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.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Expo Poster Session #166
Behavior Analysis Training Programs
Saturday, May 28, 2022
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Exhibit Level; Exhibit Hall A

Behaviour Analysis at the University of South Wales

EMILY GROVES (University of South Wales), AIMEE GILES (University of South Wales), Jennifer Austin (University of South Wales), Ioannis Angelakis (University of South Wales), Richard James May (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. Verified by the ABAI, 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 programme ensures 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, prisons, 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.

25. Reykjavík University MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis
BERGLIND SVEINBJORNSDOTTIR (Reykjavik University), Hanna Steinunn Steingrimsdottir (Reykjavík University ), Simon Dymond (Reykjavík 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 the fall of 2019 we started a MSc program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis is a full time masters program including the 5th edition of the VCS. This is the only approved VCS 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 program, the faculty, and the opportunities for international study in the land of fire and ice.

The University of Iceland Applied Behavior Analysis Program

ZUILMA GABRIELA SIGURDARDOTTIR (University of Iceland), Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir (University of Iceland), Silja Guðjónsdóttir (University of Iceland), Helga Maggý Magnúsdóttir (University of Iceland), Anna-Lind Petursdottir (University of Iceland), Harpa Óskarsdóttir (University of Iceland), Iris Arnadottir (ICEABA)

The University of Iceland offers an interdisciplinary graduate program in applied behavior analysis since 2020. The aim is to disseminate the science and to prepare students to apply it in schools with special needs children. The program offers a one-year graduate diploma and a two-year master’s degree that takes note of ABAI´s VCS criterion and rules. The master’s program includes a 30-credit (ects) applied research project in the last school term and fulfills the requirements to enter a PhD program. Practical experience and training are a big part of the program. Diploma students receive 450 hours of training in two of the three emphasis areas and masters’ students receive 900 hours of internship across all three fields. To be accepted in the program the students need a bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, or pedagogy and a first-class GPA. The program has been popular from the beginning and has already received a total of over 120 applications for the 20 spaces available each year which depend on the supply of internship places. A variety of job opportunities are available after graduation as there is a demand for specialists in the area. The official language of the program is Icelandic.

27. M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Kinneret Academic College, Israel
ELIAN ALJADEFF-ABERGEL (Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee), Shiri Ayvazo (Kinneret Academic College; David Yellin Academic College), Amos E. Rolider (Kinneret Academic College, Israel)
Abstract: The MA in Applied Behavior Analysis is the first and only graduate program currently available in Israel. The first cohort of students began in Fall 2020 and are due to graduate in June 2022. The program of study includes 48 credit hours and takes two years (four semesters) to complete. The curriculum consists of courses that are aligned with the BACB 5th edition task list and additional courses to expand knowledge beyond the basic requirements. The program’s mission is to provide students with an up-to-date theoretical and applied knowledge base in the field of behavior analysis and its applications in clinical, educational (both special and regular education), rehabilitative and organizational settings. Students in the program gain knowledge on behavior analysis through coursework, research, and applied experiences and via close mentorship provided by faculty members. In addition to the excellent academic experience, students who join the program also enjoy studying in one of the most beautiful locations in Israel, on the shores of Lake Kinneret – The Sea of Galilee.
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. Pepperdine: Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
ADEL C. NAJDOWSKI (Pepperdine University), Lusineh Gharapetian (Pepperdine University), Elizabeth Hughes Fong (Pepperdine University)
Abstract: Pepperdine’s Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MSABA) program is a verified course sequence (VCS) as identified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). In addition to rigorous academic study, we incorporate three semesters of practicum in which students begin accruing the experience hours required for certification. The MSABA program prepares students to become board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA®), working with individuals with diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Students obtain fieldwork at off-site locations in which supervision is provided by a BCBA. The 37-unit program can be taken in-person in Los Angeles, California or online and takes 1.5-2 years to complete if attending the program full time. Courses are offered in the evenings Monday – Thursday and include applied behavior analytic courses (34 units) and one elective course (3 units) within Pepperdine's other psychology programs. Students can apply for paid assistantship opportunities such as research assistant and teaching assistant positions.

