2019 Annual Conference

* 12th Annual IN-ABC Conference, November 7-8, 2019 *

A Guide to Behavior Consulting: The Why & the How

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Conference is right around the corner. Please take a look at your calendars and make plans to participate.

Conference Program:

Follow This Link to Download the 2019 Conference Brochure

Reserve Your Room:

* reduced rate for room reservations available through 10/7/2019 *

Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center
601 South High Street
Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 287-8550
[if you register by phone, ask to be included in the
“Indiana Association of Behavioral Consultants” block]

Follow This Link to Book Your Room Online

Opening Keynote: Dave Hingsburger

Disability Informed Therapy

Dave Hingsburger has worked with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 45 years. He has held many positions in that time but no matter what role he played he has always provided, in one form or another, direct support to people with disabilities. He is widely published in journals, newsletters and newspapers.

Dave has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects related to disability, sexuality, self esteem and self advocacy. He has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking work including being named to the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame. He has his BA from the University of Victoria and his MEd from the University of Toronto.

This keynote will suggest that clinicians need to understand and appreciate the role that an individual’s disability plays in regards to their ability to learn and take in new information, it will also suggest that it is unethical to provide behaviour intervention, even rewards without this understanding.

Further, the session will look at the social role that disability plays in creating hierarchies, wherein power can be abused, within staff relationships and most particularly in the clinical relationship.

Closing Keynote: Kelly Hartman

Culture, Perception and the Pursuit of Happiness

Kelly is the President & CEO at Insights Consulting, Inc a company named to the Top Workplaces in Indianapolis for nine years, Co-Founder of Outside the Box – a day program known for it’s innovation, and has served the Indiana Association of Behavioral Consultants since it’s inception in 2001.

In her near 30 year career of supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities — she has always maintained a focus on individual’s capabilities, not their disabilities. In her passion to help people achieve better outcomes in life – she believes in building on what a person CAN do through teaching a non-aversive, person centered approach to personal success.

Through her very “real” training style, Hartman is best known for her sense of humor and helping us see things from a different perspective.

This year, Kelly will present “Culture, Perception and the Pursuit of Happiness”… Providing Behavior Supports stretches far beyond simply completing a Behavioral Assessment and writing a Behavior Support plan.

Beyond the BMAN basics, we will explore how culture, perception and the pursuit of happiness impact our work in the lives of people who chose us.

Featured Speakers:

* Dr. Angela Lykins, Ph.D., HSPP (Managing Anxiety Disorders)
* CJ Gallihugh, PsyD, RBC, NCC, LMHC (Developing Effective Replacement Behaviors)
* Trena Anderson, MA, BC (Decoding Confabulation)
* Angela Hardy, MS LMHCA (Approaching Families Experiencing ADHD and Autism)
* Leanne Carlson, Ph.D. HSPP (Expanded Techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
* Wendy Waldman, BSW, CBIST (Acquired Brain Injury: Managing a Chronic Condition)

** Handouts will soon be available (at the discretion of each individual speaker) at this link **

Register by mail or online:

1. download and review the 2019 Conference Program

2. complete the registration form on the last page of the Conference Program

3. mail the registration form(s) – along with full payment to the order of IN-ABC, to Sue Bauer, INABC Secretary at the address indicated on the top of the registration form

— OR —

4. complete the entire registration process ONLINE, at this link

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