Advancing the Practices of Humble Behaviorism and Cultural Humility in Behavior Analysis

Advancing the Practices of Humble Behaviorism and Cultural Humility in Behavior Analysis

Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi, Ed.D., BCBA (Capeella University)

Empirically based literature suggests that the practices of humble behaviorism and cultural humility by practitioners in the field of behavior analysis may lead to more positive outcomes for stakeholders. The concept of humble behaviorism has been written about in behavior analytic journals as far back as 1991. In his article, Humble Behaviorism, Neuringer hypothesized if behaviorists were more humble, their effectiveness as scientists would increase (Neuringer, 1991).  Additionally, more contemporary work around the conceptual framework of cultural humility, moves beyond the individual accountability addressed with humble behaviorism to address power differentials and institutional accountability, at an organizational level (Fisher-Borne et al, 2015).  This continuing education event will serve to deconstruct and explain humble behaviorism and cultural humility, as well as, identify empirically based methods for advancing these practices to promote positive outcomes for stakeholders, in the field of behavior analysis.

BACB Ethics CEUs, SW CEUs, SCECH CEUs, and APA CEUs

Dr. Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi
Dr. Cirincione-Ulezi is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a Doctorate degree in Education from Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. Currently, she is the Faculty Director in the Psychology Department at Capella University. She is CEO & Founder of ULEZI, LLC, Co-Founder of Pivot 2 Inclusion and Shaping Leaders. She serves as a court appointed special advocate, for children in the Illinois foster care system. She is also an Advisory Board member for Black Applied Behavior Analysts, an Advisory Board Member for the NEXT for Autism organization, Board member for the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis and an Affiliate Chapters Board Member for the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Cirincione-Ulezi serves as a subject matter expert for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and has published in the Journal Behavior Analysis in Practice. Her research interests include supervision, mentoring, leadership and culturally humble practice within the field of ABA. She is a champion for equity, diversity and inclusion and is deeply committed to using her skills and experiences, paired with the science of applied behavior analysis, to empower the lives of the people she supports and serves, in positive and meaningful ways.
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