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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Expo Poster Session #6
Behavior Analysis Training Program
Friday, May 28, 2021
8:00 PM–10:00 PM

Brock University Department of Applied Disability Studies ABA Graduate Programs: ABAI VCS 5th Edition BCBA®

ROSEMARY A. CONDILLAC (Brock University), Maurice Feldman (Brock University), Kendra Thomson (Brock University ), Priscilla Burnham Riosa (Brock University), Julie Koudys (Brock University), Valdeep Saini (Brock University)

Brock University Department of Applied Disability Studies offers 3 ABA Graduate Programs that include our ABAI 5th Edition BCBA® Verified Course Sequence. The Vision of the Department of Applied Disability Studies is to be an internationally recognized, preeminent academic program that contributes to the betterment of the lives of people in our community and beyond with a focus on persons with disabilities and underserved populations. The ABA specialization is available for the Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Disability Studies, the Master of Applied Disability Studies (MADS), and the Diploma in Applied Disability Studies. Courses are offered in person across several sites in Ontario, Canada including St. Catharines (near Niagara Falls), Hamilton, Toronto, and Ottawa. The full-time MA degree program includes all courses from the VCS as well as additional research training including a thesis for those continuing into a research career or PhD program. The MADS degree program includes all courses from the VCS and additional coursework in applied disability studies and diversity and is available either full-time or part-time. The full-time Diploma in ADS is intended for those with a Master’s degree who wish to take the VCS in order to pursue BCBA Certification.


Master's in Applied Behaviour Analysis: An Innovative Blended Learning Programme Offered by Queen's University Belfast

NICHOLA BOOTH (Queen's University Belfast), Karola Dillenburger (Queen's University Belfast), Katerina Dounavi (Queen's University Belfast), Catherine Storey (Queen's University Belfast), Devon Ramey (Queen's University Belfast)

The Master's in Applied Behaviour Analysis is a highly interactive blended learning programme (mostly online with some face to face workshops) that contains an ABAI Verified Course Sequence (VCS). The programme provides professionals from a wide range of backgrounds with scientifically validated expertise that is applicable to mainstream and special needs education, inclusion, clinical applications, curriculum, learning, and pedagogy. It should be of interest to professionals wishing to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®), to those in the ‘helping’ professions (e.g. teachers, speech/language therapists, occupational therapists, clinical or educational psychologists) and students preparing for PhD studies. The BCBA® exam pass rates of this popular programme serve as solid evidence of the teaching quality and research opportunities that our students avail of. The programme is offered in a blended format, allowing students living across the world to complete it without needing to relocate to Belfast. More details on the contents, entry criteria and applications for the MScABA can be found at


Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Fresno State

MARIANNE L. JACKSON (California State University, Fresno), Sharlet D. Rafacz (California State University, Fresno), Steven W. Payne (California State University, Fresno), Jonpaul D. Moschella (California State University, Fresno), Criss Wilhite (California State University Fresno )

The Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 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 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 one of our specialized faculty mentors. While completing these degree requirements, students acquire supervised experience hours to meet the requirements of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (5th Ed.). 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.

30. Behavior Analysis Program at California State University, Sacramento
DENYS BRAND (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.S.-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).
31. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Southern California Campuses
ALYSSA N. WILSON (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology--SoCal), Jennifer L. Beers (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), Heidi Eilers (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), L. Fernando Guerrero (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Elizabeth Meshes (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Southern California), Eric L. Carlson (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Southern California), Ellen Vaca (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Southern California)
Abstract: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Southern California Campuses invites interested students to learn about the Applied Behavior Analysis program. We currently offer Masters of Science (MS) and PhD in ABA, and are set to launch an undergraduate ABA minor and Post Masters Certificate in Fall 2021! The MS and undergraduate minor programs include BACB(R) verified course sequences. Our programs are offered across three campuses, in Los Angeles, Anaheim/Orange County, and San Diego. All programs are developed to provide students with a solid foundation in the science and philosophy of behavior analysis. Students work closely with faculty throughout their degree programs, and faculty encourage students to apply behavior analysis in novel and unique ways. Stop by and meet our faculty, learn about the program, and network with fellow behavior analysts!

