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Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Task Force

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Department of Consumer Affairs, 1625 N. Market Blvd., Hearing Room, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7720

2091 Ridge Drive
 Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 757-0016

Pepperdine University
18111 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 340
Irvine, CA 92612

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Task Force Members
Johanna Arias-Bhatia, Chairperson
Miguel Gallardo, PsyD, Board of Psychology
Linda Starr, Board of Psychology
Don Crowder, PhD, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)
Elizabeth Winkelman, PhD, JD, California Psychological Association (CPA)
Jim Carr, PhD, Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Gina Green, PhD, APBA
Daniel Shabani, PhD, California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA)

Committee Staff
Antonette Sorrick, Executive Officer
Jeffrey Thomas, Assistant Executive Officer
Sandra Monterrubio, Enforcement Program Manager
Jonathan Burke, Administrative Coordinator
Karen Johnson, Licensing Coordinator

Legal Counsel
Kurt Heppler
Norine Marks


 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (1:00 p.m. – Completion of Business)

The Task Force welcomes and encourages public participation in its meetings. The public may take appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Task Force at the time the item is heard. If public comment is not specifically requested, members of the public should feel free to request an opportunity to comment.

  1. Chairperson Welcome
  2. Roll Call/Establishment of a Quorum
  3. Legislative Update and Review; Recommendations to the Full Board
    1. SB 479 (Bates) Healing Arts (J. Burke) – (Position)
    2. AB 796 (Nazarian) Healing Arts: autism and pervasive developmental disorders (J. Burke) – (Position)
  4. Public Comment for Items not on the Agenda
  5. Agenda Items for the Next Meeting
  6. Adjournment


The meeting may be canceled or changed without notice. For verification, please check the Board’s Website at www.psychology.ca.gov, or call (916) 574-7720. Action may be taken on any item on the agenda. Items may be taken out of order, tabled or held over to a subsequent meeting.

Meetings of the Board of Psychology and its committees are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. The public may take appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Board at the time the item is heard, but the Chair may, at her discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak.

The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Antonette Sorrick, Executive Officer, at (916) 574-7720 or e-mail bopmail@dca.ca.gov or send a written request addressed to 1625 N. Market Boulevard, Suite N-215, Sacramento, CA 95834. Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.

Links to agenda items with attachments are available at www.psychology.ca.gov, prior to the meeting date.