Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Expo Poster Session #109
Graduate Training Programs
Saturday, May 23, 2015
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
Exhibit Hall C (CC)
26. Western Michigan University: Industrial-Organizational Behavior Management M.A. and Ph.D. Programs
HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), Douglas A. Johnson (Western Michigan University), Alyce M. Dickinson (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: Western Michigan University Department of Psychology offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Industrial-Organizational Behavior Management. At the M.A. level, students can choose between a practicum track, which prepares students to enter the workforce, and a thesis track, which prepares students to enter a Ph.D. program. Our Ph.D. program prepares students for human resource and organizational development positions in business, consulting, and human service organizations; as well as for teaching and research positions.

Western Michigan University's Behavior Analysis Training System (BATS)

RICHARD W. MALOTT (Western Michigan University), Jennifer Petree (Western Michigan University)

The students in the BATS program are trained as practitioners and complete the coursework and experience training (intensive practicum) to become competent Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) in two years. Throughout the program our students acquire a solid foundation in the principles and concepts of behavior analysis through completion of two practical MA projects rather than an MA thesis. Our students also attain early, intensive, behavioral intervention skills, supervision experience, and time management skills

28. ABA @ UTSA
LEE L. MASON (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Soraya Shanun Kunnavatana (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Abstract: The Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a Master of Arts in Education degree program with a concentration in special education. Through this program, students can pursue advanced coursework in applied behavior analysis (ABA). This graduate program prepares highly trained individuals to educate children and youth with autistic and other challenging behaviors in school, home, and community settings. Graduates are prepared to become classroom teachers, behavior analysts, or educational consultants with public or private agencies. Course work specific to the Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis: EDP 5003 – Psychological Learning Theories (behaviorism section only) SPE 5503 – Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers SPE 5633 – Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities SPE 5643 – Instruction for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities EDP 6263 – Behavioral Assessment and Intervention SPE 6403 – Culturally Responsive Teaching and Ethics Each of the above courses covers 45 hours of specific content area instruction in applied behavior analysis required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (for more information on the 4th edition task list content standards, see The above course sequence has been approved by the BACB to meet these specific content area requirements. All five courses must be completed with a grade of B or higher in order to be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. In addition to the degree and course sequence requirements, to be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam, students must also complete 1500 total hours of supervised experience. Registered students will have the opportunity to complete an intensive practicum to meet the supervised field experience hours across two additional practicum courses (SPE 5793/5893). Please see the BACB website ( for more information on field experience requirements.
29. ABA Master's Program at Fresno State
MARIANNE L. JACKSON (California State University, Fresno), Criss Wilhite (California State University, Fresno), Jonpaul D. Moschella (California State University, Fresno), Sharlet D. Rafacz (Savannah State University), Steven W. Payne (California State University, Fresno)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at Fresno State is a part of the Psychology Department and housed in the College of Science and Mathematics. Our program has a number of exciting campus facilities including the Central California Autism Center, a newly constructed building, and state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Our students receive extensive education in the philosophy, principles, research methods, and applications of ABA, as well as intensive practicum experience that includes early and intensive behavioral intervention for children with Autism, the reduction of a wide range of intensive problem behaviors, general skills acquisition, social skills training methods, and parent training. Additional faculty research interests include verbal behavior, perspective taking, health, sport, and fitness interventions, Organizational Behavior Management, applied animal training, and environmental sustainability.
30. Applied Behavior Analysis and Temple University
MATTHEW TINCANI (Temple University), Donald A. Hantula (Temple University), Philip N. Hineline (Temple University - Emeritus), Saul Axelrod (Temple University), Shana E. Hornstein (Temple University), Amanda Guld Fisher (Temple University)
Abstract: Temple University features interdisciplinary graduate programs in behavior analysis at master's and doctoral levels. Temple's nationally known behavior analysis faculty hold leadership positions in regional and national behavior analysis organizations, and their research regularly appears in the highest quality journals of the field. The M.S.Ed. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis, established in 1991, involves faculty in special education, school psychology, and psychology programs. M.S.Ed. ABA students complete practica in a variety of settings and learn applications of behavior analysis in drug treatment, behavioral safety, autism intervention, academic and functional assessment, and other areas. Students work closely with faculty on community and school-based research in the Philadelphia area through a research thesis project. Doctoral training opportunities in special education, school psychology, and psychology are available with assistantship opportunities for doctoral students. Temple and Melmark, Inc., located in Berwyn, PA, have a collaborative partnership in which employees complete Board Certified Behavior Analyst coursework on Melmark's campus through Temple and receive BCBA supervision through Melmark.
31. Applied Behavior Analysis at Aurora University
STEPHEN F. WALKER (Aurora University), Autumn N. McKeel (Aurora University)
Abstract: The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Aurora University prepares individuals to address significant challenges in today’s society. The ABA program emphasizes a natural science approach to the study of human behavior. The program will introduce students to ways of viewing everyday behavior that differs from the way behavior is typically talked about in everyday speak. Students will be introduced to the basic research that serves as the foundation for applied behavior analysis, and how basic research has given rise to effective behavioral treatments addressing behavioral challenges. Students will have the opportunity to exercise skills learned in the classroom at practicum sites that have been selected because of the high quality services and the range of experiences the sites provide.

