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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Expo Poster Session #122B
Behavior Analysis Training Programs
Saturday, May 27, 2023
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
71. Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at The University of Alabama in Huntsville
JENNIFER LYNNE BRUZEK (The University of Alabama in Huntsville), Laura Perry Senn (University of Alabama Huntsville)
Abstract: The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville began offering courses in Fall 2019. The program is housed in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within the College of Education. This online graduate program offers the 5th edition Association for Behavior Analysis International-verified course sequence through a series of seven required ABAI-specific courses. Four additional elective courses in related areas of study are also offered. Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters making it possible for students to complete course requirements in as few as four semesters. The curriculum is designed to teach students how to apply rigorous, scientific methods to develop programs and services for individuals with unique behavior needs. The program has partnered with local providers offering ABA services to provide students the opportunity to complete the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®'s supervised experience requirement. The program also has relationships unique to UAH’s College of Education, including the university’s membership in the Regional Autism Network and the College’s Early Learning Center. The poster will provide the opportunity for students and colleagues to discuss the program and the university in more detail with the director of the program.
72. Graduate Training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Fresno State
MARIANNE L. JACKSON (California State University, Fresno), Jonpaul D. Moschella (California State University, Fresno), Azure Pellegrino (University of Kansas), Jovonnie L. Esquierdo-Leal (California State University, Fresno)
Abstract: The Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Fresno State is a part of the Psychology Department and is 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 the mentorship of one of our specialized faculty. While completing these degree requirements, students acquire supervised experience hours to meet the requirements of the BACB. 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.
73. The Hunter College Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program
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 44-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 Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) exam. Upon passing the BCBA exam, graduates are eligible for New York State’s license in behavior analysis.
74. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
JOSEPH M. VEDORA (Evergreen Center), Daniel Almeida (Cambridge College and Beacon ABA 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.
75. Ph.D. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
DANIEL ALMEIDA (Cambridge College and Beacon ABA 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.
76. Western University, Master of Professional Education: Field of Applied Behaviour Analysis
NICOLE M. NEIL (University of Western Ontario), Albert Malkin (Western University), Gabrielle T. Lee (Western University)
Abstract: This verified course sequence is delivered online and is appropriate for both clinical and educational settings. The program exposes students to context-specific best practices and cutting-edge research and emphasizes the application of theory to practice. Students are also provided with opportunities to view practice within context and apply their research and theoretical knowledge in their emergent roles as professionals within a laboratory of practice and a capstone project. Our graduates will be assisted to: support the professional learning of educators who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities; provide opportunities for candidates to develop and demonstrate collaboration, communication skills, and leadership skills to work with diverse professionals and communities and to build partnerships; provide field-based opportunities through a case studies lens to analyze problems of practice; draw on and develop a critically reflective professional knowledge base that integrates both practical and research knowledge and that links theory with systemic and systematic inquiry; and, emphasize the generation, transformation, and use of critically reflective professional knowledge and practice. Students are also provided with opportunities to apply their research and theoretical knowledge in their emergent roles as professionals.
77. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at the University of Washington
YEVGENIYA VEVERKA (University of Washington), Nancy Rosenberg (University of Washington), Ilene S. Schwartz (University of Washington), Scott Spaulding (University of Washington)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Washington provides opportunities for both master's level and doctoral level study. The master's program offers on-campus and online education options that prepare students to be competent, ethical, and professional behavior analysts who work with persons with developmental disabilities and their families. At the expo, 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.
78. University of Oregon Online Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
KIMBERLY MARSHALL (University of Oregon), Wendy A. Machalicek (University of Oregon), David William Cosottile (University of Oregon)
