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.

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46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Expo Poster Session #135
Behavior Analysis Training Programs
Saturday, May 23, 2020
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Virtual
21. Salve Regina University
CODY MORRIS (Salve Regina University )
Abstract: Salve Regina University is a private liberal-arts college located in Rhode Island that offers graduate training at the master’s level in applied behavior analysis. The curriculum for the applied behavior analysis program at Salve Regina University is the only Verified Course Sequence (VCS) approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in the state of Rhode Island. Students interested in pursuing a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential will be provided the necessary coursework and practicum experiences to meet the standards set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and to be successful practitioners of applied behavior analysis. Salve currently offers two major practica opportunities for students, one taking place in an autism program and one taking place at a teaching center. In addition to courses and practica experiences, students who are admitted to Salve Regina University will have opportunities to engage in and contribute to research conducted by faculty and site supervisors.
 
22. Applied Behavior Analysis at Aurora University
JONATHAN K FERNAND (Aurora University), Stephen F. Walker (Aurora University), Sarah C. Mead (Aurora University)
Abstract: The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Aurora University prepares individuals to address significant challenges in today’s society. The ABA program emphasizes a natural science approach to the study of human behavior. The program will introduce students to ways of viewing everyday behavior that differs from the way behavior is typically talked about in everyday speak. Students will be introduced to the basic research that serves as the foundation for applied behavior analysis, and how basic research has given rise to effective behavioral treatments addressing behavioral challenges. Students will have the opportunity to exercise skills learned in the classroom at practicum sites that have been selected because of the high-quality services and the range of experiences the sites provide.
 
23.

Georgia State University's Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

DANIEL E CONINE (Georgia State University), Christopher A. Tullis (Georgia State University)
Abstract:

Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, GA, offers a Master of Sciences degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Our program is housed within the Department of Learning Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development. As an ABAI Verified Course Sequence, we provide the coursework required for graduates to be eligible, in part, to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Additional program highlights include collaborations with faculty members, strong community partnerships and relationships, and a cohort model that fosters lasting professional relationships. Additionally, we have been awarded a $1.2 million dollar Office of Special Education Programs training grant that will provide support to some of our incoming students beginning in the Fall of 2019. Stop by to meet our faculty and students and to find out more about the educational opportunities available at Georgia State University.

 
25. Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
JENNIFER LYNNE BRUZEK (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 online graduate program offers the 5th edition Association for Behavior Analysis International-verified course sequence through a series of seven required ABAI-specific courses. Four additional elective courses in related areas of study are also offered. Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters making it possible for students to complete course requirements in as few as five 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 partnered with local providers offering ABA services to provide students the opportunity to complete the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®'s supervised experience requirement. The program also has relationships unique to UAH’s College of Education, including the university’s membership in the Regional Autism Network and the College’s close relationship with the University of Alabama in Huntsville Early Learning Center. The Early Learning Center provides a variety of early childhood education options for children with and without disabilities. The poster will provide the opportunity for students and colleagues to discuss the program and the university in more detail with the director of the program.
 
26. Applied Behavior Analysis Training Programs at the University of Utah
ROBERT E. O'NEILL (Department of Special Education; University of Utah), Aaron J. Fischer (Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah), John Mercer (Department of Special Education, University of Utah), Jennifer M Fletcher (Department of Special Education, University of Utah), Anne Malbica (University of Utah)
Abstract: This poster will describe information about applied behavior analysis training programs in the College of Education at the University of Utah. These include preparing persons to become eligible to take the exam to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The program is a joint effort across the Departments of Special Education and Educational Psychology in the College. The poster will review information including content/coursework included in the program and the process for the provision of approved BCBA supervision. In addition potential student funding opportunities will be described. The poster will also describe program faculty and their research interests and publications.
 
27. Northeastern University's Online Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
LAURA L. DUDLEY (Northeastern University), Nicole M. Davis (Northeastern University)
Abstract: Since 1976, Northeastern University has provided quality graduate instruction in applied behavior analysis. Our graduate programs include a Master of Science, CAGS, and Certificate Program, and are verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). In addition to our core courses in behavior analysis, we also offer optional Intensive Practicum courses. 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 Expo.
 
28. Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Online Campus
SUSAN D. FLYNN (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Annette Griffith (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Robyn M. Catagnus (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Dorothy Xuan Zhang (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; George Mason University; ABA Professional Committee of China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (ABA-CARDP)
Abstract: Stop by our poster and learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Online Campus! We offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ABA, as well as a Graduate Certificate Program. Our Graduate Certificate and M.S. programs include a BACB®/ABAI-verified course sequence and distance practicum training opportunities. Our Ph.D. program prepares students to teach and conduct research in university settings, as well as become lead practitioners, consultants, and supervisors in the field. Our programs provide a solid foundation in the science and philosophy of behavior analysis. We have faculty with diverse interests and expertise, and we encourage our students to assess behavior and apply strategies based on the principles of behavior analysis. Because of the convenience of The Chicago School's online programs, students' lives remains intact. Students can tailor their coursework to best suit their individual interests and career goals.
 
29. Applied Behavior Analysis at Assumption College
KAREN M. LIONELLO-DENOLF (Assumption College)
Abstract: The Master of Arts program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Assumption College 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 has a multi-disciplinary focus, and students will have the opportunity to work with faculty in the Psychology, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, and Education departments. The program includes practicum courses so that students may obtain fieldwork experience under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and a seven-course sequence that has been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Assumption College is located in Worcester, MA, which has a number of agencies that provide behavior-analytic interventions. Assumption College faculty have developed close collaborations with colleagues at Behavioral Concepts Inc., Seven Hills Foundation, and the Central Massachusetts Collaborative, 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.
 
31.

Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis at Utah Valley University

JANE I. CARLSON (Utah Valley University)
Abstract:

The Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis program at Utah Valley University (UVU) is designed to prepare professionals to serve individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related disorders of communication and behavior. The University is focused on contributing to the local community and our program seeks to build capacity to provide high quality ABA services to individuals with ASD and their families throughout the State of Utah. Our professors are experiences clinicians with, collectively, over 50 years of experience working in the field. UVU is a teaching university with a focus on engaged learning. Our program offers small cohort sizes, with personal attention from professors to support student achievement. Our program is a cohort model that begins each summer and is completed in six semesters (2 years). The practicum sequence provides group supervision and ensures that all students receive supervision from behavior analysts with significant experience working with individuals with ASD and their families. The cohort model allows us to build a community of support for professionals as they embark on careers in this challenging and rewarding field. Additional information about this affordable program can be accessed at https://www.uvu.edu/med/.

 
32. Graduate Training in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Missouri
CASEY J. CLAY (University of Missouri), Lorraine A Becerra (University of Missouri), Jennifer Rebecca Weyman (University of Missouri)
Abstract: The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Graduate Certificate program at the University of Missouri is offered through the Special Education department and prepares graduates for doctoral training programs and leadership careers in applied settings. Behavior analysts from our program successfully use ABA techniques across a variety of populations and settings to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior. In our program, you will learn the conceptual foundations of ABA and how these behavioral principles are applied to improve behavior. The courses include topics such as advanced applications, verbal behavior, and systems change. The approved course sequence meets the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. This program will teach you to be an exceptional behavior analyst who has the skills to improve quality of life for people with behavioral challenges, including children and adults with developmental needs. You will also gain experience, and knowledge, in cutting edge research in the field of ABA. Central to this program is a collaboration with the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, which serves as the primary practicum site to give you an exceptional experiential learning opportunity working with individuals with developmental needs. Clinical opportunities are available in the areas of early intensive behavioral intervention, assessment and treatment of problem behavior, and parent education. Faculty, students, and practicum supervisors from the program will be available to talk about the program and answer questions from potential students.
 
33.

Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College

JOSEPH M. VEDORA (Evergreen Center), Daniel Almeida (Beacon 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 with additional campuses located in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Rancho Cucamonga, California. The Cambridge College program offers a Master's in Education with a 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 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 15 hours of synchronous (live) instruction and 30 hours of online coursework. Cambridge College offers these programs in collaboration with the Evergreen Center and Beacon ABA Services.