Behavior Analysis Training Program and California State University, Stanislaus

SHRINIDHI SUBRAMANIAM (California State University, Stanislaus), William F. Potter (California State University, Stanislaus), Bruce E. Hesse (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 fulfills 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 use disorder 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.

33. Applied Behavior Analytic Studies at the University of Colorado at Denver
PATRICK ROMANI (University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus)
Abstract: This poster will describe Applied Behavior Analysis programs at the University of Colorado at Denver. We have two programs for prospective students to consider: a master's program in Special Education and a certificate program. Both programs fulfill coursework requirements to become a board-certified behavior analyst and completion of both programs can occur in under 2 years. Course content is delivered remotely, but each class offers synchronous learning experiences for students. Thus, students have numerous opportunities to interact with our highly qualified faculty members who are leaders in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. The University of Colorado at Denver is part of the broader University of Colorado system and offers students exceptional resources, including access to online libraries and course organization systems, to enhance their learning experience. Visitors to our poster will learn about the course sequence, faculty educators, application process, and costs for participating in these programs at the University of Colorado at Denver.
34. Savannah State University Behavior Analysis Program
SHERRY L. SERDIKOFF (Savannah State University), Kimberly N. Frame (Savannah State Univeristy), Katherine Stewart (Savannah State University)
Abstract: Savannah State University (SSU) is the oldest public historically black college or university (HBCU) in the state of Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. Graduates can begin a career helping people live better lives or pursue graduate studies in behavior analysis, a variety of subfields of psychology, and related fields. Students learn the fundamental principles of behavior and the science of behavior change in a context of ethical responsibility. The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the following courses (BEHV 3103, BEHV 3104, BEHV 3105, BEHV 3117, and BEHV 3740) toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. SSU is one of a small number of universities in the United States to offer an undergraduate major in behavior analysis and the only HBCU with an ABAI VCS.
35. Nicholls State University
DEREK JACOB SHANMAN (Nicholls State University), Grant Gautreaux (Nicholls State University), Xin Dong (Nicholls State University)
Abstract: Nicholls State University program in High Incidence Disabilities with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.
36. Behavior Analysis at Louisiana State University Shreveport
Margaret Rachel Gifford (Louisiana State University Shreveport), ROSIE NICOLE COOPER-NEARY (Louisiana State University at Shreveport), Seth W. Whiting (Louisiana State University Shreveport)
Abstract: Louisiana State University Shreveport houses both undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior analysis. Faculty across the psychology, school specialist, and education departments are experienced behavior analysts with a variety of different specialties. With one of the largest concentrations of behavior analytic faculty in the state, we are well versed in many areas of behavior analytic research and practice. Currently we offer the following undergraduate courses: Introduction to Behavior Analysis; Behavioral Observation and Assessment; Application of Applied Behavior Analysis; Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology; and Evaluating Practice in Applied Behavior Analysis. Our graduate offerings include a series of courses focused on principles and application with special education populations, children, and within the education system. We are working diligently to improve the quality of behavior analytic services in our community, schools, and clinics. Our goal is to train high quality science-practitioner clinicians to deliver services to those who need them most. Stop by and say hello to learn more about what our university has to offer.
37. LIU Post MA in Behavior Analysis
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 33-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 1.5 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, and a personal statement.
38. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
JOSEPH M. VEDORA (Evergreen Center), Daniel Almeida (Beacon Services), Robert F. Littleton 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 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.
