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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Expo Poster Session #172
Saturday, May 26, 2018
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Marriott Marquis, Pacific Ballroom
1. Capilano University Bachelor's of Applied Behavior Analysis-Autism
Richard Stock (Capilano University), Brenda Fossett (Capilano University), MIRIAM ELFERT (Capilano University)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis department at Capilano University offers a Bachelor's degree, a Post-Bac Certificate, and a Post-Bac Diploma in ABA-Autism. All three programs are BACB verified course sequences leading to BCaBA eligibility. The Bachelor's and Post-Bac Diploma programs include a 500-hour intensive BCBA supervised practicum. Our programs are available on campus and online.
 
2. Study Behaviour Analysis in Ireland: M.Sc./Ph.D. 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), Clodagh Mary Murray (National University of Ireland Galway)
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 provide approved course sequences 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 a the 3rd highest 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.
 
3. Verified Course Sequence at Reykjavik University
BERGLIND SVEINBJORNSDOTTIR (Reykjavik University), Simon Dymond (Reykjavik University;Swansea University)
Abstract: Reykjavik University (RU) is located in Reykjavik, Iceland. The University's vision is to create and disseminate knowledge so as to improve the quality of life for individuals and societies with ethics, sustainability, and responsibility. In 2014 RU started a graduate program in Clinical Psychology. The two-year program includes courses approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as meeting the coursework requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analysts credential. This is the only approved program in Iceland and is an important step towards developing a critical mass of behavior analysts in Iceland. This poster will describe the key features of the popular program, the faculty, and the opportunities for international study in the land of fire and ice.
 
4. 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)
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 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.
 
5. 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 verified 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 Horace Mann Educational Associates, Seven Hills Foundation, and Central Massachusetts Collaborative, among others. 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.
 
6. Behavior Analysis at Auburn University
SARAH M. RICHLING (Auburn University), John T. Rapp (Auburn University)
Abstract: The Department of Psychology at Auburn University offers a two-year master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The full-time program is designed to train future practitioners to provide behavioral services to diverse consumers, including individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities; students with academic and behavioral challenges; juvenile offenders; and foster, adoptive, and birth families facing varied challenges. Doctoral training in behavior analysis is also provided at Auburn University through the Cognitive and Behavioral Science (CABS) program. Applicants seeking doctoral training via the CABS program must be board certified behavior analysts.
 
7. Ball State University: Tomorrows Practitioners and Leaders
SUSAN WILCZYNSKI (Ball State University), Shannon Titus Dieringer (Ball State University), Kimberly Martell (Ball State University)
Abstract: 3.21 The Department of Special Education Promotion and Tenure Committee will provide candidates a preliminary review and feedback about the format of the vita for promotion and tenure. The exact date that all vita and promotion Comprehensive Documentation of Professional Evidence are due in to the departmental promotion and tenure committee will be determined by the end of the second week in September and will be determined based on the Teachers College Promotion and Tenure Calendar. Final promotion and tenure vita and materials are due the first day of Spring Semester.
 
9. Caldwell University’s Ph.D. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
SHARON A. REEVE (Caldwell University), Ruth M. DeBar (Caldwell University), Jason C. Vladescu (Caldwell University), Tina Sidener (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 University’s Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board©-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 on-campus Center for Autism and ABA provides a BACB©-approved practicum experience, with 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.
 
10. The 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), Criss Wilhite (Fresno State), Jonpaul D. Moschella (California State University, Fresno)
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 as a Verified Course Sequence, we provide the coursework and supervised practicum experience for our graduates to be eligible to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) exam. 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 campus-based services. In addition, students have the opportunity to take a leadership role in our ABA Club, which organizes the Annual 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.
 
11. California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (California State University, Northridge)
ELLIE KAZEMI (California State University, Northridge), Debra Berry Malmberg (California State University, Northridge), Tara A. Fahmie (California State University, Northridge), Stephanie A. Hood (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. 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 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.
 
13. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
ROBERT F. LITTLETON JR. (Evergreen Center), Robert K. Ross (Beacon ABA Services), Joseph M. Vedora (Evergreen Center)
Abstract: This poster will describe the graduate programs located at Cambridge College in Massachusetts. Cambridge College’s main campus is located in Charlestown, Massachusetts with additional campuses located in Springfield, Massachusetts and Rancho Cucamonga, California. The Cambridge College program offers a Master's in Education with specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders incorporating a BACB-verified 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 verified BACB sequence. The BACB-verified 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.
 
14. Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
SUSAN D. FLYNN (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Robyn M. Catagnus (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Annette Griffith (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Julie A. Ackerlund Brandt (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology ), Dorothy Xuan Zhang (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Yors A. Garcia (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Amanda Mahoney (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: 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 strategies based on the principles of behavior analysis and analyze behavior in novel ways. Because of the convenience of The Chicago School's online programs, students' lives remains intact. Students can tailor their coursework to best suit their individual interests and career goals.
 
15. Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus
ASHLEY WHITTINGTON-BARNISH (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), Carole Ann Deitchman (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® verified 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!
 
16. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Southern California
LESLIE A. MORRISON (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Southern California), Jennifer L. Beers (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Southern California), L. Fernando Guerrero (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Southern California), David Pyles (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Southern California), Henry D. Schlinger (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Southern California), Eric L. Carlson (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Southern California)
Abstract: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California offers masters and doctoral programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The M.S. in ABA program, offered in Los Angeles, Irvine (Orange County), and San Diego, provides students with the training needed to understand the principles of behavior analysis and how they underlie applied practice. Coursework in the M.S. ABA program also includes a verified course sequence by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. The Ph.D. in Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization program, offered in Los Angeles, expands upon the knowledge and skills learned in the M.S. ABA 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 degree provides graduates with an eligible degree to seek licensure as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of California.
 
17. Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC Campus
ERIN E. WATKINS (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Mary Caruso-Anderson (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Barbara J. Kaminski (Green Box ABA, PLLC)
Abstract: Come stop by our poster and learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Washington DC! We offer MS and PhD degrees in ABA, as well as a Graduate Certificate Program. Our program includes a BACB® verified 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 easily accessible by public transportation and is within walking distance to the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, the White House, and the annual Cherry Blossom festival. There are numerous opportunities to learn and apply behavior analysis, enjoy the views of downtown DC from the classrooms, and take advantage of all that the District of Columbia has to offer!
 
18. Applied Behavior Analysis at Drake University
SACHA T. PENCE (Drake University), Maria G. Valdovinos (Drake University)
Abstract: Drake University has a newly formed Master's program in Applied Behavior Analysis. This comprehensive program provides intensive classroom instruction and supervised practicum experiences. Drake's program is a Verified Course Sequence by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®). Drake University’s program provides hands-on learning experiences, working alongside faculty at practicum sites to learn a range of clinical skills, including conducting assessments; developing, writing, and implementing programming to reduce problem behavior and teach new skills; analyzing data; and training and supervising others. Students rotate though multiple practicum sites to increase experiences, skills, and exposures to different settings and populations. Completion requires 45 credit hours, 9 credit hours each semester, which includes coursework and practicum hours across 5 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring).
 
19. Ph.D. Special Education at Duquesne University: Expand Your Perspective, Maximize Your Impact in Special Education
EDWARD JUSTIN PAGE (Duquesne University)
Abstract: Duquesne's 80-credit doctoral program in Special Education prepares you to be a global leader in research, scholarly inquiry, and professional careers. You'll learn evidence-based practices that translate to the national and international context, and be able to choose your area of academic specialization from two key concentrations in: Autism/Behavior or Assessment/Learning. Our full-time program offers global-level research and internationally recognized faculty with active research agendas in Africa and China, as well as national and international leadership positions in the field. Faculty work with students to promote publication and presentation of their research at regional and national conferences. Field experiences give students opportunities to connect research and classroom learning with practice. Our campus's location in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania provides access to field experiences in urban, suburban, and rural educational and community settings.
 
20. Clinical Health or Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Program with Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization at East Carolina University
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), Kelli Minton (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 student’s 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 American Psychological Association and/or the Association of Psychology Pre-doctoral and Internship Centers.
 
21. Graduate Training in Behavior Analysis at Eastern Michigan University
ALEXANDROS MARAGAKIS (Eastern Michigan University), Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: Eastern Michigan University offers graduate education in all aspects of behavior analysis -- clinical, applied, and operant research -- at the master's (2 years, thesis optional) and the doctoral levels (APA accredited, 5 years with 4 years of tuition and stipend support). The program is supported by eight behavioral faculty members with specialties in third-wave behavior therapies, behavioral gerontology and integrated behavioral health; serious mental illness; neurodevelopmental disorders; and implementation science and human operant research. Students choose among more than 40 practicum placements. The graduate course of study prepares graduates for both BCBA certification and for general psychology licensure at the master's and doctoral levels. A master's in experimental psychology with options for behavioral research is also available (thesis required).
 
