Eastern Michigan University To Co-sponsor BAAM Conference
YPSILANTI Eastern Michigan Universitys psychology department
and the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM) will co-sponsor the
17th Annual BAAM Conference Thursday and Friday, March 20-21, at the Eagle Crest
Conference Center in Ypsilanti.
The conference, which is open to the general public, costs $20 for students
(one day only), or $35 (both days); $40 general admission (one day only), or
$70 (both days). To register at the conference, a $5 same-day registration fee
applies. For information and on-line registration, go to the BAAM Web site at
www.baam.emich.edu, or call James Todd, interim associate dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences at 734.487.4349.
BAAM promotes effective and humane applications of behavior analysis and treatment.
The organization deals with and treats many issues, from the basic analysis
of conditioning and learning in animals to complex behavioral problems in humans.
The BAAM conference offers a wide range of presentations from deeply
technical to very applied for parents, teachers, students, academics and other
psychological and behavioral professionals interested in understanding and dealing
with all aspects of behavior, said Todd.
Presentation topics include: applied behavior analysis, autism, behavioral
medicine, clinical/family therapy, developmental disabilities, education, experimental
analysis of behavior and teaching behavior analysis. The conference also will
feature workshops about such topics as autism therapies and child behavior problems.
Patrick Friman, director of Girls and Boys Town Outpatient Behavioral
Pediatrics and Family Services, will give the keynote speech at the conference
Thursday, March 20, from 9-9:50 a.m. in Auditorium II. Friman, former director
of clinical training and associate chair of psychology at the University of
Nevada, Reno, will speak about Refutation of the Interpretation of Routine
Child Behavior Problems as Psychopathology: A Massive Opportunity for Behavior