Michele Wallace, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Functional Behavior Assessment for the Everyday Practitioner
Michele Wallace, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Saturday, October 15th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

In this workshop the current research literature on Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) will be summarized, synthesized, and broken down into easily implementable steps. It will focus on all three assessment strategies including Indirect Assessments, Descriptive Assessments and Functional Analyses. The focus will be on taking evidence-based practices and overcoming everyday obstacles to conduct effective and ethical assessments in the real world.

Biography

Dr. Michele Wallace earned her doctorate from the University of Florida in 2000 in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. She is a Full Professor and the ABA program coordinator at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Wallace is on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and is a current member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the California Association for Behavior Analysis. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the State of Florida since 1993 and a National Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2000. Dr. Wallace provides consultation locally, across the United States, and internationally and is a co-director of a behavioral agency (BrainFIT). Dr. Wallace is one of the authors of a premier textbook in behavior analysis (Behavior Analysis for Lasting Change) and is the co-author of a new RBT textbook (In press). She has over thirteen first authored publications, twenty-nine co-authored publications, and has presented over 300 presentations. Her current research interest are related to the refinement of assessment and treatment methodologies with respect to behavior problems, parent and staff training, the acquisition of verbal behavior, and real-world application of applied behavior analysis.

Resources

Functional Behavior Assessment for the Everday Practitioner Presentation