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Building Behavioural Solutions conference brings experts to St. Lawrence College


Dr. Jon S. Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor Emeritus from Florida State University, will provide the keynote address, Lessons from Steve Jobs for the ABA Professional, on Friday, April 19. According to Dr. Bailey, behaviour analysts can learn a great deal from Steve Jobs that will help them better meet the needs of clients. Dr. Bailey will provide examples of eight important dimensions of Steve Jobs’ practice and show how they apply to behaviour analysis and related fields of human services.

Also on April 19, the conference features several concurrent speakers and workshops on various topics related to the field of behavioural psychology and Applied Behavioural Analysis. Keynote speaker Dr. Jon S. Bailey will lead an Ethics in Action: 7 Steps to Success workshop, while speakers include Kelly Alves on Encouraging Parent Engagement in your Practice, Ron Shore, Director, Clinical Services at Kingston Community Health Centres, on Trauma and Addictions, Lesley Barreira, MADS, BCBA, on Building a Collaborative Relationship with Paediatric Medicine, and Glenn P. Adrian, MADS, and Ryan Ibay, MADS, who will use two case studies to speak to how ABA can be effective in treating behaviourally challenging clients with severe brain injuries.

"We’re very proud to have such highly regarded experts in the field speaking at this year’s conference,” said Robin Hicks, Associate Dean of Community Services at St. Lawrence College. “This conference is not only a great learning opportunity for our students who attend, but a vital connection to professionals in the community, and beyond.”

“Hosting a conference of this magnitude speaks to the high level of expertise in our Centre of Excellence in the Behavioural Sciences at St. Lawrence College,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “As we continue our commitment to academic excellence, student success, and leadership in our communities, a conference like this provides an unparalleled platform to showcase the resources we have at the college.”

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

For information:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291