By Megan Kirby, Nicole Bank & Trina Spencer

The Four Corners ABA (4CABA) mission is to promote the science of behavior and evidence-based technologies derived from the basic science in the Four Corners region of the U.S. (Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico), providing behavior analysts with an intellectual home. Chapter membership is open to anyone who is interested in the science and practice of behavior analysis. Most of our members have physical and/or academic roots in the Four Corners region. There are numerous benefits to being a 4CABA member, including being a part of a group of individuals who value the science and practice of behavior analysis and enjoy being part of a strong, productive and vibrant community of scholars and practitioners. If you are interested in being a part of 4CABA, please take a look at our website for more information (

In our ongoing efforts to increase membership and let other behavior analysts know what we’ve been up to, 4CABA also hosts an expo booth at the ABAI Annual Conventions. Make sure to stop by and say hello if you’re attending the next Annual ABAI Convention- we’ll be there!

In 2022, our 15th Annual 4CABA Conference was held in Tucson, Arizona (April 8-9, 2022), organized by then-President, Anne Denning. There was a well-rounded lineup of invited speakers: Brennan Armshaw (University of North Texas), Katherine Brown (Utah State University), Sydney Rice (University of Arizona), John Umbreit (University of Arizona), Jeff Kupfer (University of Colorado-Denver), Rebecca Hartzell (University of Arizona), Megan Kirby (University of South Florida), and Federico Sanabria (Arizona State University). In addition, three students presented their research during the poster session on April 8th: Monica Ruffalo (University of Arizona), Crystal Aragón (University of New Mexico), and Ana Gabriela Enriquez Hernandez (Arizona State University). The 2022 post-conference workshop, Empirically Supported Parent Management Training: Behavior Analysts Collaborating with Healthcare Professionals, was led by the University of Arizona’s Andrew Gardner and Chelsea Carr. We would like to thank our speakers, the Conference Coordinator, Nicole Bank, and Anne Denning once again for such a wonderful and intellectually-stimulating event!

This year’s 16th Annual Conference was held on April 7–8, 2023, online and in-person at the DoubleTree Park City Yarrow Resort in beautiful Park City, Utah (home to great outdoor recreation and the Sundance Film Festival). Outgoing President, Trina Spencer, organized this year’s conference around the theme, “Carl Cheney: The Man, the Myth, the Legend.” Nine individuals representing applied and experimental behavior analysis fields were invited to speak at the conference, all immediate or extended members of Carl’s academic family tree: Susan Friedman (Utah State University), Tom Higbee (Utah State University), Erin Rasmussen (Idaho State University), Ryan Olson (Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences), Nathan Call (Marcus Institute), Fred Provenza (Utah State University), Luis Rodriguez (Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center), Sarah Weddle (May Institute), and Stephen Robertson (Susquehanna State University).

The 17th Annual Four Corners ABA Conference
will be held the first week of April 2024 in Santa Fe,
New Mexico. Stay tuned for more information.

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