Act Like an Analyst: Forgotten and Underused Skillsets | Shane Spiker, MS, BCBA

Shane Spiker, MS, BCBA

Shane Spiker, MS, BCBA

We asked Shane a few questions about the event and our aim of bringing together behavior analysis, entrepreneurship, technology and clinical applications. Check out his answers and a clear description of his talk at NextGen Las Vegas!

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We livestream and record the event. So you have access to all of the content for 30-days after the event regardless of the ticket type you choose!

Brief statement on why you’re excited to speak at this conference and/or how you feel you can inspire people to innovate their profession with technology.

I love that there is a forum where we can discuss how to be creative in our practice and how to bring our science to others.

What interests you, or fascinates you about technology?

I like the versatility of the tools and how it has helped to expand our practice.

What interests you, or fascinates you about entrepreneurship?

What is great about entrepreneurship in our field is that we haven't begun to scratch the surface of what we could do for the world. We are only at the beginning.

What are you most known for? We want to make sure novel attendees have as much time to prepare as possible to maximize their learning with you.

I'm mostly known for speaking at conferences about conceptual topics and calls to action regarding behavior analytic work.

If you can give words of encouragement to attendees who wish to explore these areas, what would you say?

Take what you're interested in and research it. Don't let it go, and don't let "barriers" stop you from identifying solutions.

Shane Spiker, MS, BCBA

Affiliation: PBS Corp.

Title of Talk: Act Like an Analyst: Forgotten and Underused Skillsets

Description: Behavior analysts are more than practitioners, and it seems that we often forget that. How can we be creative if we don't recognize our own potential? How can we continue to grow if we reach this significant barrier related to our own skillset? This talk is designed to remind you of how you can be more within your own practice.


  1. To identify and describe the complete role of the behavior analyst in practice.

  2. To develop skills related to self-assessment and self-monitoring regarding domain-related practitioner behavior.

  3. To evaluate and target new skills for improvement regarding complex areas of behavior change.

  4. To demonstrate goal-setting and monitoring related to new or underdeveloped practitioner skillsets.

Bio: Shane T. Spiker is a board certified behavior analyst in Ormond Beach, Florida. Shane received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011 and his Master of Science of Psychology in 2012 from the University of Phoenix. At present time, he is a PhD candidate through Walden University. He has been deeply immersed in the field of behavior analysis for 7 years, with the majority of his experience with adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Since starting in the field, he has served over 300 families across the state of Florida. Shane specifically specializes working with teens and adults with significant and dangerous problem behavior as well as medically complex individuals. Currently, Shane is serving as the secretary of the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice special interest group through ABAI. He has written and published several articles related to behavior analysis and practice. Additionally, he services as a co-instructor at Arizona State University and Florida Institute of Technology, where he teaches graduate level behavior analytic coursework for those seeking certification.

Track: Behavior Analysis & Clinical Application

The Revolution Summit

Behavior analysis is in a unique position to inform just about every problem in the world. Saving the world with behavior analysis has always been in the dreams of behavior analysts. There's plenty of success stories to praise, but there's still an immense number of possibilities for the science of behavior to contribute to meaningful and real-world solutions. This two-day event is designed to empower behavior analysts and like-minded professionals to create and begin working towards their vision of a novel and need service, tool, or product informed by the leading practice and research in Behavior Analysis, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Clinical Applications! NextGen Revolution Summit Las Vegas and Online is ALL SET.  

The Details

Want to push behavior analysis beyond it's current boundaries? This event is for you. Check out last year's highlight real and snag early bird tickets below. Included in the ticket price are 15 BACB Continuing Education Units (CEUs), including 2 ethics and 13 Type-II.


Las Vegas, NV


Work in Progress

317 6th Street

Las Vegas, NV 89101


Friday, November 9th, 2018: Optional Meet 'n' Greet and Networking Event for all registered attendees (separate TBD location)

Saturday, November 10th, 2018: 8am-6pm - Day 1: Design Thinking for Behavior Analysts

Sunday, November 11th, 2018: 8am-6pm - Day 2: Applications for Expanding Behavioral Science


Check out the full NextGen Rev program and buy tickets below.


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