39. Ph.D. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
DANIEL ALMEIDA (Beacon Services)
Abstract: This poster will describe the Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis program 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 Ph.D. program with specialization in Autism Intervention. The program is a 3 year, 48 credit program that follows a hybrid model. There are two 1-week residencies during the summer terms of years 1 and 2. All other courses are offered on-line. The program has two primary points of emphasis: clinical leadership training and advanced research and dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis. Cambridge College offers these programs in partnership with the Evergreen Center and Beacon ABA Services.
40. 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 University faculty have developed close collaborations with colleagues at Behavioral Concepts Inc., Seven Hills Foundation, the Central Massachusetts Collaborative, the Applied Behavior Institute, and the New England Center for Children, 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.
41. University of Massachusetts Lowell Programs in Behavior Analysis
JACK FRANCIS BLAKE (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Rebecca A. Markovits (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Rocio Rosales (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Laurel M. Ciavarri (Bridgewell; University of Massachusetts Lowell), Ivy M Chong (May Institute; University of Massachusetts Lowell), Peter Girolami (Kennedy Krieger Institute; University of Massachusetts Lowell), Renee Hartz (FH Behavior and Learning Services), Emily D. Shumate (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Abstract: The Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers programs in Behavior Analysis at all academic levels: 1) an undergraduate concentration in behavior analysis; 2) a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA); 3) a Master of Science in ABA and Autism Studies; and 4) a focus area in ABA within the Applied Psychology and Prevention Science (APPS) doctoral program. The behavior analysis programs at UMass Lowell began in 2005 with the ABA Graduate Certificate Program, which is a collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Chen Medical School. The M.S. degree was launched in 2012, followed by the development of the undergraduate concentration in 2017, and most recently approval of the ABA focus within the APPS Ph.D. program in 2021. UMass Lowell brings in experts in behavior analysis from across the country to help develop and teach courses and to support students in the certificate and master’s degree program. Students preparing to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts® leave their respective program well-prepared to sit and pass the exam and receive specific training on how to be compassionate and culturally responsive in their practice. Stop by to learn about the programs in behavior analysis at UMass Lowell!
42. Online Graduate Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Northeastern University
NICOLE M. DAVIS (Northeastern University), Laura L. Dudley (Northeastern University), Maeve G. Donnelly (Northeastern University)
Abstract: Northeastern University has provided quality graduate instruction in applied behavior analysis for 45 years. Our graduate verified course sequences include a Master of Science, CAGS, Certificate, and a concentration for our School Psychology students. In addition to our core courses in behavior analysis, we also offer optional courses for concentrated supervised fieldwork. All courses are currently delivered in an online format. 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. To learn more about our programs, please visit us at the Exp
43. Graduate Programs 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 graduate education in applied behavior analysis in January 2017. Now, William James College offers 2 graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis - the Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis and the Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. Both programs are delivered in either online or traditional on-ground formats. The MA program consists of 34-credits of verified coursework and courses designed to teach future behavior analysts the practical skills required for the profession. The Certificate program consists of 21 credits of verified coursework for graduate-degree holders interested in expanding their training and practice to include applied behavior analysis. As an institution, William James College is dedicated to training clinicians and practitioners who prioritize social responsibility, personal growth, cultural responsiveness, and social justice. William James College is dedicated to promoting an increasingly diverse workforce in the field of behavioral and mental health.