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (California State University, Northridge)

Gary Katz (California State University Northridge), Ellie Kazemi (California State University, Northridge), Debra Berry Malmberg (California State University, Northridge), ASHLEY RICE (California State University Northridge)

The Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) provides high quality graduate education and practical training. We designed the curriculum to meet the needs of students who wish to become effective and professional scientist-practitioners 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 culminating exams 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.


Behavior Analysis Training Program at California State University, Stanislaus

Bruce E. Hesse (California State University, Stanislaus), William F. Potter (California State University, Stanislaus), SHRINIDHI SUBRAMANIAM (California State University, Stanislaus), Katie Wiskow (California State University Stanislaus)

The behavior analysis Masters of Science (MS) and Masters of Arts (MA) at California State University, Stanislaus provide broad training in research methods, conceptual foundations, the experimental analysis of behavior, and applied behavior analysis that fulfill academic requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The MS program also fulfills academic requirements to become a licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist and provides further training in trauma and domestic violence, child clinical interventions, advanced counseling, and substance abuse and chemical dependency counseling. The program highlights include a pigeon lab, thesis funds available for every student, an on-campus Child Development Center, and a Student Organization for Behavior Analysis.


The MA in Special Education With an Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Colorado at Denver

PATRICK ROMANI (University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus), Jeff Kupfer (University of Colorado Denver), Heather Ann Matheny (University of Colorado at Denver), Tara Hays (Children's Hospital Colorado), Alison M. Betz (Betz Behavioral Consultants)

The University of Colorado at Denver has a long history of valuing training programs for those seeking certification as a behavior analyst. Recently, the University of Colorado worked with the behavior analysis faculty to create a new program within the School of Education and Human Development. This poster will describe the newly created Master of Arts program in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Colorado at Denver. This is an ABAI-accredited program that provides synchronous learning opportunities for students across the United States. The goal of our program is to provide high-quality training for future board-certified behavior analysts. Our poster will review the courses needed to complete the program, timeline for finishing the program, strengths of the program, and faculty members teaching within the program. We will also provide an overview of our certificate program for those students already having an earned a master's degree.


Drake University Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis

MARCELLA HANGEN (Drake University), Janelle Ausenhus (Drake University), Maria G. Valdovinos (Drake University)

Drake University offers a Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program and a certificate in ABA program for students who already have a master’s degree. The program requires five semesters of coursework and practicum training. Drake’s ABA Program is a comprehensive program that provides intensive classroom instruction and supervised practicum experiences. Coursework in the ABA Program will prepare individuals to enter the field with the ability to teach new skills to children and adults; assess, prevent, and treat challenging behavior; supervise others; and work with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Students complete practicum training across multiple practicum sites. Funding is available to support students interested in working in Iowa as board certified behavior analysts through the Iowa Department of Public Health. Drake’s priority deadline is February 1st and interested students can learn more about our program and admission process at

36. Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
SUSAN D. FLYNN (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: Stop by our poster and learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Online Campus! We offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ABA, as well as a Graduate Certificate Program. Our Graduate Certificate and M.S. programs include a BACB®/ABAI-verified 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 assess behavior and apply strategies based on the principles of behavior analysis. 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.
37. Ball State University Online Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education
CHRISTINE BOHN (Ball State University), Laura Bassette (Ball State University)
Abstract: Applied behavior analysis (ABA) and special education are important and rewarding career paths. Ball State University has prepared thousands of students throughout the years for careers in these disciplines, in and out of the education industry. Students can gain employment in a number of areas with the 100 percent online degrees and certificates the University offers. Ball State is known nationally as an ABA hub. Our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ABA with an emphasis in autism prepare students for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exams, respectively. Course sequence for these degrees are verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Our master’s in special education is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children, and its applied behavior analysis course sequence is also verified by ABAI. Additionally, Ball State offers a number of special education graduate certificates to enhance your learning and teaching skills.