Applied Behavior Analysis at CSUN; MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (California State University, Northridge

ELLIE KAZEMI (California State University, Northridge), Tara A. Fahmie (California State University, Northridge), Debra Berry Malmberg (California State University, Northridge)

The Applied Behavior Analysis Master's program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) provides high quality graduate education and practical training. We designed the curriculum to meet the needs of students who wish to become effective and professional scientist-practitioners to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Our students receive two years of coursework in behavior analytic concepts, behavior measurement, intervention methods, as well as advanced coursework in human development, pathways to psychopathology, research methodology, and ethics and family relations. Our students complete a series of oral examinations as well as a culminating project prior to graduation. Our dedicated faculty supervise students through various community-based university practica experiences and research projects. While we prepare our students to practice as master's level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), we also provide the research experience and foundations necessary for students who wish to pursue rigorous doctoral programs nationwide.

33. Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University: Online, On-Campus, and Around the World
THEODORE A. HOCH (George Mason University), Kristy Park (George Mason University), Christine Hoffner Barthold (George Mason University), Sarah Pinkelman (George Mason University), Dorothy Zhang (George Mason University)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis training program at George Mason University celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year. We have grown from a campus-based graduate certificate program to a program consisting of an undergraduate minor, a graduate certificate, a Master's in Special Education with a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and doctoral level coursework. Our courses are offered on campus, all around the Commonwealth of Virginia, and all around the world through our online Undergraduate, Graduate Certificate, and Master's Degree programs.
34. Applied Behavior Analysis at Missouri State University
Megan A. Boyle (Missouri State University), MICHAEL C. CLAYTON (Missouri State University), Matthew Fanetti (Missouri State University), Linda G. Garrison-Kane (Missouri State University), Wayne Mitchell (Missouri State University), Ann Rost (Missouri State University)
Abstract: The Department of Psychology, in conjunction with Special Education, now offers a Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program allows students to specialize in application with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as provides training and research opportunities for those students interested in doctoral study. This is a two year, five semester, program that includes practicum work. Students will complete the necessary coursework to prepare them to meet certification requirements.
35. Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus
ASHLEY WHITTINGTON-BARNISH (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology/Autism Home Support Services), John W. Eshleman (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Jessica Gamba (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Scott A. Herbst (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Jennifer Klapatch (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Fawna Stockwell (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Diana J. Walker (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: Stop by our poster and learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Downtown Chicago! We offer MS and PhD degrees in ABA. Our MS in ABA program includes a BACB-approved course sequence and diverse practicum training opportunities working with a variety of populations in a variety of settings. Our PhD in ABA program prepares students to teach and conduct research in university settings, as well as to become lead practitioners and consultants in the field. Both programs provide a solid foundation in the science and philosophy of behavior analysis. We have a faculty with diverse interests and expertise, and we encourage our students to apply behavior analysis and analyze behavior in novel ways. The school is located right on the river in downtown Chicago, easily accessible by public transportation. There are numerous opportunities to learn and apply behavior analysis, to enjoy views of the river and downtown Chicago from the classrooms, and to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer!
36. Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Washington
NANCY ROSENBERG (University of Washington), Ilene S. Schwartz (University of Washington), Scott A . Spaulding (University of Washington), Carol Ann Davis (University of Washington), Kathleen Meeker (University of Washington), Natalie Badgett (University of Washington)
Abstract: A description of the on campus and distance ed Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at the University of Washington. Programs include a BACB approved coursework sequence, an intensive practicum, and a Master's Degree in Special Education.
37. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Georgian Court University
DAVID M. WILSON (Georgian Court University)
Abstract: This poster provides an overview of the programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Georgian Court University. The psychology department offers both an undergraduate concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Master of Arts graduate program. The programs at both levels are designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies to deliver effective behavioral programs to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Courses provide training in the philosophy of behaviorism, basic and applied principles, assessment and intervention strategies, as well as ethical practice in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs include course sequences and a practicum option that have been preapproved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. therefore, students may be eligible to sit for the certification exam upon graduation. Georgian Court University’s values-based approach to education creates a personalized, positive experience where each student is encouraged and supported to challenge themselves and succeed.
38. Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization in the Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program at Utah State University
THOMAS S. HIGBEE (Utah State University), Timothy A. Slocum (Utah State University), Tyra P. Sellers (Utah State University), Robert L. Morgan (Utah State University), Scott Warren Ross (Utah State University)
Abstract: Faculty from the Applied Behavior Analysis specialization in the Disability Disciplines doctoral program will be available to talk about the program and answer questions from potential students.