Abstract: The University of Oregon Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program is designed to prepare clinician-researchers to apply the science of human behavior and learning to a variety of populations and settings, with particular emphasis on meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities in multidisciplinary contexts. Students participate in both synchronous and asynchronous activities each week. Activities are organized around an inter-teaching framework, which allows the instructor to be responsive to the needs of the students. Students work through their courses together as a cohort, developing a support system and strong relationships with each other and the program faculty. Programmatic requirements related to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion are embedded throughout the coursework and in online professional colloquia to prepare students to be reflective and culturally responsive professionals who engage in neurodiversity affirming practices, advocacy for improving disparities, and cross-cultural applications of ABA. The program is committed to the preparation of behavior analytic professionals who reflect the multicultural context of the United States. We strongly encourage applications from potential students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) as well as from potential students who are neurodiverse, have a disability, or are LQBTQ+.
79. 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).
80. University of Massachusetts Lowell Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
ROCIO ROSALES (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Anita Li (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Rebecca A. Markovits (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Ivy M Chong (Little Leaves Behavioral Services), Laurel M. Ciavarri (Bridgewell; University of Massachusetts Lowell), Peter Girolami (Kennedy Krieger Institute; University of Massachusetts Lowell), Renee Hartz (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Emily D. Shumate (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Abstract: The Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers a variety of programs in behavior analysis. These include an undergraduate concentration in behavior analysis, a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA; developed in partnership with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center), a Master of Science in ABA and Autism Studies, and a focus area in ABA within the Applied Psychology and Prevention Science doctoral program. The undergraduate concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in the field and for entry into graduate programs in behavior analysis. The certificate program prepares students in conceptual and practical knowledge of behavior analysis. The master’s degree provides training in conceptual, basic, and applied foundations of behavior analysis and offers interdisciplinary coursework in other areas of psychology, special education, and public health. Students in the certificate and the master’s degree leave their respective program well-prepared to sit and pass the BCBA exam; and importantly, are trained to be compassionate and culturally responsive in their practice. The ABA programs at UMass Lowell welcome, value, and respect all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, belief system, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and (dis)ability. We are a community that thrives from our diversity. We encourage our students to speak and listen in order to learn from other perspectives, as we believe this creates a more meaningful educational experience for all.
81. 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 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.
82. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Northeastern University
MAEVE G. DONNELLY (Northeastern University)
Abstract: Northeastern University has been offering graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for over 40 years. Beginning in 1976 with the "MABA" (Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis) program and continuing through our transition to fully online graduate study in 2013, we have offered innovative, flexible, and inclusive graduate study options designed to meet the needs of our students. Hundreds of our graduates have become Board Certified Behavior Analysts, working to improve the lives of people all over the world. The Department of Applied Psychology at Northeastern University houses multiple Verified Course Sequences, including a fully online Master of Science (MS) in ABA, a hybrid concentration in ABA for graduate students in school psychology, a "PlusOne" combined bachelor/MS program for psychology undergraduates, and our newest offering: a hybrid MS in ABA offered through our Charlotte, North Carolina campus. Come check us out:
83. Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) Programs at Western Michigan University (WMU)
HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), Ron Van Houten (Western Michigan University), Sharlet D. Rafacz (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 M.A. program is offered both in-person and online. Our Ph.D. program (in-person only) prepares students for human resource and organizational development positions in business, consulting, and human service organizations; as well as for teaching and research positions.
84. Science, Skinner, and Surf: Behavior Analysis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
MEGAN REDMILE (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Sophia Barsanti (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Kayla Braccio (UNCW), Lauren Henderson (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Taylor Ann Kennedy (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Kyla Stephens (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Emily L. Baxter (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Catherine Williams (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.
85. Applied Behavior Analysis Training Programs at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City)
ROBERT E. O'NEILL (University of Utah), M. Kathleen Kathleen Strickland-Cohen (University of Utah), Keith C Radley (University of Utah), Aaron J. Fischer (University of Utah), Julia Hood (University of Utah)