Department of ABA at Endicott College: Program Descriptions

MARY JANE WEISS (Endicott College), Anna Linnehan (Endicott College), Lisa Tereshko (Endicott College)

The Applied Behavior Analysis Department at Endicott College offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Concentrations are available in Autism, Child Clinical, Mental Health, and Organizational behavior Management. The program is entirely online, with both asynchronous and some synchronous courses available. students are supported to do either an experimental project or a systematic literature review for their thesis. The Department also offers a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program is designed to train scientist-practitioners, and focuses on the development of skills to do applied research and to teach in higher education. The model used is a mentorship model, and the student works closely with an advisor from the beginning of the program. The Institute for Applied Behavioral Science/Department of ABA sponsors three annual conferences- a conference for parents of children with autism in April, a Cambridge Center co-sponsored conference on Ethics in August, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference in June. The Department is deeply involved in the broader professional community, with faculty and students regularly presenting at regional, national, and international conferences and publishing in both scholarly books and peer-reviewed journals. The Department is deeply committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant educational community.


Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management M.A. and Ph.D. Programs at Western Michigan University

HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), Douglas A. Johnson (Western Michigan University), Ron Van Houten (Western Michigan University)

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.

46. Northern Michigan University Behavior Analysis Program
CORY TOEGEL (Northern Michigan University), Jacob H. Daar (Northern Michigan University)
Abstract: Located in the scenic Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University offers students a 5th Edition Verified Course Sequence that integrates the basic, applied, and conceptual areas of behavior analysis. Additionally, students can build competence through practicum and research experiences, which are available through the state-of-the-art Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) center and laboratories in the Department of Psychological Science. The comprehensive coursework and high-quality experiential training are designed to produce students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the basic science of behavior and in clinical applications of behavior analysis. Our faculty and staff have a range of specializations which helps students contact a wide range of behavioral science research and clinical programming. Graduates of Northern Michigan’s Master of Science program are prepared to sit for the exam to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and pursue doctoral degrees in behavior analysis and psychology. Graduate assistantships, paid clinical positions, and other forms of financial assistance may be available to qualifying students.
47. University of Mississippi Applied Behavior Analysis Program
KAYLA CROOK (University of Mississippi), Denise A. Soares (University of Mississippi)
Abstract: The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) enables students to join and excel in the field of ABA and behavioral science. Our program prepares students for leadership roles in the implementation, evaluation, and administration of ABA principles and methods. Our program at Ole Miss offers students the opportunity to study evaluation, assessment, and intervention techniques necessary to help children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral needs both in and out of the classroom.
48. University of Nevada, Reno College of Education & Human Development Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education Graduate Program
MaryAnn Demchak (University of Nevada, Reno), CHEVONNE SUTTER (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The Special Education Graduate Program in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Nevada, Reno has a Verified Course Sequence, emphasizing applied behavior analysis in special education. This 33-credit M.Ed. program prepares students to develop, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of applied behavior analytic interventions for learners with various disabilities receiving services in educational or clinical settings. Students enrolled in this program can participate in a distance learning format in which they attend class in real-time using Zoom simultaneously with students attending on-campus. Real-time distance learning allows students from any location to enroll and to participate with on-campus students for interactive learning experiences. The master’s program is designed to be completed in two years, including summers. Students who already possess an appropriate master’s degree can complete the Verified Course Sequence without pursuing a degree. Supervision of field-experience hours is provided for master’s degree students within the program by program faculty. Doctoral students also have the option of enrolling in the Verified Course Sequence through the Ph.D. in Education. Research opportunities and applied experiences are possible for masters and doctoral students. Upon completion of courses and field experience hours, graduates are eligible to sit for the BCBA exam.
49. Seton Hall University Applied Behavior Analysis Programs
FRANK R. CICERO (Seton Hall University)
Abstract: Seton Hall University, located in South Orange New Jersey, has several ABAI 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, 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.
50. Manhattanville college's graduate programs in applied behavior analysis
ANTONIA R. GIANNAKAKOS- FERMAN (Manhattanville College)
Abstract: Manhattanville College’s Applied Behavior Analysis programs prepare students to be highly skilled individuals who strive to provide high quality behavior analytic interventions. Our course work prepares students to sit for Board Certification (BCBA credential) and to obtain New York licensure for Behavior Analysts (LBA-NY). Manhattanville College has fieldwork opportunities toward New York Licensure built into our Masters and Advance Certificate programs and assists in finding paid and unpaid fieldwork placements. Courses are offered in person and online. Courses are offered evenings and during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
51. Science, Skinner, and Surf: Behavior Analysis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
DEVON BIGELOW (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Paige Ellington (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Elizabeth Katherine Garcia (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Alanna Ferguson (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Jaya Perentis (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Elizabeth Paige Thuman (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Emily L. Baxter (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 three tracks (ABA, Psychological Science, Neuroscience & Behavior) in our Master's and in our 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.

Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization in the Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Program at East Carolina University

JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), Danielle Webb (East Carolina University)

East Carolina University has an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specialization in their Pediatric School Psychology doctoral program. Doctoral students in this program are able to become licensed practicing psychologists, gain expertise in school psychology and pediatric psychology, and become board certified behavior analysts (BCBA). Opportunities exist for them to complete practicum experiences in schools, hospital settings, medical centers, psychiatric facilities, fitness and health promotion programs, and homes and centers for children with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. Students also have the opportunity to develop an extensive research agenda with a faculty member who shares their research interests, such as interventions for trauma and autism and function behavioral assessments for psychiatric disorders. Doctoral students practice university teaching, apply for grants, and complete an American Psychological Association (APA) approved internship (e.g., Geisinger, Milton Hershey School). Faculty at East Carolina University have expertise in ABA, school psychology, and pediatric psychology.


