FROM: SOCIAL WORK, SOCIOLOGY AND HUMAN SERVICES RE: ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Training - A Continuing Education Opportunity
2/9/2024 10:27:58 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff

ABA 101:

What Is It and How Does It Work?

March 21, 2024

5:30 pm - 7 pm


Attend Virtually

via Zoom


Early Bird Registration: $19

$25 after March 14

Ask about student discounts


1.5 CEUS

Pennsylvania Western University’s Social Work

programs are fully accredited by CSWE.

We are a pre-approved Provider of Social Work

Continuing Education by the Pennsylvania State

Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family

Therapists, and Professional Counselors.


ABA 101 was created for parents, teachers, service providers, community members, or others who care for or work with children, adolescents, and even adults. This short training covers the very basics of what Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is, as an evidence-based practice, and describes how it can work as both an intensive therapy provided by ABA professionals as well as a framework to guide positive behavior management and skill development by anyone, regardless of certification or positions. This event covers the seven dimensions of ABA, originally documented by Bear, Wolf, and Risley in 1968, alongside real-world examples, applications, and descriptions of ABA in action. Included with this event are PDF learning handouts to support continued learning after the event. ABA training (1.5 hours) may be counted toward IBHS ABA initial or ongoing training requirements in Pennsylvania.


Learning Objectives:

Participants who complete this workshop will be able to:

  • Define Applied Behavior Analysis as an evidence-based practice
  • Identify the seven dimensions of ABA
  • Describe specific examples and/or answer questions about each of the seven dimensions in real-world applications
  • Identify and describe who can benefit from ABA and potential limitations
  • Identify and describe who can provide ABA and potential limitations



About the Instructor:

Katelyn Morris, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, LBS, completed her undergraduate work in English Writing from Northern Michigan University, in her hometown of Marquette, MI. She then completed her Master of Education with a focus on Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Washington in 2016, and became a BCBA in 2017. Her work experience since 2007 includes working with children and families, early childhood education, and family coaching and support across the country (in MI, NY, WY, WA, MN, and PA). After becoming a BCBA, Katelyn spent several years working with children ages 2-14 on the autism spectrum in clinic, home, school, and community settings in and around Seattle, as well as managed the clinical and business operations of a small company. Then, after a move to PA prompted a career change, Katelyn opened Morris Behavior Coaching in June 2022. Katelyn lives in northwest Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter and pets. They enjoy the outdoors, playing with their animals and traveling.

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For more information, contact:

Jordan McMillan






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