Nicholls State University Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis

DEREK JACOB SHANMAN (Nicholls State University), Grant Gautreaux (Nicholls State University)

The Nicholls State University ABA program provides candidates from a variety of majors to engage in experiential learning, encounter opportunities to conduct research with College of Education faculty, and receive direct training and supervision from current leaders in the field of behavior analysis.

39. Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs Offered at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
TRACY L. LEPPER (Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University), Jordan Bailey (Western Michigan University), Susan Brigman (Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University), Michael Dresnik (Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University )
Abstract: Abstract Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is pleased to offer three certificate options for students in Baton Rouge area. Option 1 is for students who have already been granted a bachelor’s degree. This option requires successful completion of 15 credit hours of didactic coursework in ABA, which may be completed in a little as 1 year. Option 2 is for degree-seeking students. This option allows students to the embed ABA courses and internships into a 120-credit hour degree plan. Successful completion of the degree plan results in students receiving both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (or another field) and a certificate in ABA. Option 3 is for nondegree-seeking students. This option requires successful completion one fully online 8-week course. The course material is consistent with the training requirements of the BACB for Registered Behavior Technicians® (RBTs®) and includes an optional skills assessment. Applications are currently being accepted and scholarships are available. Keywords: Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs, Training Programs

Ph.D. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis With Specialization in Autism Intervention at Cambridge College

DANIEL ALMEIDA (Cambridge College and Beacon ABA Services)

The PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis with Specialization in Autism Intervention will prepare students to serve in leadership positions in private companies and public entities that provide ABA services to underserved populations. Coursework is designed to further develop students’ clinical skills and enhance their ability to conduct, evaluate, analyze, and apply research findings in their clinical settings. The curriculum will have two primary points of emphasis. First, clinical leadership training will be designed to prepare students for leadership roles within human service organizations and within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. The second focus involves advanced research and dissemination of applied behavior analysis. Additional coursework will ensure that students develop the supervisory and management skills necessary to succeed in high level leadership positions. The proposed ABA doctoral program will be a three-year, 48-credit course of study that will include summer residencies during the first two years. The program will follow a distance-learning model during all other semesters. An applied dissertation will also be required.


Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College

JOSEPH M. VEDORA (Evergreen Center), Daniel Almeida (Beacon ABA Services), Robert K. Ross (Beacon ABA Services), Robert F. Littleton Jr. (Evergreen Center)

This poster will describe the graduate programs located at Cambridge College in Massachusetts. Cambridge College’s main campus is located in Charlestown, Massachusetts with an additional campus located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Cambridge College program offers a Master's in Education with specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders incorporating an ABAI-verified course sequence (VC) and a post-master's certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. Cambridge College also offers a program with an initial teacher licensure in Moderate Disabilities in Massachusetts, combined with the VCS. The ABA 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.

42. Applied Behavior Analysis at Assumption University
KAREN M. LIONELLO-DENOLF (Assumption University)
Abstract: The Master of Arts program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Assumption University 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 seven-course sequence that has been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Assumption University 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 Behavioral Concepts Inc., Seven Hills Foundation, the Central Massachusetts Collaborative, and the Applied Behavior Institute 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.
43. Master's of Science 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 basic or applied research. Our program includes an ABAI verified 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. Housed in the Department of Psychology, this program requires a total of 37.5 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.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Mississippi

KAYLA CROOK (University of Mississippi), Denise A. Soares (University of Mississippi)

The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Mississippi is designed for students and professionals of varying backgrounds. Our program will prepare students for many roles in behavior analysis including: assessment and intervention of severe problem behavior both in and out of the classroom setting, academic assessment and intervention, and assessment and intervention of social skills. Students who join our program will learn how to apply behavior analytic principles and concepts in a multitude of settings, as well across age ranges. We will also teach our students how the same principles and concepts can be used to teach new skills or reduce problem behaviors with individuals with various behavioral, developmental, medical, or psychological disorders.

45. Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization in the Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Program at East Carolina University
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), Albee Mendoza (Wesley College)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization in the Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Program at East Carolina University affords students the opportunity to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts at the doctoral level in addition to becoming licensed psychologists. Graduates of the program can work at colleges or universities, in schools or in hospitals, in out-patient clinics or doctor's offices with children with autism and other developmental disabilities in addition to typically developing children with trauma histories, behavioral problems, medical issues or a variety of psychiatric disorders such as attention deficit, oppositional-defiant or conduct disorders. The program is both American Psychological Association and National Association of School Psychologists Accredited.
46. University of Nevada, Reno Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education Graduate Program
BRIGHID H. FRONAPFEL (University of Nevada, Reno), MaryAnn Demchak (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: Information about the ABAI Verified Course Sequence graduate program in special education at the University of Nevada, Reno.
47. Seton Hall University Applied Behavior Analysis Programs
FRANK R. CICERO (Seton Hall University), Brian Conners (Seton Hall University)
Abstract: Seton Hall University, located in South Orange New Jersey, has several BACB Verified Course Sequence options. We are housed within the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Educational Studies. We have a stand alone post masters course sequence which leads to a Seton Hall certificate in behavior analysis as well as aligning with the BACB 5th edition task list. For applicants who do not yet hold a masters degree in education or psychology, we offer a full masters degree in behavior analysis as well as have the VCS course sequence infused into existing masters degrees in psychological studies, school psychology and special education. We also have a 5-year BSE/MA Program in education/special education with applied behavior analysis. All programs include practicum courses where students are placed in local ABA programs in order to obtain partial supervised experience hours. Program faculty are active in the field both in the academic and applied realms and frequently conduct presentations, research posters and publications. Students are encouraged to participate in these research projects.
48. Behavior Analysis Training Programs at Rowan University
CHRISTINA SIMMONS (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University), Michelle Ennis Soreth (Rowan University), Mary Louise Louise E. Kerwin (Rowan University), Matthew J Dwyer (Rowan University), Connor Andrew Burrows (Rowan University), Abigail Moretti (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 BACB®-approved undergraduate and graduate coursework sequences for the BCaBA and BCBA. The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 33-credit hour program that fulfills coursework requirements for the BCBA. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies is a 24-credit hour program that fulfills coursework requirements for the BCBA for individuals who already possess a master’s degree. The post-baccalaureate in ABA and undergraduate Specialization in Behavioral Services satisfy coursework requirements for the BCaBA. The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology also allows students to work under the mentorship of our behavior analytic faculty. The training provided in Rowan’s on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs in behavior analysis provides students with a strong foundation in the 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, severe behavior disorders, promotion of health behavior, drug & alcohol treatment, behavioral parent training, assessment and treatment of emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, and other developmental disabilities.

The Hunter College Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program

APRIL N. KISAMORE (Hunter College), Lauren K. Schnell (Hunter College)

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 prepares students to develop, deliver, and evaluate the effectiveness of applied behavior analytic intervention for learners with autism and increases 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 have the opportunity to participate in a distance learning format 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 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 license in behavior analysis.

50. LIU Post MA in Behavior Analysis
JOHN C. NEILL (Long Island University), Benigno Alonso-Alvarez (Long Island University)
Abstract: Behavior analysis is a well-developed approach to solving social/emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. The processes of behavior analysis are used most widely with clinical populations in the area of developmental disabilities, including clients diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and/or intellectually impaired. The Department of Psychology's 36-credit M.A. in Behavior Analysis focuses on the experimental, theoretical, methodological, and analysis of behaviors of individuals and how these behaviors denote different types of learning processes or problems. The program is designed so all requirements can be met within two years. Affiliation agreements exist with local service agencies for experience hours. Upon successful completion of the program, students can be eligible to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Graduates of the program can apply to New York State to become license-eligible. Apply at Official transcripts (all undergraduate and/or graduate) are required, as well as two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and GRE Scores.

