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1 A Brief History of NCABA The First 25 Years Selected NCABA Memories Including Excerpts from ABAI Newsletter 2003 On the History of NCABA (Cue the harp music) Duke Schell

2 NCABA 1988: In the beginning… NCABA Founders NCABA Founders Rod Realon Vicki Canipe Carolyn Green Jim Phillips Modeled after FABA, co-founded in 1980 by Jon Bailey. Two funny notes about our nameNCABA. Northern California ABA chapter was upset when we appeared at ABA having the same name. When we initially tried to get NCABA.org as a web domain name, we were quite surprised to find that it was already taken by the Nations Capitol Area Bowling Association!

3 The Growth of Affiliated Chapters NCABA 1988 FABA 1980 ABA 1974

4 The Shaping of NCABA Roots of NCABA at WCC were planted by Jim and Judy Favell, first-generation graduates of the behavior analysis program at the University of Kansas, who moved to WCC in Behavior analysis at WCC flourished when the Favells recruited Denny Reid in Denny then developed a longstanding research program with several collaborators including Carolyn Green, Marsha Parsons, and Maureen Schepis, which continues to the present day.

5 A State of Behavior Analysis Excellence Several exceptional behavior analysts were already in NC, including Fred Keller, Sam Odom & Greg Olley at UNC-Chapel Hill, John Staddon at Duke University, Rosemery Nelson, Arnold Rincover & Steven Hayes at UNC-Greensboro, Jeannie Golden at ECU, Carol Pilgrim at UNC- Wilmington, Fred Spooner & Peter Lamal at UNC-Charlotte, and Steve Schroeder & Andy Wheeler at the Murdoch Center.

6 NCABA…A Matter of Consequences NCABA set the occasion for the annual conference to occur to share the data and reinforcers. Through these conferences NCABA reached out beyond the original core of behavior analysts working in public residential IDD facilities to different people and areas of practice such as autism, regular education students, parents, animal training, and human operant work.

7 NCABA…A Matter of Consequences NCABA developed awards recognizing outstanding behavior analytic work. Fred Keller was the first recipient of the NCABA award that bears his name at the inaugural conference in Brian Iwata was instrumental in the development of the Outstanding Poster Award in 1993 by giving NCABA an initial endowment for monetary prizes. In 1994 NCABA began to present the Technical Utilization Award for the outstanding practice of behavior analysis by a person in a para- professional position who had not been in graduate-level training in the field.

8 Passing the Behavior Analysis Torch NCABA showcases a student symposium at the annual conference and directly encourages student participation in the poster session. NCABA recognizes an outstanding student with an award and monetary prize and includes a Student Representative elected yearly by the student membership of NCABA to the Board. Jeannie Golden, NCABA President Martin Ivancic, NCABA President Carol Pilgrim, ABAI President

9 Extra Goodies In 1998 NCABA received a North Carolina Proclamation on Behavior Analysis by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. that recognized the importance of behavior analysis in improving the lives of the citizens of North Carolina. A second North Carolina Proclamation on Behavior Analysis was declared by Governor Michael F. Easley in 2001.

10 To the Edge… The NCABA 2001 Conference Budget 2001 NCABA Best Case So-So Worst Case Projections 75 people 50 people 25 people Income$9875$6750$3875 Expense$5321$5321$5321 Profit/(Loss)$4554$1429($1446) To the best of my recollection, we did So-So and lived to fight another day, or in this case, have another annual conference!

11 First NCABA Conference, Charlotte, March 1-3, 1990 Ed Konarski with Fred Keller

12 Fred Kellers Acceptance Speech for the first Excellence in Behavior Analysis award, renamed in his honor in I wish we had a video.

13 Opening Keynote Address Hewitt B. Clark, PhD, Past President Florida Association for Behavior Analysis Applied Behavior Analysis: Fun, Function & Future First Annual Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award presented to Dr. Fred Keller First NCABA Conference, Charlotte, March 1-3, 1990

14 Rusty Clark circa 1990 Rusty Clark circa 2008 at Judy Favells Birthday Party at ABA-Chicago

15 First NCABA Conference, Charlotte, March 1-3, 1990

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18 Note the first certificate misspelling the name of our organization… No wonder our experi- mental colleagues get miffed!

19 NCABA 2003 Game Changing Event in NCABA History Erica H. Wise, Ph.D. Department of Psychology UNC-CH Ethical and Legal Issues in the Practice of Psychology: The New Ethics Code

20 The Rise of Continuing Education Requirements for NC Psychologists and Certified Behavior Analysts NCABA provides both certified Behavior Analyst and NC Psychologist continuing education credits. During the 2013 annual conference 84 certified behavior analysts from six states earned 1031 continuing education credits and 75 NC psychologists earned 225 continuing education credits in workshops. NCABA provides both certified Behavior Analyst and NC Psychologist continuing education credits. During the 2013 annual conference 84 certified behavior analysts from six states earned 1031 continuing education credits and 75 NC psychologists earned 225 continuing education credits in workshops.