22. The Hunter College School of Education Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
APRIL N. KISAMORE (Hunter College), Lauren K. Schnell (Hunter College)
Abstract: The Hunter College School of Education, located just outside Central Park on the Upper East side of Manhattan, offers a 41-credit Master of Science degree program in applied behavior analysis (ABA). The Hunter College ABA program will prepare students to develop, deliver, and evaluate the effectiveness of applied behavior analytic intervention for learners with autism and increase the availability of professionals who have the appropriate training and experience to provide behavior analytic services to learners across the lifespan. Students enrolled in the ABA program will have the opportunity to participate in distance learning in which they attend class in real-time using internet-based courseware along with classroom-based students. This distance-learning experience provides direct and ongoing personal interactions that maximize students' opportunities to fully participate in the ABA Program. Students who complete the Master of Science degree program will have the graduate training necessary to sit for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) exam. Upon passing the BCBA exam, graduates will be eligible for New York State’s new license in behavior analysis.
 
23. Behavior Analysis at Long Island University, Post
JOHN C. NEILL (Long Island University, Post)
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). 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 conferences.
 
24. Marquette University: Masters and Doctoral Training in Behavior Analysis
JEFFREY H. TIGER (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Tiffany Kodak (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee), Douglas Woods (Marquette University)
Abstract: Marquette University is pleased to announce the beginning of new training programs in behavior analysis to begin in the Fall of 2018. Our program highlights include our world renowned faculty that will provide mentorship to Masters and Doctoral students and the construction of an onsite, state-of-the-art clinic for research and practicum training in downtown Milwaukee.
 
25. University of Minnesota MA in Special Education With Emphasis in ABA
JENNIFER J. MCCOMAS (University of Minnesota)
Abstract: The University of Minnesota now offers a master's degree in special education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis. This four semester course sequence is designed to prepare candidates for the BCBA exam and subsequent practice as a board-certified behavior analyst.
 
26. Northeastern University's Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
LAURA L. DUDLEY (Northeastern University), Nicole M. Davis (Northeastern University)
Abstract: Since 1976, Northeastern University has provided quality graduate instruction in applied behavior analysis. Our graduate programs, which include Master of Science, CAGS, and Certificate Program, are designed to develop teaching and intervention skills based on the principles of applied behavior analysis. Hundreds of our graduates have gone on to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts, working to improve the lives of clients and consumers all over the world. According to The Behavior Analyst Today (2004), Northeastern University was named a “Top 25 Most Prolific Research Institution” in applied behavior analysis. To learn more about our programs, please visit us at the Expo.
 
27. Applied Behavior Analysis at Oregon Institute of Technology
MARIA LYNN KESSLER (Oregon Institute of Technology), Dawn Allison Bailey (Oregon Institute of Technology), John Borgen (Oregon Institute of Technology)
Abstract: Oregon Institute of Technology offers graduate and undergraduate training in Applied Behavior Analysis. The focus of the applied behavior analysis programs is on the development of competence in and the application of the concepts, principles, and methods of behavior analysis. The mission of the MS-ABA program is to enable students to become effective and ethical behavior analysts. Students will be prepared to apply principles of behavior analysis to enhance the lives of individuals across a wide variety of settings. The program emphasizes a foundation in theory, concepts, and principles, development of basic behavior analytic skills, and an emphasis on professional and ethical responsibilities. The MS-ABA includes a Behavior Analyst Certification Board BCBA© verified course sequence, practicum, and research opportunities. Oregon Tech also offers a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and a BCaBA© Verified Course Sequence. All courses are available to students at our Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses and at any location via online videoconferencing.
 
28. Pepperdine University Master's of Science 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 verified 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.
 
29. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Penn State University (Online and On Campus)
DAVID L. LEE (Penn State University), Erin M. Garthe (Penn State University)
Abstract: We are... Online. We are... Academic Excellence. We are... World Class. We are...Penn State. The Special Education Program at Penn State University offers several graduate training options in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our online M.Ed. in Special Education gives students the opportunity to choose an emphasis in ABA, Autism, or Academic and Behavioral Supports. The ABA emphasis includes Penn State’s 18-credit verified course sequence and the option to complete supervised experience hours via practicum in order to become eligible for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®. In residence programs on Penn State’s main campus in State College, Pennsylvania include M.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. degrees. There are currently eleven tenure-track faculty working in the program, with a diverse range of research interests including mild disabilities, severe disabilities, behavior disorders, school-based prevention, and augmentative and alternative communication. The faculty to student ratio is quite low, allowing students individualized attention and the ability to work with advisors and mentors who have similar research and training goals. Information on all graduate programs, both online and on campus, and associated funding opportunities will be available.
 
31. Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science at Rollins College
STEPHANIE L. KINCAID (Rollins College), Sarah Slocum Freeman (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.
 
32. Behavior Analysis Training Programs at Rowan University
MICHELLE ENNIS SORETH (Rowan University), Mary Louise E. Kerwin (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University), Kimberly C. Kirby (Rowan University), Christina Simmons (Rowan University), Victor Chin (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 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 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.
 
33. Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (CABA) at The Sage Colleges
SARAH RUSSELL (Sage Graduate School; ASPIRE LLC), Benjamin C. Mauro (The Sage Colleges, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism program 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.
 
34. Savannah State University Behavior Ananlysis Program
SHERRY L. SERDIKOFF (Savannah State University), Kimberly N. Frame (Savannah State Univeristy), Katherine Stewart (Savannah State University)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis Program at Savannah State University offers students the opportunity to learn and apply the principles of behavior through coursework, research opportunities, and practical experience. Some examples of coursework are Basic Concepts in Behavior Analysis, Behavior Change in Behavior Analysis and Behavior Assessment in Behavior Analysis. Experiential learning opportunities include serving as an undergraduate teaching intern, working on a research team, or working at local centers for children with autism. Currently students are helping to conduct research on decision making in academic settings, behavior analysis applications in higher education, and verbal behavior. There are numerous exciting opportunities that arise each semester for motivated students. Graduates of the Behavior Analysis Program at Savannah State University are prepared to go to graduate school in behavior analysis or psychology. Additionally, they are in a unique position to apply their degree immediately after graduation.
 
35. 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)
Abstract: 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.
 
36. University of Massachusetts Lowell Master of Science in Autism Studies & Graduate Certificate Programs
REBECCA A. MARKOVITS (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Rocio Rosales (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Richard W. Serna (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Doreen Arcus (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Alice Frye (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Ashleigh Hillier (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 a verified course sequence (VCS) that prepares students to sit for 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 and developmental 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.
 
37. Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
KIM KILLU (University of Michigan - Dearborn), Angela Capuano (University of Michigan-Dearborn)
Abstract: Since its founding in 1959 on the estate of Henry Ford, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has been distinguished by its commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities responsive to the needs of our metropolitan community. The College of Education, Health, and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-D) offers training programs in Applied Behavior Analysis to prepare those seeking the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credentials. All three programs prepare students to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board examinations. The BCaBA program may be pursued as a certification only program or through an undergraduate degree program. The BCBA program may be pursued through coursework in preparation for certification or as a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. Through coursework providing a solid foundation in the science of behavior, students are prepared for careers in educational, clinical, and other community settings.
 
38. Science, Skinner, and Surf: Behavior Analysis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
Cheyenne Daniel (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Katelyn Hunt (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Tiffany Kronenwetter (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Caroline Mueller (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Erika Winnie (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.
 
39. Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s Program: University of the Pacific
HOLLY AYN WHITE (University of the Pacific), Matthew P. Normand (University of the Pacific), Corey S. Stocco (University of the Pacific), Mahshid Ghaemmaghami (University of the Pacific), Carolynn S. Kohn (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® verified 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 BACB® 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.
 
40. Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Southern California
JONATHAN J. TARBOX (University of Southern California; FirstSteps for Kids)
Abstract: The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The mission of the program is to train students to become scientist-practitioners who are leaders in service and research in a diverse variety of areas in which behavior analysis is used to make the world a better place. In addition, the program prepares students for application to the leading behavior analytic PhD programs in the world. The program contains a verified course sequence, approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™ (BACB™). After graduating from the program, students will have completed all of the coursework and fieldwork requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst™ (BCBA™) certification exam. In addition, advanced coursework in behavior analysis covers cutting edge topics, such as stimulus equivalence, relational frame theory, and acceptance and commitment therapy. A unique component of the program is the provision of two courses in developmental psychology that provide students with an up-to-date survey of theory and research in cognitive, social and emotional development of children and adolescents.
 
