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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 for 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 an Associate Editor for the journal. This section focuses on the diverse application of behavior analysis. She has also been an invited reviewer for Behavior Analysis Research and Practice, the American Psychological Association's (APA) National Multicultural Conference and Summit and she serves on the Executive Committee for the APA's Division 35, as its Website Coordinator. Ms. Hughes Fong has also presented and published several times at national and international conferences around the topic of diversity and behavior analysis.

In addition, Ms. Hughes Fong 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, the application of ABA to health and wellness, social validity, 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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