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7th Annual Ethics in Professional Practice

August 2

A one day conference featuring leaders in the fields of Psychology, Business, Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. Of benefit to Behavior Analysts, Psychologists, Parents, Teachers and Special Education Providers.

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Registration Type
Early Registration Ends 7/15/19*
Onsite & After 7/15/19
Professional Group (5 or more)

Continuing Education credits/units desired: $40 for Each Certificate requested.

Groups: For groups of 15 or more registering, we will offer a discount from early registration fees. All groups need to complete a Group Registration Form.  Contact Rebekah Pavlik through pavlik@behavior.org or (978) 369-2227 Ext. 2. The Center will need all registration information prior to July 1, 2019.

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Richard M. Foxx, PhD, BCBA-D: "Behavior Analysis and the Legal System: Why Do You Think They Call it a Trial?"

Behavior Analysis and the Legal System: Why Do You Think They Call it a Trial?

Abstract: Coming soon
Presenter Bio:

Dr. Foxx is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Penn State University and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine. He has written or co-edited 9 books. His latest book is Controversial Therapies for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. He has written over 130 scientific publications, made 13 training films, given over 2700 talks, and lectured in 17 foreign countries and 47 U. S. states.  He is on the editorial board of six journals. He is a Fellow in five divisions of the Psychological Association (APA), the American Psychological Society and The Association for Behavior Analysis- International (ABA-I). He was the President of ABA-I, The Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) and President of two APA Divisions. His awards include New York State ABA Lifetime Achievement and Significant Contributions to Behavior Analysis Awards, Norwegian ABA honorary membership, SABA Award for Effective Mass Media Presentation of Behavior Analysis, The BABAT Murray Sidman Award, APA Division 25 Applied Research Award , the CALABA Contributor Award and the APA Life Achievement Award for Applied Research.  He cofounded the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, was its first President and serves as executive director. He was one of the founders of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. He has served as an expert witness in many court cases including 13 Federal Court, two Canadian court and the U.S. Supreme Court. His book Toilet Training in Less than a Day has sold over two million copies and been translated into 14 languages. His training film, “Harry” (the treatment of a self-abusive man), has won numerous cinematic awards. He has a international reputation as one of the leading experts in the treatment of severe behavior.

Tara Fahmie, PhD, BCBA-D
Presenter Bio:

Dr. Tara Fahmie is an associate professor in the department of psychology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Dr. Fahmie earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida, where she became inspired by the faculty to pursue a graduate degree in Behavior Analysis. She earned her masters degree from the University of Kansas, under the mentorship of Dr. Gregory Hanley, and her PhD from the University of Florida, under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Iwata. Dr. Fahmie is a BCBA-D and has over 10 years of experience implementing behavior analysis with various populations in clinics, schools, and residential settings. Dr. Fahmie currently conducts research in several preschool classrooms and in collaboration with local and global autism agencies. She has published on the functional analysis of problem behavior and on the acquisition of social skills in young children. These two initial research interests have led to her emerging passion for research on the prevention of problem behavior. Dr. Fahmie also contributes to the field as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and as the membership chair of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association.

Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA-D
Presenter Bio:

Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA-D, has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for more than 20 years. He worked and trained at the Spurwink School, the Groden Center, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, was degreed at the University of Florida, was tenured at the University of Kansas, and is currently a professor of psychology and director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England University and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Hanley has published more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals, in areas such as the assessment and prevention of problem behavior, teaching tactics for young children, and evidence-based values. Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 25), past editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice, and a past associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, and Behavior Analysis in Practice. Dr. Hanley’s current research and practice activity is primarily focused on the development of effective and practical strategies for preventing the development of children’s severe problem behavior.

Sarah Trautman-Eslinger, MA, BCBA: "Recovering from a Public PR and Ethical Disaster: Lessons Learned that You Won’t Get in an Ethics Class"

Recovering from a Public PR and Ethical Disaster: Lessons Learned that You Won’t Get in an Ethics Class

Abstract: Coming soon
Presenter Bio:

Sarah knew that Applied Behavior Analysis was what she wanted to do for a career as an undergraduate at Gonzaga University. Sarah completed her Masters Degree in Special Education at San Francisco State University with an emphasis on vocational education for adults with developmental disabilities in 2001. Sarah became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst™ in 2004, the same year she founded STE Consultants. In addition to her work at STE Consultants, Sarah is very involved with practice management and public policy issues related to ABA services.  Sarah has led workshops and served on numerous panels at regional and national conferences focused on practitioner issues and health insurance reform. Sarah has guest lectured at San Francisco State University, has trained special educators and behavior analysts internationally and frequently travels around the US to provide consultative support to ABA business owners.

Sarah is the President of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) – www.calaba.org. Sarah is a founding board member of the Council of Autism Service Providers – www.casproviders.org.

Shawn Quigley, PhD, BCBA-D: "Supporting Ethical Pre-Training Supervision: Review of a Pilot Project"

Supporting Ethical Pre-Training Supervision: Review of a Pilot Project

Presenter Bio:

Shawn Quigley is the Senior Director of Clinical Services and Professional Development at Melmark, PA. He earned his doctorate degree in Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan University. He completed a post-doctoral psychology fellowship with the University of New Mexico Medical Group The fellowship provided Dr. Quigley an opportunity to conduct diagnostic evaluations in an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) clinic, support families and individuals with ASD, and help build capacity for behavior analytic providers. Dr. Quigley has professional experiences in many capacities from direct care to administration across many different entities. He has had opportunities to manage a federally funded research grant; help develop county level mental health service systems for adults and children; help develop state regulatory guidelines for autism services; and direct the development of clinical and training practices. These experiences have provided a strong foundation for understanding service development, regulatory requirements, scope of competence issues, resource allocation, and service delivery. Dr. Quigley has supported the profession through service on editorial review boards; publishing research; being active with regional and national service groups; teaching at multiple universities; and volunteering as a subject matter expert for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D
Presenter Bio:

Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D is a Professor at Endicott College, where she directs the Master’s Program in ABA and Autism. Dr. Weiss has worked in the field of ABA and Autism for almost 30 years. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1990 and she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2000. She previously worked for 16 years at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University, where she served as Director of Research and Training and as Clinical Director. Her clinical and research interests center on defining best practice ABA techniques, evaluating the impact of ABA in learners with autism, teaching social skills to learners with autism, training staff to be optimally effective at instruction, and maximizing family members’ expertise and adaptation.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Psychology (Includes Licensed psychologists, school psychologists, and EdDs/educational psychologists) and BACB® CEs.

An additional $40 fee is required for continuing education.

APA Approved Sponsor

APA Approved Sponsor

Psychology CE Credits (To be determined): Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC is a co-sponsor of this conference for Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists. Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. *Attendees must be present during the entire conference.

BACB® CEs (To be determined): The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is an approved Type 2 CE Provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) and is authorized to offer CE units for this conference.

*It is attendee’s responsibility to check with their State and Professional organization to confirm all CE offerings.


Location - Important! New Auditorium

NOTE: This year we will be in a different auditorium than previous years.
Endicott College Campus – Rose Auditorium

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Presented by

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™ in cooperation with The Institute for Behavioral Studies, Van Loan School at Endicott College.

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

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Special thanks to Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC and the University of West Florida, Office of Applied Behavior Analysis for expanding our continuing education offerings.

Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC

University of West Florida, Office of ABA


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Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
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Endicott College Campus – Rose Auditorium
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
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