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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Expo Poster Session #142
ABAI Accredited Behavior Analysis Training Programs
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Riverside Exhibit Hall, Hyatt Regency, Purple East

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Applied Behavior Analysis Master of Arts Track

Nicole Lynn Hausman (Kennedy Krieger Institute), John C. Borrero (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Jolene R. Sy (Saint Louis University), MARCELLA HANGEN (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Kennedy Krieger Institute)

The UMBC Department of Psychology together with the Kennedy Krieger Institutes Department of Behavioral Psychology are uniquely suited to prepare students as professionals in the practice of behavior analysis. Our track is accredited by ABAI. Our course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

1. Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board
ERICK M. DUBUQUE (Association for Behavior Analysis International), Michael Perone (West Virginia University)
Abstract: This poster will provide an update of the newly established BAAB, its mission, structure, and plans for accreditation.
2. ABAI Accredited Applied Behavior Analysis Program at McNeese State University
JOSEPH HACKER (McNeese State University), Alfred Royal Tuminello Jr. (McNeese State University)
Abstract: McNeese State University offers students a unique and comprehensive experience in the pursuit of a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis. Home to the McNeese Autism Program, students will work with both children and adults who have varying degrees of developmental disorders, such as autism and Down’s syndrome. In addition to gaining a wide range of clinical experience, working in the clinic facilitates the completion of an intensive practicum internship during the student's time in graduate school. Following graduation and the completion of the internship, students will be able to immediately sit for their certification exam. McNeese State University is also home to an operant behavior laboratory where students can work with laboratory rats and experimentally study changes in behavior. The presence of both the clinic and the laboratory allow multiple opportunities for the conducting of studies, allowing the student to gain research experience as well as clinical. Students wishing to pursue further education have the opportunity to earn a dual concentration master’s degree in both applied behavior analysis and experimental psychology contingent on the completion of a thesis and additional coursework.
3. ABAI Accredited Graduate Programs in Special Education at The Ohio State University
SHEILA R. ALBER-MORGAN (The Ohio State University), Helen I. Cannella-Malone (The Ohio State University), Nancy A. Neef (The Ohio State University), Ralph Gardner III (The Ohio State University), Moira Konrad (The Ohio State University), Matthew Brock (The Ohio State University), Terri Hessler (The Ohio State University at Newark)
Abstract: The Ohio State University's (OSU) ABAI-accredited graduate programs in special education have been advancing the study of applied behavior analysis for the past 40 years. In 2011, OSU's special education graduate programs were the recipients of the SABA Award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis. Our contributions include hundreds of published peer-reviewed journal articles and dozens of books. The greatest contributions of OSU's special education program are the program graduates whose work has helped bring evidence-based instructional practices to teachers and students around the world. The Ph.D. program, ABAI-accredited since 1995, prepares leadership personnel for special education whose research, teaching, and professional practice are grounded in the philosophy of behaviorism and the methodological and technological principles of applied behavior analysis. The MA program, also ABAI accredited since 1995, emphasizes the design, implementation, and evaluation of curricular and instructional interventions to improve academic, social, self-care, and vocational skills for individuals with disabilities. Master's program graduates work as licensed classroom teachers, behavior analysts, or program supervisors in public schools, private schools, or community agencies.
4. Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University Los Angeles
Michele D. Wallace (California State University, Los Angeles), MITCH FRYLING (California State University, Los Angeles), Randy V. Campbell (California State University, Los Angeles)
