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.


36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Expo Poster Session #112
Applied Behavior Analysis International Accredited Graduate Training Program
Saturday, May 29, 2010
8:30 PM–11:00 PM
Exhibit Hall A (CC)
1. Western Michigan University: Behavior Analysis Masters and Doctoral Programs
ALAN D. POLING (Western Michigan University), R. Wayne Fuqua (Western Michigan University), Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University), Cynthia J. Pietras (Western Michigan University), Ron Van Houten (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: This poster describes the ABA-Accredited Masters and Doctoral Programs in Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan University.
2. Behavior Analysis Ph.D. Program at West Virginia University
KAREN G. ANDERSON (West Virginia University), Sally Huskinson (West Virginia University), David P. Jarmolowicz (West Virginia University)
Abstract: The behavior analysis program at West Virginia University exists to train students in basic research, theory, and applications of behavior principles. Through research, course work, and practica, students develop skills in the experimental analysis of animal and human behavior, as well as a strong methodological and conceptual background for developing and applying behavioral technologies. The basic, conceptual, and applied areas are integrated in the curriculum; however a student may emphasize either basic or applied research. The goal of the program is to produce a psychologist who can function effectively in either an academic or an applied setting, and who can use the principles and findings of the science of behavior in solving significant problems of human behavior. The behavior analysis program is fully accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis. Over the years, our faculty members have been recognized for their teaching, research, and professional service through their receipt of external research grants, major teaching and research awards given by both the university and by professional societies, service on boards of national and international organizations and journals, and editorships and associate editorships of major behavior analytic journals.
3. Masters and Doctoral Training in Behavior Analysis at Southern Illinois University
NICOLE HEAL (Southern Illinois University), Jonathan C. Baker (Southern Illinois University), Anthony J. Cuvo (Southern Illinois University), Paula K. Davis (Southern Illinois University), Mark R. Dixon (Southern Illinois University), Brandon F. Greene (Southern Illinois University), Ruth Anne Rehfeldt (Southern Illinois University)
Abstract: The graduate training opportunities at Southern Illinois University are vast for individuals interested in pursuing masters or doctoral degrees. We offer a comprehensive program that teaches students basic science, applied technologies, and the conceptual framework of radical behaviorism. Degree programs are available on-campus and off-site in the Chicago land area, while 5 course sequences for BACB certification are offered online.
4. Applied Behavior Analysis at St. Cloud State University
ERIC RUDRUD (St. Cloud State University), Kimberly A. Schulze (St. Cloud State University), John T. Rapp (St. Cloud State University), Chaturi Edrisinha (St. Cloud State University)
Abstract: St. Cloud State University provides a M.S. program as well as BCBA and BCaBA courses in Applied Behavior Analysis in an on-campus and distance format.
5. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education at The Ohio State University
SHEILA R. ALBER-MORGAN (The Ohio State University), Helen I. Cannella-Malone (The Ohio State University), Gwendolyn Cartledge (The Ohio State University), Ralph Gardner III (The Ohio State University), Terri Hessler (The Ohio State University at Newark), Moira Konrad (The Ohio State University), Nancy A. Neef (The Ohio State University), Diane M. Sainato (The Ohio State University)
Abstract: The M.A. and Ph.D. programs at The Ohio State University are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International through 2012. Each program includes a course sequence pre-approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board as meeting the coursework requirements to sit for the BCBA examination. The M.A. program in Applied Behavior Analysis emphasizes the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral interventions for improving socially significant behavior. Full- and part-time M.A. students fulfill their practicum and research program requirements in a wide variety of school, residential, employment, and other community settings. The Ph.D. program prepares full-time students for leadership positions in special education whose research and teaching are guided by the philosophical, scientific, and technological principles of applied behavior analysis. The curriculum develops each student's knowledge and skills in six competency areas: (a) conceptual analysis, (b) research and scholarship, (c) design and application of educational interventions, (d) professional communication, (e) administration and collegial relations, and (f) teaching and advising.
6. The University of Cincinnati School Psychology Program
RENEE HAWKINS (University of Cincinnati), Janet L. Graden (University of Cincinnati), David W. Barnett (University of Cincinnati), Julie Morrison (University of Cincinnati), Francis E. Lentz (University of Cincinnati)
Abstract: The ABAI accredited Ed.S. and Ph.D. School Psychology Programs at the University of Cincinnati are dedicated to preparing highly competent professional school psychologists in accord with the scientist-practitioner model. As a result of their comprehensive training, graduates are prepared to make significant contributions to the challenging field of education through up-to-date professional practice, research, child and family advocacy, and leadership for best practices. The poster will describe the training model and curriculum of the Programs and provide important information for those considering a career in school psychology.
7. University of Nevada, Reno Behavior Analysis Program
W. LARRY WILLIAMS (University of Nevada, Reno), Mark P. Alavosius (University of Nevada, Reno), Patrick M. Ghezzi (University of Nevada), Linda J. Parrott Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno), Ramona Houmanfar (University of Nevada, Reno), Steven C. Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: This Poster describes the history, achievements and current status of the ABAI accredited Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. This year is the 20th anniversary of our program which has graduated 72 Masters on-campus students, 43 PhD students and several hundred off-campus Masters students. This year our program has been honored by ABAI in being awarded the enduring contribution to the field award. Indeed many of our graduates are widely recognised leaders in research, clinical and educational areas of our field. Current faculty interests and application information are provided. Come catch the wave!
8. Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas
GREGORY J. MADDEN (University of Kansas)
Abstract: This poster will describe the graduate training program in Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Program requirements, faculty research interests, etc. will be presented.
9. Applied Behavior Analysis Master of Arts Program at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Collaboration with the Kennedy Krieger Institute
JOHN C. BORRERO (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), SungWoo Kahng (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
Abstract: Applied behavior analysis includes accountability in its service delivery. The UMBC M.A. Program is responsive to the increasing call for such services and fills a gap in the availability of such programs in the mid-Atlantic region. The UMBC Department of Psychology together with the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Behavioral Psychology are uniquely suited to developing and maintaining such a program. The program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis and is included in the list of programs approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, so that students who have earned our M.A. degree and have completed their supervision requirements are qualified and well-prepared to sit for the BACB certification examination. Students complete course work in basic and applied analysis of behavior, behavioral treatment design and data evaluation, the ethics of behavioral interventions, and practicum placement for hands-on experience with relevant behavioral procedures.
10. Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons College
MICHAEL J. CAMERON (Simmons College)
Abstract: The mission of the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons College is to: (1) make the philosophy and science of behavior analysis understandable and accessible to individuals in an optimal position to affect meaningful educational, social, and behavioral changes, (2) to generate and publish innovative research by fusing behavior analysis with relevant findings from other scientific disciplines, and (3) to demonstrate how behavior analysis can impact a broad range of social issues. We offer a masters of science, CAGS, and PhD in behavior analysis.
11. Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
KRISTEN ROST (The Graduate Center, Queens College, City University of New York), Joseph D. Jacobs (Binghamton University, State University of New York), Amanda S. Mentzer (The Graduate Center, Queens College, City University of New York)
Abstract: An overview of graduate studies in behavior analysis at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY is presented. Opportunities are described for Doctoral study in the Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis Program, for Masters studies at Queens College in the Clinical Behavioral Applications in Mental Health Settings and in the General Psychology Program, and for the Advanced Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (a post-baccalaureate non-degree program offering in-depth training in applied behavior analysis and preparation for New York state or national certification exams). Faculty interests at the Doctoral level in applied behavior analysis research, learning theory, stimulus control, equivalence class formation, organizational behavior management, contingencies of reinforcement, developmental disabilities, and neural mechanisms of learning offers the student intensive training in a broad range of areas in basic and applied behavior analysis. The Doctoral program offers a specialization in Developmental Disabilities. For students with applied interests, practica experiences in applied behavior analysis are available at a wide range of public and private institutions.
12. Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida State University
Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University), Sarah A. Lechago (Florida State University), H. ALLEN MURPHY (Florida State University at Panama City)
Abstract: The Florida State University master's program in Applied Behavior Analysis faculty will be available to inform potential students about the coursework, practica, and assistantship opportunities. In addition, research and practical experiences for undergraduates will be described.
13. Graduate Degree Programs in Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology
JOSE A. MARTINEZ-DIAZ (Florida Institute of Technology), Elbert Blakely (Florida Institute of Technology), Guy S. Bruce (Florida Institute of Technology), Ivy M. Chong (Florida Institute of Technology), Ada C. Harvey (Florida Institute of Technology), Mark T. Harvey (Florida Institute of Technology), Patrick E. McGreevy (Florida Institute of Technology), David A. Wilder (Florida Institute of Technology)
Abstract: The graduate degree programs in Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne and Orlando, FL will be described.
14. Behavior Analysis at California State University, Stanislaus
WILLIAM F. POTTER (California State University, Stanislaus), Jane S. Howard (California State University, Stanislaus)
Abstract: The M.S. Psychology degree in Behavior Analysis at California State University, Stanislaus is structured to provide a continuum of learning experiences to ensure that students acquire beginning professional competencies. We practice what we preach. Student mastery is enhanced by the systematic use of study guides, frequent assessment and feedback, behavioral rehearsals, etc. As students master content, they are then provided with opportunities to demonstrate these competencies in closely supervised settings and other practicum classes.
15. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University, Los Angeles
HENRY D. SCHLINGER (California State University, Los Angeles), Randy V. Campbell (California State University, Los Angeles), Michele D. Wallace (California State University, Los Angeles), Daniel B. Shabani (California State University, Los Angeles)
Abstract: The Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) was first accredited in 1994 by the Association for Behavior Analysis, and only the second ABA program accredited by the organization. The program, founded by Barry Lowenkron and G. Roy Mayer, is unique in a number of ways, not the least of which is that it is an interdisciplinary program involving two different departments – the Department of Psychology and the Division of Special Education and Counseling – in two separate colleges within the University. Students apply to either the Psychology Department or the Division of Special Education and Counseling, and once admitted, take courses in both departments. The aim of the program is to provide comprehensive training in behavior analysis. Students are expected to develop both a theoretical understanding as well as mastery of the application of the science of behavior analysis. The program is designed to prepare students for employment at the master’s level or for doctoral study. The program’s core curriculum has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (



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