analysis.
2. CABA, The Charter (formerly Chicago) Association for Behavior Analysis
CHARLES T. MERBITZ (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: This Expo Poster marks another year for CABA. Serving Chicago and the Midwest, CABA is one of the oldest ABA organizations in the USA. Started at the University of Chicago in the 1960’s, CABA has supported behavior analysis for over 30 years. This year, we report on the Annual CABA Meeting in Spring of 2010. Pictures of the event may be featured! The CABA President, Charles Merbitz, PhD, BCBA-D, CABA officers, and CABA members welcome you to ABAI and to the CABA Poster. We invite your questions and comments, and especially your opinion (and vote) about changing the name from “Chicago” Association to “Charter” Association. Stop by the CABA poster and meet others from the Midwest. Get on our mailing list for events and activities. We welcome your input and requests for new activities for the rest of 2010 (another Summer BBQ, perhaps?) and the Spring of 2011.
3. Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis
JONATHAN C. BAKER (Southern Illinois University), Mark R. Dixon (Southern Illinois University), Cynthia J. Pietras (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: The Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA), a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, is a membership organization devoted to promoting scholarly interchange in behavior analysis through its annual convention. The annual convention follows a single-track format with invited talks by prominent researchers from across the United States. Talks focus on recent developments in the experimental analysis of behavior or applied behavior analysis. The 10th annual MABA convention was held October 9th-10th, 2009, in Davenport, Iowa. More than 150 people attended the convention, with graduate and undergraduate students comprising the majority of attendees. This poster will describe the organization’s goals, the most recent conference, and tentative plans for the 11th annual meeting to be held in October 2010. The poster will also describe how interested persons can become involved in MABA. The current president of MABA is Dr. Mark Dixon (Southern Illinois University), President-Elect is Dr. Cynthia Pietras (Western Michigan University), and the Operations Coordinator is Dr. Jonathan Baker (Southern Illinois University).
4. Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis
Todd M. Streff (Great Strides Behavioral Consulting, Inc), TAMI GALENSKY PENTZ (St. Louis University), Jenny Frisbee (Special School District)
Abstract: The Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis recently elected a new board of directors, with Todd Streff being elected President, Tami Galensky Vice President, John M. Guercio, Treasurer, Jeanne Marshall, Secretary, and members at large Jenie Nowak and Jenny Frisbee. The general purpose of the organization is to advance the science of applied behavior analysis throughout the state. The organization also targets statewide policy or procedures that impact the behavior analysts within the state. The intention being to further best practice guidelines and to insure the application of evidence based procedures in the field of applied behavior analysis in the state of Missouri. MOABA presents a yearly conference in the St. Louis area to offer continuing education for its members and behavior analysts across the state. Recent conferences have offered a wide variety of topics within behavior analysis presented by some of the leaders in the field. Our efforts continue to be strengthening awareness of our services and helping Missouri to be a national leader in the science of applied behavior analysis.
5. OH ABA, the Ohio Chapter of ABAI
TERRI HESSLER (The Ohio State University at Newark), Quinn Vickers Montgomery (The Ohio State University), Sheila R. Alber-Morgan (The Ohio State University)
Abstract: OH ABA is an emerging state chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. We are seeking to grow our membership base, and there are exciting opportunities to be involved in education and advocacy activities. Stop by our poster for information about (a) how you can participate in establishing this organization (including suggestions for workshop topics), (b) updates on our progress, and (c) applying for membership.
6. Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis
MATTHEW E. ANDRZEJEWSKI (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Roger Frank Bass (Carthage College)
Abstract: The Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis (WisABA) is an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. WisABA has an active membership that coordinates symposia, conducts a state conference, and lobbies for the interests of behavior analysts including presentations before state legislative committees dealing with issues of reimbursement and availability of autism services. Recent collaborative efforts include joint presentations with the Midwestern Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA) and offering continuing education credits for practicing BCBAs and BCaBAs. Plans for 2010 are being made and include conference development, working with the membership to develop BCBA and BCaBA training and support in Wisconsin (WisABA is especially interested in increasing the number of Board Certified individuals), and advocating for recognition of Board Certification as a criterion for providing services--especially in the areas of autism, long-term care, and education consulting. WisABA invites all interested parties to join and participate in shaping the future of Behavior Analysis in Wisconsin.