Applied Behavior Analysis at Oregon Tech

MARIA LYNN KESSLER (Oregon Institute of Technology), Dawn Allison Bailey (Oregon Institute of Technology), Ashley Elizabeth Bordelon (Oregon Institute of Technology)

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 an ABAI 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 Zoom.


Temple University Applied Behavior Analysis Training Programs

MATTHEW TINCANI (Temple University), Amanda Guld Fisher (Temple University), Art Dowdy (Temple University), Jason Travers (Temple University)

Temple University has been a leader in providing graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) for over 25 years. Beginning under the leadership of Saul Axelrod and Phil Hineline, students received training in the foundations of behavior analysis, conducted research, and learned about application. Temple University ABA training programs have grown to include an M.S.Ed. in ABA, a graduate certificate in ABA, an undergraduate concentration in ABA, and an undergraduate certificate in ABA. Students get training in the science of behavior analysis, a variety of applications, including autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities, and receive the coursework required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for the national certifications: BCaBA or the BCBA. Students in the M.S.Ed. program complete supervised fieldwork as well as an empirical thesis project. The students are mentored by four full time faculty and enjoy all the city of Philadelphia has to offer including cultural and culinary arts, and our very own Philly Metro chapter of ABAI!

53. Salve Regina University
CODY MORRIS (Salve Regina University )
Abstract: Salve Regina University is a private liberal-arts college located in Rhode Island that offers graduate training at the master’s level in applied behavior analysis. The curriculum for the applied behavior analysis program at Salve Regina University is the only Verified Course Sequence (VCS) approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in the state of Rhode Island. Students interested in pursuing a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential will be provided the necessary coursework and practicum experiences to meet the standards set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and to be successful practitioners of applied behavior analysis. In addition to courses and practica experiences, students who are admitted to Salve Regina University will have opportunities to engage in and contribute to research conducted by faculty and site supervisors. The mission of Salve’s ABA program is that every student completing the applied behavior analysis program will leave connected to Salve Regina’s mission, will demonstrate a strong understanding of the science of behavior analysis, and will have the skills necessary to implement effective and ethical clinical services to populations of need to help development socially significant behavior change.

Applied Behavior Analysis Training Programs at the University of Utah

ROBERT E. O'NEILL (University of Utah), Jennifer M Fletcher (University of Utah), John Mercer (University of Utah), Anne Malbica (University of Utah)

The poster will describe the ABA/BCBA training programs in the Departments of Special Education and Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. The poster will describe program requirements, possible student funding opportunities, and current faculty and their research and service provision activities.

55. Behavior Analysis Graduate Programs at Utah State University
SARAH E. PINKELMAN (Utah State University), Gregory J. Madden (Utah State University), Thomas S. Higbee (Utah State University), Amy Odum (Utah State University), Timothy A. Slocum (Utah State University), Timothy A. Shahan (Utah State University), P. Raymond Joslyn (Utah State University), Katherine Brown (Utah State University)
Abstract: Behavior analysis graduate training programs at Utah State University are offered through the Special Education and Psychology departments. These programs prepare master’s and doctoral students for desirable careers in academia and applied settings. Leaders in the field, including current and former JABA and JEAB editors and associate editors, teach cross-specialization coursework. Graduate coursework covers topics such as evidence-based practice (EBP), behavior theory and philosophy, verbal behavior, relational responding, systems change, and translational research in behavior analysis. Applied behavior analytic research and clinical opportunities are available in the areas of early intensive behavioral intervention, assessment and treatment of severe behavior, group contingencies and function-based intervention with at-risk populations (e.g., juvenile offenders), and the implementation of EBP in schools. Experimental analysis of behavior research opportunities are available in the areas of behavioral economics, behavioral momentum, delay discounting, operant variability, resurgence, and other relapse phenomena. Students complete coursework, research, and service activities to prepare them to make meaningful contributions to the field of behavior analysis. Faculty and current students from the doctoral programs will be available to answer questions from potential students.



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