I cry. I get angry. I feel alone. I am disappointed.

 Another boat full of migrants capsized in the sea. A four-month-old baby was separated from their parent by U.S. government officials. Pregnant women are sleeping on floors in a unit called “The Fridge,” the NRA is l...

July 20, 2018

Why I can't separate my professional and personal identity as a behavior scientist from my duties as an American citizen.

July 14, 2018

The spring of 2017 was a time of protests, rallies, and marches seemingly every weekend in the United States. At a state conference that April, Megan Sullivan Kirby and Barbara Kaminski shared similar feelings and frustrations about the opinion held by some in our beha...

"Barriers to consumer progress may be due to naive assumptions that interventions can be generalized with the same outcomes across all living beings, regardless of culture."

Why does it seem that we spend more time framing our ethical discussions around a glass of water than to disseminating behavior analysis in meaningful and effective ways? I’d argue that it’s simply an easy example to use in the discussion, but it doesn’t highlight one...

April 1, 2018

We need to act intentionally to improve the conditions, the environment, in which our employees, our supervisees, the next generation of behavior analysts receive training and experience in.

January 4, 2018

On 9/30/17, Congress let the CHIP program expire.

What is it and why should you care as a behavior scientist?

CHIP covers health care benefits for children (and in some states, pregnant women) of families who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford...

November 21, 2017

Imagine a parent calling you to set up in-home ABA therapy services. What follows are several great phone and email conversations.

The day comes for you to meet the family, you show up, and immediately notice that split-second change. The "shock" in their eyes. Is it me...

August 25, 2017

UNCOMFORTABLE BCBA was formed to acknowledge truths, to bring to light some of our experiences and shortcomings, to be vulnerable and learn from our shared stories.

We, the founders of UNCOMFORTABLE BCBA (Barbara Kaminski & Megan Kirby) and our friends, believe that by...

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