39. Ball State University: ABA and Autism Program
Evette A. Simmons-Reed (Ball State University), Susan Wilczynski (Ball State University), JENNIFER MARIE CULLEN (Ball State University)
Abstract: Approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the masters degrees and certification programs will prepare you to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Exam. Becoming a certified behavior analyst means you have demonstrated a thorough knowledge of behavior analysis, including conducting behavior assessments and formulating analytic interventions. This puts you at a great position in a field facing a national shortage of qualified professionals. Graduates of this program work in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, behavioral centers, residential facilities, and in corporate and industry settings. This 30-credit hour program is completely online and is taught by faculty in Ball States Department of Special Education. Ball States education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are one of the nations most comprehensive educator programs. Founded in 1918, Ball State is a public university in Muncie, Indiana. Ball State is a ranked research university by the Carnegie Foundation and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
40. Behavior Analysis at Auburn University
ODESSA LUNA (Auburn University ), Dannah Lowell (Auburn University), Sacha T. Pence (Auburn University), John T. Rapp (Auburn University)
Abstract: The Department of Psychology at Auburn University offers a non-thesis program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The full-time program requires three consecutive semesters (12 months) of coursework and intensive practicum training. Practicum training involves a practicum course, small group supervisory sessions, and individual supervisory meetings. Students receive training at multiple sites, including an inclusive preschool, behavioral assessment and treatment clinic, parent and in-home training for foster, adoptive, and birth families, and a school-based treatment facility for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Agency Fellowships are available to qualified students. These fellowships are sponsored by public and private human service agencies in Alabama and around the country. The fellowship helps pay for tuition and provides the student a monthly stipend. Students accepting fellowships agree to work for the sponsoring agency for one year immediately following graduation. Auburn's application deadline is February 15th and interested students can learn more about our admission process at
40a. Behavior Analysis at Central Michigan University
MICHAEL D. HIXSON (Central Michigan University)
Abstract: Central Michigan University offers BACB approved course sequences at the graduate (BCBA) and undergraduate (BCaBA) levels for on-campus students. The graduate course sequences are specifically designed for students accepted into our Experimental Psychology and School Psychology programs. In addition to these courses, Central Michigan University offers assessment and treatment services at the Central Autism Assessment and Treatment (CAAT) Center. The CAAT center provides comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessments for children and adolescents and offers an ABA early intensive behavioral intervention program. The center provides supervised experience to our BCaBA and BCBA students.
41. Behavior Analysis at the University of Arkansas
ELIZABETH R. LORAH (University of Arkansas), Kristan Elsken (University of Arkansas ), Alison Karnes (University of Arkansas), Hollie Lawless (University of Arkansas ), Ashley Parnell (University of Arkansas), D. Renee Speight (University of Arkansas)
Abstract: The University of Arkansas currently offers a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis offers a coursework sequence that has been pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board�. The curriculum scope and sequence aligns with the current course requirements set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board�. The graduate certificate can be completed 100 percent online and within an 18-month time frame. In addition to the pre-approved course sequence, the University of Arkansas also offers an on-site practicum opportunity through the �University of Arkansas ABA Family Service and Research Clinic. Within the clinic, students have the opportunity to work as instructors for learners with autism, while under the direction and supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts-Doctoral. The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Prospective students will need to be admitted to the University of Arkansas Graduate School. The Graduate School requires the scores from the Graduate Record Examination and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in the last 60 hours taken in the undergraduate program or evidence of an earned graduate degree.
42. Behavior Analysis at UW-Milwaukee
TIFFANY KODAK (UW-Milwaukee), Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Jeffrey H. Tiger (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Hannah Geiger (UW-Milwaukee)
Abstract: UW-Milwaukee offers basic, translational, and applied behavior analysis training at the Master and Doctoral level. This poster will provide information regarding our program, graduate admissions, funding, research and practicum opportunities and an opportunity to interact with our current students and faculty.
43. Behaviour Analysis Training at the University of South Wales
JENNIFER L. AUSTIN (University of South Wales), Aimee Giles (University of South Wales), Richard James May (University of South Wales)
Abstract: With close to 100 years of experience in higher education, the University of South Wales has played a significant role in the economic, social and cultural advancement of Wales. The university’s MSc in Behaviour Analysis and Therapy, housed with the School of Psychology, is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in cutting-edge behaviour analytic research and practice skills. Our course team have a range of specialisations, ensuring that students gain an understanding of the scope of behaviour analytic science and application. The program is approved by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board and includes 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The university’s on-campus clinic, combined with partnerships with local schools and service providers, provide a wealth of settings and populations for research and practical experience.
44. California State University, Sacramento: Applied Behavior Analysis Program
MEGAN R. HEINICKE (California State University, Sacramento), Becky Penrod (California State University, Sacramento), Caio F. Miguel (California State University, Sacramento)