21 The Rise of Continuing Education Requirements for NC Psychologists and Certified Behavior Analysts The 2013 annual conference had over 200 participants with 170 people attending our five pre- and post-conference workshops. The conference attendees included 152 members, 8 paraprofessionals and 71 students. The 2013 annual conference had over 200 participants with 170 people attending our five pre- and post-conference workshops. The conference attendees included 152 members, 8 paraprofessionals and 71 students.

22 NC Certified Behavior Analysts by Year Jeannie Golden Shawn Cone 1 st Psy CE 1 st BACB CE ABA & Autism Services

23 North Carolina ABAI Fellows Rick L. Shull, Emeritus Professor of Psychology University of North Carolina at Greensboro PhD Arizona State University 1969 Fort Skinner in the Desert Editor, JEAB , on Board 18 years Editorial Board, JABA and TBA Fellow of Divisions 3 & 25 of APA and APS

24 North Carolina ABAI Fellows Carol Pilgrim, Professor of Psychology University of North Carolina at Wilmington ABAI President / SEABA President / Division 25 APA President Editor of TBA and Associate Editor of JEAB NCABA Fred Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award Co-Developer of the UNCW Masters Program in Psychology & Behavior Analysis Almost an NCABA President ;-)

25 North Carolina ABAI Fellows Rod Marsha Carolyn Ron Aleck Jim Carol Duke NCABA Board February, 1999 Rebecca

26 North Carolina ABAI Fellows Judy Favell, CEO, AdvoServ First Research Scientist employed by a state developmental center (along with Jim Favell) Former Director of Psychology Western Carolina Center NCABA Fred Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award Mentored many NCABA members including Nine former NCABA Presidents

27 North Carolina ABAI Fellows Duke & Judy Cut the Rug Circa 1979

28 North Carolina ABAI Fellows Denny Reid, Director Carolina Behavior Analysis & Support Center Co-Developer of the Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (AAIDD) Former Director of Psychology Western Carolina Center NCABA Fred Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award Most Frequent Invited Speaker in NCABA History ( )

29 North Carolina ABAI Fellows 1992 San Francisco ABA Denny Bill Marsha Duke Martin

30 ABAI Fellows That Have Presented at NCABA Conferences Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D., Behavior Management Consultants, Inc.; Florida State University Charles Catania, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County Wayne W. Fisher, Ph.D., University of Nebraska and the Munroe-Meyer Institute Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Gina Green, Ph.D., Utah State University William L. Heward, Ed.D., Ohio State University Philip N. Hineline, Ph.D., Temple University Brian A. Iwata, Ph.D., University of Florida F. Charles (Bud) Mace, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine Raymond G. Miltenberger, Ph.D., University of South Florida Cathleen C. Piazza, Ph.D., University of Nebraska Dennis C. Russo, Ph.D., May Institute Gerald L. Shook, Ph.D. ( ), Behavior Analyst Certification Board Murray Sidman, Ph.D. Beth Sulzer-Azaroff, Ph.D., Browns Group of Naples Travis Thompson, Ph.D., School of Medicine, University of Minnesota Timothy R. Vollmer, Ph.D., BCBA, University of Florida

31 ABAI Fellows That Have Presented at NCABA Conferences Dr. Murray Sidman Keynote Address February, 2009, 20th Annual NCABA Conference I find this one especially refreshing because there is something here that I have never seen at any other one. There is a kind of personal warmth, mutual affection, quite lovely thats here, that I have not seen at any other conference. MurrayRita Natalia Rossana

32 NCABA History Tid Bits Where did the Do Things Award Come From?

33 NCABA History Tid Bits Mary Riordan, you and I would frequently talk about marketing behavioral sayings, and one of them was "Do Things." I remember a sheet with several ideas on it. "Do Things" was the most generic one I thought might sell. I recall that I bought the shirt for myself for my birthday (November 1 st ), and at that time it was a big expense. I believe it was done at the K-Mart on Duval St in Tallahassee. I am sure it was a Friday, and that is a Dunk's beer and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The idea was that the only way to contact reinforcement is to behave. The idea in the picture was to present a bunch of things at one time-- including the words on the shirt. I can't remember any of the other ideas. Later, I thought Behavior Counts (from FABA) was one of the best ideas, but this was the only prototype we made from those marketing talks. Recollections from Martin Ivancic at FSU in early 1980s

34 NCABA History Tid Bits Martin Ivancic and Duke Schell around 1980 Grad school at FSU with Jon Bailey

35 On the Front Page of the ABAI Website MEMBER NEWS North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis The Executive Council of the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis is very pleased to announce that the 25th Annual Conference is to be held in Winston-Salem at the Twin City Quarter, Wednesday, February 19th through Friday, February 21st, Help NCABA celebrate 25 years

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