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3rd Annual AKABA Conference

  • Saturday, November 09, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
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  • Admission to the Saturday full-day conference plus 5.5 CEUs (upon request).

    Registration code required. Please submit proof of BCaBA or RBT certification via email to
  • Admission to the Saturday full-day conference plus 5.5 CEUs (upon request).
  • Admission to the Saturday full-day conference for conference committee volunteers.

    Email Rachel White ( for more information about becoming a volunteer.
  • Admission to the Saturday full-day conference for students.

    Email Mychal Machado ( with proof of current student status to obtain a student registration code for free admission.

The Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis is pleased to invite you to our third annual conference. Join us for an event covering various topics of interest to behavior analysts, paraprofessionals, and those interested in learning more about Behavior Analysis in the state of Alaska.

State of the State: Kim Burnett, BCBA 9:00-9:30. Kim Burnett, the current AKABA president, will provide us with an overview of developments in our field in Alaska.

Harnessing Discretionary Effort: Dr. Veronica Howard, BCBA-D 9:30-10:30, 1 BACB CEU. Managing employees may be one of the most difficult tasks awaiting BCBAs, but bringing out the best in people doesn’t happen by accident. Join us for a discussion of the factors associated with capturing discretionary effort and providing great service for your clients!

Research Symposium: The Future’s Shoulders are Strong: Dr. Mychal Machado, BCBA-D 10:30-12:00, 1.5 BACBCEUs. Presentation and discussion of: Effects of Qualitatively Different Reinforcers on Operant Responding (Mary Pharr) An Assessment of Three Strategies to Teach College Students to Pour (Makenzie Heatherly) An Evaluation of Student Motivation to Attend Peer Tutoring Sessions (Kaylee Marsh) Assessing Caregiver Treatment Preference in Alaskan Families (Kristin Riall)

Lunch and Posters 12:00-1:30 pm

The Dangers of Disclosure: Unique Challenges Faced by a Behavior Analyst Raising an Autistic Child: Patrina Callahan, M.Ed, BCBA, 1:30-2:30, 1 BACB CEU. Learn about the challenges of being a behavior analyst raising an autistic child.

Panel: Collaborating Across Disciplines: Dr. Rachel White, BCBA-D 2:45-3:45, 1 BACB CEU.  This panel features professionals who work in the field of Behavior Analysis and another field. Speakers will discuss working collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams.

Impulsive Choice: Effects of Reinforcer Magnitude, Age, & Nature Exposure: Dr. Gwen Lupfer 3:45-4:45, 1 BACB CEU. Impulsivity is the tendency to choose a smaller, sooner reinforcer over a larger, later reinforcer. The roles of reinforcer magnitude, age, and exposure to natural environments on impulsivity will be presented and procedures to decrease impulsivity will be explored.

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