Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ABA 2939 - Violence, Crime & Justice

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ABA 3010 - Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to applied behavior analysis. Applied behavior analysis is a field dedicated to the scientific application of behavioral principles and procedures to socially relevant problems. During this course, students learn the causes of behavior. Students will also learn about basic principles and procedures, such as reinforcement, punishment, and functional assessment. In addition, we will cover particular content areas including behavioral medicine, behavioral gerontology, drug and alcohol abuse, classroom management, developmental disabilities, and applications in business and industry.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 1010

ABA 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ABA 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ABA 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ABA 5001 - Supervision and Organizational Behavior Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course builds upon the basic principles of learning and applied behavior analysis presented during previous courses in the Applied Behavior Analysis program curriculum. This course develops students understanding of evidenced-based strategies for supervision, organizational behavior management, group contingencies and meta-contingencies, and influencing behavioral change of employees and staff working with clients/consumers of behavior analytic services. Course content supports the social work value of social justice, as it relates to provisions of professional services to persons with disabilities. (Offered in Summer)

ABA 5002 - Philosophy of Behavioral Science

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course builds upon the basic principles of learning and applied behavior analysis presented during previous courses in the Applied Behavior Analysis curriculum. This course will highlight the philosophical underpinnings of behavioral science, including Radical Behaviorism, and how the application of such theoretical principles can impact individuals, groups, and macro-level social systems (e.g., government, religious institutions, etc). Concomitantly, the course will focus on verbal behavior and derived relational responding across phylogenic, ontogenetic, and cultural levels of analyses. The goal of the course is to refine students’ conceptual knowledge of the science of human behavior generally, and as it relates to aspects of social systems (including verbal behavior). At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of Radical Behaviorism, behavioral approaches to verbal behavior, and how behavioral science can address societal problems. (Offered in Fall)

ABA 5115 - Advanced Clinical Research and Practice Seminar IV

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This two-part course seeks to assist students with advancing their clinical skills learned during practicum I-III, by integrating research into their practice. Students will actively apply research-based techniques and theoretical perspectives during clinical practice, according to professional and ethical standards. Advanced practice experiences will include: conducting functional analyses; designing, implementing, and monitoring advanced and complex behavioral change programs; overseeing implementation of behavioral change programs by others; participating in behavioral program planning meetings; conducting behavior analytic principles and concepts in novel settings, environments, and/or populations. Course material will prepare students for working in the professions of behavior analysis and social work for Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Course content supports the ethical principles of social justice to provide professional services to persons with disabilities. (Offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): ABA 5830; ABA 5840; ABA 5828; ABA 5827; ABA 5826; ABA 5820

Corequisite(s): ABA 5116

ABA 5116 - Practicum IV

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Students will learn to integrate knowledge, values, and skills to develop a professional level of practice with specific emphasis on applied behavioral analysis. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): ABA 5828; ABA 5827; ABA 5840; ABA 5830; ABA 5820; ABA 5826

Corequisite(s): ABA 5115

ABA 5117 - Advanced Clinical Research Competency Seminar V

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This two-part course seeks to assist students with advancing their clinical skills learned during practicum I-III, by integrating research into their practice. Students will actively apply research-based techniques and theoretical perspectives during clinical practice, according to professional and ethical standards. Advanced practice experiences will include: conducting functional analyses; designing, implementing, and monitoring advanced and complex behavioral change programs; overseeing implementation of behavioral change programs by others; participating in behavioral program planning meetings; conducting behavior analytic principles and concepts in novel settings, environments, and/or populations. Course material will prepare students for working in the professions of behavior analysis and social work for Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Course content supports the ethical principles of social justice to provide professional services to persons with disabilities. (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): ABA 5828; ABA 5820; ABA 5840; ABA 5115; ABA 5116; ABA 5830; ABA 5826; ABA 5827

Corequisite(s): ABA 5118

ABA 5118 - Practicum V

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Students will learn to integrate knowledge, values, and skills to develop a professional level of practice with specific emphasis on applied behavioral analysis. (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

Prerequisite(s): ABA 5828; ABA 5830; ABA 5840; ABA 5115; ABA 5116; ABA 5820; ABA 5826; ABA 5827

