Academic journal article The Behavior Analyst Today

Notes from ABA's Clinical SIG

Academic journal article The Behavior Analyst Today

Notes from ABA's Clinical SIG

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* We met Saturday, May 27, 2000.

* Officers were elected: Anthony Procaccino, Chair; Kurt Freeman, Vice-Chair; Daniel J. Moran, Secretary; Chauncey Parker, Treasurer.

* Dues were collected and Chauncey's hat was filled with $119.

* A mailing list of all the members was generated.

* The main discussion of the meeting centered on increasing the number of case conferences presented at the convention. Three cases could be presented during the convention and one case will be presented at the Clinical SIG meeting. In addition, David Greenway, coordinator for the Clinical, Family and Behavior Medicine area of ABA, suggested that more submissions be made for presentations at the convention, and more clinical roundtables will be a welcome addition to the convention. Dr. Greenway also invited people to submit single papers or presentations and he would put those papers together with other presenters to round out a paper session. (In other words, do not let your good presentation go unheard just because it won't fill the entire fifty minutes).

* There will be an effort during ABA 2001 to include sufficient time after the clinical presentations for audience participation, as the members requested "real panel discussions." This may take the form of reducing presentation time to 10 minutes per presenter to allow 10 minutes for the audience to discuss the topic. The ABA programming board put time limitations on the presentations for the 2000 convention, which raised some concerns among the Clinical SIG members. These concerns have been addressed by ABA as the guidelines have been restructured for ABA 2001. …

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