NEW DATE!!: ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents: Ronnie Detrich “The Evidence-based Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis” 12/19/18

ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents: Ronnie Detrich “The Evidence-based Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis”

This event is FREE for the general public. For those that want a certificate of completion for continuing education credits please purchase the discounted CEs. This event is being offered at the discounted ABACLive Cambridge 

Center Series price of $50 for 2 Type II CEUs.

Behavior Analysts and Psychologists may earn continuing education for viewing the live event or recording.

Presented by: Ronnie Detrich

Date: Wednesday, 12/19/18 Time: 6:00-8:00pm eastern 

Recording Information:

This webinar is presented LIVE and will be recorded. All registrants have the opportunity to attend LIVE and/or view the recording during the 5 day limited access period that begins the day after the live webinar.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development:

  • Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEs LIVE or Recording
  • Psychologists: 2 CEs LIVE or Recording
  • Social Workers/Certified Counselors: CEs not available
  • Teachers/RBTs/Other professionals: This event may be eligible for continuing education or professional development hours. Speak with a representative at your organization or your supervisor for approval.

For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a model for professional decision-making in which practitioners integrate the best available evidence with client values/context and professional judgment in order to provide services for their clients.  Defining EBP as a decision-making process allows the practitioner to utilize the best available evidence rather than the best evidence to select, adapt, and implement an intervention. At each step in the practice of applied behavior analysis, it is inevitable that the practitioner will exercise professional judgment in making decisions such as what research evidence to consider, how to frame the clinical problem, and how to adapt an intervention to fit a specific context. Finally, client values and the characteristics of the setting must be integrated into the decision-making process.  There may be substantial differences between the settings in which the relevant research was conducted and the clinical setting. These contextual differences may significantly impact the probability of success and it may be necessary for the practitioner to make judgments about how to best adapt an intervention to fit this different context. In this webinar, I will review evidence-based practice as a decision-making process, describe how practitioners can integrate best available evidence with client values and context, and professional judgment in the practice of applied behavior analysis.  In addition, three complementary approaches to best available evidence will be considered. Resources for finding empirically-supported practices will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Participants will be able to distinguish between evidence-based practice as a term for practices that have been validated as effective and evidence-based practice as a process for clinical decision-making.

    2. Participants will be able to define evidence-based practice.

    3. Participants will be able to describe the multiple ways that professional judgment enters into the decision-making process.



6:00 pm: Introduction

6:05 pm: Live webinar begins

7:45 pm: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function

8 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form



Ronnie Detrich has been providing behavior analytic services since 1967 across a wide variety of populations and settings.  His work has always been informed by the empirical evidence regarding interventions and the practice-based evidence obtained in the process of providing clinical services.  Until very recently, he was a Senior Fellow at the Wing Institute, a private non-profit organization with the mission of promoting evidence-based practice in education. Currently, he is an independent consultant and adjunct faculty member at Utah State University.  He is on the editorial board for Perspectives in Behavior Science (current), Exceptional Children (current), Behavior Analysis in Practice (past), and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. He is also a Trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.


Presenter Disclosure Statement

Ronnie Detrich  does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM).

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation, missed webinar, and grievance policy information


Before continuing make please note:
  • Not all webinars offer continuing education credit hours to certain professionals. Check each webinar for more information.
  • No CE credit is provided for the Free ABACLive Cambridge Center Series webinars or for university/college class supplemental material.
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Attendance Codes:

Participants are required to attend the entire webinar.  ABAC presenters embed codes randomly within their webinar. These are not hidden. The codes are read out loud and left on the screen for about 20s. The codes are not case sensitive. You must write them down or other wise record them as participants must submit the codes via our attendance code submission form following the webinar to ensure attendance.


In addition, participants are required to pass a post-test with 80% accuracy.


The moderator will present a visual model of how to access the post-test, evaluation, and code-submission form at the end of the webinar.

Each of these are formatted as online forms and are available after the live event and for the duration of the recording access period.

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If you are unable to attend a webinar, please email Adrienne at as soon as you can. We will not accept cancellations within 1 hour of the webinar start time.  If your cancellation is received prior to 1 hour before the event, we are happy to move you into another webinar or issue a refund. Please check make sure you know how long the webinar recording is available for. Most events are recorded and access is granted for up to 5 days. We will no longer offer transfers to other classes if you miss the webinar.

In the rare event ABAC must cancel a webinar due to low enrollment or presenter conflict, an email will be sent to all individuals who have already signed up arranging an transfer to another webinar or a refund.

Missed Webinar and Grievance Policy

ABAC, Inc, it’s owner, and employees do not receive royalties or non-financial benefits for the sale of any books or products authored by our guest speakers unless Adrienne Fitzer is listed as co-editor or author.

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