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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Panel #448
PDS EVENT: Exploring Alternative Career Paths in Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 26, 2014
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
W187c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Elizabeth Solley (University of South Florida)
MATTHEW P. NORMAND (University of the Pacific)
KIMBERLY CROSLAND (University of South Florida)
KEITH D. ALLEN (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)

This panel includes leading discussants working outside the realm of intellectual disabilities, covering the areas of health and fitness, child welfare, and behavioral pediatrics. BF Skinner challenged behavior analysts to solve the worlds problems, but a vast majority of certified behavior analysts are working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities - a very small subset of the population. While this work is invaluable, behavior analysts could do much more to address this unanswered challenge. These panelists are active researchers in their respective fields and may cover recent findings as well as offer advice about how to pursue a career in each of these non-traditional career paths. This discussion may include additional necessary certifications or training, where to look for a job, and how we can promote our field in new markets.

Keyword(s): behavioral pediatrics, career, child welfare, health/fitness



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