March 7, 2016: Upcoming CEU Event: Dynamic Changes in Reinforcer Effectiveness by Dr. Eric Murphy. For more information, click HERE.

March 1, 2016: Full Members - Anticipate an officer nomination ballot via email on March 11, 2016! 

January 28, 2016: By unanimous vote, new AKABA bylaws are enacted as of January 26, 2016. For more information, please CLICK HERE to see our NEW bylaws!

January 01, 2016: Please join us for the first AKABA Meeting of the year: January 12, 2016, 6:30p at the UAA Natural Sciences Building room 202. If you would like to join the AKABA mailing list, send us a quick message at!

August 15, 2015: Join us for 20 Do and Don't Strategies for Sex Education for People with ASD, presented by Bobby Neuman, Ph.D., BCBA-D; Saturday, August 15 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm. For more information about the event, click HERE

CE Events

July 12, 2015: The next AKABA Meeting will be held on Tuesday 7/14/2015 at the BP Energy Center (click HERE for directions). We're meeting in the Spruce/Willow room at 6:30p AKT. To receive updates on our upcoming events, please find us on Facebook (Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis) OR join our mailing list! Email us at

April 9, 2015: The UAA Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North is coming soon! 

2015 Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North (BSCN)

April 17th & 18th, 2015

Hosted by the UAA Psychology Department, Psychology Club, and Psi Chi


The Behavioral Science Conference of the North (BSCN) provides UA students with an opportunity to present research, showcases local and nationally recognized professionals, and provides opportunities for community members, to learn about and discuss research findings with practical implications for Alaskans.

When: Friday April 17 & Saturday April 18

Where: UAA Social Sciences Building & Consortium Library

Cost: Free to all, though donations welcome!

CEUs: Click HERE to learn more about the available CEU opportunities. Registration and payment will be accepted at the door.

BCBA CEUs available (3 sessions available, $10/unit for AKABA members, $15 for non-members). 

APA CEUs available (2 sessions available, $15/unit). 

Format: Small university conference featuring two keynote speakers, licensing workshop, a panel of Alaska behavior analysts, and student research sessions.

Keynote Speakers:

Todd McKerchar, Ph.D., BCBA-D - Dr. McKerchar applies concepts and procedures from behavioral economics to better understand human choice and behavioral decision making. With colleagues and students, he conduct studies on temporal and probability discounting processes. His work may have implications for the understanding of impulsive and risky behavior.

Paige McKerchar, Ph.D., BCBA-D - Dr. McKerchar's interest is in the application of behavior analysis to young children and individuals with developmental disabilities. To date, that research has focused on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior, sign language training with infants and toddlers, and the improvement of teaching and behavior management methods in child care settings.


For more information about the conference, please see


December 31, 2014: Have you applied for your Alaska BCBA license? Licensing forms now available!

December 6, 2014: All AKABA members just received an update on the AK professional license. Not an AKABA member? Click HERE to join today!

AKABA members at our October Meet and Greet Event.

December 6, 2014: AKABA referenced in the November 2014 Behavior Analyst Certification Board newsletter (below). Click the image for more information!

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