Corequisite(s): ABA 5117

ABA 5746 - Principles & Concepts in Behavior Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will familiarize students with behavior analysis fundamental philosophical assumptions, and the basic concepts and principles of operant and respondent conditioning. The course will review some of the basic laboratory research that has illuminated the principles of behavior. The material covered in this course will contribute to preparing students working in the field of behavior analysis and related fields for board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5747 - Behavioral Assessment

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This is a graduate course that will develop student’s basic knowledge about behavioral assessment methods and intervention selection in the field of applied behavior analysis. This course will review some of the basic assumptions and characteristics that define the field. The material covered in this course will prepare students working in the field of behavior analysis/related field and for board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Course content supports the social work value of social justice to provide professional services to all individuals requiring behavioral interventions. (Offered in Spring)

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5748 - Behavior Change and Process

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will expand basic knowledge of students with respect to behavior analysis fundamental concepts, principles and philosophical assumptions including basic behavioral principles of operant and respondent conditioning, stimulus control, and develop a working understanding of these principles in behavior change strategies and interventions in the field of applied behavior analysis. This course will review some of the fundamental applied literature that has demonstrated the efficacy of behavioral strategies and continues to define the field. The material covered in this course will contribute to preparing students working in the field of behavior analysis and related fields for board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5749 - Behavior Change and Ethics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will familiarize students with the ethical issues confronting those working in behavior analytic or related capacity. Students will learn the ethical responsibilities inherent to working in their chosen field. Ethical codes and cases will be analyzed. Topics will include gaining informed consent, protection of confidentiality, selection of the least intrusive behavior change methods and procedures, and protection of individual rights. The ethical standards addressed in this course will prepare students working in the field of behavior analysis or related fields for board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5774 - Measurement & Experimental Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will develop basic knowledge of students with respect to single subject research design, measurement and application of the empirical approach to evaluation of effectiveness of interventions in the field of applied behavior analysis. This course will review some of the basic assumptions and characteristics that define the field. The material covered in this course will contribute to preparing students working in the field of behavior analysis and related fields for board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5820 - ABA Integrative Seminar I

Credit(s): 0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This is a three part graduate level course (three seminars) that will ensure that students are able to successfully complete all three ABA practica. Students will understand and apply professional and ethical behavior analysis service in clinical contexts by conducting behavioral interventions, designing, implementing and monitoring behavior change programs and, review empirical literature pertinent to those change efforts.

Corequisite(s): ABA 5826

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5826 - Practicum I

Credit(s): 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Students will learn to integrate knowledge, values, and skills to develop a professional level of practice with specific emphasis on applied behavioral analysis.

Corequisite(s): ABA 5820

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5827 - Practicum II

Credit(s): 2-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Students will continue to learn and to integrate knowledge, values, and skills to develop a professional level of practice with specific emphasis in applied behavioral analysis.

Prerequisite(s): ABA 5826

Corequisite(s): ABA 5830

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5828 - Practicum III

Credit(s): 2 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Students will continue to learn and to integrate knowledge, values, and skills to develop a professional level of practice with specific emphasis in applied behavioral analysis.

Prerequisite(s): ABA 5827

Corequisite(s): ABA 5840

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5830 - ABA Integrative Seminar II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): ABA 5820

Corequisite(s): ABA 5827

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5840 - ABA Integrative Seminar III

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): ABA 5830

Corequisite(s): ABA 5828

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ABA 5931 - Special Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course builds upon basic principles of learning and applied behavior analysis presented during previous courses in the Behavior Analysis course structure. The course will offer advanced coverage of special topics, including: Clinical practice, Autism, and Organizational Behavior Management. Clinical behavior analysis focuses on the use of verbally based interventions to treat persons in outpatient/clinical settings. In behavior analysis and autism we will review diagnostic criteria and evidence based practices. The Organizational Behavior Management section of the course will provide an overview of contemporary research and practice in the field.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5932 - Special Topics II in Applied Behavior Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.

ABA 5980 - Independent Studies

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits

ABA 5990 - Thesis Research

Credit(s): 0-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Students will conduct original research and begin to write a thesis that reflects independent thought and thorough knowledge of applied behavior analysis. (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MS Appld Behaviorl Analysis, PMC Appld Behvr Analysis or PMC Appld Behvr Analysis (Web) programs.