Stimulus Equivalence

Stimulus equivalence can often be an area that is difficult to grasp, and even more difficult to put into practice in the applied setting.  This CEU presentation will explore the history and early research into stimulus equivalence, including the early psychological studies that led to the first research conducted by Dr. Murray Sidman. The presentation will then explain how stimulus equivalence procedures can be used and uniquely tailored to bring about derived stimulus relations in the applied field.  As Critchfield & Twyman (2014) put it: “knowledge is potentially infinite, but the time available for instruction is not.”  Therefore, as applied behavior analysts, it’s imperative to understand how programming can lead to “free learning,” or emergent relations that don’t need to be directly taught.


  • Carrie Woodward
    Director of Clinical Programming

  • Virtual

    Recorded Presentation
  • 1 Supervision CEU

    This presentation is 50 minutes in total
  • Format
    Online Asynchronous

What's included?

  • 50 minute virtual presentation on stimulus equivalence
  • Survey
  • Certificate
Meet the instructor

Carrie Woodward
M.S., B.C.B.A.

Carrie has been in the field of ABA since 2002 and is passionate about the field of behavior analysis. She obtained her master’s degree in Psychology in 2009 and her BCBA in 2010. Carrie has worked extensively in the area of verbal behavior, and has had research published in journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (TAVB). Carrie spent 17 years as a part of the CUSP family. (www.cuspautism.com). 
Patrick Jones - Course author