 
34. Temple University Applied Behavior Analysis Training Programs
AMANDA GULD FISHER (Temple University), Donald A. Hantula (Temple University), Matthew Tincani (Temple University), Art Dowdy (Temple University), Philip N. Hineline (Temple University - Emeritus), Saul Axelrod (Temple University)
Abstract: Temple University has been a leader in providing graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) for over 25 years. Beginning under the leadership of Saul Axelrod and Phil Hineline, students received training in the foundations of behavior analysis, conducted research, and learned about application. Temple University ABA training programs have grown to include an M.S.Ed. in ABA, a graduate certificate in ABA, an undergraduate concentration in ABA, and an undergraduate certificate in ABA. Students get training in the science of behavior analysis, a variety of applications, including autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities, and receive the coursework required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for the national certifications: BCaBA or the BCBA. Students in the M.S.Ed. program complete supervised fieldwork as well as an empirical thesis project. The students are mentored by 3 full time faculty and enjoy all the city of Philadelphia has to offer including cultural and culinary arts, and our very own Philly Metro chapter of ABAI!
 
35. St. Joseph's College, New York, Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
KERRY A. CONDE (St. Joseph's College), Katherine L Granelli (St. Joseph's College)
Abstract: As the first approved licensure-qualifying program in New York State, St. Joseph’s College, New York, offers a 29-credit Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Behavior Analyst in accordance with Subpart 79-17 of the New York State Commissioner's Regulations as well as the requirements for eligibility to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination. The program may be completed via distance learning or on our beautiful campus on Long Island. Taught by a diverse group of highly qualified faculty, the courses are designed to provide enriched theory and comprehensive training, practice and evaluation, and supervision in applied behavior analysis as it relates to students with autism, autism spectrum disorders, or related disorders.
 
36.

Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at the University of Washington

NANCY ROSENBERG (University of Washington), Ilene S. Schwartz (University of Washington), Scott A. Spaulding (University of Washington), Yevgeniya Veverka (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

 
38.

MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis at Reykjavik University

BERGLIND SVEINBJORNSDOTTIR (Reykjavik University), Simon Dymond (Swansea University), Thorlakur Karlsson (Reykjavik University ), Jack E. James (NUI, Galway Reykjavik University ), Anna I. Petursdottir (Texas Christian University Reykjavik University )
Abstract:

Reykjavik University (RU) is located in Reykjavik, Iceland. The University´s vision is to create and disseminate knowledge so as to improve the quality of life for individuals and societies with ethics, sustainability, and responsibility. In the fall of 2019 Reykjavik University started a MSc program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis is a full time masters program including the 5th edition of the BACB verified course sequence. This is the only BACB approved program in Iceland as well as the only masters program in ABA in Iceland, thus this program is an important step towards developing a critical mass of behavior analysts in Iceland. This poster will describe the key features of the program, the faculty, and the opportunities for international study in the land of fire and ice.

 
39. Seton Hall University Applied Behavior Analysis Programs
FRANK R. CICERO (Seton Hall University), Brian Conners (Seton Hall University)
Abstract: Seton Hall University, located in South Orange New Jersey, has several BACB Verified Course Sequence options. We are housed within the College of Education and Human Services, Department of Educational Studies. The program offerings include a 48 credit masters degree in ABA, including courses in academics, research, and practicum experience hours. We also 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 potential applicants who do not yet hold a masters degree in education or psychology, however are already in related fields to ABA, the VCS course sequence has been infused into existing masters degrees in psychological studies, school psychology, and special education as well as a 5-year BA/MA Program in education/special education with applied behavior analysis. The program has connections with both New Jersey and New York ABA schools and clinics so that students can be provided with practicum experiences. The current VCS is Verified with Experience. 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 research.
 
40. University of Nebraska Omaha and Munroe-Meyer Institute Applied Behavior Analysis Program
MARK D. SHRIVER (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Sara S. Kupzyk (University of Nebraska Omaha), William J. Higgins (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Regina A. Carroll (University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute)
Abstract: The University of Nebraska Omaha and Munroe-Meyer Institute Applied Behavior Analysis Program’s mission is to graduate students who have met high levels of academic excellence in clinical and research skills in applied behavior analysis and mental/behavioral health. The ABA Program trains students in a behavior analytic orientation to provide much needed services for children and adolescents, including those with behavioral and neurodevelopmental disabilities. This is an ABAI verified course sequence. There are numerous practicum experience opportunities available. Students in the program complete 42-48 credit hours. Coursework in the ABA Program also addresses content areas required for licensure as a mental health practitioner in Nebraska.The program has faculty with experience and expertise in applied behavior analysis. The coursework includes online and on-campus courses.
 
