The Virginia Association of Behavior Analysis is devoted to serving the behavior analysis community in Virginia and is a professional organization. We welcome behavior analysts (BCBAs, BCBA-Ds, BCaBAs) and others in the field (RBTs), other professionals (SLP, Psychologists, Educators), parents of persons or individuals receiving behavior analytic services, and others who are interested in behavior analysis.
See below for the benefits provided to members. For professionals, it is our duty to belong to organizations that support dissemination of behavior analysis. VABA is a source of information and support that professionals depend on in their businesses.
Full Members: Full Member status shall be granted to individuals who possess a graduate degree in behavior analysis, psychology or related discipline or are a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (masters or doctoral level). Applicants also have an interest in the science of behavior analysis and/or work in a profession that utilizes the principles of behavior. Full members are voting members.
Sustaining Members: Same requirements as Full Members. Sustaining members are voting members who are able to provide substantial financial support to VABA beyond the required level. Sustaining members will be noted in the VABA newsletter.
Affiliate Members ($20): Affiliate Member status shall be granted to individuals who apply for membership in VABA and do not meet the criteria for Full or Student Member status.
Student Membership ($15): Student Member status shall be granted to individuals who apply for membership in VABA and are enrolled full-time(that is, taking at least 6 graduate credits or at least 12 undergraduate credits) in an academic degree program, internship, or resident program relevant to a career in behavior analysis. Applications for Student Member status may be asking for proof of full-time enrollment in an academic degree program, internship, or residency program. Students pursuing a graduate certificate in behavior analysis to pursue certification, who are not technically full-time can petition the Board of Directors for Student Membership. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Student members vote for the Student Representative on the board.