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    Aug 03

    Online Start Date
    Aug 03, 2016

    Aug 24

    Online Start Date
    Aug 24, 2016

    Sep 21

    Online Start Date
    Sep 21, 2016

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    Certificate Requirements

    PS 507: ETHICS FOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS (5 Credits)

    This course explores professional issues and ethics in the field of applied behavior analysis. Emphasis will be placed on ethical codes specific to the science and practice of behavior analysis. You will also analyze personal biases that may impact on the ethical decision-making process.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 35

    PS 512: RESEARCH DESIGN IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (5 Credits)

    This course will introduce you to single- case research design (SCRD), an applied research approach used in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions with individuals. The term single- case research design is also referred to as single-subject research design (SSRD) in the behavioral sciences. The basic premise of this quantitative experimental approach is that research subjects serve as their own control. In this course, you will learn how to select from basic SCRD to determine the effectiveness of an intervention in applied settings (i.e., real-world scenario). You will also be introduced to the legal, ethical, and social validity aspects as they relate to the design and evaluation of an intervention through SCRD.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 35

    PS 517: ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (5 Credits)

    This course covers advanced principles, theo­ries, and concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis. The assessment and development of behavioral interventions are covered, along with real-life examples, case studies, and current research in this area of psychology.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 35

    PS 522: BEHAVIORAL MEASURES AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA (5 Credits)

    This course will provide you with a foundational knowledge in behavioral assessment used in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Specific topics to be discussed include measurement of behavior, functional behavior assessment techniques, and experimental analysis (i.e., functional analysis and structural analysis). You will learn how to analyze and visually display data to communicate the results in a clear, efficient, and parsimonious manner.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 35

    PS 527: IMPLEMENTING BEHAVIORAL CHANGE (5 Credits)

    This course covers the fundamentals of implementing a behavior change program in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Students will gain skill and practice in how to design an effective behavior change program through the use of real-life case study examples. The different factors involved in maintaining and promoting the generalization of behavioral change in real-world settings will be explored.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 35

    PS 532: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the various clinical methods of behavior change, along with more current research on evidence-based best practices in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Students will consider the practical, ethical, legal, cultural, and social validity needs of a client into an effective behavior change plan.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 35

    PS 555: APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS PRACTICUM (5 Credits)

    The practicum experience in applied behavior analysis is designed to provide students an opportunity to acquire new behavior-analytic skills related to the current BACB task list. These activities should be consistent with the dimensions of applied behavior analysis identified in the seminal article “Some Current Dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis” by Baer, Wolf, and Risely (1968). Students will gain practical experience designing and implementing behavior change programs for clients in various real-world settings. This course is appropriate for students seeking to sit for the BCBA exam under the Supervised Independent Fieldwork Experience Category.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 35

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  • * Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

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    This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
    The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis do not guarantee or prepare graduates for state licensure.

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