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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Expo Poster Session #140
Behavior Analysis Training Programs
Saturday, May 27, 2017
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D
23. Western Michigan University's Behavior Analysis Training System (BATS)
RICHARD W. MALOTT (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: 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
24. Industrial Organizational Behavior Management Graduate Programs at Western Michigan University
HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), Alyce M. Dickinson (Western Michigan University), Douglas A. Johnson (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.
25. ABA @ UTSA
LEE L. MASON (Univ of Texas at San Antonio), Leslie Neely (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Alonzo Alfredo Andrews (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Abstract: The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a practical and teacher-oriented, BACB-approved course sequence designed for educators, paraprofessionals, behavior analysts, and other professionals seeking initial, additional, or advanced study in working with individuals with disabilities. Field-experience hours may be accrued through an Intensive Practicum in the TEAM Center, or through supervised independent fieldwork with one of our many community partners. UTSA's training helps students examine and research the interdisciplinary issues and perspectives of learning, teaching, and curricular development associated with educating culturally- and economically-diverse populations.
26. Applied Behavior Analysis at Assumption College
KAREN M. LIONELLO-DENOLF (Assumption College)
Abstract: The Master of Arts program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Assumption College provides students with a strong foundation in all areas of behavior analysis. The program includes coursework in basic, applied and conceptual behavior analysis and is designed for students who wish to become scientist-practitioners. The program has a multi-disciplinary focus, and students will have the opportunity to work with faculty in the Psychology, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, and Education departments. The program includes practicum courses so that students may obtain fieldwork experience under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and a six-course sequence that has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Assumption College is located in Worcester, MA, which has a number of agencies that provide behavior-analytic interventions. Assumption College faculty have developed close collaborations with colleagues at the Horace Mann Educational Associates and at the Department of Psychiatry and Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Students who complete this program will have met the coursework and fieldwork experience requirements to apply for licensure as applied behavior analysts in Massachusetts and to apply to sit for the BCBA exam.
27. Applied Behavior Analysis at Missouri State University
Megan A. Boyle (Missouri State University), MICHAEL C. CLAYTON (Missouri State University), Linda G. Garrison-Kane (Missouri State University), D. Wayne Mitchell (Missouri State University), Ann D. Rost (Missouri State University)
Abstract: The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at Missouri State University provides BACB pre-approved coursework, practicum, and research opportunities in disabilities, safety, staff training, infant perception, behavioral skills training, and more.
28. Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus
ASHLEY WHITTINGTON-BARNISH (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Ashley E. Bennett (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), John W. Eshleman (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Joshua Garner (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Shannon Ormandy (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Ashley Anderson (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Fawna Stockwell (Upswing Advocates; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: Come stop by our poster and learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Downtown Chicago! We offer MS and PhD degrees in ABA, as well as a Graduate Certificate Program. Our program includes a BACB (R) approved course sequence and diverse practicum training opportunities. Our PhD program prepares students to teach and conduct research in university settings, as well as become lead practitioners, consultants, and supervisors in the field. Our programs provide a solid foundation in the science and philosophy of behavior analysis. We have 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, enjoy views from the river and downtown Chicago from the classrooms, and take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer!
29. Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Arkansas
ALISON KARNES (University of Arkansas), Elizabeth R. Lorah (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.
30. Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Washington
ILENE S. SCHWARTZ (University of Washington), Nancy Rosenberg (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: The applied behavior analysis program at the University of Washington offers on-campus and distance education options that prepare students to be competent, ethical, and professional behavior analysts who work with persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Students in both programs complete a coursework sequence approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and an intensive practicum, earning a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Program faculty and current doctoral students will be available to answer questions about coursework, supervision, and to provide additional information about the opportunities offered to students through the University of Washington.
31. Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education at the University of Utah
ROBERT E. O'NEILL (Department of Special Education; University of Utah)
Abstract: This poster will describe master's and doctoral level training programs in applied behavior analysis in the Departments of Special Education and Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Both degree options include being able to satisfy the coursework and experience requirements to prepare persons to take the exam to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. General Departmental information will be provided, as well as specific information about relevant faculty interests and accomplishments. Possible student funding options at the masters and doctoral levels will also be described.
