2022 Annual Washington Association for Behavior Analysis
Infinite Rainbow Behavior Solutions goes to WABA!
Green River College (Auburn, Washington) – October 15, 2022
Jessica Torres Madrid continues demonstrating her livelong love for learning by attending the Annual Washington Association for Behavior Analyst conference. As ABA evolves into a more compassionate care practice, Jessica continues to learn how to become more empathetic and understanding of the challenges that her clients face from Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, author of over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scientific texts focusing on Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT). In addition, Jessica got the pleasure to meet Dr. Mardi Cerda, whose mission is to address the disparity of diverse practitioners in the ABA field. Lastly, Jessica experienced something that she had never experienced throughout her whole career as she got to hear a parent’s perspective about ABA and ABA providers. Shannon Penrod, a mother of a neurodiverse individual directed some of her concerns to the attendees of this conference by stating that she does not think that ABA providers give themselves enough credit for the hard work that they do. She challenged all attendees to give themselves recognition for the increased quality of life that they provide. As tears were shed, a new superpower was unlocked!
FTF Consulting – 3-day Workshop
Mechanics Hall (Worcester, Massachusetts)- September 20th, 21st & 22nd
Our Clinical Director Jessica Torres Madrid flies across the country to learn about assessment and treatment of food selectivity and sleep problems as well as the Preschool Life Curriculum, a class wide problem behavior prevention program. Jessica got to meet Dr. Gregory Hanley, founder of FTF Behavioral Consulting who has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters primarily focused on the assessment, treatment and prevention of problem behavior. During the course of this workshop, Jessica learned about shaping approaches that embed choice-making, synthesized reinforcement, and ways to further collaborate with parents to incorporate family values into every behavior change intervention. Jessica also got to meet some of Dr. Hanley’s colleagues such as Dr. Kelsey Ruppel, Dr. Mahshid Ghaemmaghami, Dr. Anthony Cammillleri and Dr. Kevin Luczynski, all of which support a trauma-informed and compassionate effective processes for understanding and treating severe problem behavior.