Abstract: The program at Sacramento State prepares students to practice as M.A.-level board certified behavior analysts, as well as enter doctoral programs in Applied Behavior Analysis or Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Our program is known for its focus on training a small group of scientist practitioners. Most of our graduates publish their research in peer reviewed journals. Our facilities include human and animal (rats) operant laboratories, and a clinical suite for treatment research. Students obtain clinical experience at approved paid internship sites providing early intervention services to children with autism. The ABA program coursework fulfills the requirements to sit for the national certification exam in Behavior Analysis (BCBA).
45. Capilano University Bachelor's of Applied Behavior Analysis - Autism
FARAH RATTANSI (Capilano University), Richard Stock (Capilano University), Brenda Fossett (Capilano University)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis department at Capilano University offers a Bachelor's degree and a Post-Bac Diploma in ABA - Autism. Both programs are BACB approved course sequences leading to BCaBA eligibility and both programs include a 500 hr intensive BCBA supervised practicum. Our programs are available in-class and on-line.
46. Clinical Health Psychology Doctoral Program with Specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis at East Carolina University
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University)
Abstract: East Carolina University has a clinical psychology program of study that leads to a Ph.D. in health psychology and eligibility for licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Psychologist. Students are admitted to one of two concentrations within the program: Behavior Medicine or Pediatric School Psychology. Students can elect to specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis and take a series of courses that will make them eligible for certification as a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The program is a five-year, full-time, post-baccalaureate program. The 105 semester hour curriculum includes the following components: a core curriculum focusing on the biological, social, and cognitive-affective bases of behavior, health psychology and behavioral medicine, and research (statistics and research design); courses specific to the students chosen concentration, including courses on health assessment and intervention and applied behavior analysis; a series of research experiences culminating in an empirical dissertation and completion of a one-year pre-doctoral internship meeting the requirements of the APA and/or the Association of Psychology Pre-doctoral and Internship Centers.
47. Elms College Graduate Programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Abstract: The Elms College graduate program is one of the first master of science degree programs in autism spectrum disorders in the nation and is the only program in the nation that is housed in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The BCBA (board certified behavior analyst) course sequence is embedded into our master of science and certificate of advanced graduate study curriculum. Our philosophy and approach to instruction provides students with broad preparation. Students will learn how to intervene appropriately with individuals at various points on the autism spectrum by incorporating behavioral principles. In addition to extensive autism content, courses in essential communication disorders information such as social skills theory and intervention, which are necessary for individuals on the spectrum, are integrated within the plan of study. We also offer a C.A.G.S. program for individuals who want to complete the BCBA course sequence as well as our additional courses but who do not want to earn a second masters degree. We offer numerous electives in ASD and communication science and disorders, such as coursework in nonverbal learning disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication systems, and social skills. Finally, our undergraduate concentration in autism provides coursework approved by the BACB for students to become BCaBAs.
48. Graduate and Certificate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
ROBERT F. LITTLETON JR. JR. (Evergreen Center), Robert K. Ross (Beacon ABA Services), Joseph M. Vedora (Evergreen Center)
Abstract: This poster will describe the graduate programs located in Massachusetts at Cambridge College. Cambridge College’s main campus is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a second campus located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Cambridge College program offers a Master's in Education with specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders incorporating a BACB-approved course sequence and a behavior analyst post-master's certificate program. Cambridge College also offers a program with an initial teacher licensure in Moderate Disabilities in the state of Massachusetts combined with the approved BACB-approved sequence. The BACB-approved courses are delivered in a hybrid learning model that includes 15 hours of synchronous (live) instruction and 30 hours of online coursework. Cambridge College offers these programs in collaboration with the Evergreen Center and Beacon ABA Services.
49. Graduate Training in Behavior Analysis and Behavior Therapy at Eastern Michigan University
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Caitlyn Sorensen (Eastern Michigan University), Aimee Moore (Eastern Michigan University), Ambreen Shahabuddin (Eastern Michigan University), Karla Maschalko (Eastern Michigan University), Leanna Gonzalez (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: Eastern Michigan University offers graduate education in clinical behavior analysis and behavior therapy at the master's level (2 years, thesis optional) and the doctoral level (APA accredited, 5 years with 4 years of tuition and stipend support) levels. The program is supported by seven behavioral faculty members with specialties in anxiety disorders, autism, basic behavior analysis, child and family therapy, sexual deviance treatment, and developmental disabilities. An on-campus psychology clinic and various basic and applied laboratory facilities are available. The graduate course of study prepares the graduate to be a BCBA and for licensure at the master's and doctoral levels. A master's in experimental psychology, including options for behavioral research is available (thesis required).
50. Graduate Training in the Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism Program at Sam Houston State University
AMANDA BOSCH (Sam Houston State University), Kristina Vargo (Sam Houston State University)
Abstract: The Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism (LIDA) program at Sam Houston State University provides training in Applied Behavior analysis (ABA) in a BACB-approved course sequence. The LIDA program provides comprehensive training in ABA with an emphasis on intellectual disabilities and autism. The program offers a Master's of Arts or Education in Special Education. The only difference in the degrees is that students in the M.A. track defend theses and students in the M.Ed. track complete comparable research projects but do not defend them. The program also offers a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate which is a 27-hour course sequence with a concurrent year-long internship that prepares students for the BCBA exam.