32. Applied Behavior Analysis Master's Program: University of the Pacific
Matthew P. Normand (University of the Pacific), Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (University of the Pacific), Corey S. Stocco (University of the Pacific), Carolynn S. Kohn (University of the Pacific), HOLLY AYN WHITE (University of the Pacific)
Abstract: The University of the Pacific, located in Northern California, offers a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board® approved course sequence (30 units) is typically completed in 2 years and includes an empirical thesis. Typically, all students receive substantial tuition and stipend support. Our program has both Fieldwork and Behavior Analysis Certification Board® approved Practicum placements available in a wide variety of settings and with various populations. Supervised experience in both Fieldwork and Practicum placements provide students the opportunity to participate in conducting, developing and implementing assessments and interventions in applied settings. Four faculty and five staff are board certified behavior analysts and provide the supervision required for those interested in sitting for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® examination. Alumni have been extremely successful in passing the BACB® certification exam, and in obtaining acceptance into doctoral programs or employment as a Behavior Analyst.
33. Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Fresno State
MARIANNE L. JACKSON (California State University, Fresno), Sharlet D. Rafacz (California State University, Fresno), Steven W. Payne (California State University, Fresno), Laura L. Grow (California State University, Fresno), Jonpaul D. Moschella (California State University, Fresno), Criss Wilhite (Fresno State)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at Fresno State is a part of the Psychology Department and housed within the College of Science and Mathematics. We provide graduate students with the education and training to become high quality scientist-practitioners and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Students complete two years of course work including classes on research methods, functional assessment, organizational behavior management, and verbal behavior, and complete a thesis project under the mentorship of one of our specialized faculty. While completing these degree requirements, students acquire supervised experience hours to meet the requirements of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. These are paid positions through our Behavioral Sciences Institute. Placements include The Autism Center, Behavior Intervention Services, and Social Connections, working with a wide variety of clients. In addition, students have the opportunity to take a leadership role in our ABA Club, which organizes the Fresno State ABA conference, the Spring Speaker Series, and the Job Fair each year. Come by and meet our faculty and students, and find out more about the opportunities available at Fresno State.
34. 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), Robert L. Morgan (Utah State University), Tyra P. Sellers (Utah State University), Sarah E. Pinkelman (Utah State University)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization within the Disability Disciplines Doctoral program at Utah State University prepares graduates for careers in leadership positions within academic and clinical settings. The four year program is composed of doctoral coursework in both research methods as well as the theoretical, experimental, and applied branches of behavior analysis. Through mentored experiences with faculty, students learn how to conduct research, write grants, teach university-level courses, and provide clinical supervision. Funding is available through graduate assistantships in one of several clinical services operated by the department. The Utah State University campus is located in Logan, UT, a college town with many recreational opportunities available nearby. Graduates from the program have been successfully placed in prestigious post-doctoral fellowships, faculty positions, and senior clinical positions. 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.
35. Applied Behaviour Analysis at Western University, London Ontario
NICOLE M. NEIL (University of Western Ontario), Eric Simard (University of Western Ontario)
Abstract: Western University’s Faculty of Education offers a Master of Professional Education (MPEd) in Applied Behavior Analysis. The degree is a fully online degree designed for working professionals wishing to advance their skills in applied behaviour analysis. Combining theory with practical research, professional program students will address the challenges that currently face educators while striving to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and their school communities. Students will learn from faculty whose research focuses on behavioral interventions for young children with autism, Down syndrome, and Fragile X syndrome. MPEd students complete one course a time (i.e. one course in the fall, winter, intersession, summer sessions) for two years. Upon completion of this course sequence, graduates will have learned about behavior principles, how they play a role in shaping new behavior, and how to reduce the frequency of existing behavior. Students will also learn about ethical decision making in the practice of ABA, research methodology, the application of behavior principles to a variety of settings, and assessment and treatment. The course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
36. Bachelor of Arts and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Programs in Applied Behaviour Analysis - Autism at Capilano University, Canada
RICHARD STOCK (Capilano University), Brenda Fossett (Capilano University), Miriam Elfert (Capilano University )
Abstract: This poster will describe the Bachelor of Arts degree and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Capilano University.