Temple University Applied Behavior Analysis Training Programs

Matthew Tincani (Temple University), Donald A. Hantula (Temple University), Art Dowdy (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 3 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!


Master of Science in Behavior Analysis at Salem State University

DARLENE E. CRONE-TODD (Salem State University)

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.

55. We are... Online. We are... World Class. We are... Penn State.
KELLY MERCORELLA (Penn State University), Katie Endicott Harris (Penn State University), Rick M. Kubina (Penn State), David L. Lee (Penn State)
Abstract: 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 21-credit verified course sequence, which can be taken as a stand alone certificate, 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. Our dedicated faculty have 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 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.
56. Salve Regina University
CODY MORRIS (Salve Regina University ), Emma Grauerholz-Fisher (Salve Regina University), Stephanie Hope Jones (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 supervision experiences to meet the standards set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and to be successful practitioners of applied behavior analysis. Salve currently offers a variety of practicum sites to allow students to obtain specialized experience. 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. Thesis options are available for interested students.
57. University of North Texas, Department of Behavior Analysis
MANISH VAIDYA (University of North Texas)
Abstract: The Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas offers 4 degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, Master of Science in Behavior Analysis, Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Ph.D. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Behavior Analysis. This poster will present information on the BS and MA programs, both of which contain a VCS, and our Ph.D. program. For more information on the accredited MS program, please see our other poster.
58. Applied Behavior Analysis/BCBA Training Programs at the University of Utah
ROBERT E. O'NEILL (University of Utah), Aaron J. Fischer (University of Utah), John Mercer (University of Utah), Anne Malbica (University of Utah)
Abstract: The poster will describe the various ABA/BCBA training program opportunities in the Departments of Special Education and Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Information will be provided on program faculty, publications, and degree and funding opportunities.
59. Behavior Analysis Graduate Programs at Utah State University
SARAH E. PINKELMAN (Utah State University), Katherine Brown (Utah State University), Thomas S. Higbee (Utah State University), P. Raymond Joslyn (Utah State University), Gregory J. Madden (Utah State University), Amy Odum (Utah State University), Timothy A. Shahan (Utah State University), Timothy A. Slocum (Utah State University)
Abstract: The behavior analysis doctoral programs at Utah State University are offered through the Special Education and Psychology departments and prepare graduates for leadership careers in academia and applied settings. Cross specialization coursework is taught by leaders in the field, including former JABA and JEAB editors and associate editors. Courses cover a variety of topic including evidence-based practice (EBP), systems change in applied settings, behavior theory and philosophy, verbal behavior, relational responding, translational research in behavior analysis, behavioral economics, and assessment and treatment of problem behavior. Applied behavior analytic research and clinical opportunities are available in the areas of early intensive behavioral intervention, assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, and the implementation of EBP in schools. Basic behavior analytic research opportunities are available in the areas of behavioral economics, behavioral momentum, delay discounting, operant variability, resurgence, and other relapse phenomena. Doctoral students complete coursework, research, and applied activities to prepare them for success in academia or clinical settings. In this session, faculty and current students from the doctoral programs will be available to talk about the program and answer questions.
60. M Ed in ABA at Utah Valley University
JANE I. CARLSON (Utah Valley University), Caleb Stanley (Utah Valley University)
Abstract: Utah Valley University's M Ed in ABA program is a two-year, cohort model program with a focus on preparing students for careers supporting individuals with autism. The program includes a practicum in which students work with a supervisor at a local agency and receive group supervision through UVU. This collaborative approach to supervision provides students with the opportunity to gain experience while receiving support from experienced practitioners. Applications are accepted through January 10th and each new cohort begins the program in May.

The University of Washington Applied Behavior Analysis Program

ILENE S. SCHWARTZ (University of Washington), Scott A. Spaulding (University of Washington), Nancy Rosenberg (University of Washington), Yevgeniya Veverka (University of Washington), Elizabeth Kelly (University of Washington), Kaitlin Marie Kloes Greeny (University of Washington)

The Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Washington offers on-campus and fully synchronous online options for study. Our highly-rated program provides options for students to complete all required coursework and fieldwork in an integrated manner, and our program is successful. Last year 85% of our students passed the BCBA exam on their first attempt.




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