New Course! On Location with Dr. McGreevy and Troy Fry!

The History of Applied Behavior Analysis

You've heard of Baer, Wolf and Risley (1968), but what was it like during the founding of the field of applied behavior analysis?


Part 1: Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Our field is rich in stories, data, and relics of the past. This 10+ hour online asynchronous course takes you to Lawrence, Kansas, through storytelling and ultra high-definition (4K) visuals of those who experienced and continue to expand the historical roots of Applied Behavior Analysis. 12 BACB® Learning CEUs Available.

19 Experts in Behavior Analysis

Baer, Wolf, and Risley have not been involved at the Univeristy of Kansas for decades, but the program continues on, and is thriving with unique behavior analytic applications. Learn how ABA, EAB, and community-based technologies continue to flourish from leaders in Behavior Analysis who develop or push the technologies forward into novel applications and settings.


Community-Based Behavior Analysis

The 1987 Ivar Lovaas study is frequently the focus of discussion of technologies developed by Applied Behavior Analysts, however I think you will be shocked to learn that the over 10 hours of content covers decades of development prior to Lovaas’ study. 


Professional Issues in Behavior Analysis

As with many discussions today, various professional issues arise naturally in discussion, such as the role women had in the development and continued success of the field, the role of online training programs vs. brick-and-mortar experiences, and more.


On Location

Founded in 2019, Ryan O’Donnell, MS, BCBA goes on-location to bring high-quality continuing education and entertainment to human service professionals.


Season 1: Boys Town, Nebraska, USA

Immerse yourself with Dr. Patrick C. Friman in a cinema-quality learning experience of how a different way of thinking helps thousands of people every year at Boys Town, Nebraska. 7 BACB® Learning CEUs Available.

How Services are Conducted

Experience stories and perspectives of what it is like receiving both inpatient and outpatient services at Boys Town. 


Front of the Room Training

Dr. Patrick C. Friman travels worldwide to spread a new way of thinking about psychology. For the first time you can now experience his front of the room training and see how he provides feedback to his interns.


Professional Issues in Behavior Analysis

With unprecedented growth the past two decades, the field of Applied Behavior Analysis has experienced growing pains. In this course learn how Dr. Patrick C. Friman approaches these issues.


Season 2

Immerse yourself in three new series: This Way of Being, This Way of Practicing, and This Way of Doing. 14 BACB® Learning CEUs Available (5.5 Ethics, 0 Supervision).

What About Parents?

A Quest to Bring Awareness to Parents of Children with Severe Autism

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for everyone. But it's affected families with children who are severely impacted by autism even more than most. Feda Almaliti welcomed us into her home to spend time with her and her son, Muhammed, to provide the world with a first-hand account of what it's really like to parent a child with severe autism during a pandemic.


This Way of Doing

How does publishing REALLY work in Behavior Analysis? Is it possible for practitioners to conduct applied research on a regular basis? What are the current areas of innovation within academia? In This Way of Doing we tackle all of these questions and more!


This Way of Practicing

This Way of Practicing is focused on providing practitioners with insights, tools and ideas that will help support practitioners in expanding their clinical and professional repertoires. In this course we discuss the importance of ABA state associations, national associations, accrediting bodies and behavior analyst licensure. Additionally, we provide insights and advice from an ABA organization, the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (CABA). Finally, we look at the impact that technology is making and more importantly, can make on the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis.


This Way of Being

This Way of Being was created to provide Behavior Analysts with thought-provoking ideas, perspectives and actions focused on valuing diversity, equity & inclusion. This course offers the opportunity to learn from Behavior Analysts in both academia and practice. You'll also learn from students, RBTs and even from a teenager who was a recipient of ABA services (and whose parents just happen to be Dr. Jonathan Tarbox & Dr. Rachel Taylor).


Season 3: On Location... From Home!

Dr. Patrick C. Friman, Dr. Derek Reed, or Dr. Kimberly Nix Berens are leveraging behavior analysis to understand mental health, develop life-hacks and behavioral nudges, and how to re-think and succeed in education. 3 BACB® Learning CEUs Available for each.

