Association for Behavior Analysis International

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Expo Poster Session #179B
Behavior Analysis Training Programs
Saturday, May 25, 2024
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Convention Center, 200 Level, Exhibit Hall A
28. 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.
 
29. Behavior Analysis at Louisiana State University Shreveport
MARGARET RACHEL GIFFORD (Louisiana State University Shreveport), Seth W. Whiting (Louisiana State University Shreveport), Brenna R Griffen (Louisiana State University-Shreveport), Rosie Nicole Cooper-Neary (Louisiana State University at Shreveport)
Abstract: Louisiana State University Shreveport houses both undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior analysis. Faculty across the psychology, school psychology, 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.
 
30. 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.
 
31. Behavior Analysis Program at California State University, Sacramento
DENYS BRAND (California State University, Sacramento), Megan R. Heinicke (California State University, Sacramento), Ciobha A. McKeown (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).
 
32. 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.
 
33. 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 includes practicum courses so that students may obtain fieldwork experience under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). he Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis Program is recognized as Tier 2A 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.
 
34. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at the University of Washington
ALICE BRAVO (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.
 
35. Ph.D. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
DANIEL ALMEIDA (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. 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.
 
36. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College
Joseph M. Vedora (Evergreen Center), Daniel Almeida (Cambridge College and Beacon ABA Services)
Abstract: This poster will describe the graduate programs located at Cambridge College in Massachusetts. Cambridge College’s main campus is located in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The Cambridge College program offers a Master's in Education with specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders incorporating a BACB-verified course sequence and a behavior analyst post-master's certificate program. Cambridge College also offers a program with an initial teacher licensure in Moderate Disabilities in the state of Massachusetts combined with the verified BACB sequence. The ABA courses are delivered in a hybrid-learning model that includes synchronous (live) instruction and online coursework. Cambridge College offers these programs in collaboration with the Evergreen Center and Beacon ABA Services.
 
37. Western University, Masters 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.
 
38. The Hunter College Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program
APRIL N. KISAMORE (Hunter College, CUNY), Lauren K. Schnell-Peskin (Hunter College), Salvador Ruiz (Hunter College, CUNY)
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.
 
39. 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 (ABI New England), 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.
 
40. Augustana University: Master of Education in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis (Online)
KATHLEEN BEZDEK COOK (Augustana University)
Abstract: Augustana University is pleased to offer a four-semester online master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. The 30-credit hour program, designed for professionals working in behavior-related settings such as schools or clinics, fulfills coursework requirements to be eligible for the BCBA exam. Concentrated supervised fieldwork courses are completed concurrently with didactic coursework. The online format of courses includes synchronous and asynchronous activities within a cohort model that promotes collaboration among students as well as strong relationships with our responsive and supportive faculty. The program culminates with a capstone team research project. For more than 160 years, Augustana University has aspired to provide students an education of enduring worth, preparing leaders and visionaries who impact and influence every aspect of society. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
 
41. University of Utah Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
M. KATHLEEN KATHLEEN STRICKLAND-COHEN (University of Utah), Natalie Badgett (University of Utah ), Jason Cohen (University of Utah), Keith C Radley (University of Utah), Aaron J. Fischer (University of Utah), Julia Hood (University of Utah), Kate Helbig (University of Utah)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program within the College of Education at the University of Utah is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Special Education and Educational Psychology. At the master’s level, our programs prepare qualified and effective special educators and psychologists to practice ABA in schools and related contexts. Our doctoral programs prepare future leaders through the ABA Specialization incorporated into Special Education and Educational Psychology doctoral programs through targeted course content, applied research, and specialized practica and internship experiences. It is our mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families. We accomplish this through innovative research, the use of evidence-based instructional practices to teach essential behavior analytic knowledge and skills, and collaborative partnerships with local schools, the Utah State Board of Education and Department of Health, and early intervention providers. We believe society is enriched by the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities as full members of the community and are committed to training behavior analysts who can competently and ethically provide support and services for traditionally marginalized groups. We are dedicated to creating a world where everyone can thrive and are honored to be part of that journey.
 
42. Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Program with Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization at East Carolina University
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), Danielle Webb (East Carolina University), Courtney Alston (East Carolina University), Sarah Hayes (Durham County Schools), Amber Flannigan (Dorchester School District Four )
Abstract: East Carolina University has pediatric school and clinical health psychology programs that lead to a Ph.D. in health psychology and eligibility for licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Psychologist. Students are admitted to one of two concentrations within the program: Behavior Medicine or Pediatric School Psychology. Students can elect to specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis and take a series of courses that will make them eligible for certification as a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The program is a five-year, full-time, post-baccalaureate program. The 105 semester hour curriculum includes the following components: a core curriculum focusing on the biological, social, and cognitive-affective bases of behavior, health psychology and behavioral medicine, and research (statistics and research design); courses specific to the student’s chosen concentration, including courses on health assessment and intervention and applied behavior analysis; a series of research experiences culminating in an empirical dissertation and completion of a one-year pre-doctoral internship meeting the requirements of the American Psychological Association and/or the Association of Psychology Pre-doctoral and Internship Centers.
 
43. Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization in the Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program at Utah State University
AUDREY N. HOFFMANN (Utah State University), Casey J. Clay (Utah State University), Sophia R D'Agostino (Utah State University), Thomas S. Higbee (Utah State University), Timothy A. Slocum (Utah State University)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization within the Disability Disciplines Doctoral program at Utah State University prepares graduates for careers in leadership positions within academic and clinical settings. The four-year program is composed of doctoral coursework in both research methods as well as the theoretical, experimental, and applied branches of behavior analysis. Through mentored experiences with faculty, students learn how to conduct research, write grants, teach university-level courses, and provide clinical supervision. Funding is available through graduate assistantships in one of several clinical services operated by the department. The Utah State University campus is located in Logan, UT, a college town with many recreational opportunities available nearby. Graduates from the program have been successfully placed in prestigious post-doctoral fellowships, faculty positions, and senior clinical positions. Faculty from the Applied Behavior Analysis specialization in the Disability Disciplines doctoral program will be available to talk about the program and answer questions from potential students.
 
44. Pepperdine University’s Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program
ADEL C. NAJDOWSKI (Pepperdine University), Lusineh Gharapetian (Pepperdine University), Elizabeth Hughes Fong (Pepperdine University)
Abstract: Pepperdine University's Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MSABA) program provides academic and practical training in applied behavior analysis (ABA). The MSABA program prepares students to become board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) while providing them with a thorough understanding of how to utilize ABA techniques to enrich lives. The coursework has been verified to meet the academic requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Designed for both working professionals and full-time students alike, this program provides thorough training in the concepts and principles of ABA. Employing the practitioner-scholar model of professional training, a rigorous theoretical study is paired with in-depth clinical training where students will accrue experience hours working alongside professional behavior analysts, helping learners to develop adaptive skills for optimal functioning in educational, family, social, and occupational roles. Specifically, we incorporate three semesters of practicum. This provides students with the opportunity to begin accruing the experience hours necessary for certification. The present poster provides an overview of Pepperdine's MSABA program.
 
45. 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 masters 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.
 
46. Master of Science (MS) and Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
AMANDA GULD FISHER (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Jessica Kendorski (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Richard Gregory Allen (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Craig Strohmeier (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Barry L. McCurdy (Devereux Center for Effective Schools)
Abstract: 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.
 
47. 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. Our program provides a strong foundation in the principles and conceptual underpinnings of ABA and the application of behavior analysis 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 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 LGBTQ+.
 
48. 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 online and hybrid Master of Science programs, 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
 
49. 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.
 
50. University of Alaska Anchorage
MYCHAL MACHADO (University of Alaska Anchorage), Kristin Riall (University of Alaska Anchorage), Eric S. Murphy (University of Alaska Anchorage), Gwen Lupfer (University of Alaska Anchorage), Gloria Eldridge (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Abstract: The UAA Psychology Department’s programs in Behavior Analysis offer Association for Behavior Analysis International® verified course sequences at the undergraduate and master’s levels. These approved coursework sequences prepare students to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) examination to earn a nationally-recognized certification. UAA behavior analysis program coursework also prepares students who seek to find employment in agencies that provide behavior-analytic services or those who seek advanced graduate-level education.
 
51. Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management M.A. and Ph.D. Programs at WMU
HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), Sharlet D. Rafacz (Western Michigan University), Ron Van Houten (Western Michigan University), Katherine Martini (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: Western Michigan University Department of Psychology offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management. At the M.A. level, students can choose between a practicum track, which prepares students to enter the workforce, and a thesis track, which prepares students to enter a Ph.D. program. Our Ph.D. program prepares students for human resource, organizational development, and organizational effectiveness positions in business, consulting, and human service organizations; as well as for teaching and research positions.
 
52. University of North Texas, Department of Behavior Analysis
KAREN A. TOUSSAINT (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.
 
53. Western New England University Behavior Analysis Graduate Programs
SARA PECK (WNE), Rachel H. Thompson (Western New England University)
Abstract: Western New England University offers a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis program. Through a combination of rigorous coursework and supervised practical experiences, the MS program prepares students to work in diverse applied settings. The MS coursework meets the requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam. The doctoral program offers a wide range of clinical and research opportunities and prepares students to be leading clinicians, researchers, or academics. One of the strengths of this graduate program is a partnership with the prestigious New England Center for Children and opportunities to work with faculty at their center. Paid assistantships and tuition waivers are available for both MS and Ph.D. students.
 
54. SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Behavior Analysis Studies Master of Science Program
JASON R. ZELENY (Upstate Medical University), Andrew R. Craig (State University of New York Upstate Medical University), Christina Alaimo (State University of New York Upstate Medical University), Courtney Mauzy (State University of New York Upstate Medical University), Henry S. Roane (State University of New York Upstate Medical University), Sean Smith (SUNY Upstate Medical University), William Sullivan (State University of New York Upstate Medical University)
Abstract: Behavior analysis is a natural science that aims to understand the factors that influence the behavior of individuals, and applied behavior analysts are scientist-practitioners who apply the principles of behavior analysis to address problems of social importance. The Behavior Analysis Studies Master of Science Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University is a one-year, in-person program that prepares students for success in the field of applied behavior analysis through a combination of rigorous didactic instruction, structured clinical work, involvement in research, and professional-development opportunities. Part-time options offer additional flexibility for students. The program’s Verified Course Sequence includes coursework on research design and data analysis, basic and advanced topics in applied behavior analysis, supervision and mentorship, and evidence-based treatments for autism and related disorders. Principles learned in class are integrated into students’ practical experiences in the areas of severe behavior and pediatric feeding disorders. Students gain experiences working as members of multidisciplinary teams to provide wraparound services to families in need. Moreover, students are encouraged to engage in research activities ranging from clinical research with pediatric populations to basic research using rat and mouse subjects. Students’ coursework satisfies requirements for national certification and licensure as a behavior analyst in New York State.
 
55. University of Arizona: Master’s in Special Education Applied Behavior Analysis & Project Online Interdisciplinary Collaboration
MARCELLA HANGEN (University of Arizona)
Abstract: The University of Arizona (UA) program delivers a flexible but rigorous online education for students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Our program prepares students to provide evidence-based services in clinical, school, and home settings. Through a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs/U.S. Department of Education, UA is offering funding for students to complete an interdisciplinary collaboration between two highly effective online special education programs: preparing teachers of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) students and preparing behavior analysts. The goals of the project are to increase (a) the number of fully credentialed teachers of DHH students (TODHHs) who can address challenging behavior issues and provide intensive individualized instruction to students, (b) the number of fully credentialed behavior analysts who can support students who have challenging behavior issues due to severe communication difficulties, and (c) the collaborative efforts between the professionals to create optimal learning environments at home and educational settings. The project focuses on preparing professionals to work with students who have high-intensity needs, including students with severe sensory disabilities, communication needs, and autism. The project is actively recruiting students. Enrollment is open in Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025.
 
56. Penn State University – Harrisburg, Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis
JI YOUNG KIM (Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg), Jonathan W. Ivy (The Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg ), Kimberly A. Schreck (Penn State Harrisburg)
Abstract: The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program is housed in the Department of Psychology at Penn State Harrisburg. Established over 20 years ago, the master’s program is designed to prepare graduates to develop comprehensive solutions to socially important problems. The program offers on-campus education that prepares students to become competent behavior analysts. Degree requirements include course content and practicum experience of a total of 39 credits. The curriculum for the behavior analysis program is Verified Course Sequence (VCS) approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). In addition to coursework and practicum, students complete a master’s project under the guidance and mentorship of a faculty member.
 
