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January 2020

News from the Center

YOUR Opportunity to Learn from Dr. Timothy Ludwig

Dr. Timothy LudwigDysfunctional Practices That Kill Your Work Culture (and What To Do about Them)

Abstract: Our tendency is to blame workers and label their personal failings as the cause of errors. Labeling does not solve problems that cause error. It is an illusion of human perception leading us to false conclusions resulting in dysfunctional practices that hurt the effectiveness of our workers and the impact of the systems we put in place to manage them. Learn a better way to analyze the behaviors of your employees to understand how they were put in a position to make the error in the first place.


Rebecca D. Woolbert, Kiki Yablon, & Robin M. Kuhn, University of Kansas
Redirecting Pipeline
What happens when juveniles get arrest records instead of diplomas? While there are no national statistics reported on juvenile recidivism, incarceration as a juvenile is correlated with a lower likelihood of graduating high school and a higher likelihood of incarceration as an adult (Aizer & Doyle, 2015; Sickmund & Puzzanchera, 2014). Furthermore, chronic and violent juvenile offenders are more likely to offend into adulthood, and that continuity is exacerbated the earlier juveniles start offending, with certain offenses (e.g., drug offenses) more likely to be repeated (National Institute of Justice [NIJ], 2014). Juvenile offenders who continue to engage in criminal activity into adulthood are likely to increase the severity and lethality of their crimes (NIJ, 2014).
This article is part of our 8th Dimension Articles about Applied Behavior Analysis. Brought to you and the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies by members of the Board of Advisors, Distinguished Scholars, and invited faculty and students.


Save-the-Date of Friday, April 24 for Our Next Conference in California


Bridget A. Taylor, PsyD, BCBA-D
Co-founder & CEO,
Alpine Learning Group Senior
Clinical Advisor, Rethink
Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, PhD, BCBA-D
Behavior Analysis & Therapy Program Southern Illinois University
Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D
Program Director,
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program, University of Southern California
Director of Research,
FirstSteps for Kids
Judah B. Axe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA
Associate Professor of Education & Behavior Analysis,
Simmons University
Rachel Taylor, PhD, BCBA-D
Founder & CEO,
Center for Applied Behavior Analysis
Coleen R. Sparkman, MA, CCC-SLP

Therapeutic Pathways/The Kendall Centers



Amanda Laprime, CCBS Assistant to the Executive Director, Joins the University of Rochester Medical Center

Amanda Laprime Rochester

Dr. Laprime has recently joined the Division of Transitional Medicine, in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She is leading the medical center in it’s mission to integrate Applied Behavior Analysis into Strong Memorial Hospital and Golisano’s Children’s Hospital for adolescents and adults with autism and related disorders who are transitioning or have recently transitioned from pediatric care into adult care. Dr. Laprime also holds a joint appointment in the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics as well as the Warner School of Education. Dr. Laprime’s research interests include the functional assessment of severe challenging behavior, system-level changes within organizations to support individuals with complex needs, and the social validity of empirically-based interventions.

Dr. Laprime serves the Cambridge Center as Assistant to the Executive Director. (Learn more about our leaders under Who We Are on


Extend Your Stay in Washington DC and Join Us for Our Annual Meeting of the Trustees – Tuesday, May 26

Our  2020 Annual Meeting of the Trustees will follow the ABAI 46th Annual Convention held in Washington, DC, in May.  This meeting is open to Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Trustees, Advisors, Supporters and Friends! All are welcome to attend, learn more about us, our leaders, our mission, our past year and future plans. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) has graciously offered to host our meeting. (Registration info coming soon.)

Annual Meeting 2020

ABAC Winter Series with Ludwig & Tincani


Register for FREE or at a discounted rate to earn BACB Type II CEs & continuing education opportunities.
Dr. Timothy Ludwig presents:
Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm eastern (NY)
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Dr. Matt Tincani, BCBA-D presents:
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00 pm eastern (NY)
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