Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Schedule Lunch Break: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Registrants have the option to attend the conference live or access the conference with a link that will be available after the conference for 72 hours.
Conference registration is $170 which includes access to 6 talks, 5 CEUs, and 1 year of membership.
Bridget Harrison, PhD, HSPP, BCBA-D is the Clinical Director and owner of Innovations In Learning. Dr. Harrison started Innovations in 2005 with the goal of providing quality behavior services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Northwest Indiana. She completed her undergraduate work at University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois and graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She continued her graduate studies at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and graduated with her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 1998. Her doctoral research was in the area of parent-child interactions and she has devoted a good portion of her clinical work to the treatment of children. Dr. Harrison has worked in the field of Intellectual Disabilities since 1988. She has provided multiple levels of intervention including, direct care, behavior consulting, skills training, family therapy, individual and group therapy. Dr. Harrison invests much of her time in assisting Indiana in setting standards for professionals and developing policies. She was the first President of the Hoosier Association of Behavior Analysis and continues to be an active member in the association. She is the chair of HABA’s Public Policy Sub-committee and was also a member of HABA’s Licensure Sub-committee, she has advocated with OMPP for funding for ABA services and she is a member of a state-wide interdisciplinary ABA work group headed by Dr. Cathy Pratt. Dr. Harrison was awarded the Small Business Owner of the Year award by the SBCA in 2010 and she was nominated as an Influential Woman in Northwest Indiana in 2017. Dr. Harrison is married with five children and two grandchildren. In her free-time she enjoys cooking for her family, gardening and traveling.
Dr. Carl Sundberg, Ph. D., BCBA-D, is the chief clinician and co-founder of the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism. He received his doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University under the direction of Dr. Jack Michael. While a graduate student, he taught behavior analysis at WMU. He has taught Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior at Ball State University. Dr. Sundberg has publications in The Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior (JEAB), The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (TAVB) and A Collection of Reprints on Verbal Behavior. He has also been a guest peer reviewer for JEAB and TAVB and is a past president of the Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA). Dr. Sundberg has over 30 years of experience using behavioral interventions to teach individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. He oversees the training of all the staff at BACA and consistently spends time with the clients. Eighty percent of his time is spent contributing to the training of staff and addressing specific client programs.
Vince LaMarca has not eaten a green bean since the fall of his senior year in high school. Neither he nor his wife ever make the bed, and data indicate that more than ten minutes at any store leads to inappropriate behaviors such as sighing, whining, and pouting. Meanwhile, he has spent countless hours collecting and cataloguing space patches, and owns the special DVD edition, deluxe edition, and VHS copy of the Star Wars saga – all of which are obsolete in this digital age. He also has a wonderful wife (Jennifer LaMarca, BCBA) and four beautiful boys. It was through his wife that he got his start in ABA, first at the Lovaas Institute, then at LittleStar ABA Therapy, and now at the Applied Behavior Center for Autism. He won the HABA election for president in 2014 after a fierce campaign against nobody, and continued to serve on the licensure committee with likeminded individuals who, jaded by their experiences with insurance companies, thought to seek refuge in the noble art of government processes?? Over the years, he has had the honor of working alongside and coming to know countless behavior analysts in Indiana as the number of BCBA’s has grown from 11 in the state in 2005 to over 882 today. Finally, it was through his own kids that he has learned the humility of allowing each person to find their own path to a happy life.
Malika Pritchett Ph.D., BCBA, LBA (she/her/hers), received an A.S. degree from Collin College, a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas Woman’s University, a M.S. in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. Malika has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2010 and has experience working in human services for municipalities, school districts, a large residential facility operated by the State of Texas, Walt Disney World Resort, and the National SafeCare Training and Research Center. Malika currently co-owns a private practice based in Austin, Texas that provides behavior services to historically underserved adolescents and adults in community settings. She is dedicated to collaborating with clients in their pursuit of attaining an optimal quality of life. Malika is passionate about envisioning and designing life arrangements that yield enduring positive changes. Malika currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology (Austin campus) and her areas of research interest include colonial research practices, human rights, research ethics, and community-based participatory research.
Dr. Becca Tagg, PsyD, MSCP, NCSP, BCBA-D, is executive director of Del Mar Center for Behavioral Health, a multi-specialty practice in southeastern North Carolina committed to the highest quality of clinical care, strong leadership practices, and community. Dr. Becca is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral. She has formal training and experience in school psychology, clinical psychology, clinical psychopharmacology, and behavior analysis. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings from schools to hospitals to outpatient clinics as well as consulting with other healthcare organizations to strengthen systems and clinical care. Her clinical practice focuses on psychological testing, training future clinicians, maternal mental health concerns, and treatment of anxiety based disorders using an ACT oriented approach.