41. Behavior Analysis Training Programs at Rowan University
CHRISTINA SIMMONS (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University), Michelle Ennis Soreth (Rowan University), Mary Louise Louise E. Kerwin (Rowan University), Connor Andrew Burrows (Rowan University), Matthew J Dwyer (Rowan University), Giovanna Salvatore (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 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology 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 pediatric feeding disorders, severe behavior disorders, promotion of health behavior, drug & alcohol treatment, behavioral parent training, assessment and treatment of emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, and other developmental disabilities.
 
42. Behavior Analysis Studies at Capella University
JULIANNE LASLEY (Capella University ), Dana R. Reinecke (Capella University)
Abstract: Capella University offers behavior-analytic specializations at three degree levels: bachelors, masters, and doctoral. The bachelors and masters coursework is fully online, providing learners the convenience of completing this degree from anywhere. Additionally, our bachelors and masters learners connect with professors and peers for 2 hours every week through live webinar sessions. Coursework is a blend of real-life application assignments, computer-based interactive learning games, quizzes, vocabulary flashcards, and more. The BDS CBA Learning module series is included in the book fee for learners in the bachelors and masters programs. The doctoral program at Capella consists of a PhD in Psychology, with a specialization in behavior analysis. This program includes some face-to-face dissertation work blended with online courses. It includes six doctoral-level behavior-analytic courses to further one’s understanding of behavior analysis beyond the masters-level behavior-analytic coursework.
 
43. Saint Louis University Applied Behavior Analysis Program
HEATHER LYNN LEWIS (Saint Louis University), Alyssa N. Wilson (Saint Louis University)
Abstract: Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Social Work Applied Behavior Analysis Programs began in 2011 as one of the first schools in Missouri to offer a masters degree in behavior analysis. Today, the ABA programs offer three degree options: a masters of science in applied behavior analysis (M.S. ABA), a masters of social work with a concentration in applied behavior analysis (M.S.W. ABA), and a post-masters certificate in applied behavior analysis. Students complete behavior analytic coursework, field practicum experience, research experience, and interdisciplinary practice. Students attending SLU have the opportunity to engage in research and practice across a range of settings, from clinical out-patient to school-based settings. Similarly, students practice and refine their clinical skills across a range of populations from children and adults with intellectual disabilities to substance-use and similar mental health disparities. The expo poster will highlight why students should attend SLU, and provide students an opportunity to engage in conversation with the faculty within the program. With BACB exam pass rates ranging from 88-100% in the last few testing cycles and both research and clinical practice available beyond practicum, students typically find employment readily and are accepted into many prestigious PhD programs in Behavior Analysis.
 
44. Drake University Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis
SACHA T. PENCE (Drake University), Janelle Ausenhus (Drake University)
Abstract: Drake University offers a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program and a certificate in ABA program for students who already have a Master’s degree. The program requires five semesters of coursework and practicum training. Drake’s ABA Program is a comprehensive program that provides intensive classroom instruction and supervised practicum experiences. Coursework in the ABA Program will prepare individuals to enter the field with the ability to teach new skills to children and adults; assess, prevent, and treat challenging behavior; supervise others; and work with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Students complete practicum training across multiple practicum sites. Funding is available to support students interested in working in Iowa as board certified behavior analysts through the Iowa Department of Public Health. Drake’s priority deadline is February 1st and interested students can learn more about our program and admission process at www.drake.edu/aba/
 
45.

Behavior Analysis Program at California State University, Sacramento

MEGAN R. HEINICKE (California State University, Sacramento), Caio F. Miguel (California State University, Sacramento), Becky Penrod (California State University, Sacramento), Denys Brand (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).