The American education system is BROKEN: How we can fix it using Behavior Science Offer

What are the blind spots in the American education system and how do we fix them? Join Dr. Kimberly Nix Berens, Sarah Trautman, MA, BCBA, and Ryan O'Donnell, MS, BCBA in three 1-hour conversations about how you can use the power of behavior analysis to better understand how to effectively teach and re-think the American education system. Each session was recorded live, but now available for playback at your leisure.n. 


A Behavior Analytic Approach to Mental Health: Strategies to Help Alleviate Your Own Suffering

Join Dr. Pat Friman, Sarah Trautman, MA, BCBA, and Ryan O'Donnell, MS, BCBA in three 1-hour conversations about how you can use the power of behavior analysis to better understand your own mental health. Each session was recorded live, but now available for playback at your leisure. Resources, tools, and practical strategies will be shared along with opportunities to ask questions during each session. 


Hacking Your Life with Behavior Analysis: Strategies for Making & Sustaining Decisions Offer

Imagine a life where you can understand the seemingly weird things you do or those pesky habits that you can't quite control. For decades, the science of behavior has produced basic and applied research to shed light on how we make and sustain decisions. Translating this behavior analytic research into everyday modifications to your life can help you hack your behavior to be more healthy, responsible, and committed to long-term goals.


Essential For Living Curriculum and Training Procedures: An Introductory Course

Essential for Living (EFL) provides children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities, including but not limited to autism, a comprehensive curriculum referenced to ‘quality of life’, rather than typical development or academic standards, along with evidence-based teaching ‘and measurement‘ strategies and procedures, that result in the dignity and quality of life these children and adults deserve.

5+ Hours

An overview of the Essential For Living (EFL) curriculum and the essential teaching procedures with Dr. McGreevy and Troy Fry.

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~1.5 Hours

Follow-along on-site consultation at Upstate Caring Partners in Utica, NY, USA with Dr. McGreevy and Troy Fry. 

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4 Parent Stories

Parent stories about their experience with the Essential for Living Curriculum (EFL). 

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CHATTcon Conference Recordings

We have over 60 hours of behavior analysts, performance training experts, animal trainers, and more from one of the most unique conferences out there.

2021 Conference Recordings (15 CEUs + 16 Q&As))

The Convergence of Human & Animal Training and Technology Conference (CHATTcon) was founded in 2018 between TAGteach International and RYANO. Speakers have expertise in two of the key pillars and have a serious passion and track record of sharing, collaborating and changing the world. Not only are the speakers the best in the game, but we attract attendees who are also dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable. Best of all, everyone, no matter how accomplished, is there to learn more and to help you do the same. This package is the full set of presentations, Q&As, and Surprise Sessions from the 2021 conference held remotely across the world (23.5 hours of content).

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2018 & 2019 Conference Recordings (27 CEUs)

The second Convergence of Human & Animal Training and Technology Conference (CHATTcon)! Speakers have expertise in two of the key pillars and have a serious passion and track record of sharing, collaborating and changing the world. 12 video lessons from the 2019 conference held in Seattle, Washington, USA July 17th-19th.

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2018+2019+2021 (Skipped 2020) Conference Recordings (42 CEUs)

Includes all three events in this limited-time offer at 20% off! Gain lifetime access to the inaugural Convergence of Human & Animal Training and Technology Conference (CHATTcon) founded in 2018, the follow-up in 2019, and the 2021 event for a total of 42 video lessons for 42 BACB® Learning CEUs (1 E, 0S) and lifetime access! Speakers have expertise in two of the key pillars and have a serious passion and track record of sharing, collaborating and changing the world.

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"It was an amazing weekend jammed packed with knowledge. It was awesome to learn from people doing the same thing but with a different population, and to see all of the different things people are doing in the field of behavior." - Erica Heuer, Behavioral Therapist

Animal and Human Trainers Converge! (CHATTcon 2018)

Human Behavior, Animal Behavior & Technology (CHATTcon 2019)

Social Media and Behavior Analysis: Leveraging Social Media to Expand Your Impact

Social Media is the largest social experiment. PERIOD. Every day billions of posts, photos, and videos are shared and consumed leveraging human behavior along the way. In this course, Ryan O'Donnell, MS, BCBA breaks down how social media platforms work, discusses the ethical implications and navigating them, overviews 7 major social media platforms, and provides 11 ways to monetize and sustain your social media channel. Case examples and strategies are included for each platform with special sections on storytelling, hardware and software considerations, cancel culture, preaching to the choir (vs outreach and dissemination), A/B testing, and the future of social media on a decentralized platform. As a result, you will be positioned to leverage social media for your professional and personal goals as a behavior analyst (BCBA®, BCaBA®) - or at least know everything RyanO has learned leveraging social media as a Behavior Analyst. BACB® CEUs are included and discounts are available for RBT®s looking to leverage this knowledge.