7. The Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis
JOHN D. MOLTENI (Saint Joseph College), Elizabeth C. Nulty (Rehabilitation Associates of Connecticut), Solandy Meza (The Center for Children with Special Needs)
Abstract: The Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis's mission is to develop and advance the field of behavior analysis within the state of Connecticut through research, education, and dissemination of information. CTABA is dedicated to promoting the theoretical, experimental, and applied analysis of behavior across a wide array of applications and audiences. In 2008 - 2009, the Chapter continued to focus on increasing active membership and development. To meet these goals, CTABA held its 5th Annual Conference in April, 2009. We had our most successful conference to date with over 130 attendees, an almost 100% increase from the previous year’s attendance. In 2009 - 2010, CTABA will continue to focus on increasing active membership and expanding the annual conference. We also will begin to develop our efforts to support and promote opportunities for behavior analysts provided via legislation within the state.
8. New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
VICKI MADAUS KNAPP (Summit Educational Resources)
Abstract: The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) represents scientists, scholars, and practitioners in psychology, education, and related fields who reside in (and outside of) New York State and are interested in the experimental analysis of behavior in all forms. We sponsor local presentations, publish a newsletter and mailing list, and run an annual conference. NYSABA currently has over 400 members and keeps them in touch with events that affect those of us here in New York State. NYSABA supports quality education for human services in New York State through the applications of ethical, humane, and effective principles of behavior analysis. NYSABA has active committees in the areas of Legislation, Education, Publicity, Finance, Student, and Membership. NYSABA has been actively working with State Legislators to gain recognition for practicing Behavior Analysts by promoting an exemption for Board Certified Behavior Analysts from the Psychology Practice Laws and by promoting the role of the Behavior Analyst in effective interventions for autism and other developmental disabilities.
9. Vermont Association for Behavior Analysis
KIMBERLY J. TRAVIS (South Burlington School District)
Abstract: An affiliate chapter of ABAI since 2004, the Vermont Association for Behavior Analysis has been working diligently to establish themselves as the resource for information on applied behavior analysis within the state. During 2009, efforts in legislation, membership, technology and conference preparation have commanded the energy and commitment of the board and general membership alike and will continue to do so heading into 2010.
10. Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis
SHERRY L. SERDIKOFF (James Madison University)
Abstract: This poster will summarize the activities of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis.
11. Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis
VALERIE M. VOLKERT (Munroe-Meyer Institute), Tiffany Kodak (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Tami L. McDowell (Columbus Organization), Anney Weiland (Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis), Andrea Clements (Munroe-Meyer Institute)
Abstract: To promote the analytical science of behavior and its associated technologies within the Heartland area by: Serving as a professional reference group for all in the Heartland whose work involves the principles and practices of behavior analysis. Promoting research that will advance the understanding of human behavior. Identifying and promoting the use of effective treatment procedures in meeting the educational, therapeutic, and habilitative needs of persons in the Heartland within the ethical guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®). Organizing and sponsoring training events that serve as a forum for the presentation of technological achievements in behavior analysis. Promoting the development and expansion of education, training, and employment in the field of behavior analysis. Supporting efforts of allied organizations in providing behavior analytic services.
12. Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis
ERIN B. RASMUSSEN (Idaho State University), Nicole L. Bank (The PartnerShip), Travis Blevins (Behavior Services of the Rockies), Pamela M. Martien (Developmental Disabilities Research Center), Peter Killeen (Arizona State University)
Abstract: Come see what behavior analysts are doing in the Four Corners region. The Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis includes Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. We also have a large group of members from Idaho. Four Corners ABA provides an excellent way to network with other professionals in the area and to learn about continuing education opportunities. Our annual conference is in April of each year in beautiful locations, offering approximately 9 BCBA CEUs each year for free! This year’s conference will be in Park City, Utah.
13. Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis
JOHN POKRZYWINSKI (Woodward Resource Center), James R. Prickett (Woodward Resource Center), Maria G. Valdovinos (Drake University), Evelyn Jo Horton (The Homestead), Lindsay Ward (The Homestead), Jeffrey R. Luke (University of Iowa)
Abstract: The Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis (Iowa ABA) was chartered in June 2008 as a state chapter of ABAI for professional, scientific, and education purposes. Iowa ABA's primary functions include serving as a scientific and professional reference group for all in the State of Iowa who identify themselves as scientists, practitioners, or providers in disciplines that embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis. Iowa ABA supports the development of professional credentialing for the practice of behavior analysis within the State of Iowa. The chapter also supports and encourages expanding the educational and supervisory resources to aid individuals in meeting current and future credentialing requirements. Iowa ABA also supports the development of ethical and professional standards of practice for behavior analysts within the State of Iowa. Iowa ABA promotes the use of effective and humane behavioral procedures in meeting the educational and habilitative needs of both normal and intellectually disabled persons. Iowa ABA provides education and advises political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis in the State of Iowa. Iowa ABA promotes and supports the conduct of behavior analytic research within the State of Iowa.
14. Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis
EDWARD K. MORRIS (University of Kansas), Linda S. Heitzman-Powell (University of Kansas Medical Center), Jessica A. Royer (Partners in Behavioral Milestones), Nanette L. Perrin (Early Childhood Autism Program), Brooke Ashley Jones (University of Kansas), Adam T. Brewer (University of Kansas)
Abstract: The Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis (KansABA) provides a forum for (a) disseminating information about the science and practice of behavior analysis, and about education and training therein; (b) addressing issues relevant to the science and practice of behavior analysis; (c) maintaining disciplinary, professional, and ethical standards in the science and practice of behavior analysis; and (d) recruiting and enhancing interest in behavior analysis throughout the State of Kansas and in the Kansas City metropolitan area (i.e., Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Missouri). The Association expressly serves the citizens of Kansas and the Kansas City Metropolitan area through advocacy and support of means and forums for advancing and disseminating information about behavior analysis, whether for individual and local needs (e.g., assessment, intervention) or systemic and statewide interests (e.g., conferences, legislation, education, training). To these ends, KansABA maintains a webiste and a listsrev, and holds an annual meeting.
15. Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis
JENNIFER A. WOSMEK (Bethany Lutheran College), Timothy R. Moore (University of Minnesota)
Abstract: Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis (MNABA) is a regional chapter affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Our membership consists of 140 psychologists, educators, professional behavior analysts, and others interested in using behavior analysis to improve lives and our understanding of behavior. We live and work in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. MNABA membership is open to all who have interest in behavior analysis including students, parents, advocates, and professionals across disciplines.
16. Northwestern Association for Behavior Analysis
DANA J. STEVENS (Whitworth University), Ryan M. Zayac (Central Washington University), Kimberly P. Weber (Gonzaga University), Kathleen S. Laino (West Coast Behavioral Consultants), Season Almason (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: The Northwestern Association for Behavior Analysis (NWABA) is excited to announce that it is once again an active chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The chapter had been largely dormant over the past 5 years, but became active again in the fall of 2008 due in large part to the efforts of Drs. Kim Weber and Betty Williams. NWABA recently held a regional conference at Gonzaga University from March 20-21, 2009, with over 100 members in attendance. The executive board is in the process of organizing the next conference, which will be held in Spokane, WA in October 2010. Please visit our new website later in the year for more information on the specific dates, keynote speakers, and registration/membership information. If you will be moving to the area or are interested in more information about NWABA, please visit our website and send us your contact information or feel free to attend the NWABA business meeting at the 36th annual ABAI convention in San Antonio. We are always looking for new members who are dedicated to the acquisition, evaluation, and dissemination of information regarding behavior analysis.
17. Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis—Current and Future Directions
VIRGINIA L TOTHEROW (Auburn University), Jennifer M. Gillis Mattson (Auburn University)
Abstract: The Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis (ALABA) serves as a scientific and professional reference group that embraces the principles and practices of behavior analysis. Our goal is to promote research that will advance the understanding of behavior and to identify and promote the use of effective and humane behavioral procedures that meet the educational and habilitative needs of individuals. In addition, ALABA strives to serve as a resource for political, legislative, and policy-making bodies in Alabama in ways that support the scientific and professional interests of behavior analysis. ALABA’s primary goals are to promote the profession of Behavior Analysis in the community, to disseminate responsibly to our communities about best practices in the field of behavior analysis, and to provide the best continuing education opportunities to members. We will present on our annual accomplishments and events as well as announce our keynote speaker and related highlights for our annual Fall 2010 conference in Birmingham, AL. Our membership reaches out to neighboring states and we encourage anyone living in or moving to Alabama or a surrounding state to visit our poster to learn more about ALABA.
19. Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
JANET L. MONTGOMERY (Florida Institute of Technology), Mary M. Riordan (Boston Medical Center), Gretchen S. Thwing (AdvoServ), David A. Wilder (Florida Institute of Technology), H. Allen Murphy (Florida State University at Panama City)
Abstract: The 2008-2009 activities of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis will be presented along with details for the 2010 conference.
20. North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis
R. M. (DUKE) SCHELL (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center), Jennifer Deacon (North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis), Ya-Yu Lo (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Mark Stafford (Murdoch Developmental Center), Beth Schmitt (Murdoch Developmental Center), Kelly Sutton (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center), Nancy Poteet (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center), Jason Boye (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Abstract: NCABA celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2010. The NCABA board has already put together an outstanding list of speakers for our annual conference February 17-19, in Winston-Salem, including Ray Miltenberger, ABAI President from the University of South Florida, Tim Vollmer, ABAI Applied Representative from the University of Florida, Jerry Shook, Chief Executive Officer for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, Denny Reid, Executive Director of Carolina Behavior Analysis & Support Center, Tim Ludwig, Editor, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management from Appalachian State University, Jeannie Golden from East Carolina University, Jim Bodfish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and others. The NCABA conference will feature at least six workshops offered for both behavior analyst and psychologist continuing education credits. In addition attendees will be able to receive between 10-16 additional behavior analyst CEs for about $30 making NCABA a great value for BCBAs and BCaBAs in NC and surrounding states. Please visit our great NCABA website ( for news of the conference and upcoming events and to view our NCABA Newsletter. “Catch someone doing good!”
21. Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis
KAREN G. ANDERSON (West Virginia University), Dean C. Williams (University of Kansas), Kathryn Saunders (University of Kansas), Claire St. Peter Pipkin (West Virginia University)
Abstract: The Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) is a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Like its parent organization, SEABA seeks to promote scholarly discourse within and about Behavior Analysis. SEABA membership and convention registration are open to anyone with a scholarly interest in Behavior Analysis. Current members include both academic and professional people, psychologists and persons in related disciplines such as education, psychopharmacology, and social work.
22. Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
Anna I. Petursdottir (Texas Christian University), Lori Ann Russo (Behavioral Innovations, Inc.), Duy Dang Le (Child Study Center), Manish Vaidya (University of North Texas), GORDON BOURLAND (Trinity Behavioral Associates)
Abstract: The poster will provide information regarding the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA), an ABAI affiliated group and the statewide behavior analysis group for the State of Texas. The poster will provide information regarding the membership of TxABA, activities of TxABA (e.g., state conference, distributing newsletter, maintaining a website, maintaining a Facebook fan page, engagement in legislative and regulatory matters, promoting ABAI, providing consumer information, incorporating SIGs, providing professional workshops and presentations), behavior analytic activities of TxABA's members, officers of TxABA, and contact information for the organization. Information will be presented graphically (text and photos) and personally by members of the organization. Samples of materials developed and or distributed by the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis will be available. Persons viewing the poster will be more likely to talk accurately regarding the statewide ABAI affiliated chapter in Texas, behavior analysis activities in Texas and be more likely to have contact information regarding the organization and its officers than they were before viewing it.
24. California Association for Behavior Analysis
LEEANN CHRISTIAN (Regional Center of Orange County), Ethan S. Long (The Bay School), Michele D. Wallace (California State University, Los Angeles), Henry D. Schlinger (California State University, Los Angeles)
Abstract: The California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) is one of the largest affiliated chapters in the Association for Behavior Analysis International, with over 1000 members from a variety of disciplines including psychology, education, social work, speech and language pathology, biology, ethology, and related medical fields interested in using behavior analysis to better our understanding of behavior and to improve lives. CalABA is dedicated to the science of behavior analysis and committed to promoting research, education, and practice based on the principles of behavior analysis. The mission of CalABA is the advancement of the profession and practice of behavior analysis. CalABA hosts the top regional conference on behavior analysis in the U.S. and regularly features well-known researchers and clinicians from all over the country. CalABA is the primary clearinghouse for research and training in behavior analysis in the Western region of the United States.
