The Association for Maine Behavior Analysis is proud to announce that our 6th annual conference will be held September 11, 2020
Our distinguished presenters will be:
Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Linda LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Mary Jane Weiss' talks will be titled:
Ethical Decision Making: Understanding the Influence of Contextual Factors
Ethical behavior for behavior analysts is a complex and nuanced phenomenon. While our overarching obligations are clear, and while the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code provides clear directives, the application to real-world dilemmas can be more ambiguous. Determining the best course of action requires the assessment of contextual variables that may not be evident from the code itself. In this workshop, we will review resources and strategies to assist with decision making in actual contexts. Models for navigating such dilemmas will be shared, and the application of the strategies to sample dilemmas will be discussed.
Working Effectively in Interprofessional Collaboration Contexts: Navigating Challenges in Intervention Selection and Evaluation
Behavior analysts often coordinate care and treatment in interdisciplinary team contexts. Such collaboration can be challenging when worldviews, treatment directions, and other perspectives are not aligned across team members. It is important to identify resources and strategies for effectively navigating these challenges, so that client outcomes may be maximized.
Linda LeBlanc’s talk will be titled:
Creating advanced supervision and mentoring repertoires
Practicing behavior analysts and behavior analysts in academic settings often provide supervision for young professionals who are pursuing certification as a behavior analyst. Effective supervision is critical to the quality of ongoing behavioral services, the professional development of the supervisee, the continued growth of the supervisor, and the overall development of our field and its’ practice. Though there are now training and CEU requirements for supervising those who are accruing hours towards the experience requirement for certification; few resources exist to guide supervisor activities and recommended practice. This workshop summarizes five overarching recommended practices for supervision with detailed strategies and resources for structuring the supervisory experience and ongoing mentorship. Examples are provided for how to: create expectations for supervisees, use positive strategies for managing performance, teach structured clinical-decision making and problem-solving skills, and arranging to be a mentor and to be mentored. Examples from the presenter’s history with mentorship are presented and analyzed.
About This Years Distinguished Presenters
Linda LeBlanc has served as a professor at Claremont McKenna College, Western Michigan University and Auburn University. She was Executive Director of Trumpet Behavioral Health from 2012-2017, leading the creation of large-scale systems for clinical standards, quality assurance, and research. She established LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting in 2017 and now, as its President, consults with technology companies, universities, and behavior analytic human service organizations. Her research interests include behavioral treatment of autism, technology-based behavioral interventions, supervision and mentorship, leadership, and systems development in human services. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Mary Jane Weiss is a Professor at Endicott College, where she directs the Department of ABA, including the Ph.D. Program in ABA. She has worked in the field of ABA for over 35 years, including 16 years at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University. Her interests center on defining best practice ABA techniques, exploring ways to enhance the ethical conduct of practitioners, teaching social skills to learners with autism, training staff to be optimally effective at instruction and collaboration, and maximizing family members’ expertise and adaptation. She serves on the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research, the board of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, and serves on the ABA Ethics Hotline and the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. She is a regular reviewer for several professional journals and is a frequent member of service committees for a variety of organizations.
Sheraton at Sable Oaks, South Portland, Maine
From I-95 traveling North: Take exit 45 toward US-1/ME -114/Maine Mall Rd. Take the Maine Mall Road exit toward ME-114/Jetport then turn right onto Maine Mall Rd. Turn left onto Gorham Road. Take a right onto Sable Oaks Dr.
From I-295 traveling South: Take I-295 South to exit 1 toward I-95 N/Maine Mall Rd. Take the exit toward Jetport and turn right onto Maine Mall Rd. Turn left onto Gorham Road. Take a right onto Sable Oaks Dr.
Up to 6 BACB Type 2 CEUs Offered (1 for supervision, 3.5 for ethics)
|Conference Price||$150||Includes a free annual Full Membership from date of registration. Full membership is appropriate for BCBA, and BCBA-D, and provides voting rights within AMeBA.|
|Affiliate Price||$125||Includes a free annual Affiliate Membership from date of registration. Affiliate membership is appropriate for those with an interest in ABA such as parents, and other stakeholders in behavior analytic services.|
|Student Price||$75||Includes a free annual Student Membership from date of registration. Student membership is for students in graduate programs.|
|Group Price||$135||3+ individuals. Contact us directly to get started.|
|Refund policy: Full refund less fee of membership ($45) prior to March 15th. After April 23rd, no refunds will be able to be provided.|
South Portland, ME 04106
|Registration and Full Membership||$ 150.00|
|Affiliate registration and Affiliate membership||$ 125.00|
|Student Registration and Student Membership||$ 75.00|