2018 Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis

March 8 - 11, 2018

CONFERENCE VENUE
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002 (map)

Room rate of $169 through February 5, 2018.

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Nov1-Dec31
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Mar8-Mar11
Full Conference $150 $175 $200 $250
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  • BACB Continuing Education Units will be available for a flat rate of $50, and you can earn up to 16 Type 2 BACB CEUs. You will also be able to prepay for your CEUs this year when you register for the conference.
  • TSHA Continuing Education Hours will be available for qualifying presentations. Fee TBD according to the number of qualifying presentations.
  • On-Site Registration will not be available if the conference sells out during pre-registration.
  • Group Discount: Organizations sending groups of 10 or more workshop attendees will receive a discount of $10/person by pre-registering. Not available for student registrations, or after pre-registration deadline. Groups must use the group registration tool to receive the discount.
  • Cost of Registration includes access to all public events at the conference, as well as Affiliate or Student membership. We do not offer discounts for partial attendance, or for registration without membership.
  • Cancellations or Substitutions: Registrations canceled on or before February 23, 2018 will receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee to the original source of payment. No cancellations will be accepted after that. Substitutions can be made at any time at no cost.
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CONFERENCE DETAILS DOCUMENT

AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TRACK 1 with:

  • Francesca degli Espinosa: A Conceptual Analysis of Teaching Complex Verbal Behaviour to Children with Autism: Beyond the Acquisition of Primary Operants (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Rebecca MacDonald: Establishing Social Repertoires in Toddlers with Autism: The Nuts and bolts of Teaching (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Rebecca MacDonald: Catchen’ ‘em Early: Does it Really Matter? (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Jeffrey Tiger: A Comparison of Delay Fading Procedures Following Functional Communication Training (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Stephanie Hood: Toward Meaningful Outcomes in Teaching Conversation Skills (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Francesca degli Espinosa: A Behaviour Analysis of Theory of Mind (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Lee Mason: Assessment to Intervention with the Verbal Behavior Stimulus Control Ratio Equation (1-hr Saturday presentation)

AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TRACK 2 with:

  • James Partington: Programming for Success: Critical Elements of Effective Intervention for Individuals with Autism (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Loukia Tsami: Effectiveness and Acceptability of Parent Training via Telehealth Among Families in US and Around the World (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • John Guercio: Addressing Community Integration and Aggressive Behavior in Adults with an Autism Diagnosis (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Amy Wood & Ellen Catoe: Ethics and ABA: Considerations on Integrating Parents’ and BCBAs’ Perspectives (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Laura Grow: Assessing the Reinforcing Value of Social Interactions Among Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • James Partington: Using the ABLLS-R and AFLS to Assess Skills and Design Developmentally Appropriate Intervention Programs (6-hr Saturday presentation)

EDUCATION TRACK with:

  • Janet Twyman: The Teaching Machine in the New Age: How Behavior Analysis Can Make Bad Teachers Good and Good Teachers Better (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Joanne Robbins: Partnerships: The Mutual Needs of Township Educational Systems in South Africa and Behaviorally-Based Systems in the U.S. (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Donny Newsome: 80% Correct Does Not A Master Make: Introduction to Functional Mastery (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Donny Newsome: How a Banana is the Same as a Grandma: Relational Frame Theory for Curriculum Design (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Grant Gautreaux: Observational Learning: Acquisition and Utility (1-hr Saturday presentation)

GENERAL TRACK with:

  • Amy Odum: Understanding Delay Discounting (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Jesús Rosales-Ruiz: Shaping Behavior (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Andy Lattal: A Tale of Two Rats: The Back Story of a Clever Cartoon (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Linda Hayes: A Behavior Analysis of Romantic Love (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Amy Odum: Delay discounting: Ubiquitous and Insidious (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Jesús Rosales-Ruiz: The Poisoned Cue and its Implications for Teaching and Social Interactions (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Timothy Hackenberg: Social Economics: Toward a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Social Behavior (1-hr Saturday presentation)

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT TRACK with:

  • Terry McSween: ABC Analysis: Tips and Techniques (1-hr Saturday)
  • OBM SIG Mix-n-Mingle (No CEUs)
  • Aubrey Daniels: Why OBM? (1.5-hrs Saturday)
  • Florence DiGennaro Reed: Evidence-Based Performance Management: Applying Behavioral Science to Support Practitioners (1-hr Saturday)
  • OBM Panel: OBMing in ABA Clinics with Gordon Bourland (chair), Domonique Randall, Regina Crone, and Dino Eliopoulos (1-hr Saturday)

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS TRACK

  • Raymond Miltenberger: Teaching Safety Skills to Children (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Regina Crone and Gordon Bourland: Ins & Outs of Supervision and Field Experience (3-hr Friday presentation)
  • Raymond Miltenberger: Applying Behavior Analysis to Enhance Sports Performance (1-hr Saturday presentation)
  • Michael Perone: Higher Education in Behavior Analysis Today and Tomorrow (1-hr Saturday)
  • Regina Crone and Gordon Bourland: Impact of Licensure for Behavior Analysts in Texas (1-hr Saturday)
  • Brian Francis: Topic - Licensure and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (1-hr Saturday)
  • William H. Ahearn: Evaluating and Treating Repetitive Behavior: RIRD and Building Social Skills (1-hr Saturday)
  • William H. Ahearn: Ethics for the Behavior Analyst in the Age of Licensure and Certification (3-hr Sunday presentation, Ethics)

RESEARCH TRACK with:

  • Mark Galizio: A Search for Derived Stimulus Relations in Rats (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Suzanne Mitchell: Delay, Probability and Effort Discounting in Rats: Implications for Psychopathology (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • John A. Nevin: The Ubiquity of Behavioral Momentum (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Kimberly Kirkpatrick: The Role of Timing Processes in Delay Discounting (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Mary M. Sweeney: Translating Basic Operant Research to Human Substance Use: Parallels, Challenges, and Future Directions (1-hr Friday presentation)

SOCIAL ISSUES TRACK with:

  • Mark Mattaini: Behavioral Systems Science for Social Change (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Angela Sanguinetti: Behavior Analysis and Eco-Feedback Technology (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Julie Smith: Improving Patient Experience at Scale (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Jomella Watson-Thompson: Opportunities for Impact: Using a Behavioral Community Approach to Address Societal Issues through Multisector Collaboration (1-hr Friday presentation)
  • Bernard Guerin: Using Community-Based Research Methods for Functional Analyses: Examples from Rethinking Mental Health (1-hr Friday presentation)