• 2014 PennABA Conference 2014 PennABA Conference Thank you for making this one of the best PennABA events yet.
  • 2014 PennABA Conference Thank you for making this one of the best PennABA events yet.
  • 2014 PennABA Conference Thank you for making this one of the best PennABA events yet.


Mission & History

PennABA promotes effective, scientifically-based, and ethical behavior analytic practices in Pennsylvania. 
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Event Calendar

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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis (PennABA). The 2015 PennABA Conference is going to be held at the Hershey Lodge on April 1st and 2nd. We have an excellent set of speakers and topics. Register before January 31st for discount pricing.

See you at the 2015 PennABA Conference.

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Morning Workshop Session - April 1st, 9:00-12:15. 3 CEUs

Workshop 1A: Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP. Anxiety in Persons on the Spectrum: The Psychological Equivalent of Fever.

Workshop 1B: Audrey Meissner, M.Ed., BCBA & Jennifer Hieminga, M.Ed., BCBA. Ready. Set. Work! Prevocational and vocational training for adolescents.

Afternoon Workshop Session - April 1st, 1:15-4:15. 3 Ethics CEUs

Workshop 2A: Kimberly Schreck, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Immunizing against unethical treatment choices and professional conformity: Detecting and evading propaganda and persuasion and adults with ASD

Workshop 2B: Jim Johnston, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Improving state ABA services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Speaker Series - April 2nd, 8:00-5:45. 6 CEUs.

Session 1: Kenneth F. Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D. The Behavior Analyst as Skeptical Inquirer.

Session 2: Jennifer Hieminga, M.Ed., BCBA & Audrey Meissner, M.Ed., BCBA. Let's get functional: Behaviour reduction and the role of effective an behaviour support plan.

Session 3: Jim Johnston, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Challenges in ABA's Future.

Session 4: Sharron Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Generalization of Social Skills in Individuals with Autism.

Session 5: Kimberly Schreck, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Behavior analysts heal thy selves: Perpetuation of the plague of unsupported treatment use by behavior analysts.

Session 6: Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP. Behavior Analysis in the Mainstream of Everyday Life.

Join us for the Annual Poster session on April 2nd during the Speaker Series. The poster session will occur during an extended lunch/social break. The poster session is a great way to showcase your clinical work, research, or student thesis.

Interested in presenting a poster? Submit a title, author list, abstract, and affiliation to jivy@mercyhurst.edu by February 5th.

Vendors and exhibitors, if you are interested in highlighting your behavior analytic work or services email for details.




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Hershey, PA 17033-0361