The 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support: The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values & Vision


APBS Conference participants will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior;
  2. Identify practical applications of positive behavior support in a variety of places including schools, early childhood, mental health, child welfare settings, and in organizations that provide services to adults with intellectual or other disabilities;
  3. Describe the most current, state-of-the-art research on positive behavior support for a variety of populations and settings;
  4. Expand explicit knowledge about the field of positive behavior support that promotes questioning about the field and its aims and methods;
  5. Expand their perspective on problems/goals and PBS intervention strategies by enhancing knowledge (unspoken understandings) about the field of positive behavior support; and
  6. Enhance understanding about the key components and related considerations in the positive behavior support process from an individual to systems level perspective.

APBS is pleased to announce that V. Mark Durand, Ph.D. will deliver the Keynote address at the Fourteenth International Conference on Positive Behavior Support in Denver, Colorado, March 1-4, 2017. V. Mark Durand is known worldwide as an authority in the area of autism spectrum disorder. He is the interim Regional Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and professor of psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he was the founding Dean of Arts & Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Durand is currently a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Autism Society of America and was co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.


3/1/2017 - 3/4/2017




After High School Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Behavior Challenging Behavior Elementary High School Intellectual Disabilities Mental Health Middle School Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Preschool