37. Behavior Analysis Graduate Programs at Long Island University - Post
JOHN C. NEILL (Long Island University)
Abstract: The Psychology department at LIU Post offers two graduate programs that focus on behavior analysis, a Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis and an Advanced Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The programs, along with the hours of required supervised clinical experience, can qualify students to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination. This national credential attests to an individuals' expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved our course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. In addition to a Masters in Behavior Analysis, which is a two year program, including a thesis, we offer the ABA Certificate program, which requires the completion of only 18 credits, and is designed so that all requirements can be met within one calendar year (fall semester, spring semester, and summer session). The curriculum consists of 9 credits in basic courses in behavior analysis, 6 credits in advanced courses and 3 practicum credits. Our state-of-the-art laboratories permit students to obtain hands-on experience in both human and small animal laboratories, depending on student interest. We excel at helping students conduct and present their own research at ABAI, NYSABA, EPA and SfN.
38. Behavior Analysis in Ireland. 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 Behavior Analysis at both Master's (MSc) and Doctorate level (Ph.D). Both courses provide approved course sequences by the internationally-recognized Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The MSc is a taught program that provides professional training in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program 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 program is a structured four-year Ph.D program ofstudy. 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 programs. 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 a 87% 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.
39. Behavior Analysis Program at California State University, Sacramento
MEGAN R. HEINICKE (California State University, Sacramento), Caio F. Miguel (California State University, Sacramento), Becky Penrod (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 highly qualified scientist practitioners. Most of our graduate students 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. Our coursework fulfills the requirements to sit for the national certification exam in Behavior Analysis (BCBA).
40. Behavior Analysis Training Programs at Rowan University
DENISE KERTH (Rowan University), Mary Louise E. Kerwin (Rowan University), Michelle Ennis Soreth Soreth (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University), Kimberly C. Kirby (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 (BACB) approved undergraduate and graduate coursework sequences for the BCaBA and BCBA. The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 45 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 skills 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.
41. Behaviour Analysis at the University of New England
ELIZABETH KYONKA (University of New England), Lewis A. Bizo (University of New England), Andrew Talk (University of New England)
Abstract: Australia is an emerging market for behaviour analysis. In the discipline of Psychology, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences at the University of New England (UNE), located in Armidale, New South Wales, we are developing a behaviour analysis curriculum that exploits UNE's distinctive strengths in animal science, rural medicine and sustainability studies. In particular, animal behaviour and the experimental analysis of human behaviour are expanding areas of research in Psychology at UNE. Current academic staff possess interests and expertise in quantitative and experimental analyses of choice, interval timing and stimulus control as well as translational and applied research in animal welfare, gambling and behaviour change strategies. In the coming years, UNE behaviour analysis students, researchers and affiliated service providers will have unique opportunities to define and shape the future of Australian behaviour analysis. We are seeking recent graduates and prospective masters and doctoral students who are interested in an Outback adventure--come talk to us about research opportunities at UNE and life in Armidale!
43. California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
ELLIE KAZEMI (California State University, Northridge), Tara A. Fahmie (California State University, Northridge), Debra Berry Malmberg (California State University, Northridge)
Abstract: 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 and 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. 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 practicum 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.
44. Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (CABA) at The Sage Colleges
CHERYL J. DAVIS (The Sage Colleges/SupervisorABA), Benjamin C. Mauro (The Sage Colleges, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism at The Sage Graduate Schools follows a scientist-practitioner model of training. This means that all instruction is grounded in the scientific approach towards studying behavior, as espoused by B. F. Skinner. Students learn about research design, the importance of empirical evidence, and the focus on experimentation to discern causes of behavior. This knowledge is coupled with a thorough training in the only therapeutic approach to the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders that has empirical research to support its effectiveness with this population. This program is delivered completely via distance learning, utilizing online delivery of classes, as well as optional clinical supervision delivered by geographically close BCBA supervisors or through distance supervision (e.g., webcam observation). The goals of the program are to prepare students to work with persons with autism and to provide each student with the educational and skill competence necessary to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Lastly, The Sage Colleges wants to increase the number of professionals who have behavioral skills to provide services to those in need throughout the world.
45. Clinical Health or Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Program With ABA Specialization at East Carolina University
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), Katy Scott (East Carolina University)
Abstract: East Carolina University has pediatric school and clinical health psychology programs that lead 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.