Abstract: This poster will cover the various programs offered at California State University Los Angeles, including the Masters in Counseling Applied Behavior Analysis Option, the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate in Educational Settings, the Assistant Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate, and the Registered Behavior Technician. A brief description of the full-time faculty and their research interest and recent theses and publications will be provided. Information regarding admissions will be presented and Program Coordinator contact information.
5. Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Houston, Clear Lake
SAMANTHA CORDOVA (University of Houston, Clear Lake), Taylor Custer (University of Houston, Clear Lake), Brittany Zey (University of Houston, Clear Lake), Rachel Jackson (University of Houston, Clear Lake), Dorothea C. Lerman (University of Houston-Clear Lake), Jennifer N. Fritz (University of Houston-Clear Lake), Sarah A. Lechago (University of Houston-Clear Lake)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake provides students with a well-rounded foundation in applied behavior analysis through an integrated sequence of coursework, practicum, and research activities. Students obtain competency in the basic principles of learning and the application of these principles with particular emphasis on interventions for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Practicum and research experiences are provided in home, school, and clinic settings. All students complete individual research projects and deliver original community presentations prior to graduation. The program is accredited by ABAI and includes a course sequence and practicum that have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc® as meeting the requirements for eligibility to take the BCBA exam. Graduate assistantships, paid internships, and other forms of financial assistance are available to qualifying students. The coursework also prepares graduates who are interested in becoming Licensed Psychological Associates. Furthermore, graduates will be prepared to pursue doctoral degrees in psychology or behavior analysis.
6. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at the University of South Florida
RAYMOND G. MILTENBERGER (University of South Florida)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis Program in the department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa offers programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. The doctoral program is designed to develop scientist-practitioners who are accomplished teachers and researchers. Students with a master’s degree in behavior analysis are welcome to apply to the three-year doctoral program. The two-year master’s program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International with a course sequence and practicum approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The ABA master’s program at the University of South Florida welcomes applicants from students with good academic credentials who have coursework and experience in ABA (and a passion for ABA). Graduates of the master’s program have excellent clinical and research skills so they are prepared for their BCBA exam or for application to a doctoral program. The undergraduate minor in ABA provides the coursework needed for certification as a BCaBA. Students who take the ABA minor are successful applicants for graduate programs in ABA.
7. Applied Behavioral Science at University of Kansas
DEREK D. REED (The University of Kansas), Florence D. DiGennaro Reed (University of Kansas), Claudia L. Dozier (The University of Kansas), David P. Jarmolowicz (The University of Kansas), Edward K. Morris (The University of Kansas), Pamela L. Neidert (The University of Kansas), Jomella Watson-Thompson (University of Kansas)
Abstract: The Department of Applied Behavior Science is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas. It comprises 16 regular faculty members, 55 adjunct and courtesy faculty members, more than 200 undergraduate majors, and over 40 doctoral students. The Department exists because a natural science of behavior uniquely helps us understand and improve the human condition locally, nationally, and globally. Our graduate mission is to train scientist-practitioners and researchers in the discovery, production, translation, application, and communication of knowledge for the same purposes. These missions entail four domains of teaching, training, and research: 1. Basic principles of a natural science of behavior; 2. Research methods in basic and applied research, the latter including prevention and intervention research; 3. Historical, conceptual, and comparative foundations; and 4. The extension and application of these domains for understanding and improving the human condition. What makes our missions unique is their foundation in a science of behavior, dedication to rigorous standards of experimental proof, and applications of the science and these standards to solving socially relevant problems. Rigor and relevance, together, are the Department's hallmark, both in making knowledge and taking it to practice.