25. The Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
JONATHAN J. TARBOX (Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.), Kenneth MacAleese (Advanced Child Behavior Solutions, LLC), Nicholas M. Berens (University of Nevada, Reno), Molly Day (University of Nevada, Reno), Melissa Nosik (University of Nevada, Reno), Ainsley McPherson (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The mission of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis (NABA) is to promote intellectual exchange and professional development in behavior analysis in the State of Nevada. This poster will provide an update on developments in NABA over the past year, as well as describing the structure of NABA, the forms of membership, and the current officers and their roles. Data will be presented on membership and information will be given on upcoming events, such as the 2010 Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis conference.
26. Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis
JESSIE MITCHELL (Behavioral Counseling and Research Center)
Abstract: Aloha Kakou! Come meet HABA members. We are accepting abstracts for our up-coming 2010 HABA conference. Date TBA sometime in September 2010. Me ka `oia`i`o Jessie Mitchell, Ka Pelekikena past O HABA and Todd Addleson, Ka Pelekikena O HABA
27. The Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group—United Kingdom and Europe
MICHAEL BEVERLEY (Wales Centre for Behaviour Analysis, University of Wales)
Abstract: The Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group (EABG) is the UK’s leading behaviour analysis organisation. With over 400 members we have organised international meetings for over four decades. In the recent past our meetings have been held in the University College London and continue to provide an exciting forum for the dissemination and discussion of high quality behaviour analytic research from across Europe. The EABG now works in collaboration with the European Association for Behaviour Analysis (EABA) and holds biennial meetings. The next meeting of the EABG will be in held in London Easter, 2011. Recently we published the second peer reviewed special edition of the European Journal of Behavior Analysis (EJOBA) that was devoted to the April 2009 meeting of the EABG. The evidence from the EABG meetings suggests that behaviour analysis in Europe is faring well. The European Association for Behaviour Analysis, and its allied Journal the European Journal of Behaviour Analysis, mark exciting endeavours in the continuing development of behaviour analysis across Europe.
28. Icelandic Association for Behavior Analysis
KRISTIN GUDMUNDSDOTTIR (University of Akureyri), Atli F. Magnússon (State Diagnostic and Counseling Centre, Iceland), Thorhalla Gudmundsdottir (Service Centre of Miðborg and Hl&íacute;ðar, Reykjav&íacute;k, Iceland), Z. Gabriela Sigurdardottir (University of Iceland), Anna L. Petursdottir (School of Education, University of Iceland), Ingibjorg Sveinsdottir (Primary Health Care of the Capital Area), Jon Gretar Sigurjonsson (National University of Ireland, Galway), B�ra Kolbr�n Gylfadottir (Center for Child Development and Behavior)
Abstract: The Icelandic Association for Behavior Analysis (ICEABA) is a forum for people interested in the growth and development of behavior analysis in Iceland with the mission to disseminate and promote behavior analysis in Iceland. ICEABA’s members are students, teachers, social education workers, psychologists, parents, and behavior analysts. Behavior analysis is currently being taught at three universities in Iceland and many Icelandic graduate students are working towards, or have completed a degree in behavior analysis outside of Iceland, e.g. in the US, Norway and Britain. Last year, ICEABA celebrated its 5th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the e-mail discussion board ísabar. Furthermore, ICEABA’s first convention was held last November where its members presented their research and discussed the past and future of behavior analysis in Iceland. Other projects include the continued development of an electronic lexicon of behavior analytic terms in Icelandic, the publication of a peer reviewed web journal in behavior analysis and dissemination of reliable information about evidence-based behavior interventions in Iceland.
29. Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis
TERJE GUNDHUS (Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis), Jon A. Lokke (Ostfold University College Norway), Erik Arntzen (Akershus University College)
Abstract: The Norwegian ABA is a registered non-profit organization. Membership is open to anyone interested in behavior analysis and its application. At present it has 900 members, and its steadily growing. The organization is run by a Board of nine members with full executive powers, chaired by a president. There are several regional affiliated chapters and two special interest groups. The Board is elected at the annual General Assembly. The Norwegian Association is an affiliated chapter of the ABA international.
31. Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis
KIRSTEN M. WIRTH (St. Amant Research Centre, the University of Manitoba), Kerri L. Walters (University of Manitoba)
Abstract: The Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis (MABA) is an affiliated chapter of ABAI. Our mission is to disseminate information about behaviour analysis to Manitobans, to correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis, and represent our membership in issues related to behaviour analysis in Manitoba. To this end we have lead meetings with other agencies and formed new partnerships. We are currently working with the University of Manitoba’s ABA program faculty to ensure students will have the necessary requirements to register as Psychologists. We also have advocated for increased ABA faculty at the U of M, and have volunteered to host faculty candidates. We have produced 2 newsletters a year and advertise key articles with non-behaviour analytic educators. We are holding our 4th annual conference this October very well-known behavioural speakers, and working towards increasing our non-behaviour analytic attendance. We are also considering various ways to provide behaviour analytic services to the general public.
32. Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis
DARRYL R. NURSE (ONTABA), Carobeth Zorzos (ONTABA), Lisa A Israel (ONTABA)
Abstract: ONTABA, the Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis, is an Affiliate Chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. ONTABA currently has members from professions such as education, nursing, health care and psychology. Our Vision: Fostering a culture of excellence, integrity, and expertise for the advancement and promotion of the science of behavior analysis. Our Mission: To demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and innovation in education, training, and research for the ethical and effective application of behavior analysis.
33. ABA of Brazil
MARTHA HÜBNER (University of Sao Paulo)
Abstract: The Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy and Behavioral Medicine (ABPMC) was founded on November, 4th, 1991. Its objective is to congregate psychologists, researchers, professors, and students who are interested in scientific and technological developments in behavior analysis.ABPMC,the Brazilian ABA chapter, currently has 4,500 names registered in its mailing list. Each year for the past six years, 1,600 people have attended its convention.Today, ABPMC has 1,800 members. coming from all over Brazil. Many regional meetings have been held with around 400 people attending each one. If we consider the annual meeting and the regional meeting, we have 3500 behavior analysts meeting each other every year. For 2010 and 2011 ABPMC headquarter is going to be in São Paulo city and for 2011 we are planning to organize a Latin American meeting in Behavior Analysis. Since 1999, ABPMC also publishes a regular journal called Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitiva (Brazilian Journal of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy). ABPMC also publishes a book series, named Sobre Comportamento e Cognição (About Behavior and Cognition), which has already published 24 volumes in applied and basic research areas. In 2009 Behavior Analysts have been discussing better ways of political representation for the field within government institutions, so as to increase the power and the inclusion of the field in the mainstream of the decisions that support the development of research and the diffusion of the knowledge produced by behavior analysis. Congruent with this, ABPMC played an important role in the defense of the behavioral analytic approach to autism, which was attacked by psychoanalysis, in reaction against a Rio de Janeiro´s government decision that institutionalized behavioral treatment to autism. In 2009 the annual meeting is going to take place in Campos de Jordão, a mountain city near the capital of the state – São Paulo, the largest city in South America. The president of the association is Martha HÜbner and the president of the annual meeting is Denis Zamignani. To submit papers to the convention or to get more information about it, go to
34. Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis
SHIGEKI SONOYAMA (University of Tsukuba)
Abstract: Japanese ABA was established in 1981 with around 100 members. In 2010, we have almost 850 members and have lots of activities: holding annual convention, publishing journals, publishing newsletters, and so on. In this poster, we will show you the history and current activities of our association, and exhibit books in Japanese about the ABA.
35. Taiwan Association for Behavior Analysis Expo
YI-FENG HUANG (Taichung Autism Education Association), Sharon W. Chien (SEEK Education, Inc. - Taiwan), Shu-Hwei Ke (SEEK Education, Inc. - Taiwan), Charlie Chen (SEEK Education, Inc. - Taiwan)
Abstract: The poster will present the development of Taiwan ABA and recent events during the past year. The overview section will include the objetives of the organization, the members, and the way to disseminate information about applied behavior analysis. Secondly, the BCBA and BCaBA certification program will be described to the audience. Thirdly, international conference and training program provided for the past year will be introduced in detail. Future plan, such as promoting BCBA exam to Chinese, and the collobration of China and Taiwan's association, etc will also be discussed at the Expo.
36. New Zealand Association for Behavious Analysis (NZABA)
REBECCA SHARP (University of Auckland)
Abstract: This poster outlines the activities of the New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis, an affiliated chapter of ABAI. It also provides information about the graduate programs at various universities in New Zealand. Further information can be found on our website at



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