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Dr. SungWoo Kahng Event

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Dr. SungWoo Kahng is Chair of the Department of Applied Psychology, Director of Academic Programs in Autism and ABA, and an associate professor at Rutgers University. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor at the University of Missouri (MU) where he was also the chair of the Department of Health Psychology, the Founding Director the MU Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Director of the Applied Behavioral Intervention Service of the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He was also a faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Psychology and a senior behavior analyst on the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as well as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kahng graduated from Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and received his Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the University of Florida. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis where he also served on the Board of Editors. Additionally, he is on the Board of Editors for Behavioral Intervention and Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Kahng is the President of the Board of Directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, a member of the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research, President of the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis, and a member of several advisory boards. Dr. Kahng is the recipient of the 2003 B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award given by Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kahng has co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and chapters. The focus of his research and clinical work has been on assessing and treating severe problem behaviors exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities. He is also interested in a broader research agenda, which includes topics related to employment and college supports for adults with autism spectrum disorder as well as obesity and aging. Finally, he has mentored numerous undergraduate, master’s level, and predoctoral students as well as post-doctoral fellows.

Functional analyses are the gold standard in the assessment of problem behaviors. Functional analyses are the most precise method of determining behavioral function, which informs the development of treatment. Despite the research supporting the efficacy of functional analyses, there continues to be reluctance on the part of practitioners to conduct the analyses on a consistent basis. This presentation will focus on procedural variations of functional analyses, which may make it more practical in specific situations. Additionally, it will present the argument that conducting functional analyses is the ethical choice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the research that serves as the basis for functional analyses of problem behavior.
  2. Identify the procedural variations of functional analyses.
  3. Identify the ethical concerns related to not conducting functional analyses.

***3 CEU Credits will be available (including 1.5 ethics hours)***

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July 29
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Clinic at Parkville
6802 McClean Blvd
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SungWoo Kahng event
Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior: Procedural Variations and Ethical Considerations for CEUs
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