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Winter 2017
2017 at a Glance
2017 at a glance
Your contribution directly helps the Center achieve its mission! In cooperation with our partners, over the last year:
  • 355 ABA practitioners, teachers/school administrators, psychologists, and parents learned from Center Trustees, Advisors and friends at our local east and west coast conferences.
  • 40 students were introduced to our science through local conference scholarships.
  • 1,793 worldwide behavior analysts were reached and educated online by Center experts. (We now have over 88 continuing education modules covering 17 categories and had 7 live webinars reaching 33 countries.)
  • 350 employees plus countless numbers of their co-workers are safer through attending the Behavioral Safety Now conference.
  • 2557 vital CCBS publications sold this year are helping people in 27countries. 
  • 65,000 know more about our science and their lives are better since visiting

With your help this coming year, we are excited to see how much more of the world can be affected through advancements in Behavioral Science. We thank you for your support!

Dr. Murray SidmanA Gift from Dr. Murray Sidman
Dr. Sidman contributed this article to the Center's Living and Learning series in 2001 that is still a gift.  "Positive Reinforcement in Diplomacy: How?" was adapted from Dr. Sidman's Coercion and Its Fallout. Still a very timely article. Enjoy! Find article on

ABAI20182018 Annual Meeting of the Trustees

Our 2018 Annual Meeting of the Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th (8:00 am – 2:00 pm) after the main events of the ABAI 44th Annual Convention in San Diego.

Though only Trustees vote, all Center Advisors and friends are welcome. Registration information will be coming soon. We review the past, plan for the future, and usually have a vibrant guest speaker.
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The Center and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc. (ABAC) and are proud to announce that ALL ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Webinars in 2018 will be FREE for the general public with a discounted price for continuing education hours. Read about how the model changed on

Our 2018 initial line-up will feature: 
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Dr. Charles Merbitz Receives The Ogdan R. Lindsley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Standard Celeration Society

Charles T. MerbitzAt its annual conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida, November 2-4, 2017, the Standard Celeration Society celebrated the contributions of one of its pioneering thought leaders who has served the standard celeration charting community in innumerable ways for decades. Honoring Dr. Charles Merbitz with the Ogden R. Lindsley Lifetime Achievement Award was a pleasure for those who have known him for decades, and a well-deserved acknowledgement of his dedicated mentorship for more recent students and protégés.

Behavior & Philosophy 

Jose BurgosIt's been a year since José E. Burgos, PhD, agreed to become Editor of our "Behavior and Philosophy" journal. Volume 44, includes commentaries to Burgos' 2015 Antidualism paper and his replies and Dr. Mitch Fryling's review of Howard Rachlin's The Escape of MInd.

Volume 45 is due out in January 2018. The volume includes one voluntary submission and five special invited papers. The papers discuss various issues, from the nature and epistemic role of postulated mental states to parsimony, theoretical behaviorism, methodological considerations in clinical psychology, the ontology of behavior analysis, and free will in relation to the argument from responsibility. All the papers are provoking. Watch for our announcement.

West Coast Autism Conference in 11th Year - Friday, April 27, 2018

Conference PresentersPresenters:

James E. Carr, PhD, BCBA-D, Chief Executive Officer. Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Lori A. Frost, MS, CCC/SLP, Vice President & Co-Founder, Pyramid Educational Consultants (PECS)

Andy Bondy, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Pyramid Educational Consultants (PECS)

Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Regional Clinical Training Coordinator, Positive Behavior Supports Corp. & Director, Hawaii Cohort, University of West Florida, Office of ABA

Daniel Unumb, Esq.

Rob Holdsambeck, EdD, LCP, BCBA-D, Executive Director, CCBS & Founder, Holdsambeck Behavioral Health

A silent auction, featuring local wines and goods donated, will also be held. Enjoy the Santa Ynez Valley for the weekend.
Register to attend.

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