By Analise Herrera

The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA) had a successful year in 2022. We experienced 44% growth in membership to a current total of 156 practitioners and affiliate members. We hosted our 5th annual conference in Portland, Oregon. This was our first year returning to an in-person conference since 2020. We exceeded our expectations and sold out our conference! We were so pleased to host Dr. Marlesha Bell as our keynote speaker and Dr. Charna Mintz as our invited speaker. We conducted a practitioner survey to collect some demographic data and identify barriers to membership for providers across the state. This data is being utilized to inform improvements to our organization in 2023 and beyond. As we move into 2023, we are excited to begin several new projects including the development of a practitioner directory and offering pre-recorded CEU events through partnership with Behavior Live. 

Interested individuals can find information about our organization at Membership fees support quarterly and invited conference speakers, scholarships for our student representatives, and several networking events throughout the year. Additionally, we follow public policy matters closely and aim to keep our members well informed of current legislation, rulemaking, and other issues that impact the professional lives of behavior analysts in the state. While the large majority of practitioners live in the Portland metro area, we have members across the state and hope to continue to increase our visibility in Central and Southern Oregon.

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