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Exploring alternative career paths in behavior analysis
Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Matthew P. Normand, University of the Pacific
  • Kimberly Crossland, University of South Florida
  • Keith D. Allen, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Document Type
Conference Presentation
Department
Psychology
Organization
Association for Behavior Analysis
Location
Chicago, IL
Conference Dates
May 23-27, 2014
Date of Presentation
5-23-2014
Abstract

This panel includes leading discussants working outside the realm of intellectual disabilities, covering the areas of health and fitness, child welfare, and behavioral pediatrics. BF Skinner challenged behavior analysts to solve the worlds problems, but a vast majority of certified behavior analysts are working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities - a very small subset of the population. While this work is invaluable, behavior analysts could do much more to address this unanswered challenge. These panelists are active researchers in their respective fields and may cover recent findings as well as offer advice about how to pursue a career in each of these non-traditional career paths. This discussion may include additional necessary certifications or training, where to look for a job, and how we can promote our field in new markets.

Citation Information
Matthew P. Normand, Kimberly Crossland and Keith D. Allen. "Exploring alternative career paths in behavior analysis" Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew-normand/82/