Behavior Analysis at City University of New York Queens College and The Graduate Center

Mariam Chohan (CUNY Graduate Center), Samantha Dalfen (City University of New York Graduate Center), JULIA BRODSKY (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), Bryan Tyner (CUNY Graduate Center), Daniel Mark Fienup (Queens College, City University of New York), Alicia M. Alvero (Queens College, CUNY), Bertram O. Ploog (City University of New York), Emily A. Jones (Queens College, The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

This poster highlights components of the advanced certificate in applied behavior analysis, the Master's program in applied behavior analysis and the Ph.D. program in psychology, behavior analysis training area. It also provides a brief description of faculty and their research interests.

9. Behavior Analysis Program at University of Nevada Reno: 25th Year Anniversary
RAMONA HOUMANFAR (University of Nevada, Reno), Patrick M. Ghezzi (University of Nevada, Reno), Linda J. Parrott Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno), Steven Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno), Matt Locey (University of Nevada, Reno), W. Larry Williams (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Behavior Analysis Program at UNR. We look forward to celebrating our 25 years of accomplishments with our colleagues and students at ABAI 2016: • We were awarded the “Organizational Enduring Contribution to Behavior Analysis” by the Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis in May 2010. • The Program has Conferred over 40 Ph.D. degrees. • The On-Campus Masters program has conferred over 80 Masters degrees. • The Satellite Masters program has conferred over 100 Off-campus Masters degrees in multiple national and in international locations.
10. University of Nevada, Reno Satellite Programs in Behavior Analysis
LINDA J. PARROTT HAYES (University of Nevada, Reno), Christina M. Peters (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: This poster describes the Satellite Programs in Behavior Analysis offered by the University of Nevada, Reno. Three online programs are offered. The first of these is a full Master of Arts degree in Behavior Analytic Psychology. This program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International as well as includes a graduate course sequence and practicum approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The other two programs include course sequences at the graduate and undergraduate levels approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The poster describes the curricula for each of these programs, timelines for completion, admission requirements, and other information. The aim of this presentation is to recruit students who do not otherwise have access to behavior analytic training in their home regions. The University of Nevada, Reno has been delivering satellite programs in behavior analysis for more than 20 years, serving students in multiple US states as well as in the countries of Canada, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
11. Florida Stata University Panama City Master's Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
HARRY ALLEN MURPHY (Florida State University Panama City), Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University), Amy S. Polick (Florida State University Panama City)
Abstract: The Florida State University master's program based at the Panama City campus was founded in 1999 and has graduated 217 students. The course sequence and practicum are both approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. In the most recently reported results of applicants sitting for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst for the first time in 2014, 100% of Florida State graduates passed. The ninth annual Job Fair held February 2015 attracted 26 behavior analytic agencies from across the country who attended with the sole purpose of recruiting Florida State students. Students have the option of living in Panama City or Tallahassee. All courses are offered face-to-toface by PhD faculty. Currently, all students have paid assistantships including a tuition waiver.
12. Graduate Training in the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas
RICHARD G. SMITH (University of North Texas), Jesus Rosales-Ruiz (University of North Texas), Shahla Susan Ala'i-Rosales (UNT), Manish Vaidya (University of North Texas), Traci M. Cihon (University of North Texas), Jonathan W. Pinkston (University of North Texas), Karen A. Toussaint (University of North Texas), Einar T. Ingvarsson (University of North Texas)
Abstract: The mission of the Department of Behavior Analysis is to provide a program of learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students that is nationally recognized for excellence and that establishes knowledge and skills that allow graduates to compete successfully in and make significant contributions to society; to contribute to the discipline of behavior analysis and to the community by conducting applied and basic research that furthers understanding of human behavior and results in demonstrative positive behavioral change; to form lasting partnerships, in the region, nationally, and internationally; and to develop behavioral solutions for social problems at local, national, and international levels. This poster will present opportunities for interested students to learn about opportunities for training and research across the wide range of faculty expertise offered at UNT's Department of Behavior Analysis. Experience in research and application is offered in areas including intervention for autism and related disabilities, applied behavior analysis with animals, verbal behavior, college teaching and learning, behavioral pharmacology, behavior analysis of memory, and more.

Hybrid Graduate Training From Southern Illinois University in Chicagoland and Online

JACOB H. DAAR (Southern Illinois University), Mark R. Dixon (Southern Illinois University), Ruth anne Rehfeldt (Southern Illinois University), Erica Jowett Hirst (Southern Illinois University), Ryan N. Redner (Southern Illinois University)

The Behavioral Analysis and Therapy Program at SIUC was the first masters degree program in the world in behavior analysis and continues to be a prominent research institute in the field. Our program is devoted to the empirically based development and application of learning principles to a wide variety of human needs. The masters training program at SIUC has a five-year accreditation from the Association for Behavior Analysis. SIUC has an approved course sequence from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for both on-and off- campus courses that prepare the student sit for the BCBA exam. The faculty facilitates, and training opportunities are growing year after year. The program offers students the unique opportunity to tailor the program to meet their desired interests. Our graduates are in extremely high demand; the program has a 99% success rate for job placement after graduation. Most graduates have starting salaries ranging from $55,000-$65,000.

14. M.S. Program at Jacksonville State University in Alabama
PAIGE M. MCKERCHAR (Jacksonville State University), Makenzie Williams Bayles (Jacksonville State University), Jennifer Lynne Bruzek (Jacksonville State University), Todd L. McKerchar (Jacksonville State University), William L. Palya (Jacksonville State University)
Abstract: Jacksonville State University, nicknamed “The Friendliest Campus in the South,” is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains midway between Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL. The master’s program in psychology is the only ABAI-accredited program in Alabama, and it offers a Behavior Analyst Certification Board®-approved program of study. Our students complete seven required courses in the conceptual, experimental, and applied analysis of behavior, as well as six related elective courses, which include practicum, research, and thesis opportunities. Our overarching goals are to teach future applied behavior analysts to think critically about the conceptual and experimental basis of the field, and to train them in the implementation of scientifically validated behavioral procedures. Our students study basic behavioral processes in our sophisticated animal research facility, and they can practice applying behavioral principles in basic and applied settings through our recently established Center for Behavioral Studies. Our poster provides more detail about our faculty, coursework, research, and practicum opportunities.

