Presented by Jose Rios, BCBA, CalABA President
This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 2.0 ACE CEs from BACB for Board Certified Behavior Analysts.
My initial forays into ABA came in the 70s and while never facing overt hostility in our field, I have been targeted with many micro-aggressions over the many decades. I will elaborate on the topic of micro-aggressions and how historically marginalized groups have been affected by them. Finally, I will conclude with recommendations on how I have addressed both overt and covert hostility in the professional arena and how, after 50 years, I managed to survive in ABA. In this presentation, I will discuss experiences of overt hostility in the field. I will also discuss strategies to address such challenges and how those strategies foster a “culture of giving” in ABA.