On May 25-27, 2019, Center for Behavioral Sciences staff—including CBS’ Director, Joyce Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Clinical Director Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Behavior Consultant Alex Silva, MA, BCBA, and Dr. Fahad Alresheed—attended the Association for Behavior Analysis International’s (ABAI) 45th Annual Convention in Chicago. The ABAI convention is always a great opportunity to exchange ideas with behavior analysts from around the world.
On April 9, 2019, CBS Behavior Consultant Vanesa Yip, BCaBA lectured regarding applied behavior analysis (ABA) practices in Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. The presentation was organized with the assistance of Universidad Católica de San Pablo’s Psychology Department and Instituto Del Sur.
On April 6, 2019, CBS San Diego staff attended the 15th annual Race for Autism in Balboa Park with over 20,000 others. The race, presented by National Foundation for Autism Research, has become a tradition for CBS staff. This year alone, over $125,000 in total donations were raised, helping to support local autism programs, services, parent support and educational initiatives. And just as important as raising money, we love to show that we’re in this together!(more…)
On March 13, 2019, Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences, returned to Pepperdine University’s Irvine Graduate Campus for the fourth time as an invited lecturer. Dr. Tu’s presentation—addressed to a group of 26 graduate students, including ABA practitioners and future marriage and family therapists—focused on clinical applied behavior analysis (ABA) and effective ABA programs. We were inspired to see that the group was particularly interested in helping families affected by autism—something close to our hearts and one of our areas of expertise. At CBS, we love to engage the next generation of ABA professionals, knowing they will make a difference in so many lives!(more…)
Last week, CBS’ Director, Dr. Joyce Tu, attended the 2019 Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA) conference in Music City—Nashville, along with five CBS Behavior Consultants and staff. Dr. Tu presented a CBS-sponsored talk and networking session titled, “Finding Comfort and Self Care in Our Professional World.” Dr. Tu’s talk centered on managing work-related stress in behavior analysis professions. CBS also presented a morning yoga class. It was a stimulating conference with many inspiring speakers, and it was great seeing everyone!(more…)
On February 1, 2019, CBS’ Director Dr. Joyce Tu, along with CBS’ Clinical Director, Dr. Shaji Haq, Assistant Director Ronald Moreno, Behavior Consultant Justin Chan, Dr. Fahad Alrasheed and Technician Juan Rafael, presented two original behavior analytic research studies in a poster session as part of the California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (CalABA) 37th Annual Western Regional Conference in Long Beach.
At Center for Behavioral Sciences, we’re proud to be on the cutting edge of behavior analysis, as scientific contributors as well as practitioners. So we’re excited to announce that our Clinical Director, Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D’s most recent peer-reviewed publication is available now in Behavior Analysis in Practice, a transnational scientific journal.(more…)
Dr. Joyce C. Tu, founder and director of Center for Behavioral Sciences and our related company, ABA Unlimited, traveled to China again last week to present four days of behavior analysis workshops in two cities: Haikou and Guangdong, the most populous cities in southern China’s Hainan and Guangdong provinces. Filled to capacity, there were about 500 attendees—primarily educators and physicians. This is a repeat performance for Dr. Tu, who has presented a series of six applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) workshops in China in three consecutive years, reportedly earning unanimous praise from frontline teachers, industry experts and institutional leaders.
CBS is proud to announce that as of November, 2018, we are partnering with our related company ABA Unlimited (or “ABAU”), as part of our commitment to behavior analysis education. Founded by CBS’ Director, Dr. Joyce C. Tu, ABAU is a Type 2 Authorized Continuing Education (“ACE”) provider through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. ABAU offers live and online professional educational seminars in behavioral health and applied behavior analysis. CBS supports that mission by lending talented speakers and hosting ABAU’s live seminars in CBS’ Southern California offices.
This week, Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences returned as an invited lecturer at Pepperdine University’s Irvine Graduate Campus. In this, our third lecture for the university, Dr. Tu reviewed applied behavior analysis best practices in clinical settings for a group of future marriage and family therapists. The students were engaged, raised many great questions and we had an insightful dialogue. We love sharing the science of ABA with future practitioners, who will undoubtedly change lives!