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Elizabeth Hughes Fong

Ms. Hughes Fong has over a decade of experience in the fields of behavioral health, education and management. Her educational background is in clinical and counseling psychology and applied behavior analysis. She is currently a PhD student studying Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology.

In 2011, Ms. Hughes Fong founded Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts (MultiABA) which is a special interest group of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Ms. Hughes Fong is the founder of “Diversity in Behavior Analysis” a section in Behavior Analysis Research and Practice, and serves as an Associate Editor for the journal. This section focuses on the diverse application of behavior analysis. Ms. Hughes Fong, also serves on the Executive Committee for the American Psychological Association's (APA) Division 35, as the Website Coordinator. She has been an invited review for Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, and the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. She is also an "Exceptional Student" with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

In addition, to Ms. Hughes Fong activities, she is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed as a Behavior Specialist in Pennsylvania, a trainer in the Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism’s Functional Behavior Analysis training, and has received training certificates in the area of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Childhood Traumatic Grief. In addition, she received her level one certification in Pivotal Response Training and Gottman Couples Therapy. Her primary areas of interest are in the application of ABA to multicultural populations, telehealth, social validity, health and behavior analysis, and examining child custody and parental competency when a child has developmental disabilities.

Published Works:

  • Fong, E.H., & Lee, H. (2017) Sociocultural Perspective on Autism Intervention. Eds. Yip, J. In Autism - Paradigms and Clinical Application, ISBN 978-953-51-5013-8
  • Hughes Fong, E, Lee, H., & Ficklin, S. (2017). Increasing Diversity in Behavior Analysis. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice 17 (2), 103.
  • Fong, E. H., Catagnus, R. M., Brodhead, M. T., Quigley, S., & Field, S. (2016). Developing the Cultural Awareness Skills of Behavior Analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-11.

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