51. Hybrid Graduate Training from Southern Illinois University in Chicagoland and Online
KARL GUNNARSSON (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Mark R. Dixon (Southern Illinois University), Joel Eric Ringdahl (Southern Illinois University), Seth W. Whiting (Southern Illinois University)
Abstract: The Behavioral Analysis and Therapy Program at SIUC was the first master’s degree program in the world in behavior analysis and continues to be a prominent research institute in the field. Our program is devoted to the empirically based development and application of learning principles to a wide variety of human needs. The master’s training program at SIUC has a five-year accreditation from the Association for Behavior Analysis. Currently, SIUC is the only school in Illinois and one of only 11 nationally to have this distinction. SIUC has an approved course sequence from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for both on-and off- campus courses that prepare the student sit for the BCBA exam. The faculty facilitates, and training opportunities are growing year after year. The program offers students the unique opportunity to tailor the program to meet their desired interests. Our graduates are in extremely high demand; the program has a 99% success rate for job placement after graduation. Most graduates have starting salaries ranging from $55,000-$65,000.
52. M.Sc./PhD Applied Behaviour Analysis, National University of Ireland, Galway
HELENA LYDON (National University of Ireland, Galway), Jennifer Holloway (National University of Ireland, Galway), Geraldine Leader (National University of Ireland)
Abstract: The School of Psychology at NUI Galway offers postgraduate training in Applied Behaviour Analysis at both Master�s (MSc) and Doctorate level (Ph.D). Both courses are accredited by the internationally-recognised Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB�). The MSc is a taught programme that provides professional training in Applied Behaviour Analysis. The programme subscribes to the scientist-practitioner model, and provides students with thorough and integrated training in academic, practical, and research aspects of ABA. The Ph.D programme is a structured four-year Ph.D programme of study. This qualification articulates within the existing MSc in ABA and therefore combines the Ph.D thesis with the taught academic components and supervised work experience of the existing MSc programme. Students of the programmes have had their research published in peer reviewed journals and this poster will provide an overview of the research output of the programmes. Research streams include behavioral fluency, social skills intervention, investigation of co-morbidity in Autism, early intensive behavioral education, sleep and feeding, behavioural interventions for challenging behavior and mental health issues. In addition, students of the programmes have 100% pass rate on the BCBA exam. Students have access to excellent research facilities, and are supervised by academic staff with international reputations in behaviour analysis. Graduates are qualified to work in the full spectrum of applied (educational and clinical), research, and academic settings.
53. Masters in Behavior Analysis and ABA Certificate Programs at Long Island University - Post
JOHN C. NEILL (Long Island University), Gerald Lachter (LIU Post)
Abstract: The ABA Advanced Certificate program is designed for individuals who wish to receive a formal background in the theory and practice of Applied Behavior Analysis. A Masters Degree program in Behavior Analysis is also available. Hands-on experience is available in human and small animal labs.
54. Masters Programme in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the Bangor University, Wales UK
J. CARL HUGHES (Bangor University, Wales), Marguerite L. Hoerger (Bangor University, Wales), Alexander Toogood (Wales Centre for Behaviour Analysis, Bangor University, Wales), Emily Tyler (Bangor University, Wales), Rebecca A Sharp (Bangor University, Wales), Philippa Winstone (Bangor University)
Abstract: : In 2003 we developed the first Masters course in Applied Behaviour Analysis in Europe. The course is designed and taught by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and has been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) as providing content eligibility for students to sit the full BCBA exam. In line with the British University system, the course is offered at three levels: Post-graduate Certificate, Post-graduate Diploma, and Masters. In the design and running of the course we have attempted to use behavioural principles in the instructional materials, learning environments, and in the assessment of students learning. We utilise computer based instructional packages, direct instruction, and, Precision Teaching approaches, such as SAFMEDS and Standard Celeration Charting. The course can be taken in one year or on a part-time basis (either two or three years in duration). Each year we enrol approximately 60-70 students from a wide range of backgrounds: early autism intervention projects, challenging behaviour units, social services, special education, and new graduates. Our main aim is to make a significant contribution to training competent behaviour analysts in Europe.
55. Munroe-Meyer Institute and University of Nebraska Omaha Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Training Program
ANDREA CLEMENTS (University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute), John Lamphere (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center ), Mark D. Shriver (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Abstract: The MMI-UNO ABA Program is a collaborative program managed jointly through the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) School Psychology Program and the Psychology Department at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). The program has faculty with experience and expertise in the area of applied behavior analysis. The MMI-UNO ABA Program prepares students to be mental health practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills related to the provision of behavioral therapy for children. Students who graduate from the program will be eligible to sit for the examination administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for certification as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). Coursework also addresses content areas required for licensure as a mental health practitioner in Nebraska. The MA-ABA Program typically takes two years of full time study to complete. The coursework consists of a combination of online and live courses as well as BACB approved practicum experience. The MMI-UNO ABA Programs mission is to graduate students who have met high levels of academic excellence relevant to the knowledge and skills of applied behavior analysis.