46. Graduate Education in Behavior Analysis at California State University, Stanislaus
KATIE WISKOW (California State University, Stanislaus), William F. Potter (California State University, Stanislaus), Bruce E. Hesse (California State University, Stanislaus)
Abstract: Stan State offers an MA and MS in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis. This concentration prepares students to be effective behavior analysts at the master’s level and provides them with the academic requirements to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). It is a well-rounded program of instruction in behavioral principles, theory, research and application. It also provides BACB approved intensive practicum experience as part of the MA degree.
47. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
JOSEPH M. VEDORA (Evergreen Center), Robert K. Ross (Beacon ABA Services), Robert F. Littleton Jr. Jr. (Evergreen Center)
Abstract: This poster will describe the graduate programs located at Cambridge College in Massachusetts. 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.
48. Graduate Training in Behavior Analysis and Behavior Therapy at Eastern Michigan University
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Caitlyn Sorensen (Eastern Michigan University), Ambreen Shahabuddin (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).
49. Grand Valley State University’s Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate and School Psychology Graduate Program
AMY L. MATTHEWS (Grand Valley State University), Amy Campbell (Grand Valley State University), Jamie S. Owen-DeSchryver (Grand Valley State University)
Abstract: The GVSU psychology department has two programs leading to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate. First, the online graduate certificate in ABA that will allow students to complete the coursework to pursue certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Second, the School Psychology Graduate Program at GVSU has the ABA course sequence embedded in the program, which leads to a master’s degree and psychological specialist degree along with the ABA certificate. Students in both programs will learn behavior analytic principles, concepts, and behavior change strategies with an emphasis on application in educational settings with children demonstrating a variety of learning, social, and behavior support needs. Students will complete six courses (18 credits) that meet the 4th Edition Task List coursework requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). All students will start the program in the fall semester. The poster will describe the program emphasis and provide information for those considering a career incorporating applied behavior analysis in a school setting. For more information, contact Amy Matthews at or go to or
50. Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science at Rollins College
APRIL MICHELE WILLIAMS (Rollins College), Sarah Slocum Freeman (Rollins College), Stephanie L. Kincaid (Rollins College)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science Master of Arts program at Rollins College endorses a holistic approach to graduate education by providing focused training in applied behavior analysis while including interdisciplinary coursework in clinical science. Program features include small class sizes, personalized attention, two- or three-year matriculation options, an intensive practicum experience, and a thesis or capstone project requirement. Classes are held in the evenings at Rollins' beautiful Winter Park campus just outside Orlando. Students begin the program as a cohort each fall semester; the final application deadline is July 1.
51. Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis at William James College
RONALD LEE (William James College)
Abstract: William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) began offering a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in January 2017. The degree requirements can be completed in one-year on a full-time basis or up to two-years on a part-time basis. Students will complete a BACB-approved course sequence that fulfills the coursework requirements to sit for the national BCBA-exam upon graduation. Additionally, William James College has partnered with several ABA-organizations who have agreed to serve as ABA-training sites for graduate students. Students will begin their fieldwork placement upon enrollment ensuring that they are concurrently exposed to coursework and real-world applications of behavior-analytic principles and procedures as quickly as possible. Graduate students will be supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at their field placement. Training experiences and supervisory meetings will be in accordance with the guidelines established by the BACB and William James College to meet the requirements for an intensive practicum.
52. Michigan State University MA and Graduate Certificate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
MATTHEW T. BRODHEAD (Michigan State University), Kate La Londe (Michigan State University ), Summer Ferreri (Michigan State University), Marisa H Fisher (Michigan State University), Josh Plavnick (Michigan State University)
Abstract: Michigan State University (MSU) offers two graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that prepare future leaders for certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and for doctoral study in ABA or special education. Programs are hybrid (half of coursework completed on campus and the other half online) or fully online. With five faculty who specialize in applied behavior analysis, students receive hands-on training and supervision from leaders in behavior analysis and special education. Stop by to learn more about the program and how MSU can help you meet your academic and career goals.
53. MS in Behavior Analysis at Salem State University
DARLENE E. CRONE-TODD (Salem State University)
Abstract: Why should you enroll in our Master of Science in behavior analysis program? We offer a flexible program that provides students the choice to focus their studies on experimental analysis of behavior (EAB) or applied behavior analysis (ABA), or a combination of both. Our expert faculty provide students with unique opportunities to conduct research work in laboratories focused on animal or human behavior. Our program includes a Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) approved course sequence to meet coursework requirements for eligibility to apply to the BACB for examinations related to certification, as well as conceptual and experimental seminars in behavior analysis, and a master’s project or thesis. Housed in the Department of Psychology, this program requires a total of 42 - 43.5 credits, and students enrolled full-time can complete this program within two years. Students may also enroll part-time to complete this program in three or four years depending on the number of courses taken per semester.
