In this webinar, we discuss Wolf's 1978 article on social validity; specifically addressing the social significance of goal selection, the acceptability of treatments relevant to clients and the social importance of treatment effects from the perspective of an adult client who receives ABA services.


ASRs are included throughout the video.  Please be sure to write them down.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Webinar

    • Video

  • 2

    Resource Articles

    • Wolf 1978

    • Carr et al. 1999

  • 3

    Active Student Responding

    • ASRs from the webinar

  • 4

    Evaluation/Feedback

    • Evaluation/Feedback

About the instructor

Founder/Executive Director/BCBA

Christen Russell

I am the Founder and Executive Director of ABC. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, my clinical experience focuses on quality assurance, compliance, clinical support, business development and growth. I also work closely with leadership and management divisions on compliance, training and delivery of sound, ethical and effective behavioral supports to achieve client goals. I have established and assisted with the startup, and/or growth and development of four agencies providing ABA services. I have consulted with health care agencies, providing services to 100s of staff, including BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, executive, administrative, clinical and operations staff. I am a guest lecturer at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work, presenting on the principles and procedures of ABA. As an ACE coordinator, I have created over 40 continuing education events. I have provided consultation to teachers, parents, business owners and staff. I sit on a Peer Review Committee and am a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Association for Professional Behavior Analysts and the OBM Network. I am pursuing my Doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Endicott College. I have my Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. With a focus on supervision, staffing, recruitment, training, strategic planning, and working in the field for over 22 years, I have a broad spectrum of clinical expertise.

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