UK-SBA Winter 2021 Speakers’ Series 

We are delighted to bring you our third online Speakers’ Series, which features presentations from three accomplished behaviour analysts.  Our event will be hosted by BehaviourLIVE and all sessions will be delivered in real time, with time allocated to questions and answers at the end of each session. You also will have on-demand access after the event.


Thursday 2 December

14:00-17:00 GMT

(9:00-12:00 EST)

Friday 3 December

16:00-19:00 GMT

(8:00-11:00 PST)                 

Delivering Culturally Responsive Behavior Analytic Services

Dr Lauren Beaulieu

Dr Corina Jimenez-Gomez

Self-Care for Behaviour Analysts

Dr Jonathan Tarbox


Each of workshop will allow you to earn 3 CPD/CEUs, (where the 3 CPDs/CEUs for Day 1 are Ethics CPDs/CEUs), meaning that a total of 6 CPD/CEUs are available for the entire event.

Fees for CPD/CEUS are included in your registration fee.


DAY 1:  Delivering Culturally Responsive Behavior Analytic Services

In this workshop, we introduce attendees to culturally responsive behavior analytic services. We examine the impact of culture on behavior and health care and distinguish between cultural competence, cultural responsiveness, and cultural humility. Attendees will engage in activities to become more self-aware of their own culture and biases that may impact their service delivery. We explore how behavior analytic practices align with culturally responsive services, and attendees will begin to learn how to conduct more culturally responsive assessments, design more culturally response treatment, and engage in more culturally responsive supervision practices.   

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will differentiate between cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural responsiveness.
  2. Attendees will gain understanding of their own cultural background and how their biases may impact service delivery.
  3. Attendees will illustrate how well common behavioral practices align with culturally responsive services and identify areas for growth.
  4. Participants will learn at least three methods to conduct more culturally responsive services across assessment, treatment, and supervision.


About our Speakers

Dr. Lauren Beaulieu

Dr. Lauren Beaulieu earned her MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology, her PhD in Behavior Analysis from Western New England University, and received training as a Clinical Specialist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Beaulieu is currently a District Behavior Analyst for Newton Public Schools in Massachusetts. She was previously an Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Prior to her appointment at FIT, she founded and directed the Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis program at Regis College in Weston, MA. She also held a faculty appointment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell's MS in Autism Spectrum Disorders program from 2011-2013.

Dr. Beaulieu has been a practitioner and researcher in behavior analysis for 20 years across a variety of settings including schools, clients' homes, residential psychiatric hospitals, and group homes with individuals diagnosed with and without disabilities. She conducts research on improving instruction-following with young children, the assessment and treatment of sleep problems, functional analyses, culturally responsive behavior analytic services, and training parents to implement behavior analytic procedures. Her research has been recognized by the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy and the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Lauren currently serves on the editorial board for the journal Behavioral Interventions and has previously served on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.


Dr. Corina Jimenez-Gomez

Dr. Corina Jimenez-Gomez (she/her/ella) earned a Licensure in Psychology at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. She then went on to earn a doctoral degree in Psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis from Utah State University. Subsequently, she completed post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan and held a Research Fellow position at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Previous to her current role, she held a faculty position at Florida Institute of Technology and served as clinical supervisor at The Scott Center for Autism Treatment. Currently, Dr. Jimenez-Gomez is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Center for Autism Research, Treatment, and Training (CARTT) at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Auburn University. Dr. Jimenez-Gomez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. Her professional interests include translational and applied research in the areas of behavioral variability, choice, persistence and relapse of problem behavior, early intervention and verbal behavior, staff and caregiver training, and cultural competence in practice and supervision of behavior analytic services. Dr. Jimenez-Gomez has served as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Perspectives on Behavior Science. She also is the Coordinator of Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Science Blogs and Program Area Coordinator for Autism for the ABAI annual conference. Along with Dr. Lauren Beaulieu, Dr. Jimenez-Gomez is the recipient of the inaugural Association for Behavior Analysis International Award for Scholarly Contributions to DEI Paper Competition.


DAY 2: Self-Care for Behaviour Analysts

Careers in applied behaviour analysis (ABA) can be simultaneously incredibly rewarding and incredibly challenging. Behaviour analysts are passionate about what we do and this can contribute to the stress and burnout that many of us struggle with. The organizational behaviour management literature is replete with evidence-based practices for creating and maintaining excellent job performance but relatively little research has been done on behavioural approaches to addressing stress and burnout. Of course, stress and burnout are not mental problems, they involve things we do. That is, stress and burnout involve overt and covert behaviour-environment relations, so the science of behaviour analysis should have something to say about them. Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) is a behaviour analytic training approach that has research support for improving resilience in other professions and is just now being implemented for this purpose inside of mainstream ABA practice. In addition, research on the mindful self-compassion training model has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing stress and burnout in helping professions. Both of these approaches involve learned self-management skills that are both consistent with behaviour analysis and easily learned and implement in our daily lives. This workshop will describe small self-care changes that we can put into practice in our daily lives in order to help us thrive while we struggle in our lives, as researchers, practitioners, colleagues, and generally as humans.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be able to describe a behavioural functional analytic definition of suffering, in terms of short and long-term aversive contingencies
  2. Attendees will be able to describe a behaviour analytic definition of the self
  3. Attendees will be able to describe perspective-taking exercises designed to strengthen self-care repertoires
  4. Attendees will be able to describe values exercises designed to strengthen self-care repertoires
  5. Attendees will be able to describe present moment exercises designed to strengthen self-care repertoires
  6. Attendees will be able to make a plan involving at least three small but powerful steps toward behavior change that will enact self-care in their own lives

About our Speaker

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox is the Co-Founder and Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is the past Editor-in-Chief of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice, a Board Member of the ABA Task Force to Eradicate Social Injustice, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA) conference. He has published five books on applied behavior analysis and autism treatment, is the Series Editor of the Elsevier book series Critical Specialties in Treating Autism and Other Behavioral Challenges, and an author of over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scientific texts.  His research focuses on behavioral interventions for teaching complex skills to individuals with autism, Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), and applications of applied behavior analysis to issues of diversity and social justice.


Registering for this Event

Please note registration for this event is now only accessible via the BehaviorLIVE website.

Please ensure you select the correct membership type when you go to register via BehaviorLIVE as the page defaults to the Full, Associate, Affiliate tab.

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For those who have registered via the UK-SBA website: instructions to join the events will be emailed to those attendees on the afternoon of 30/11//2021.

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the UK-SBA  Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Registration via the UK-SBA website is now closed.


  Both Days (Full Event) Thursday Only Friday Only
Member - Full, Affiliate, Associate £100 £65 £65
Student Member £50 £30 £30
Non-Member £175 £100 £100


  • UK-SBA Winter 2021 Speakers’ Series - DAY 1
     December 2, 2021
     2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • UK-SBA Winter 2021 Speakers’ Series - DAY 2
     December 3, 2021
     4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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