54. Munroe-Meyer Institute and University of Nebraska Omaha Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Training Program
CHRISTOPHER W ENGLER (University of Nebraska Omaha; Munroe-Meyer Institute), Erin Howard (University of Nebraska Omaha; Munroe-Meyer Institute), Mark D. Shriver (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Abstract: The UNO-MMI 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 UNO-MMI 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 UNO-MMIABA Program mission is to graduate students who have met high levels of academic excellence relevant to the knowledge and skills of applied behavior analysis.
55. Online Campus - Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
ROBYN M. CATAGNUS (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: Come stop by our poster and learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Online at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology! We offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ABA, as well as a Graduate Certificate Program. Our program includes a BACB-approved course sequence and distance practicum training opportunities. Our Ph.D. program prepares students to teach and conduct research in university settings, as well as become lead practitioners, consultants, and supervisors in the field. Our programs provide a solid foundation in the science and philosophy of behavior analysis. We have faculty with diverse interests and expertise, and we encourage our students to apply behavior analysis and analyze behavior in novel ways. Because of the convenience of The Chicago School's online programs, your life remains intact. Students can tailor their coursework to best suit their individual interests and career goals. The core faculty of the program are: Robyn Catagnus, Susan D. Flynn, Walter Chung, Yors A. Garcia, Julie A. Ackerlund Brandt, Annette Griffith, Jack Spear, Deirdre Fitzgerald, and Julie Fiebig.
56. Pepperdine University M.S. in Behavioral Psychology
ADEL C. NAJDOWSKI (Pepperdine University)
Abstract: Pepperdine University's M.S. in Behavioral Psychology program (MSBP) provides academic and practical training in applied behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved Pepperdine's MSBP course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. In addition to rigorous theoretical study, we incorporate three semesters of practicum. This provides students with the opportunity to begin accruing the experience hours necessary for certification. The present poster provides an overview of Pepperdine's MSBP program.
57. Saint Louis University Applied Behavior Analysis Program
ALYSSA N. WILSON (Saint Louis University), Heather Lynn Lewis (Saint Louis University), Ashley Marie Lugo (Saint Louis University)
Abstract: Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Social Work Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Programs began in 2011 as one of the first schools in Missouri to offer a Master’s 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-Master’s 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 urban school 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.
58. Savannah State University
KATHERINE STEWART (Savannah State University), Kimberly N. Frame (Savannah State Univeristy), Amanda Mahoney (Savannah State University), Sherry L. Serdikoff (Savannah State University)
Abstract: Founded in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college in the State of Georgia. The university promotes engaged learning in an environment that celebrates the African American legacy while serving a diverse student body. Savannah State University offers graduate and undergraduate studies including nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions. Among the more than 90 undergraduate programs, Savannah State has a dedicated program in behavior analysis. The behavior analysis program offers training to undergraduate students in the scientific study of human and animal behavior. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to teach the basic concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Students learn to analyze the way in which behavior changes as a function of its interaction with the surrounding environment. Working closely with program faculty, students get the opportunity to apply principles learned in the classroom in laboratory, community, and educational settings.
59. Science, Skinner, and Surf: Behavior Analysis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
Connor Sheehan (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Caroline Mueller (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Elizabeth Gonzalez (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Erika Winnie (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Sydney Ball (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Kelsey Leigh Van Boxel (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 (ABA and Psychological Science) and a track (ABA) in our clinical PhD 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. Students in our applied behavior analysis tracts take additional courses in clinical psychology and complete ABA practica. After graduating, the ABA students are eligible to sit for both the BACB certification exam and the NC licensure as a psychological associate (MA) or as a psychologist (PhD). Students also participate in a weekly graduate seminar in advanced topics in behavior analysis, regional and state conferences, and in ABAI.

