|Around The World|
|Saturday, May 29, 2010|
|8:30 PM–11:00 PM |
|Exhibit Hall A (CC)|
|122. Behavior Analysis at James Madison University|
|STEPHEN H. ROBERTSON (James Madison University), P. Andrew Halsey (James Madison University), Sherry L. Serdikoff (James Madison University)|
|Abstract: This poster will summarize the Behavior Analysis Concentrations in the James Madison University Department of Psychology undergraduate major and the Psychological Sciences MA Program in the Department of Graduate Psychology. We will describe the curriculum, student activities, research interests of our faculty, and admissions criteria.|
|123. Canada’s First Bachelor’s Degree In Behavioural Psychology|
|GARY A. BERNFELD (St. Lawrence College, Behavioral Psychology), Sheelagh Jamieson (St. Lawrence College, Behavioral Psychology), Marie Line Jobin (St. Lawrence College, Behavioral Psychology), Andrew W. McNamara (St. Lawrence College), Deborah Smith (St. Lawrence College, Behavioral Psychology)|
|Abstract: St. Lawrence College has offered a new Bachelor of Applied Arts (Behavioural Psychology) degree since September 2004. This program provides the most comprehensive training in the behavioural sciences at the undergraduate level in Canada. Students are trained in the latest behavioural techniques used in a variety of areas such as acquired brain injuries, autism, addictions, developmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, and special education, as well as adult and youth corrections. Graduates may pursue additional post-secondary education (e.g. graduate school in this area, as well as in teaching, social work, etc).
The major areas of study within the program are ABA and cognitive behaviour therapy, as well as behaviourally-orientated courses in Abnormal and Developmental Psychology, Statistics, etc. Classroom based courses combined with three practicum opportunities [totalling over 1100 hours] ensure both knowledge and skill development in assessing behavioural patterns and designing effective programs to achieve behavioural change and skill development. The program has received strong support from past ABA presidents as well as recognised leaders in both research and applied settings across North America.
For more information, see http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca. First go to ‘Full-time Studies’, then select ‘Degree Programs’ and select ‘Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Behavioural Psychology’.|