ABA and Diversity
Dr. Antonio Harrison on Turning On the Lights
Traditionally, the field of ABA has been led by white males and the bulk of practitioners within the field are of white (men and women). Walking into these conferences, I understand I am within the minority and it has never been something I have been ok with. How is it that African Americans are not seeking out careers within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis? How is it that African Americans are not attending nationals’ conferences? How is it that conversations are being held with groups that are not diverse? For the first time this year, I can say I was not alone. The 45th Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International conference will go down in history as having the highest African American turn out ever. Although we are still within the minority, it was great speaking with and learning from others who are from the same ethnic backgrounds as myself.
Kristen and Erin on Being Honest, Humble Humans
In this episode, Kristen Lancaster (she/her) and Erin Donovan (they/them) join Dr. Kelly (she/her) to discuss taking a values-based approach to everything we do. In this episode, Kristen and Erin share their thoughts and experiences with creating connectivity and living their lives with compassion. Both Kristen and Erin encourage listeners to be kind to themselves and to remember we are all human.