Storytelling and Behavior Analysis: Using Narrative in Science

You stumbled into a field you absolutely LOVE and you want to shout from the rooftops! But the jargon you learned in graduate school just doesn't quite sink in... In fact, there’s even evidence now* that it turns people AWAY from the science we have all come to love… When you figure out how to solve this problem and you develop the skills to effectively share our field there’s a new world of opportunities that arise - kind of like a behavioral cusp. In Storytelling and Behavior Analysis: Using Narrative in Science I will guide you through three distinct things. First, the story about how Applied Behavior Analysis became a known field. The reason most of us ever had a job in this field is because of one powerful story written by a mother who we are indebted to as a field. Second, I cover how our field’s experts are speaking on the role of narrative, how we understand it, and what we need to do to fully investigate the effect. Third, and most importantly - I’ll explain two distinct models that are used by science communicators and professional storytellers that know how to influence the behavior of billions of people simultaneously. Explore the frontier and strategies like the ABT method and the Hero’s Journey in this short-form course designed for BCBA® & BCaBA® credential holders. BACB® CEUs are included and discounts are available for RBT®s looking to leverage this knowledge.
*(Becirevic, Critchfield, & Reed, 2016; Critchfield et al., 2017; Jarmolowicz et al., 2008)


Beyond the BCBA® Task List!

So you’ve recently obtained your BCBA® certification OR you’re in a spot where you’re like: WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WITH ABA? Maybe you’re even BURNT OUT in your current role?! Well, did you know that our field has produced over ~350 different domains of research on human behavior? In "Beyond the Task List!" I will guide you through four distinct things. First, how behavior analysis nicely fits into other fields (the Bx+ model) and where to start brainstorming to find how you want to use ABA in other ways. Second, a model of how to understand and create behavioral technologies* including 18 historical and active technologies leveraging behavior analysis that you likely haven't heard of with a link to ~350 different domains to explore. Third, a quick theoretical and philosophical breakdown of various models beyond the 3-term and 4-term contingencies taught in BCBA® course sequences that some of the brightest in Behavior Analysis use. And lastly, an overview of ABA's infrastructure and supporting organizations so you can connect and further refine your scope of practice and scope of competency in the areas that line up with your passion most. BACB® CEUs are included in this short-form course designed for BCBA® & BCaBA® credential holders and discounts are available for RBT®s looking to leverage this knowledge.
*Embry & Biglan, 2008; Layng & Twyman, 2013; Twyman, Layng, Stikeleather & Hobbins, 2004; Embry, 2004; Twyman, 2014; Twyman, 2015


Lifelong Access

Each course includes life-long access to the content. One purchase, forever available. 

On-Demand & Fully Automated

All course content is available asynchronously on your schedule. There is no need for scheduling around anyone other than what matters most to you.

Mobile Friendly

Each course is available on the Kajabi mobile app. This app is available on both iOS App Store and Google Play devices. Learn more or download here.

What People Have Said

"I’m lauding Ryan and Joan for bringing two populations together. I went last year and it was fantastic but it was also kind of like, oh these are people that usually aren’t in the same room together. I felt like it was really brave and pioneering of you guys to get us talking, cause we don’t enough. I just looked at the lineup and, Oh my goodness! I’m so excited yeah, not only do I get to talk, I get to learn." - Kathy Sdao, Bright Spot Dog Training

"A trove of information that I felt I could incorporate immediately into my own training programs!" Catherine Madson, Blue Collar Doghouse

"It was invigorating being surrounded by such a diverse group  of experts both on the stage and in the audience." - Kathleen Nurena, Family Physician

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