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03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)
07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)
Thursday, October 19th, 2017
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Jordan Bonow: Prevention and Management of Suicidal Behavior, An Introduction with Considerations from a Behavior Analytic Perspective (4 CEUs)

The most recent data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC, 2014) indicates that rates of suicide in the United States have increased notably over approximately the past 10 years. Per that most recently published data, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the nation. Nevada continues to have relatively high rates of […]

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Friday, October 20th, 2017
08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
W. Larry Williams: Behavior Analysis and Ethics (3 CEUs)

Workshop hosts will take attendees through ethical practices, standards, and scenarios with lots of opportunities to respond, react, and interact with data collected throughout. The workshop will cover BACB Professional and Ethics Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts in an engaging format and a dash of Standard Celeration Charting. Experience with the SCC not required. At […]

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12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tyra Sellers: Recommendations for Effective Supervision Practices – Working to Avoid a Zombie-Supervisor Apocalypse (3 CEUs)

The growth of the field of behavior analysis relies on a supervisory model to shape future practitioners and supervisors. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®) must comply with requirements set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) to provide supervision, including adherence with the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysis and accruing continuing […]

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06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday Night Social

At Pignic Pub & Patio.

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Saturday, October 21st, 2017
07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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08:20 AM - 08:30 AM
Jared Chase: Opening Remarks
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Frances McSweeney: Habituation to Reinforcers: Why You Should Care

The rate of operant responding is not constant across experimental sessions even when the programmed rate of reinforcement is held constant. Instead, operant responding often increases and then decreases across the session. Response rates may also decrease without increasing or increase without decreasing. I will argue that response rate changes because the delivery of each […]

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09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Leonard Green: Impulsivity, Impatience, and Risk Taking: How Many Impulsivities? A Discounting Perspective

People discount the value of delayed or uncertain outcomes, and the same mathematical function describes both delay and probability discounting. The degree to which individuals discount is thought to reflect how impulsive they are. From this perspective, steep discounting of delayed outcomes (which fails to maximize long-term welfare) and shallow discounting of probabilistic outcomes (which […]

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sigrid Glenn: Concept of Metacontingency: What It Is, What It Is Not, and Who Needs It?

The concept of metacontingency extends the world view of selection-by-consequences to some of the phenomena characteristic of complex cultures. The concept is designed to help us understand the origin and evolution of organized entities (e.g. hospitals, factories, foundations, co-ops, professional societies) that exist over extended time periods. I will review the fundamental features of metacontingencies, […]

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12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Robert Koegel: Keystone areas for Autism Intervention: Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) for Autism

Until relatively recently, autism has presented major challenges for treatment providers. Early behavioral research, however, by researchers such as Lovaas, Hewett, Lovett, Wolf, Risley, Sloane, etc. showed that behavioral interventions could substantially improve large numbers of individual target behaviors, including self-help skills, academic skills, disruptive behavior, and language skills. Over time researchers found that certain […]

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02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
George Sugai: MTSS, PBIS, School Climate, and ABA: Why, What, & How

The purpose of this presentation is to describe how behavior analysis functions as the theory of action and change for the implementation of classroom and school-wide behavioral practices and systems, especially in the context of contemporary social and political climate. Topics will include school climate and culture, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), and positive behavioral […]

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04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Poster Session
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Invited Speaker Dinner
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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08:20 AM - 09:20 AM
NABA Board Business Meeting (with complimentary breakfast items)
09:20 AM - 09:30 AM
Jared Chase: Opening Remarks
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Jonathan Tarbox: Behavioral Flexibility Training: Bringing A Behavioral Analysis of Private Events into the Everyday Practice of Behavior Analysts

Skinner always conceived of behavior analysis as a comprehensive science of psychology and, starting in 1945, laid the conceptual groundwork for how the “mind” can be addressed from a radical behavioral perspective. In particular, the science of behavior can and must include an analysis of the mind as private events in terms of the same […]

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Panel Discussion: What Does Behavior Analysis Look Like in Nevada?
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Steve Hayes: Acceptance and Commitment Training is Part of Applied Behavior Analysis

Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) is a training-based version of a psychotherapeutic approach that is based on the psychological flexibility model of human behavioral health, which has been constructed using behavioral principles as augmented by Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and multi-level, multi-dimensional evolution science (EvoS). ACT has been evaluated in hundreds of open trials and […]

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01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Student Lunch Meeting (with lunch provided)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Joseph Dagen: The Intersection of Behavior Science and Major Accident Prevention

Catastrophic accidents often occur in industries of tremendous social importance, and their impact is felt on a global scale. For example, many people are familiar with high-profile major accidents such as Chernobyl, Space Shuttle Columbia, and Deepwater Horizon. Countless professionals have dedicated their energy to understanding and preventing these kinds of catastrophic accidents, and many […]

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03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Student Speaker: Carolyn Brayko: How Long is This Talk Again? Timing Research Matters

The predominant literature on time takes a decisively mentalistic view of timing which involves the modeling of internal timing devices. While the popular vein of timing research has produced large quantities of data on timing, still relatively little is known about tracking time for minutes at a  time, over a period of time. Taking a […]

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04:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Ashley Greenwald: Closing Remarks