How to Count and Chart One’s Own Behavior


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NEW DATE: Thursday  January 21, 2021 

August Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D

Abigail B. Calkin, PhD

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability:

You must register prior to the LIVE event to have access to the video. Video closes 10 days after the LIVE webinar.

Video closes 1/31/21 at 11:59 pm eastern (New York)



Standard Celeration Charts can be used in a myriad of ways, displaying behavior and other events in real time. One less common avenue of charting involves turning the focus toward oneself and observing either inner or both inner and outer behaviors. Not only can charting one's own behavior lead to inductive discoveries, it can provide a sensitive measure of personally meaningful events so that we can make data based decisions to improve our lives and work toward what we value. It's not the chart that changes behavior, but the person looking at the chart, deciding if a change is needed, and what the change needs to be.

Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.


Learning Objectives

1. Identify examples of behavior that can be charted based on frequency, and one based on duration.

2. Identify several methods of self-monitoring data collection methods that can be used when charting one's own behavior.

3. Identify the advantages to charting one's own behavior as compared to using other recording systems (retrospective journaling, Likert scale assessments, etc.).

Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

August Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D (they/them pronouns) is the Executive Director of Upswing Advocates, a small but mighty nonprofit organization in Chicago that provides trainings and research opportunities that support the LGBTQ2IA community. As a neurodivergent, queer, non-binary human, August's work prioritizes a community-led approach to both research and educational efforts that centers the needs and experiences of those who are most directly impacted in a given context. Over the past 13 years, their research has focused on topics including gender, sexual behavior, mindfulness, non-monogamy, communication in relationships, neurodiversity, cultural considerations, and effective skill-building strategies. They are also the Associate Director of Research in the Applied Behavior Analysis Department of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Chicago campus.

Abigail B. Calkin, PhD, currently holds two roles. After spending 20 years as a building principal, she consults in the use of the standard celeration chart with inner behavior and evidenced-based curricula and precision teaching to improve teaching in reading, math, and writing. She has given well over 100 workshops to large and small professional groups. She is also a school psychologist. She spends much of her time writing about inner behavior through the eyes of the standard celeration chart and behavior analysis. Her other role in writing includes nonfiction about people in highly stressful situations whether military personnel, people in commercial fishing, or characters in novels. She has had eight books, 52 precision teaching and behavior analytic articles, and over 80 poems and 20 literary prose writings published, some of which have won awards nationally and in Alaska. She recently received the Ogden R. Lindsley Lifetime Achievement Award. Recent publications include: The Role of Inner Behavior in Learning in Precision Teaching—A Practical Science of Education, Sloan Press (2019); Writing on Writing. International Journal of Educational Research, 2018 (; Behavioral Science: Tales of Inspiration, Discovery, and Service, published in 2015 by Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies;and The Soul of My Soldier, 2015, which is a prose and poetry memoir about being the wife of a three-tour veteran. Her professional interests include inner behavior and the use of behavior analysis with military personnel and veterans with PTSD and suicide issues. She serves as a co-chair of the Military and Veterans Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). "

Dr. Calkin and Dr. Stockwell will not earn speaker fees for presenting this webinar. The fees are donated to the Standard Celeration Society.


6:30 pm: Introduction
6:35 pm: Webinar begins
8:15 pm: Q&A session
8:30 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms

Credit Hour Information

Behavior Analysts earn 2 CEUs* (Learning)

Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes

  • CEs not available for other professions

*CE for viewing Live or Recording

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ABACGives Community Benefits

Through the partnership with the Standard Celeration Society, ABACGives is proud to offer the following benefits with this event:

  • 35% off this event for SCS regular, sustaining, and lifetime members
  • 75% off this event for SCS student members
  • ABAC membership discounts for professional, newly certified, and student members