Event Details:
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:15pm

A Transactional Model of Translational Behavior Analysis for Increasing Appropriate and Decreasing Problem Behavior in Children with Autism

Special Event - Professional Continuing Education Series

Join us for this workshop that is part of our intermediate to advanced-level workshop series for human services and behavioral healthcare professionals working in clinical, educational, medical, and rehabilitation settings.

Speaker: Wayne W. Fisher, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Wayne Fisher is the H.B. Munroe professor of behavioral research in the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is also the director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D), and a licensed psychologist.

Description: Conceptualizing translational research from a transactional perspective in which information flows in multiple directions leads to more relevant basic and applied research and interventions that are more effective. In this presentation, I will describe two lines of research based on this transactional approach. One line of research involves the application of behavioral momentum theory to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and practicality of function-based treatment of destructive behavior in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The other line of research involves the integration of Skinner’s taxonomy of verbal behavior with Sidman’s continuum of stimulus control in order to increase generative verbal behavior in individuals with ASD. I hope to show how increased collaboration between basic and applied researcher and practitioners can improve the quality of our research and the efficacy of our interventions.

CE approved for: 1.5 BCBA; 1.0 APA

May Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. May Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Register Below. Registration is required for all who attend. Registration for this event does commit you for attendance at this CE workshop. If you need to cancel, cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event by e-mail to

Fee: $30 for guests; May Institute employees may attend free-of-charge. Guests can pay by CHECK ONLY on the day of the event.


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