 
47. Master's Degree in ABA at Fresno State
MARIANNE L. JACKSON (California State University, Fresno), Sharlet D. Rafacz (California State University, Fresno), Steven W. Payne (California State University, Fresno), Jonpaul D. Moschella (California State University, Fresno), Criss Wilhite (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 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 course work 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 Behavior Analysis Certification Board (5th Ed.). 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.
 
48. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Southern California Campuses
JENNIFER L. BEERS (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), Heidi Eilers (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Eric L. Carlson (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), L. Fernando Guerrero (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Meghan Herron (The Chicago School, Irvine), Elizabeth Meshes (The Chicago School, Los Angeles), Henry D. Schlinger (The Chicago School, Los Angeles)
Abstract: Stop by our poster and learn about ABA graduate programs in Southern California! We offer both MS and PhD degrees in ABA. The MS in ABA is offered at our Los Angeles, Irvine (Orange County), and San Diego campuses and provides students with the training needed to understand the principles of behavior analysis and how they underlie applied practice. The MS program includes a BACB® verified course sequence. Our PhD in ABA program is offered in Los Angeles and expands upon the knowledge learned in the MS ABA program by strengthening students’ research and clinical skills, knowledge base, and training to become university professors as well as lead practitioners, consultants, and supervisors in the field. Our programs provide a solid foundation in the science and philosophy of behavior analysis. We have faculty with diverse interests and expertise, and we encourage our students to apply behavior analysis and analyze behavior in novel ways.
 
49. Northern Michigan University Behavior Analysis Programs
ASHLEY SHAYTER (Northern Michigan University), Jacob H. Daar (Northern Michigan University)
Abstract: Located in the scenic Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University offers both an undergraduate and a graduate program in behavior analysis. The mission of these programs is to train and mentor future behavior analysts by providing the comprehensive coursework and high-quality experiential training necessary to become competent practitioners and researchers within the field. As part of a verified 5th edition course sequence, students gain knowledge of principles and theory, research experience, and practical training. Additionally, our students work alongside faculty behavior analysts and clinical supervisors to gain competency and experience in a wide range of settings and populations where they are able to provide behavior analytic consultation, assessment, and intervention. Given the structure of our programs, students are able to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board’s certification examinations and are well-prepared to work in applied settings such as schools, hospitals, and other organizations or continue on with graduate education within a related field.
 
50.

Science, Skinner, and Surf: Behavior Analysis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Halley Robbins (University of North Carolina Wilmington ), Melissa Meglin (University of North Carolina Wilmington ), Taylor Kristina Moseley (University of North Carolina Wilmington ), Emma Auten (University of North Carolina Wilmington ), Elizabeth Thuman (University of North Carolina Wilmington ), Delanie Fetzner (University of North Carolina Wilmington ), Josie Newburg (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Jessica Sullivan (University of North Carolina Wilmington )
Abstract:

At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, we are dedicated to providing a well rounded educational experience in the experimental analysis of behavior whether your subjects are human or nonhuman, in the lab or in the natural setting, engage in excessive behavior or need behavior shaped. We have two tracks (ABA and Psychological Science) in our Master's and in our PhD programs in psychology in which students can study behavior analysis. All students take core courses in psychology, including statistics and research methods, and in behavior analysis, including learning, small-n design, applied behavior analysis, and conceptual foundations. Students in our applied behavior analysis tracts take additional courses in clinical psychology and complete ABA practica. After graduating, the ABA students are eligible to sit for both the BACB certification exam and the NC licensure as a psychological associate (MA) or as a psychologist (PhD). Students also participate in a weekly graduate seminar in advanced topics in behavior analysis, regional and state conferences, and in ABAI.

 
51. Behavior Analysis at Savannah State University
SHERRY L. SERDIKOFF (Savannah State University)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis Program at Savannah State University offers students the opportunity to learn and apply the principles of behavior through coursework, research opportunities, and practical experience. Some examples of coursework are Basic Concepts in Behavior Analysis, Behavior Change in Behavior Analysis and Behavior Assessment in Behavior Analysis. Experiential learning opportunities include serving as an undergraduate teaching intern, working on a research team, or working at local centers for children with autism. Currently students are helping to conduct research on decision making in academic settings, behavior analysis applications in higher education, and verbal behavior. There are numerous exciting opportunities that arise each semester for motivated students. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has verified the following course sequence (BEHV 3103, BEHV 3104, BEHV 3105, BEHV 3117, and BEHV 3740) as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.
 
