The end of the year is a time to reflect on the successes of NJABA, of which there were many. We were very fortunate to have speakers who eagerly shared their time and expertise throughout the year. We had our first hybrid conference in April with over 300 members attending in person (and nearly as many joining virtually!). We held our first Science of Behavior Analysis conference in June. We had a wonderful, and well attended, Speaker Series throughout the year. As these events happened, our dedicated volunteers held regular special interest Workgroups to support our members in a variety of areas, and we brought back Student Workgroup meetings for early career professionals to disseminate information about behavior analysis to current high school and college students. We also set out to recognize the contributions of our members to the behavior analytic profession by awarding our inaugural NJABA Distinguished Service Award. Our first recipient was Dr. Sandra Harris for her work in developing supports for individuals with autism. Finally, we increased access to NJABA by eliminating membership fees for students and behavioral technicians, which resulted in our highest membership levels. All of these amazing accomplishments could not have happened without the dedicated Board Members and others who volunteered their time to support our profession.
As we look forward to next year, we expect to continue this long list of wonderful accomplishments by holding our annual conference with our first ever pre-conference workshop and NJABA reception. We continue planning for our next Science of Behavior Analysis Conference as well as Speaker Series. We will continue to support our members through activities such as our regular Workgroup meetings. Finally, we will work to increase the visibility of behavior analysis through outreach showing what amazing things behavior analysts do.
All of us at NJABA would like to thank you, our members, for supporting our profession and for everything you do to support your constituents!
Individuals certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) must comply with specific requirements, including adherence with the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysis (BACB, 2020), the RBT Code of Ethics (2.0) (BACB, 2020), and accruing continuing education units specifically in supervision each renewal cycle. However, many behavior analysts receive little, if any, direct instruction on how to provide effective, ethical supervision in compliance with the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. The first part of the workshop focuses on developing on practical strategies for developing a deeper understanding of section 4.0 Responsibilities to Supervisees and Trainees and considerations to support ethical supervisory practices. The second part of the workshop focuses on how to systematically incorporate ethics, in a functional manner, into the supervised training experience.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PARTICIPANTS:
NJABA’s mission is to advance the science and evidence-based practice of behavior analysis through research, education, service delivery, and advocacy in the state of New Jersey.
NJABA’s vision is a statewide community in which behavior analysts have the research, training, and resources they need to improve people’s lives.