Abstract: This poster describes applied behavior analysis training programs at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City) in the Departments of Special Education and Educational Psychology.
86. Applied Behavior Analysis at Assumption University
KAREN M. LIONELLO-DENOLF (Assumption University), Nicole Pantano (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.
87. Northern Michigan University Psychology Program
CORY TOEGEL (Northern Michigan University), Forrest Toegel (Northern Michigan University), Jacob H. Daar (Northern Michigan University), Adam J. Prus (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.
88. Behaviour Analysis at the University of South Wales
AIMEE GILES (University of South Wales), Richard James May (University of South Wales), Emily Groves (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. Housed within the School of Psychology, USW offers both MSc in Behaviour Analysis and a PgDip Behaviour Analysis Supervised Practice programmes. Verified by 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 research-led early intervention services, while our off-campus placements allow students to conduct research and hone their clinical skills in local schools, charities, and prisons. Our faculty have a range of specialisations, helping students contact the scope of behaviour analytic science and applications.
89. Nicholls State University Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
DEREK JACOB SHANMAN (Nicholls State University), Grant Gautreaux (Nicholls State University), Dolleen-Day Keohane (Nicholls State University, Touchstone), Xin Dong (Nicholls State University)
Abstract: Nicholls State University offers an M.Ed. in Curriculum in Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. This program meets the 5th edition Verified Course Sequence requirements and has a focus in Verbal Behavior and Behavior Analysis in an Educational Setting.
90. Master’s Program at Jacksonville State University in Alabama
MAKENZIE WILLIAMS BAYLES (Jacksonville State University), Paige M. McKerchar (Jacksonville State University), Todd L. McKerchar (Jacksonville State University), Rusty Nall (Jacksonville State University), C. Renee Renda (Jacksonville State University)
Abstract: Jacksonville State University is located in Jacksonville, AL, midway between Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The master’s program in applied behavior analysis is the only ABAI-accredited program in Alabama, and it offers an ABAI-verified course sequence. Since 2019, our BCBA® Exam pass rate has been 100%. Our students complete eight required courses in the conceptual, experimental, and applied analysis of behavior, two required practicum or thesis courses, and three related elective courses. Our overarching goals are (a) to teach future applied behavior analysts to think critically about the conceptual and experimental basis of the field and (b) to train our students to implement scientifically validated behavioral procedures effectively and ethically. Our students study basic behavioral processes in our newly renovated animal research facility, and they can practice applying behavioral principles in basic and applied settings. Visit our poster to learn more about our faculty, coursework, and practicum/research opportunities.
91. Behavior Analysis Training Programs 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), Molly Primero DeMayo (The University of Texas at Austin)
Abstract: 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.
93. Master’s Programs in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) at Brock University
ROSEMARY A. CONDILLAC (Applied Disability Studies, Brock University), Kendra Thomson (Brock University ), Kimberley L. M. Zonneveld (Applied Disability Studies, Brock University), Julie Koudys (Applied Disability Studies, Brock University), Valdeep Saini (Brock University), Alison Cox (Brock University), Laura E. Mullins (Applied Disability Studies, Brock University), Kieva S. Hranchuk (Brock University)
Abstract: 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. Come visit our poster to meet faculty & students and get a cool Canadian souvenir!
94. Behavior Analysis Training Programs at Rowan University
CHRISTINA SIMMONS (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University), Michelle Ennis Soreth (Rowan University), Giovanna Salvatore (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, with an integrated care focus, 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 assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior, promotion of health behavior, drug and alcohol treatment, behavioral parent training, and compassionate service delivery for neurodivergent individuals.
95. Middle Tennessee State University: Master of Arts (MA) in Experimental Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization
ANNIE GALIZIO (Middle Tennessee State University), Jay Hinnenkamp (Middle Tennessee State University)
Abstract: Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) now offers a master’s degree focused on Behavior Analysis. The MA in Experimental Psychology, specializing in Behavior Analysis, is an excellent opportunity for students to receive an education in various areas of Experimental Psychology (e.g., behavioral neuroscience, developmental psychology, etc.), while also completing the advanced behavior analysis coursework and gaining invaluable research experience. MTSU is an affordable option with the opportunity for paid graduate assistantships. Students will have a highly individualized experience, with small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring from leading faculty in the field. The Murfreesboro area is home to numerous Applied Behavior Analysis agencies and schools where students can obtain supervised fieldwork experience hours. Murfreesboro is centrally located, less than an hour away from Nashville, the Music City.
96. 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.
97. Applied Behavior Analysis at Oregon Tech
