W. Larry Williams

W. Larry Williams
Professor of Psychology, Behavior Analysis, University of Nevada, Reno

W. Larry Williams Ph. D, BCBA-D, LBA (NV) is a Professor of Psychology and the past Director of the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Over his 23 years at UNR, Larry has served as Associate Chair of the Psychology Department, Chair of the Human Subjects Research Review Committee, and was awarded the University’s distinguished outreach faculty for his development of services in Behavior Analysis and Intellectual Disabilities in Nevada. A 43-year member of ABAI, Larry helped found, and is an emeritus member of, ONTABA and was the founding President of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. After gaining his Ph.D. under Garry Martin and Joe Pear from the University of Manitoba, Canada, he helped establish and later directed the first graduate program in Special Education in Latin America at the Federal University at Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, teaching over an 8-year period. He subsequently directed several Behavioral Services for persons with Intellectual Disabilities at Surrey Place Center in Toronto, Canada over a 10-year period. Author or coauthor of 5 books, over 70 journal articles and book chapters, and with over 370 professional presentations, he maintains a lab group with interests in conditional discrimination processes, relational responding, verbal behavior, clinical assessment and interventions, and staff training and management systems for human services delivery.


Friday October 20th, 9am-12pm


Precision Ethics: The Workshop


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 the end of the discussion, attendees will have an introduction to Precision Teaching, and be provided opportunities to test and understand their own mastery of the Ethical Compliance Code. Lastly, attendees will engage with materials aimed at incorporating measurement systems into ethical considerations for clinical supervision and practice.