Masters and Ph.D. Training at Southern Illinois University

KARL GUNNARSSON (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Mark R. Dixon (Southern Illinois University), Ruth anne Rehfeldt (Southern Illinois University), Ryan N. Redner (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Erica Jowett Hirst (Southern Illinois University)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers Masters and Doctoral level specialization in Behavior Analysis and Therapy. The masters training program at SIUC has a five-year accreditation from the Association for Behavior Analysis. The behavior analysis and therapy program is devoted to the empirically based development and application of learning principles to a wide variety of human needs. Training is offered in behavioral practice, research and theory as it applies to problems such as child abuse and neglect, developmental disabilities, chronic medical conditions, and traumatic head injury. The Masters degree requirements are to ful?ll 45 semester hours, and the doctoral degree requirements are 96 semester hours for the doctoral courses (up to 30 hours from a masters degree may be included). The faculty facilitates, and training opportunities are growing year after year. The program offers students the unique opportunity to tailor the program to meet their desired interests. Our graduates are in extremely high demand; the program has a 99% success rate for job placement after graduation.


Munroe-Meyer Institute and University of Nebraska Omaha Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Training Program

AMI J. KAMINSKI (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Ashten Grasmick (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Mark D. Shriver (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)

The MMI-UNO ABA Program is a collaborative program managed jointly through the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) School Psychology Program and the Psychology Department at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). The program has faculty with experience and expertise in the area of applied behavior analysis. The MMI-UNO ABA Program prepares students to be mental health practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills related to the provision of behavioral therapy for children. Students who graduate from the program will be eligible to sit for the examination administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for certification as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). Coursework also addresses content areas required for licensure as a mental health practitioner in Nebraska. The MA-ABA Program typically takes two years of full time study to complete. The coursework consists of a combination of online and live courses as well as BACB approved practicum experience. The MMI-UNO ABA Programs mission is to graduate students who have met high levels of academic excellence relevant to the knowledge and skills of applied behavior analysis.


University of Nebraska Medical Centers Munroe-Meyer Institute: Doctoral Training in Applied Behavior Analysis

CHRISTY WILLIAMS (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Wayne W. Fisher (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Joseph H. Evans (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Cathleen C. Piazza (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Nicole M. Rodriguez (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Kevin C. Luczynski (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Suzanne M. Milnes (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), William J. Higgins (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Behavior analysis began as a subfield of psychology and over time has developed a number of unique assessments and treatment procedures that are not routinely covered in traditional psychology training programs. Behavior analysis has three primary branches: (a) behaviorism, which focuses on the world view or philosophy of behavior analysis; (b) the experimental analysis of behavior, which identifies and analyzes basic principles and processes that explain behavior; and (c) applied behavior analysis (ABA), which analyses and solves problems of social importance using the principles and procedures of behavior analysis. Our doctoral program provides instruction and training in all three of these areas, with a primary focus on applied behavior analysis with children, adolescents, and families. The guiding philosophy of the program is that learning is maximized by integrating didactic and experiential instruction such that principles and concepts are introduced in the classroom and immediately applied in coordinated clinical and research practica.

18. St. Cloud State University MS in ABA
ERIC RUDRUD (St. Cloud State University), Kimberly A. Schulze (St. Cloud State University), Benjamin N. Witts (St. Cloud State University)
Abstract: The mission of the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis program is to prepare graduate level scientists/practitioners who will contribute to the field of applied behavior analysis in research, and applied areas. We are accredited by Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and approved to offer coursework for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). We provide coursework in the principles of behavior, single case methodology, behavioral assessment, experimental and applied applications, ethics and codes of conduct, and behavioral applications in a variety of social, organizational, educational, and clinical settings.
19. The Behavior Analysis Ph.D. Program at West Virginia University
KAREN G. ANDERSON (West Virginia University), Regina A. Carroll (West Virginia University), Elizabeth Kyonka (West Virginia University), Kennon Andy Lattal (West Virginia University), Tyler Nighbor (West Virginia University), Michael Perone (West Virginia University), Claire C. St. Peter (West Virginia University), Shrinidhi Subramaniam (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.
19a. The Behavior Analysis Programs at Simmons College
RUSSELL W. MAGUIRE (Simmons College)
Abstract: The Master’s Degree program in Behavior Analysis was started in 2000 and received course approval from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) that same year. The Master’s Degree program then met the eligibility standards for its initial accreditation (2005) by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). This accreditation was again granted in 2010 and 2015. In 2006 a Ph.D. program in Applied Behavior Analysis was launched and in 2008 the Department of Behavior Analysis was created. Since that time enrollment in both programs has grown markedly. Post-graduate school employment for Masters student is close 1to 100% and the pass rate on the BACB examination is 80% (BACB, 2015). Also, our faculty is supplemented by the participation of esteemed Behaviorists, such as Dr. David Palmer, Dr. Vince Carbone, Dr. Harry Mackay, Dr. Julie Vargas, Dr. Ted Carr, Dr. Carol Pilgrim, etc. as Instructors, Dissertation Committee members or Invited Speakers at our Annual Conference. Finally, Dr. Phil Chase has recently joined the faculty, making our programs even stronger and more rigorous.

