2016 NABA Conference October 21st, 22nd, & 23rd
Whitney Peak Hotel - Reno, Nevada

Register for the 2016 NABA Conference held in Reno, Nevada! Be sure to sign up now before Early Bird Registration ends on September 21st, 2016! For more information on hotel pricing, dining information and discounts please click on "Event Details"

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08:30 AM - 02:00 PM Check-in & On-site Registration

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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rational Ethics for the Practical Behavior Analyst

Behavior Analysts supporting individuals and families face unique ethical challenges at each phase of service, from initial contact with clients all the way through to treatment reduction and termination. Within this workshop, the presenters will examine a full range of ethical issues, most of which are not completely addressed by any one resource; in consequence, the workshop presenters will review the guidelines for professional conduct and ethical standards of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the American Psychological Association, and the National Association for School Psychologists. The important topics that will be addressed during the workshop will include, but not limited to: (1) conflicts of interest among clinicians and clients; (2) Standards of Care in the field of behavior analysis; (3) common ethical scenarios encountered by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, and Registered Behavior Technicians; and (3) the ethical decision making process.

Michael Cameron, Ph.D. & Lauren Crum

12:00 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch Break
01:45 PM - 04:45 PM Recommended Practices to Enhance the Supervisory Experience

Individuals pursuing a credential from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) must meet certain degree, coursework, and experience requirements before they are eligible to sit for a BACB certification examination. The BACB has recently instituted requirements that govern the supervisory experience, which creates accountability for both the supervisor and supervisee and clarifies the expectations of supervision. These guidelines provide the foundation upon which supervisors are expected to build a rich and diverse training experience to ensure those entering the field have a sufficient repertoire to be effective and ethical behavior analysts. A carefully planned supervisory experience will positively impact the supervisee’s skills and abilities, maintain the supervisor’s professional growth, improve the clinical services received by clients, and lead to an overall strengthening of the field. This presentation will describe some of the considerations involved in developing a supervision system that meets the BACB experience standards.

Molly Dubuque, M.A., BCBA

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Michael Cameron

A Stage-Based Approach for Weight Management and Exercise Adherence: Toward the Intersection of Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Medicine Recent research has shown that the prevalence of adults who are overweight or obese is 67%. Furthermore, the occurrence among adolescents age 12-19 years is 18%, the incidence of children age 6-11 years is 15%, and the […]

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Mark Dixon

Teaching Advanced Verbal Behavior to Children with Autism using Relational Frame Theory This presentation will introduce attendees to the power that contemporary behavioral science has for developing meaningful, robust generalizing repertoires for children with autism. Dr. Dixon will provide an overview of the PEAK Relational Training System and how it programs for simple motor responses […]

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Molly Dubuque

Recommended Practices to Enhance the Supervisory Experience Individuals pursuing a credential from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) must meet certain degree, coursework, and experience requirements before they are eligible to sit for a BACB certification examination. The BACB has recently instituted requirements that govern the supervisory experience, which creates accountability for both the supervisor […]

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Peter Gerhardt

Evidence-based practice leading to a positive quality of life for adolescents and adults with ASD: The role of Behavior Analysts and Applied Behavior Analysis. Evidence-based intervention with adolescents and adults with ASD is complex and, at the same time, limited in scope by a relatively small – albeit growing — research base. And while much […]

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Gregory Madden

Behavioral Economics of Delay Discounting When asked to choose between immediate gratification and long-term outcomes, we are of two minds – the rational mind is focused on the future but the irrational mind repeatedly vetoes this perspective, derailing our efforts to live a values-consistent life. Individual differences in this form of impulsivity are predictive of […]

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Mark Mattaini

Can (Behavioral Systems) Science Help? The title of the first chapter in B. F. Skinner’s Science and Human Behavior (1953), was “Can Science Help?” After discussing the basics of the analysis of behavior, he turned to the behavior of people in groups, controlling agencies, and design of more effective cultures—throughout giving a strong affirmative reply […]

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Melissa Nosik

An Update on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Recent developments at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) will be presented. The most current data on the BACB’s credentialing programs and university course sequence systems will be presented and discussed in the context of the profession’s rapid growth. In addition, a summary of the BACB’s international […]

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Linda Parrott Hayes

Morality Morality may be taken to refer to the values and choices of persons operating verbally as members of groups. This characterization of the concept of morality presents a serious challenge to psychological scientists of the behavioral variety in that psychologists normally study the actions of individuals not groups, scientists routinely relinquish their authority on […]