Purdue University Graduate Programs in Special Education

MATTHEW T. BRODHEAD (Purdue University), Teresa A. Doughty (Purdue University), Carly Roberts (Purdue University), Oliver Wendt (Purdue University), Yan Xin (Purdue University)

Purdue University offers world-class special education programs for graduate students. Featuring an on-site PhD program, and a newly created online M.S. Ed. program, the Purdue College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Recently, U.S. News and World report ranked the school among the top 100 online graduate education programs. At Purdue University, our reputation for innovation and discovery is built on a foundation of tradition and history. Founded as a land-grant school in 1869, today the University is known for scholarly excellence, research, and achievement in the fields of aerospace, education, engineering, technology, science and math. Our faculty and staff commit themselves every day to preparing students to become dynamic leaders and lifelong learners. Purdue is committed to research that is transferable to real-world applications and benefits the world in positive ways. Please stop by to learn more information about how to advance your career in behavior analysis at Purdue University.

57. Rowan University Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
DENISE KERTH (Rowan University), Mary Louise E. Kerwin (Rowan University), Michelle Ennis Soreth Soreth (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University)
Abstract: Rowan University is a rapidly growing public university located in southern New Jersey, approximately 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia. Rowan currently offers Behavior Analyst Certification Board ®, Inc (BACB®) approved undergraduate and graduate coursework sequences for the BCaBA and BCBA. The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 36 credit hour program that fulfills the coursework requirements for the BCBA. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) is an 18 credit hour program that fulfills coursework requirements for the BCBA for individuals who already possess a master’s degree in an approved field. The post-baccalaureate in ABA and undergraduate Specialization in Behavioral Services satisfy coursework requirements for the BCaBA. The training provided in Rowan’s on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs in behavior analysis are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in science of behavior and advanced skill in the broad and diverse applications of behavior analysis. Students are heavily involved in grant-supported faculty research and supervised fieldwork that represent a broad range of behavior analytic applications including pediatric feeding disorders, promotion of health behavior, drug & alcohol treatment, behavioral parent training, and the treatment of emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, and other developmental disabilities.

Saint Louis University Applied Behavior Analysis Program

HEATHER LEWIS (Saint Lewis University), Alyssa N. Wilson (Saint Louis University)

Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Social Work Applied Behavior Analysis Programs began in 2011 as one of the first schools in Missouri to offer a masters degree in behavior analysis. Today, the ABA programs offer three degree options: a masters of science in applied behavior analysis (M.S. ABA), a masters of social work with a concentration in applied behavior analysis (M.S.W. ABA), and a post-masters certificate in applied behavior analysis. Students complete behavior analytic coursework, field practicum experience, research experience, and interdisciplinary practice. Students who attend SLU have the opportunity to engage in research and practice across a range of settings, from clinical out-patient to school-based settings. Similarly, students practice and refine their clinical skills across a range of populations from children and adults with intellectual disabilities to substance-use and similar mental health disparities. The expo poster will highlight why students should attend SLU, and provide students an opportunity to engage in conversation with the faculty within the program.