52. Ball State University Applied Behavior Analysis Programs
SHANNON MARIE DIERINGER (Ball State University), Scott Dueker (Ball State University), Kimberly Martell (Ball State University)
Abstract: Ball State University's Applied Behavior Analysis Program sits in the Department of Special Education. Both our undergraduate and graduate program are recognized as verified course sequences (VCS) from the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Our undergraduate program in ABA is 100% online and is accessible anywhere. In addition, we have undergraduate minors which support students in a variety of other undergraduate majors. Our online Master of Arts program has more than 800 recent graduates earned their master’s degree online at Ball State University in ABA. Our program is 30-credits and can be completed in under two years and is taught by over 80 doctoral level faculty. We have tailored our curriculum to meet the needs of all types of students (e.g., already employed, recent graduates, etc.,). In addition, there are optional Autism and ABA Certificates that can be obtained along with the Master’s Degree. The doctoral program is has a newly revised curriculum with a stronger research emphasis that includes 90-hour post-baccalaureate credits. Doctoral students master materials required for both strong scholarly and strong practice. Our hybrid format allows for coursework to be completed online and on-campus which allows for student convenience. We pride ourselves on our strong emphasis on faculty-student mentorship. Overall, our program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in the field of ABA to obtain a quality education and become valued professionals in the field.
 
53. Behavior Analysis Training Program at California State University, Stanislaus
Bruce E. Hesse (California State University, Stanislaus), William F. Potter (California State University, Stanislaus), SHRINIDHI SUBRAMANIAM (California State University, Stanislaus), Katie Wiskow (California State University Stanislaus)
Abstract: The behavior analysis masters of science (MS) and masters of arts (MA) at California State University, Stanislaus provide broad training in research methods, conceptual foundations, the experimental analysis of behavior, and applied behavior analysis that fulfill academic requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The MS program also fulfills academic requirements to become a licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist and provides further training in trauma and domestic violence, child clinical interventions, advanced counseling, and substance abuse and chemical dependency counseling. The program highlights include a pigeon lab, opportunities for student-led research, thesis funds available for every student, an on-campus Child Development Center, frequent in-person interaction with students and faculty, and a Student Organization for Behavior Analysis.
 
54. Behavior Analysis Graduate Programs at Utah State University
SARAH E. PINKELMAN (Utah State University), P. Raymond Joslyn (Utah State University), Thomas S. Higbee (Utah State University), Timothy A. Slocum (Utah State University), Gregory J. Madden (Utah State University), Amy Odum (Utah State University), Timothy A. Shahan (Utah State University), Katherine Brown (Utah State University)
Abstract: Behavior analysis graduate training programs at Utah State University are offered through the Special Education and Psychology departments. These programs prepare master’s and doctoral students for desirable careers in academia and applied settings. Leaders in the field, including current and former JABA and JEAB editors and associate editors, teach cross-specialization coursework. Graduate coursework covers topics such as evidence-based practice (EBP), behavior theory and philosophy, verbal behavior, relational responding, systems change, and translational research in behavior analysis. Applied behavior analytic research and clinical opportunities are available in the areas of early intensive behavioral intervention, assessment and treatment of severe behavior, group contingencies and function-based intervention with at-risk populations (e.g., juvenile offenders), and the implementation of EBP in schools. Experimental analysis of behavior research opportunities are available in the areas of behavioral economics, behavioral momentum, delay discounting, operant variability, resurgence, and other relapse phenomena. Students complete coursework, research, and service activities to prepare them to make meaningful contributions to the field of behavior analysis. Faculty and current students from the doctoral programs will be available to answer questions from potential students.
 
56.