MARIA LYNN KESSLER (Oregon Institute of Technology), Dawn Allison Bailey (Oregon Institute of Technology), Carol J McPheters (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 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.
98. 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.
99. University of Nebraska Omaha and Munroe-Meyer Institute Applied Behavior Analysis Program
SARA KUPZYK (University of Nebraska Omaha), Sarah Frampton (University of Nebraska Omaha), Mark Shriver (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Abstract: The University of Nebraska Omaha and Munroe-Meyer Institute Applied Behavior Analysis Program’s mission is to graduate students who have met high levels of academic excellence in clinical and research skills in applied behavior analysis and mental/behavioral health. The ABA Program trains students in a behavior analytic orientation to provide much needed services for children and adolescents, including those with behavioral and neurodevelopmental disabilities. This is an ABAI verified course sequence. There are numerous practicum experience opportunities available. Students in the program complete 42-48 credit hours. Coursework in the ABA Program also addresses content areas required for licensure as a mental health practitioner in Nebraska.The program has faculty with experience and expertise in applied behavior analysis. The coursework includes online and on-campus courses.
100. The Master of Arts (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)
Abstract: 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.
101. California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (California State University, Northridge)
GARY SCOTT KATZ (California State University, Northridge), Ellie Kazemi (California State University, Northridge), Debra Berry Malmberg (California State University, Northridge), Ashley Rice (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 comprehensive oral examinations prior to graduation. Our dedicated faculty supervise students through on-campus research labs, 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.
102. Baylor University: Master's and Doctoral (Ph.D) Programs in Behavior Analysis
TONYA NICHOLE DAVIS (Baylor University), Jessica Akers (Baylor University)
Abstract: Baylor University offers three programs in applied behavior analysis. Two master's degree programs, the Master's in Science and Master's of Arts in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in applied behavior analysis, offer students to choose between a practitioner track or a research track, respectively. Across both programs we offer the verified course sequence and a practicum course. During the practicum course, students complete supervised fieldwork at the Baylor CARE, the university-affiliated clinic serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the Ph.D. program, students can choose between courses in our verified course sequence or doctoral-level coursework in applied behavior analysis. In the Ph.D. program, students will be mentored by program faculty to conduct research, submit grant proposals, and teach in higher education. Excellent funding opportunities are available for all three graduate programs.
103. Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s Program: University of the Pacific
HOLLY AYN WHITE (University of the Pacific), Marlesha Bell (University of the Pacific), Carolynn S. Kohn (University of the Pacific), Matthew P. Normand (University of the Pacific)
Abstract: The University of the Pacific, located in Northern California, offers a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board® verified course sequence is typically completed in 2 to 2.5 years and includes an empirical thesis. For the past 20 years, all students have received substantial tuition waivers and salaried stipend support. Our academic coursework and research experience allow students to learn about the philosophical underpinnings and application of our science to a wide range of world problems and populations. Several of our students have had their thesis research presented at regional and national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. We provide supervised Concentrated Fieldwork experience in a wide variety of settings and with various populations. Graduate students have the opportunity to conduct, develop, and implement 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 obtaining acceptance into doctoral programs or employment as Behavior Analysts.
104. Behavior Analysis at the University of Arkansas
ELIZABETH R. LORAH (University of Arkansas), Nicolette Sammarco Caldwell (The University of Arkansas), Brenna R Griffen (University of Arkansas)
Abstract: The University of Arkansas (UofA) currently offers a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. This program offers a coursework sequence that has been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and aligns with the current course requirements set forth by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). The graduate certificate can be completed 100 percent online and within a12-month time frame. Additionally, the UofA offers a graduate degree in special education, which can be combined with the graduate certificate, for students who have not earned the necessary graduate degree to be BACB exam eligible. The University of Arkansas also offers on-site supervision opportunities through the interdisciplinary Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Research Laboratory ( The University of Arkansas is located in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas, which consistently ranks in the top five places to live by US News and World Report. Prospective students should contact Dr. Elizabeth R. Lorah ( for additional information about the program.
105. We Are... Online. We Are... World Class. We Are... Penn State
KELLY MERCORELLA (Pennsylvania State University), Katie Endicott Harris (Penn State University)
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.

