Register now! 11th Annual BC-ABA Conference

Register now for our 11th Annual BC-ABA Conference on March 8th and 9th, 2019, with invited speakers Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D and Tyra P. Sellers, J.D., Ph.D., BCBA-D.

The 11th Annual Conference will be held at the University of British Columbia.

Download the conference program.
Day at a Glance

Live Streaming will be available for all events on Day 1 only

Online registration will close on Friday, March 1.

Event Schedule

Day 1

Friday, March 8th, 2019
9am to 2:30pm
9am to 12noon Selecting the Right Measures and Using Technology to Collect Meaningful Data
Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist
Noon to 1pm Lunch
1pm to 2:30pm Ethical Supervision: Considerations for Supervisors and Supervisees
Tyra P. Sellers, J.D., Ph.D., BCBA-D

Day 2

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
9am – 3pm
9am to 10:30am Keynote speech
Creating and Managing Clinical Systems in a Human Service Organization
Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist
10:30am to 11am AGM
11:15am to 3pm Break-out Sessions
Traditional paper and mini-seminar presentations from local researchers and practitioners
12:45pm to 1:30pm (during lunch break) Poster Session

Cost

Day 1:
$70 for members
$100 for non-members and in-person registration
$25 for CEU package (4.5 CEUs)
Live-streaming available with pre-registration only at cost listed above

Day 2:
$70 for members
$100 for non-members and in-person registration
$25 for CEU package (up to 4.5 CEUs)

1. All CEU registrants must sign in and out at the event. 2. Sign-in sheets and evaluations will be collected at the end of the day. Please ensure that your name and CEU number are clearly printed at the top of the sign-in sheet. 3. Certificates will be e-mailed to registrants within one month after the event. 4. Registrants who do not arrive within 5 minutes of the start of the event and who do not return their forms will not receive their certificate. 5. There will be no CEU refunds.

Speakers

Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist

Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist is the President of LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting. She previously served as a university professor before becoming the 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 consults to technology companies, universities, and behavior analytic human service organizations. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is also the incoming Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Title: Selecting the Right Measures and Using Technology to Collect Meaningful Data

Summary: Practice guidelines synthesize the published literature on a particular area of applied practice. Practice guidelines may also include specific recommendations and models to guide clinical decision-making. Practicing behavior analysts frequently assess and treat problem behavior as part of their ongoing job responsibilities. Effective measurement of problem behavior is critical to success in these activities because some measures of problem behavior provide more accurate and complete information about the behavior than others. This presentation summarizes five practice recommendations for using measurement systems for problem behavior and describes a clinical decision-making model for selecting measurement produces given certain features of the behavior and constraints of the therapeutic environment. Data from recent analyses of a large electronic data collection database will be presented.

Tyra P. Sellers, J.D., Ph.D., BCBA-D

Tyra P. Sellers, JD, PhD, BCBA-D is the Director of Ethics at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Special Education from San Francisco State University, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco and a Ph.D. from Utah State University. Her professional and research interests focus on professional ethics, training and supervision, assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, variability, and verbal behavior. Dr. Sellers has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with disabilities in a wide variety of settings. Tyra has served as a board member in various positions, for the Utah Association of Behavior Analysis. She currently serves as an associate editor for two journals and is on the editorial board for a third.

Title: Ethical Supervision: Considerations for Supervisors and Supervisees

Summary: The field of behavior analysis is experiencing tremendous growth with over 50,000 RBTs and over 30,000 BCBAs. The BACB® recently published “A Summary of Ethics Violations and Code-Enforcement Activities: 2016-2017” wherein data were presented regarding the numbers of actual code violations indicating that actual violations related to Code 5.0 Behavior Analysts as Supervisors and Code 10.02 Timely Reporting to the BACB tied as the most common. Because our field relies on a supervised field experience model to assist in shaping the behavior analytic repertoires of future BCBAs, it is critical to ensure that supervisors implement high quality supervisory practices that comply with the Code requirements. This talk provides a brief review of some of the recent updates to BACB supervision requirements. This talk focuses on discussing some current supervisor practices in the field, some areas for improvement, as well as providing recommendations for strengthening those practices.

Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist

Title: Creating and Managing Clinical Systems in a Human Service Organization

Summary: Large human service agencies provide amazing opportunities for organizational analysis and implementation of standard process, procedures, and cultural change interventions. This presentation will describe the process for developing clinical standards in several critical domains including client relationships and protections, assessment, data collection, and supervision. Strategies for implementation and ongoing management of the systems will also be reviewed.