Master of Science Program in Behavior Analysis at Salem State University

DARLENE E. CRONE-TODD (Salem State University), Malana Jean Malonson (Salem State University )
Abstract:

Why should you enroll in our Master of Science in behavior analysis program? We offer a flexible program that provides students the choice to focus their studies on experimental analysis of behavior (EAB) or applied behavior analysis (ABA), or a combination of both. Our expert faculty provide students with unique opportunities to conduct research work in laboratories focused on animal or human behavior. Our program includes an ABAI verified course sequence, as well as conceptual and experimental seminars in behavior analysis, a comprehensive exam, and optional master’s thesis. Housed in the Department of Psychology, this program requires a total of 37.5 credits, and students enrolled full-time can complete this program within two years. Students may also enroll part-time to complete this program in three or four years depending on the number of courses taken per semester.

 
58. Nicholls State University: Program in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis
DEREK JACOB SHANMAN (Nicholls State University), Laura Darcy (Nicholls State University)
Abstract: We will provide details of the Master of Education Program in High Incidence Disabilities and Applied Behavior Analysis. Course requirements and activities and practica options will be discussed. We will share our updated program design with 3 certificate tracks: Organizational Behavior Management, Education and Clinical. We incorporate the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling(CABAS) model of teacher training using a module and rank system indicating professional levels of expertise. We will describe our research agenda and how our candidates are immersed in research opportunities.
 
60. Baylor University ABA Graduate Programs
STEPHANIE GEROW (Baylor University), Tonya Nichole Davis (Baylor University), Jessica Akers (Baylor University), Kristen Lenae Padilla-Mainor (Baylor University)
Abstract: This poster will include information about the ABA graduate programs at Baylor University. Baylor University has ABA programs at the master's and Ph.D. level. Baylor University has an ABAI Verified Course Sequence and opportunities to complete supervised fieldwork. At this poster, prospective students can learn more about the available programs and the application process. In addition, faculty and current students will be available to answer questions.
 
62. Applied Behavior Analysis at Oregon Tech
MARIA LYNN KESSLER (Oregon Institute of Technology), Dawn Allison Bailey (Oregon Institute of Technology), John Borgen (Oregon Institute of Technology)
Abstract: Oregon Institute of Technology offers graduate and undergraduate training in Applied Behavior Analysis. The focus of the applied behavior analysis programs is on the development of competence in and the application of the concepts, principles, and methods of behavior analysis. The mission of the MS-ABA program is to enable students to become effective and ethical behavior analysts. Students will be prepared to apply principles of behavior analysis to enhance the lives of individuals across a wide variety of settings. The program emphasizes a foundation in theory, concepts, and principles, development of basic behavior analytic skills, and an emphasis on professional and ethical responsibilities. The MS-ABA includes a Behavior Analyst Certification Board BCBA© verified course sequence, practicum, and research opportunities. Oregon Tech also offers a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and a BCaBA© Verified Course Sequence. All courses are available to students at our Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses and at any location via online videoconferencing.
 
63. Pepperdine University’s Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program
ADEL C. NAJDOWSKI (Pepperdine University)
Abstract:

Pepperdine University’s Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology (MSBP) program provides academic and practical training in applied behavior analysis (ABA). The MSBP program will prepare students to become board certified behavior analysts (BCBA®), working with individuals with impairments such as autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, or traumatic brain injury. This 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 applied behavior analysis (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 MSBP program.

 
64. Master's in Applied Behaviour Analysis: An Innovative Blended Learning Programme Offered by Queen's University Belfast
KATERINA DOUNAVI (Queen's University of Belfast), Catherine Storey (Queen's University Belfast), Nichola Booth (Queen’s University Belfast)
Abstract: The Master's in Applied Behaviour Analysis is a highly interactive blended learning programme (mostly online with some face to face workshops) that contains an ABAI Verified Course Sequence (VCS). The programme provides professionals from a wide range of backgrounds with scientifically validated expertise that is applicable to mainstream and special needs education, inclusion, clinical applications, curriculum, learning, and pedagogy. It should be of interest to professionals wishing to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®), to those in the ‘helping’ professions (e.g. teachers, speech/language therapists, occupational therapists, clinical or educational psychologists) and students preparing for PhD studies. The BCBA® exam pass rates of this popular programme serve as solid evidence of the teaching quality and research opportunities that our students avail of. The programme is offered in a blended format, allowing students living across the world to complete it without needing to relocate to Belfast. More details on the contents, entry criteria and applications for the MScABA can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught/applied-behaviour-analysis-msc/
 

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