The Campus-Based Behavior Analysis Programs at the Florida Institute of Technology

DAVID A. WILDER (Florida Institute of Technology), Alison M. Betz (Florida Institute of Technology), Ivy M. Chong Crane (Florida Institute of Technology: The Scott Center for Autism Treatment), Michael E. Kelley (The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, Florida Institute of Technology), Ada C. Harvey (Florida Institute of Technology), Nicole Gravina (Florida Institute of Technology), Katie A. Nicholson (Florida Institute of Technology), Christopher A. Podlesnik (Florida Institute of Technology)

The School of Behavior Analysis has three programs accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and all of the core course sequence are also approved by The Behavior Analyst Certification Board Inc. (BACB). The BACB is the only credentialing organization for professionals within the discipline. With a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Tech, Applied Behavior Analysts (ABAs) help to better the lives of children and adults struggling with behaviors ranging from difficulty with everyday social interactions to complex disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, severe behavior problems and many areas in between by applying a systematic scientific approach. Through class discussions of case studies, involvement in research studies on perplexing human behavior, or applied work at the numerous internship sites in the area, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to understand and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Students earning a master's in applied behavior analysis learn from faculty who themselves are making a difference in the world, be it through their meaningful research, professional services, or community activities.

21. The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University
JASON C. VLADESCU (Caldwell University), Ruth M. DeBar (Caldwell University), Tina Sidener (Caldwell University), April N. Kisamore (Caldwell University), Sharon A. Reeve (Caldwell University), Kenneth F. Reeve (Caldwell University)
Abstract: Caldwell University, a private liberal arts university located in a quiet suburban New Jersey community near New York City, offers an ABAI©-accredited 45-credit Master of Arts degree program in applied behavior analysis. The core of the program consists of a BACB©-approved eight-course sequence (24 credits). Students in the MA program are required to complete a behavior analytic research thesis mentored by a faculty member. The MA program prepares students to work in a variety of applied settings and for further doctoral study. Caldwell University’s state-of-the-art Center for Autism and ABA provides a BACB©-approved intensive practicum experience, and both basic and applied research opportunities, while serving individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. New Jersey also boasts many successful private agencies and public school programs that work with Caldwell University to provide employment opportunities for graduates of the program.
22. The Programs in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University
JESSICA SINGER-DUDEK (Teachers College, Columbia University), R. Douglas Greer (Columbia University Teachers College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
Abstract: We will present the MA and Ph.D. programs in teaching as applied behavior analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University. We will outline the requirements for each degree and focus on the critical features of our graduate training programs. We will present our three-tiered module system of teacher training program that incorporates verbal behavior about the science (content area expertise), contingency-shaped repertoires (application expertise), and verbally mediated data analysis (analytic expertise). In addition, we will highlight our research and demonstration (R & D) CABAS® model schools, where our students and graduates work and train.
23. University of Cincinnati ABAI Accredited School Psychology Programs
RENEE HAWKINS (University of Cincinnati), Tai Collins (University of Cincinnati), Julie Morrison (University of Cincinnati), Janet L. Graden (University of Cincinnati), Daniel Newman (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.
25. Western Michigan University: ABAI-Accredited Programs in Behavior Analysis
CYNTHIA J. PIETRAS (Western Michigan University), Jessica E. Frieder (Western Michigan University), Richard Wayne Fuqua (Western Michigan University), Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: The Psychology Department at Western Michigan University offers two graduate programs in Behavior Analysis: A Masters of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree program. The Master of Arts Program in Behavior Analysis prepares students for doctoral study, or for work at the MA level with individuals and organizations in developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse, community mental health, education, government, business, and industry. The Masters curriculum includes a course sequence pre-approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The department also offers a hybrid (online/in person) version of its Masters of Arts program, based in Detroit, Michigan. The doctoral program in behavior analysis prepares students for a career in academics, applied work, and research involving behavioral pharmacology, business and industry, community mental health, developmental disabilities (including autism), education, government and substance abuse. The Department of Psychology uses an online application process. Application materials for the MA and Ph.D. programs are due by December 15 for fall admission. Applications for the online BA program are due by September 15 for a spring admission.
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