Membership InfomationWho Should Join FABA?
Anyone interested in human behavior is welcome to join. FABA is open to university and college faculty, basic and applied researchers, professionals and practitioners in behavior analysis, behavior therapy, or related professions such as psychiatry, education, social work, nursing, rehabilitation, physical, speech, music, and occupational therapy. Our members include Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, psychologists, behavior program supervisors, administrators, program directors, direct care staff, and students.
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Benefits of Membership
Reduced rates for the annual meeting.
FABA members enjoy greatly reduced rates for this professional conference.
The abstracts of all papers presented at the annual meeting are published in a book of proceedings. FABA is the only state association to offer this permanent record of the accomplishments of its members.
FABA has retained the services of a respected law firm to represent the interests of FABA members in the legislature. FABA is the only behavior analysis association in the U.S. to reach this level of involvement in professional issues pertaining to the profession.
Continuing Education for Licensed Psychologists
FABA members who are licensed psychologists in Florida may enroll for psychology CE credits at the conference (usually from 6-12 hours are offered). FABA offers CEs through the Association for Behavior Analysis.
FABA Newsletter – The Observer
Our newsletter publishes the latest information on behavior analysis in Florida. Interviews with prominent behavior analysts, program descriptions, and summaries of the latest research can all be found in this highly readable publication.
The FABA member network covers all of Florida and the local chapters, which stretch from Tallahassee to Miami, offer members the opportunity to exchange ideas, job leads, research and treatment strategies and professional support.
Code of Ethics
FABA has adopted the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Guidelines for responsible conduct for behavior analysts. The code emphasizes the responsibility of all members to uphold the highest standard of ethics when applying behavioral procedures. Upon joining, FABA members agree to abide and uphold the code.
Categories of Membership
Any degree-holding person employed full-time who directly provides behavioral services, supervises the delivery of services or is part of a team of professionals who provide behavioral training is considered a professional member. For dues purposes this category is further divided into those holding the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
This category is for any individual pursuing formal training in the discipline of behavior analysis but not yet gainfully employed therein on at least a half-time basis. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of the annual conference to qualify for this membership category. Members in this category are non-voting and may not hold elective office.
This category is for parents of children who are recipients of behavioral services. This category also includes direct care staff, individuals that spend the majority of their working time implementing behavioral programs. Members in this category will not be eligible to earn continuing education credits provided at the conference, are non-voting and may not hold elective office.
Members who are able to provide substantial financial support to FABA beyond the required level. Their support is greatly appreciated.