Temple University Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Training Programs

Amanda Guld Fisher (Temple University), Matthew Tincani (Temple University), Donald A. Hantula (Temple University), Saul Axelrod (Temple University), PHILIP N. HINELINE (Temple University - Emeritus), Shana E. Hornstein (Temple University)

The program's mission is to enable its students to work proficiently with the coherent system of concepts and principles of behavior analysis, preparing them for professional careers in a variety of environments. The core principles and techniques of ABA are broadly applicable; hence, the interdisciplinary character of this program. Demand for individuals with applied behavior-analytic competencies is intense and growing, especially in social service agencies and educational institutions that serve individuals with autism or with developmental disabilities and functional deficits resulting from head injury. The program also provides competencies for diverse types of work, such as devising arrangements for more effective instruction and classroom management, teaching strategies for effective behavior management in home settings, and designing and improving performance, productivity, and safety in organizations. The program is anchored upon fundamentals of the behavior - analytic approach. These include direct and continuous measures of behavior both before and during interventions and graphical representation of outcomes, especially as applied to within-subject research designs. Complementing these is an emphasis upon the logic and style of scientific prose and upon principles of ethical practice.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles and Orange County

ANNETTE GRIFFITH (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Jennifer L. Beers (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles), Eric L. Carlson (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles), L. Fernando Guerrero (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles), David Pyles (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles), Henry D. Schlinger (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles), Leslie A. Morrison (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles & Orange County)

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at the Los Angeles and Orange County campuses offer graduate programs that provide students with a solid understanding of the Science and Philosophy of Behavior Analysis as the foundation that informs Applied Behavior Analysis, the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Service Delivery domains to produce graduates who rely on the science of behavior to contribute to the betterment of society. The M.S. ABA program incorporates the content areas and practicum requirements to make graduates eligible for national board certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board in addition to providing a solid foundation in the philosophy, science, and application of behavior analysis. The Ph.D. Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization program expands upon the knowledge and skills learned in the M.S. ABA program by strengthening students research and clinical skills and their knowledge base, as well as training students to become university professors and high-level supervisors and consultants. In addition, graduates of the Ph.D. Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization program are eligible to seek licensure as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of California.

62. The Ph.D. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University
APRIL N. KISAMORE (Caldwell University), Jason C. Vladescu (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 BAAB©-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 and employment opportunities.
63. University of Massachusetts Lowell Master of Science in Autism Studies and Graduate Certificate Programs
ROCIO ROSALES (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Richard W. Serna (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Rebecca A. Markovits (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 Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers three programs to help prepare students to work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the field of behavior analysis: the Master of Science in Autism Studies, the Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism, and the Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Management in Autism. All three programs have approved coursework by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) that prepares students to sit for either the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) exam. The M.S. in Autism Studies is a 42-credit combination of online and face-to-face coursework and practical experiences 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. 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 two certificate programs are 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.
64. University of North Texas - Behavior Analysis Online
SCOTT SOLOMON (University Of North Texas), Brook B. Wheetley (University of North Texas)
Abstract: Behavior Analysis Online (BAO) delivers high quality behavior analysis education, using advanced instructional technologies to help people and organizations across the globe. All our courses are online, self-paced and accessible 24/7. The Fast-Track program allows our students to advance through the material at an accelerated pace. BAO’s continuing education lectures and workshops have been curated by renowned behavior analysts, who have designed the activities with their students in mind, providing an interactive and original learning experience.

Behaviour Analysis at the University of South Wales

JENNIFER L. AUSTIN (University of South Wales), Ioannis Angelakis (University of South Wales), Aimee Giles (University of South Wales), Richard James May (University of South Wales), Aoife McTiernan (University of South Wales)

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 Centre for Behaviour Analysis, housed with the School of Psychology, includes undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as our research-led Behaviour Analysis Clinic. Approved by the BACB, our academic programmes are designed to equip students with a solid foundation in cutting-edge behaviour analytic research and clinical skills, while our supervised practice programmes ensure students have opportunities to apply and refine their skills across a range of populations and settings. Our on-campus clinic provides a variety of services, including early intervention, parent training, behaviour therapy, and fluency-based academic intervention. In addition to the opportunities at our clinic, close linkages with local schools, charities, and the National Health Service ensure that students have ample settings for both research and clinical practice. Our faculty have a range of specialisations, helping students contact the scope of behaviour analytic science and applications.




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