Master of Science (MS) and Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

CRAIG STROHMEIER (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Jessica Kendorski (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Richard Gregory Allen (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Amanda Fisher (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)

The ABA degree program, delivered in hybrid form, is committed to training future behavior analysts who are thoroughly prepared for service and practice in the 21st century and offers a holistic and integrated view of health care—one that treats the whole person and provides the opportunity to consult and collaborate with students from other medical-related disciplines. The program is also dedicated to preparing students to promote social justice through culturally responsive practice and advocacy to ensure equity for all children.

107. Behavior Analysis at the University of Alaska Anchorage
RACHEL L. WHITE (University of Alaska, Anchorage), Mychal Machado (University of Alaska Anchorage), Eric S. Murphy (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Abstract: The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) has undergraduate and graduate programs that allow students to specialize in behavior analysis. At the undergraduate level, we offer a concentration for psychology majors, a minor for non-psychology majors, and occupational endorsement certificate for returning students in behavior analysis. The undergraduate programs are part of an approved verified coursework sequence (VCS) through the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and prepare students for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysis examination. The Behavior Analysis Track within UAA’s Masters of Science program in Clinical Psychology provides an approved ABAI VCS that prepares students for the Board Certified Behavior Analysis certification and the Alaska Licensed Behavior Analyst credential. Each of our behavior analysis programs are designed to address the complex behavioral needs of Alaskans, including Alaska Native and other minority groups, through coursework, placement and supervision in community agencies, and behavior-analytic research.
108. Eastern Connecticut State University
CHRISTOPHER A KREBS (Eastern Connecticut State University), James W. Diller (Eastern Connecticut State University), Nicole Williams (Eastern Connecticut State University)
Abstract: Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) engages students from diverse backgrounds in a transformative, liberal arts learning experience that provides knowledge and skills to lead enriching, purposeful lives and has been voted by U.S. News and World Report the best public regional university in New England four years in a row. Our Department of Psychological Science offers a Behavior Analysis concentration which gives students the opportunity to take a series of specialized courses approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) as a verified course sequence (VCS) toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Examination®. Applicants would have to meet additional requirements to qualify. In addition, we offer other coursework and applied learning opportunities that enhance our graduates’ understanding of the diversity of human behavior and the variables that influence it. ECSU is the only undergraduate university in Connecticut and one of the few in the United States with an ABAI VCS.
109. Eastern Michigan University's Clinical Behavioral Master's Program
ADAM M. BRIGGS (Eastern Michigan University), Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University), Tamara Loverich (Eastern Michigan University), Elizabeth Neilson (Eastern Michigan University), James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University), Thomas J. Waltz (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: The Clinical Behavioral Master's Program prepares students for the professional practice of psychology in diverse areas. The program uses behavioral science as its foundation for instruction in assessment, clinical case formulation, and treatment. The curriculum is person-centered, evidence-based, and designed to support a broad scope of practice. As such, the curriculum challenges students to understand clinical presentations in terms of how an individual's history and current life circumstances influence present functioning. This contextual understanding of the person is used to inform the selection and tailored application of evidence-based behavioral therapies to help clients achieve their goals. The program's first year focuses on coursework in behavioral science, applied behavior analysis, psychological assessment, and evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies. The program's second year focuses on advanced topics and involves a supervised practicum experience in the community. The program prepares students for licensure and clinical practice at the master's level as a Limited License Psychologist (LLP) in the state of Michigan and certification in behavior analysis (BCBA). Many program graduates have also furthered their education in doctoral programs around the country. We are one of the only programs in the United States with coursework leading to eligibility for both the LLP and BCBA credentials.

Temple University Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program Expo Poster

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

111. Georgia State University's Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
DANIEL E CONINE (Georgia State University), Jennifer L. Austin (Georgia State University), Christopher A. Tullis (Georgia State University)
Abstract: Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, GA, offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Our program is housed within the Department of Learning Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development, and contains an ABAI Verified Course Sequence. Some program highlights include collaborations with internationally renowned faculty members, strong community partnerships and relationships with schools and clinics, a cohort model that fosters lasting professional relationships, and a wide range of opportunities to fund your education (e.g., research assistantships, training grants). Stop by to meet our faculty and students and to find out more about the educational opportunities available at Georgia State University!

Daemen University Behavioral Science Programs

Ashley Brehm (Daemen University ), Heather Pane (Daemen University)

The Department of Behavioral Science at Daemen University advances the science of behavior using ethical, evidence-based, and inclusive practices. We promote individual and societal well-being through culturally responsive education, research, and collaboration in the classroom and community. We offer multiple program variations to meet the needs of students seeking opportunities for graduate study in behavioral science, including our Master’s degree and Advanced Certificate programs in ABA and in Behavioral Science in Human Services. Each of our programs is delivered in the traditional modality at our Main Campus in Amherst, NY and in the asynchronous distance education modality. Our programs are Verified Course Sequences (VCS) and are registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

113. University of North Texas, Department of Behavior Analysis
MANISH VAIDYA (University of North Texas), Kenda Morrison (University of North Texas), Micah Hope (University of North Texas and Endicott College)
Abstract: The Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas presents their 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.
119. Purdue Online MSEd in ABA
JULIANA AGUILAR (Purdue University), ERICA B MCCLURE (Purdue University)
Abstract: Purdue University's online MS in Educational Studies, Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 5 semester program verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International® (5th Edition Task list). The program is 100% online, includes competitive rates, and quality courses. With Purdue Online you get a mix of synchronous and asynchronous course components, small cohort size, and excellent faculty.



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