Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Therapy

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By Yunhee Shin

Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Therapy (KACBT) is a multidisciplinary nonprofit professional association with growing membership and an increasing number of alliances with like-minded organizations. KACBT has met with the preparatory committee of the Korean Association for Behavior Analysis to discuss managing licensure of Korean clinical behavior therapists in connection with international licensure. KACBT’s mission is to share ABA information and collaborate with behavior therapist’s in a field, parents, and other relevant bodies. Since 2009, KACBT has engaged in various activities and has held several meetings, seminars and conferences, including the case conference in collaboration with Daegu Cyber University. Daegu Cyber University implented a VCS program in the department of behavior therapy.

Case Conference and Seminars
The 2019 Case Conference took place on November 23, 2019, at the Daejeon WECAN Center, South Korea. The conference theme was “Positive Behavior Support, Behavior Intervention for Disabilities.” We did not hold a 2020 conference due to COVID-19.

In order to join our chapter, membership applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Studying applied behavior analysis and intervention in a graduate/undergraduate program.
  • Working as a current behavior therapist and involved in behavior analysis and behavior therapy.
  • Interested in applied behavior analysis and positive behavior support.

Membership lasts for one year after joining. Member benefits include reduced event and continuing education fees, options to post job ads or information about services on the chapter website, options to send mass emails for conferences, access to members-only web content and email updates, and committee opportunities.

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