57. California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (California State University, Northridge)
CHUNYING JIN (California State University, Northridge), Ellie Kazemi (Behavior Science Technology (BST) & CSUN), Debra Berry Malmberg (California State University, Northridge), Ashley Rice (California State University Northridge), Gary Katz (California State University, Northridge), Marlesha Bell (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.
 
58. Behavior Analysis Training Programs at Rowan University
CHRISTINA SIMMONS (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University), Michelle Ennis Soreth (Rowan University), Abigail Moretti (Rowan University), Shelby Goodwin (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 APA-accredited 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.
 
59. University of Alabama in Huntsville Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program
LAURA PERRY SENN (University of Alabama in Huntsville), Jennifer Lynne Bruzek (The University of Alabama in 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 fully online graduate program offers aligns with the program requirements of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Courses are currently offered during the fall, spring, and summer 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 relationships with local providers offering ABA services to provide students the opportunity to complete the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®'s supervised experience requirement; however, students are allowed to select their own placement that works best for their current location and schedule. The program also has relationships unique to UAH’s College of Education, including the university’s membership in the Regional Autism Network. The poster will provide the opportunity for students and colleagues to discuss the program and the university in more detail with instructors from the program.
 
60. Applied Behavior Analysis Training Programs at Purdue University Global
NELLY DIXON (Purdue University Global), Susan Wilson (Purdue University Global)
Abstract: Purdue University Global ’s Program in Applied Behavior Analysis is housed within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. It offers four Verified Course Sequences: A Bachelor of Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Programs are entirely online, have synchronous weekly seminars, and are taught by Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Our 45-credit Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program is taught exclusively by doctoral-level faculty with extensive experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Our Master of Science and Postgraduate certificate programs incorporate Behavior Development Solutions’ CBA Learning Modules into coursework to enhance student learning. Students opt for either a Thesis or Capstone course to complete their program. Purdue University Global has 500 agency partnerships across the United States to support supervision, practicum, and employment opportunities. Employees of partnerships receive discounted tuition towards Purdue Global programs. Currently, Purdue Global supports 1017 undergraduate and 1192 graduate students in the Applied Behavior Analysis programs and continues to grow each year. Faculty will be available to discuss our programs with potential students and partners.
 
61. Eastern Connecticut State University
CHRISTOPHER A KREBS (Eastern Connecticut State University), James W. Diller (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. Our Department of Psychological Science offers a Behavior Analysis concentration which gives students the opportunity to take a series of specialized courses that meets the Association for Behavior Analysis Interntional Tiered Model recognition (Tier 2b) standards. Our courses are also part of a verified course sequence (VCS) that count 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. ECSU is the only undergraduate university in the United States with an ABAI Recognized Bachelor's program.
 
62.

Graduate Training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Fresno State

Marianne Jackson (California State University, Fresno), Alyssa N. Wilson (California State University, Fresno), JOVONNIE ESQUIERDO-LEAL (California State University, Fresno), Jonpaul D. Moschella (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 coursework, 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.

 
96. Seton Hall University 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 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.
 
104. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Drexel University
CHRISTINA M. VORNDRAN (Drexel University), Bridget Blakely (Drexel University ), Amanda L. Lannie (Drexel University), James Connell (Drexel University)
Abstract: Drexel University is proud to offer a variety of graduate program options for students seeking clinical skills and knowledge in evidence-based practices and a strong foundation for successful and engaging careers in behavior analysis, special education, or school psychology. Students may choose from the following four program options providing the full verified course sequence meeting the course requirements to sit for the BACB exam: Master’s of Science in ABA, Post-Master’s certificate in ABA, Master’s of Science in Special Education and ABA, or an EdS in School Psychology. The programs are taught via an online/hybrid format to offer optimal convenience and flexibility to busy students while incorporating opportunities to connect with faculty and classmates weekly. The EdS in school psychology program is offered partially on campus and includes a year-long internship. Drexel University runs on a quarter system and students in the ABA programs take courses all four terms, allowing for an accelerated degree process.
 
105. 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.
 

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