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    May 14, 2014

    Jun 11

    Online Start Date
    Jun 11, 2014

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    Jul 02, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Certificate Requirements

    PS 507: ETHICS FOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS (5 Credits)

    This course explores professional codes of ethics and standards related to the research and practice of behavior analysis in the field of psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the application of both the American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Ethics, and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards and Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. Students will analyze and evaluate moral and legal issues, as well as any personal biases that may impact 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 students to the different mixed-method approaches to research used within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Students will learn how to use this knowledge to select an appropriate research method when given a real-world situation. Students will also be introduced to the practical, legal, ethical, and sociocultural issues that are unique to research design within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

    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 students with a founda­tional knowledge of measurement and analysis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Students will learn how to identify and measure target behaviors, as well as evaluate the accuracy of the data presented within current research studies and real-life examples. Finally, students will learn how to communicate the results of a research study 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 theoretical models of behavior change, along with more current research on evidence-based best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis. Students will incorporate the practical, ethical, legal, socio­emotional, and cultural 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 prepare graduate student clinicians by extending the program's didactic and classroom-based experiential components to produce an increasingly sophisticated learning experience. The practicum is designed to integrate academic knowledge with practical experience, and prepares the student for future training in professional psychology.

    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.

    Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

    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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