Thank you for a great 2014 GABA conference!
Please check back to the GABA events page for more information about the 8th Annual GABA conference
The Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis (GABA) was founded in 2001 to provide: (1) a professional network and resource for behavior analysts in Georgia; (2) a forum for members to collaborate, disseminate recent research, share ideas, and discuss needs; (3) a voice to promote the ethical and effective use of behavior analysis; (4) a resource for those seeking ABA services in Georgia; (5) the organization of an annual regional ABA conference; and (6) a provider of continuing education for professionals in Georgia.
A Letter from the 2015 GABA President:
Dear GABA friends and members,
As an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, we continue to support the local behavior analysis community through an annual conference, newsletters, and networking. Thus, it is our pleasure to report that the behavior analytic community continues to grow in Georgia. There are now over 270 BCBA-Ds, BCBAs and BCaBAs in the state!
In 2014 GABA held its 7th annual conference on November 7th and 8th in Atlanta. Attendance increased for the fifth consecutive year. A stellar lineup of speakers presented on a range of topics, including Janet Lund, who delivered the presidential address. Other speakers included Gina Green, Timothy Weil, Jon Bailey, and Raymond Miltenberger. We were proud to have another round of great speakers this year covering a range of important topics, including Dr. Dennis Reid discussing training and supervision, Dr. Melissa Nosik discussing updates to the BACB, and Dr. Andy Lattal discussing the importance of conceptual issues in the practical application of behavior analysis. We also added a Student Showcase this year to give students an opportunity to present and receive feedback. For 2015 we promise to have another impressive lineup of speakers so stay tuned!
The membership of GABA has maintained strong as the impact of behavioral services in Georgia continues to create demand for behavior analysts in the state. GABA has maintained its role as an active leader in the Georgia public policy arena, continuing to support efforts related to autism insurance reform and working hard with organizations such as the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts to help disseminate the science and protect of the rights of behavior analysts in Georgia. The state has made great strides in the area of insurance reform and GABA leadership continues to stay on top of regulatory issues facing behavior analysts. We recently incorporated so are in the process of restructuring our organization in accordance with this change, bringing in new committees and new individuals into GABA leadership. We’re always keeping busy and have a number of efforts currently in the works, so we’re all looking forward to another productive year!