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.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Expo Poster Session #320
ABAI Expo - ABAI Accredited Graduate Training Programs
Sunday, May 25, 2008
10:00 PM–12:00 AM
South Exhibit Hall
1. ABA MA Program at UMBC in Collaboration with the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
SIGURDUR OLI SIGURDSSON (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Iser Guillermo DeLeon (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Sung Woo 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.
2. Behavior Analysis at California State University, Stanislaus.
WILLIAM F. POTTER (California State University, Stanislaus), Jane S. Howard (California State University, Stanislaus), Bruce E. Hesse (California State University, Stanislaus), Gary D. Novak (California State University, Stanislaus), Gina M. Pallotta (California State University, Stanislaus), Carrie M. Dempsey (California State University, Stanislaus)
Abstract: The Master's program at CSUS offers a unique combination of behavior analytic training, while also preparing students to be a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). We have five BCBA faculty on staff and several licensed psychologists. Visit our website at for more information.
3. Behavior Analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno.
PATRICK M. GHEZZI (University of Nevada, Reno), Mark P. Alavosius (University of Nevada, Reno), Linda J. Parrott Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno), Ramona Houmanfar (University of Nevada, Reno), W. Larry Williams (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The aim of the UNR BA Program is to provide comprehensive training in behavior analysis, out of which more specialized basic, applied, and theoretical interests may be developed. A balance of basic, applied, and theoretical training is sought.
4. California State University, Los Angeles.
RANDY V. CAMPBELL (California State University, Los Angeles), Michele D. Wallace (California State University, Los Angeles), Henry D. Schlinger (California State University, Los Angeles), George Roy Mayer (California State University, Los Angeles)
Abstract: A description of both the Counseling M. S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and the Psychology M. S. in Applied Behavior Analysis will be provided along with a summary of faculty and their interests. Program plans will be included to inform students of the specific course work required to obtain a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from CSULA. Moreover, admission deadlines and requirements will be provided. In addition, various certificate programs that students may wish to obtain while receiving thier masters will be highlighted (e.g., Certificate in Autism, PPS Crediental within School Counseling).
5. 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 at the University of Kansas
6. Florida State University at Panama City Master's Program in Applied Behavior Analysis.
H. ALLEN MURPHY (Florida State University, Panama City), Jon S. Bailey (FSU, BMC, FABA)
Abstract: Potential students and others will be given a description of the features of the master's program.
7. Graduate Programs in Special Education at The Ohio State University.
SHEILA R. ALBER-MORGAN (The Ohio State University), Gwendolyn Cartledge (The Ohio State University), Ralph Gardner III (The Ohio State University), Terri Hessler (The Ohio State University, Newark), Moira Konrad (The Ohio State University), Helen I. Cannella-Malone (The Ohio State University), Nancy A. Neef (The Ohio State University), Diane M. Sainato (The Ohio State University)
Abstract: 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. The M.A. and Ph.D. programs are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis 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.
8. Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.
MICHELLE C. GARRUTO (Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York), Patricia A. Moss-Lourenco (The Graduate Center, 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.
9. Masters and Doctoral Training in Behavior Analysis at Southern Illinois University.
MARK R. DIXON (Southern Illinois University)
Abstract: This exposition poster will showcase the growing opportunities for graduate training at SIU.
10. Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts: Graduate Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis.
MICHAEL J. CAMERON (Simmons College), Susan Ainsleigh (Simmons College), Katherine A. Johnson (Advances Learning Center), Russell W. Maguire (Evergreen Center), Ron F. Allen (Ivy Street School)
Abstract: The mission of the Programs in Behavioral Education is to: (1) make the philosophy and science of behavior analysis accessible to people in a position to affect meaningful educational, social and behavioral changes, (2) to generate and publish innovative research by fusing behavior analysis with other scientific fields, and (3) to demonstrate how behavior analysis can impact the general education curriculum and typically developing children. We offer an M.S.Ed, Ed.S., and Ph.D degrees in applied behavior analysis.
11. St. Cloud State University Applied Behavior Analysis Program.
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 and BCBA courses in Applied Behavior Analysis in an on-campus and distance format.
12. West Virginia University Behavior Analysis Program.
ANNE M. FOREMAN (West Virginia University), Natalie Rose Bruner (West Virginia University), Claire C St. Peter (West Virginia University)
Abstract: West Virginia University’s behavior analysis graduate program 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 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 is qualified to teach a variety of courses in psychology, 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. 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.
14. Graduate Program in the Department of Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas.
SHAHLA S. ALA'I-ROSALES (University of North Texas), Cloyd Hyten (University of North Texas)
Abstract: Description of the M.S. degree program in Behavior Analysis
15. Western Michigan University: Graduate Programs in Behavior Analysis.
JAMES E. CARR (Western Michigan University), Cynthia J. Pietras (Western Michigan University), Ron Van Houten (Western Michigan University), R. Wayne Fuqua (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: This poster describes the Master and Doctoral level training programs in Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan University. Both programs are ABA accredited.



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