41. Behavior Analysis at the University of Texas at San Antonio
LESLIE NEELY (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Katherine Cantrell (University of Texas at San Antonio), Kyra Hastings (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Brandi Skrobanek (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Abstract: The Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio offers a research and clinically-oriented, BACB-approved course sequence designed for medical professionals, behavior analysts, educations, or 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 San Antonio Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic (located on-site at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio) 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.
 
42. Free-Operant Field Experiences at the University of Texas at San Antonio
LEE L MASON (Univ of Texas at San Antonio), Alonzo Alfredo Andrews (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Bryant C. Silbaugh (The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching )
Abstract: The University of Texas at San Antonio's TEAM Autism Research Center serves as a ShaperSpace for developing preservice behavior analysts and special education teachers and researchers. Since 2013 we have been providing free and reduced-cost behavior-analytic intervention to children and adolescents from the South Texas Community. Dr. Bryant Silbaugh's feeding laboratory focuses on validating and disseminating behavioral interventions for pediatric feeding disorders in children with autism. Dr. Lee Mason's verbal behavior laboratory conducts research on language assessment and intervention, such as the stimulus control ratio equation and referent-based instruction. Prof. Alonzo Andrews specializes in interventions to reduce challenging behavior and other behavioral excesses. UTSA's Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching offers degrees at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level, with coursework approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Our innovative ShaperSpace model of professional development emphasizes a selection-based approach to shape the behavior-analytic repertoire. Find out more on our website: www.utsa.edu/autism
 
43. The Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Utah (BCBA)
ROBERT E. O'NEILL (University of Utah)
Abstract: This poster will describe the Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City). The program is a joint effort of the Departments of Special Education and Educational Psychology in the College of Education, including coursework and supervision from both Departments. The poster will describe the approved required coursework sequence, required supervision, practicum placement opportunities, and current research interests and publications of program faculty and students.
 
44. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at the University of Washington
NANCY ROSENBERG (University of Washington), Ilene S. Schwartz (University of Washington), Scott A. Spaulding (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.
 
45. Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis at Utah Valley University
JANE I. CARLSON (Utah Valley University/ Utah Behavior Services, Inc.), Teresa Cardon (Utah Valley University), Jennifer Call (Utah Valley University)
Abstract: Utah Valley University's 30 credit, face-to-face graduate degree program prepares students to become practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis and to work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. This 18 month program includes 1000 hours of supervised experience, combining university-based group supervision with on-site supervision in partnership with local service providers. (Students are required to secure appropriate field placements to satisfy BACB requirements). Housed in the new Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism, the program offers connections to community programs serving individuals and families including two on-site model classrooms, and the Passages program, supporting young adults with autism spectrum disorders pursuing college degrees. All courses are taught by BCBAs with years of practical experience developing and monitoring ABA programs for children and adults with ASD. Focusing on effective interventions across the lifespan, students at Utah Valley University gain a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience that prepares them to be successful in a variety of treatment settings.
 
46. Industrial Organizational Behavior Management Graduate Programs at Western Michigan University
DOUGLAS A. JOHNSON (Western Michigan University), Alyce M. Dickinson (Western Michigan University), Heather M. McGee (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.
 
47. 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).
 
48. Bancroft/Rider Partnership
TRACY L. KETTERING (Bancroft; Rider University)
Abstract: Bancroft is pleased to offer a partnership to provide qualifying employees the unique opportunity to earn a highly regarded Rider University graduate degree in Applied Psychology and qualify to take the national exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Students will earn a coveted academic and professional credential while attending classes conveniently on the Bancroft campus. Program students will be able to enjoy convenient on-site, afternoon and evening courses provided on the Bancroft campus. Students will learn alongside and share your educational experience with fellow employees in an intimate, cohort-based program limited to 20 students. The program will prepare students for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Full scholarships are provided for Bancroft employees with at least one year of experience. The 36-credit program provides training in evidence-based practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to support clients, community members and family members across a variety of settings. Students learn how to (1) apply behavioral principles to solve performance problems, (2) build new behaviors and strengthen existing appropriate behaviors, (3) gain a compassionate understanding of individual differences, and (4) develop strategies that will impact behavior and learning.
 

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