59. Science, Skinner, & Surf: Master's Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
LEA CRUSEN (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Lyndsay Fairchild (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Sarah Haney (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Christine E. Hughes (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Abstract: At the University of North Carolina Wilmington we are dedicated to providing a well-rounded educational experience in the experimental analysis of behavior whether your subjects are human or nonhuman, in the lab or in the natural setting, engage in excessive behavior or need behavior shaped. We have two tracks in our Master's program in psychology in which students can study behavior analysis. All students take core courses in psychology, including statistics and research methods and in behavior analysis, including learning, small-n design, applied behavior analysis, and conceptual foundations. In addition, students complete an empirical thesis with a faculty member. Students in our applied behavior analysis track take additional courses in clinical psychology, complete a 10-week practicum course, and a 6-month internship. After graduating, the ABA students are eligible to sit for both the BACB certification exam and NC licensure as a psychological associate. Students also participate in a weekly graduate seminar in advanced topics in behavior analysis, regional and state conferences, and in ABAI.
60. Spalding University's M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis Program (Louisville, KY)
ERICK M. DUBUQUE (Spalding University), David L. Morgan (Spalding University), Molly L. Dubuque (Spalding University)
Abstract: Our mission is to produce effective, ethical, and compassionate behavior analysts committed to using the science of behavior to better lives. We accomplish this mission by delivering a face-to-face comprehensive curriculum in the conceptual foundation, methodologies, and technologies that inform a natural science of behavior. Each year, cohorts comprised of 20 students or fewer are taught to apply strategies and tactics grounded in the principles of the science to a variety of behaviors and contexts. The Program contains a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)® Approved Course Sequence (ACS) and goes well beyond the minimum coursework requirements needed to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)® examination. Additionally, our Program is approved by the BACB to offer practical training every semester in the Intensive Practicum experience category. This means we are equipped to offer our students the opportunity to meet ALL of the degree, coursework and experiential requirements needed to sit for their Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)® examination upon graduating. Finally, our campus is located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, a great place to live with numerous attractions and things to do. You can learn more about our Program by visiting us on the web at:
61. Texas A&M University: Ph.D., Master’s, and ABA Certificate Programs in Special Education
JENNIFER GANZ (Texas A&M University), Mandy J. Rispoli (Texas A&M University), Kimberly Vannest (Texas A & M University), Ee Rea Hong (Texas A&M University), Jennifer Ninci (Texas A&M University), Margot Boles (Texas A&M University), Stephanie Gerow (Texas A&M University), Corey Peltier (Texas A&M University)
Abstract: The Special Education graduate programs in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University (main campus – College Station) offer intensive ABA coursework and field experiences. Graduate students receive training and mentoring from nationally-recognized researchers with expertise in autism, emotional/behavior disorders, developmental disabilities, and applied behavior analysis. Texas A&M offers Ph.D. and Master’s degrees and an ABA graduate certificate. Coursework and practica have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. Advantages include: • 100% Online ABA certificate and Master’s program • The Master’s program is designed to be completed in 2 years • Local students may apply for consideration to obtain ABA fieldwork opportunities • Faculty offer opportunities to engage in applied research investigating interventions to improve outcomes for people with disabilities • The doctoral program is designed for students who desire academic positions in universities and research institutions; students receive valuable research and teaching competencies that provide a competitive advantage upon graduation • All courses are designed to develop a strong background in research and current methodologies
62. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
LESLIE A. MORRISON (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), Jennifer L. Beers (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), Dave Pyles (The Chicago School, Los Angeles ), Eric L. Carlson (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), L. Fernando Guerrero (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), Henry D. Schlinger (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), Mitch Fryling (The Chicago School, Los Angeles)
Abstract: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles and Orange County’s M.S. and Ph.D. programs are designed to prepare students in in a wide variety of specialization areas within the field of ABA. Students focus on issues related to assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, severe behavior problems, instructional design, organizational behavior management, and non-traditional populations such as geriatric, individuals with traumatic brain injury and regular/special education. The M.S. ABA program in Los Angeles and Orange County provide students with the training needed to understand the principles of Behavior Analysis and how they underlie applied practice. Students learn to implement ABA procedures correctly and ethically, and gain the skills needed in their professional progression, including eligibility for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®. The Ph.D. Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization program in Los Angeles expands upon the knowledge and skills learned in the M.S. program by strengthening students’ research and clinical skills, knowledge base, and training to become university professors and high-level supervisors and consultants. In addition, the Ph.D. Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization program prepares graduates for licensure as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of California.
