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Continuing Education

APBA is pleased to list upcoming events sponsored by members, Affiliates, and Sponsors that include BACB Type 2 continuing education opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

September 12-13, 2014

KYABA 2014 Fall Workshop (12 Free CEUs)

Friday, September 12, 2014:

Morning Sessions:

Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP

Skinner’s vision for behavior analysis was that it would become a mainstream science pertinent both the minor and major problems of everyday human life. Clearly his vision has not been realized. Behavioral analysis has produced extraordinary findings in its basic domain and made multiple major contributions in several applied domains—but the best known of these contributions have been in one tail of the normal distribution of human problems (e.g., developmental disabilities). This presentation will cover a selection of target areas that have either benefited from or could benefit from behavior analysis and that are extensive both in terms of the frequency of their occurrence and their relevance to mainstream human life.

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D

While behavior analysis has made important contributions to other spheres—improving education, helping people adopt healthier life styles, making highways and factories safer, caring for people exhibiting challenging and life-threatening disorders—it has paid far too little attention to the impact of human behavior on the only home we have. But this is changing. I will offer examples of why behavior analysts are uniquely poised to contribute to a broad range of interventions to promote the husbandry of our planet\'s resources, restore damaged ecosystems, and help society prepare for and cope with the inevitable challenges to come.

Friday, September 12, 2014:

Afternoon Sessions:

Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP

There is much to love about behavioral analysis but the perfect love is hard to find, especially in the sciences. One imperfection, or at least notable exception to its lovability, is its technical language. There are limits to this imperfection or exception, however. The language of behavioral analysis is perfectly suitable (loveable?) when used in the lab, classroom, scientific papers and formal presentations. But suitability and lovability rapidly diminish when the technical language is deployed on the street, so to speak, with non-behavior analysts. This presentation will supply examples of colloquially worded teaching vignettes to make a behavioral analytic point to a non-behavioral analytic consumer of behavioral analysis.

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Behavior analysis has a lot to offer society (examples of how widespread, competent applications of the science can contribute to a better world were described in the morning presentations). In our eagerness to share the marvels of our science with professionals in other fields, we behavior analysts too often act in ways that hamper its adoption. Misguided actions by behavior analysis practitioners are akin to three types of fertilization errors by backyard gardeners: too much, too little, and the wrong kind. This presentation will provide examples of each type of mistake and offer suggestions of what to do instead.

Saturday, September 13, 2104

Morning Session:

Dispelling the Myths and Overcoming Implementation Obstacles Related to the Functional Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior
Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D, BCBA-D

A number of myths regarding the functional assessment and treatment development process appear to be pervasive within different research and practice communities. Frequently described obstacles to implementing a critical aspect of the functional assessment process will be reviewed with novel solutions for overcoming them. A heavy emphasis will then be placed on how to expand function-based treatments so that they can be practically and extensively implemented to promote meaningful behavior change. Attendees will then have opportunities to discuss and design individualized functional analyses and function-based, generalizable, and socially valid, treatments for the persons they serve.

Afternoon Session:

Understanding and Addressing Sleep Problems of Children and Young Adults with Autism

Sleep problems are especially prevalent among children with Autism. While challenging to address, left untreated, sleep problems can lead to or worsen other behavior problems such as aggression and noncompliance while making learning difficult. This workshop will provide attendees with a sound understanding of factors that worsen and improve children\'s ability to achieve age-appropriate amounts of sleep as well as strategies for addressing common issues such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and nighttime routine noncompliance. As a result, attendees will have a better understanding of how family members and support staff can work as a team to promote the healthy sleep of the children in their care. The seminar will involve opportunities to design individualized and parent-friendly treatments for specific sleep problems and a review of strategies to prevent sleep problems from occurring.

April 8 2014 - November 19 2014

ACES Behavior Analysis in Education Series (BAES)

April 8, 2014 - Tyler Fovel - When Good Procedures Go Awry: How Coercion Infiltrates Everyday Instructional Programs and What to Do About It

July 9, 2014  - Erik Mayville, Clinical Director, Institute for Educaitonal Planning

September 24, 2014 - James C. McPartland, Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic

November 19, 2014 - Brian Reichow, Research Director, A. J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, & Service

Register at www.aces.org/workshops

August 10, 2012

Trumpet Behavioral Health Online CEUs

Trumpet Behavioral Health (TBH) now offers a new online resource for expert-authored Type 2 continuing education hours for BCBA and BCaBA certificate holders. Access CEUs through TBH\'s new CEUniversity Workshops.

All workshops are available online.

These CEUs are intended for certificants who are planning to provide school-based consultation.

Now Available Online

Course: Effective Partnership Understanding School-Based consulting 1 CEUs Perfecting the Consultant-Consultee Relationship 1 CEUs Collaboration in school-based consulting 2 CEUs

Course: Effective School-Based Consulting Preparing for School-Based Consulting 1.5 CEUs Training School Teams for School-Based Consulting 1.5 CEUs Monitoring & Maintenance 1.5 CEUs

If you have any questions, contact George Abbott (gabbott@tbh.com)

October 8, 2013

Type II Online CEUs from TheBehaviorAnalyst.com

TheBehaviorAnalyst.com, a provider of online CEUs since 2010, hosts several CEU offerings from a variety of individuals. Included in the offerings are a number of autobiographical videos from the (R)Evolution of Behavior Analysis project.

A partial list of participants in the project whose video are available includes:

Aubrey Daniels
Patrick Friman
Karen Pryor
Dick Malott
and E. Scott Geller

Other videos are extended demonstrations, such as teaching operant conditioning skills to animal trainers, a great video for those who have never done basic research or experienced animal lab work.

CEUs are affordable, and are offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

May 7, 2014

Visionary and Founder of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Presents a compilation of an interview by Mark Sundberg and reflections of many individuals (Richard Malott, James Carr, Judith Favell, Jim Johnston, Neil Martin, Paolo Moderato, Sharon Chien, Jane Howard, Jose Martinez-Diaz and others) to commemorate Dr. Shook\'s outstanding contributions to the field of behavior analysis. Includes Dr. Shook\'s background, the history of the BACB, international expansion, autism work and university influence, as well as future challenges for the field.


  • Describe Jerry Shook’s introduction to Behavior Analysis
  • Describe the initiation and growth of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board
  • Discuss four examples of Jerry Shook’s impact on prominent Behavior Analysts interviewed
  • Discuss generally how Jerry Shook’s work affected the field of Autism
  • Discuss international growth of Behavior Analysis
  • Describe noted challenges to the field of Behavior Analysis
Oct. 18, 2012 -- A Functional Analysis of Behavior (FAB) Model for School Settings Website