63. The Ph.D. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University
JASON C. VLADESCU (Caldwell University), April N. Kisamore (Caldwell University), Ruth M. DeBar (Caldwell University), Tina Sidener (Caldwell University), Sharon A. Reeve (Caldwell University), Kenneth F. Reeve (Caldwell University)
Abstract: Caldwell University, a private liberal arts university located in a quiet suburban New Jersey community near New York City, offers a 90-credit Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis degree program. The core of the program consists of Caldwell’s ABAI©-accredited 45-credit Master of Arts degree program in applied behavior analysis. Students in the Ph.D. program are required to complete a behavior analytic research dissertation mentored by a faculty member. The Ph.D. program prepares students to work in a variety of applied and academic settings. Caldwell University’s state-of-the-art Center for Autism and ABA provides a BACB-approved practicum experience, and both basic and applied research opportunities, while serving the community. New Jersey also boasts many successful private agencies and public school programs that work with Caldwell University to support training in behavior analysis and to provide additional practicum experience.
65. University of Massachusetts Lowell Master of Science in Autism Studies & Graduate Certificate Program
REBECCA A. MARKOVITS (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Richard W. Serna (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Rocio Rosales (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Doreen Arcus (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Alice Frye (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Ashleigh Hillier (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Richard Siegel (University of Massachusetts-Lowell )
Abstract: The University of Massachusetts Lowell offers two graduate programs to prepare students to work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the field of behavior analysis: the Master of Science in Autism Studies and the Behavioral Intervention in Autism Graduate Certificate Program. The M.S. in Autism Studies Program is a 42-credit combination of online and face-to-face coursework and practical experiences that have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™ (BACB). The program is designed to prepare students to work with individuals with ASD from a behavior analytic, developmental, and community perspective, thus enhancing their effectiveness as a professional and a practitioner. We employ a scientist-practitioner model, whereby students are encouraged to take an empirical approach to their clinical experiences. Students have ample opportunity to gain research experience during the two-year program, and are encouraged but not required to complete a thesis project. The Certificate Program provides an online BACB-approved six-course sequence aimed at developing the students’ conceptual and practical knowledge of behavior analysis and its application to individuals with ASD; students seek practicum experience on their own.
66. University of Saint Joseph - Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies - Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
JOHN D. MOLTENI (University of Saint Joseph), Deirdre Lee Fitzgerald (University of Saint Joseph), Andrea B. Courtemanche (University of Saint Joseph), Laura B. Turner (University of Saint Joseph)
Abstract: This expo poster will outline the programs in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism available at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. The Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies offers several options for training in Applied Behavior Analysis including Masters level and Certificate training. Opportunities for students to engage in research and clinical training on-site and with arranged placements within community-based organizations and schools are also available. Faculty will be on site to discuss your professional goals and work with you to develop a program that meets your needs. All coursework at the graduate level is offered in the evening on-campus.
67. Behavior Analysis at California State University Stanislaus
WILLIAM F. POTTER (California State University, Stanislaus), Bruce E. Hesse (California State University, Stanislaus), Carrie M. Dempsey (California State University Stanislaus)
Abstract: The MS program in Psychology at California State University, Stanislaus has a BACB approved course sequence. In addition, completion of the program meets the academic requirements for licensure in California as a Marriage Family Therapist. Three of the faculty who teach in the program are Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The program recognizes the role of basic and conceptual aspects of behavior analysis in preparing clinicians and practitioners. In addition, the program has a federal grant for funded international exchanges with two European Universities.

US-EU Atlantis Program: Dual Degree in Behavior Analysis

Lukasz Tanas (University of Social Sciences and Humanities ), Wojciech Bialaszek (University of Social Sciences and Humanities), WILLIAM F. POTTER (California State University, Stanislaus), J. Carl Hughes (Bangor University, Wales)

In our poster we will elaborate on both faculty and student experiences with the EU-US ATLANTIS PROGRAMME "Dual master degree in Psychology with emphasis on Behavior Analysis", as well as the influence of the program on the development of the field of behavior analysis in Poland. The behavior analysis program at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities is created in cooperation with the PTPB (Polish Society for Behavioral Psychology) - a non-US ABAI affiliated Chapter. PTPB was founded in 2002 and affiliated in 2004. The society associates mainly psychologists (university lecturers as well as clinicians), students of psychology, and people representing other helping professions, mainly pedagogues and therapists. The most important goals of the PTPB is to promote the knowledge about behavior analysis as a science of behavior by organizing scientific and educational activity.




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