Course 1: BCBX 9301A: Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
This 45 hour course covers concepts, principles, and process derived from the experimental analysis of behavior, how they relate to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and definitions and characteristics of ABA. It will focus on basic characteristics, processes, concepts and terminology in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and the learning principles on which ABA is based. Topics include philosophy and assumptions of ABA, choosing and defining target behaviors, positive and negative reinforcement, schedules of reinforcement, extinction, positive and negative punishment, imitation, motivating operations, functional relations, stimulus control, discrimination and generalization, and verbal behavior. Students also learn to interpret and discuss articles from the behavior analytic literature as well as use self-management techniques.
Course 2: BCBX 9307: Fundamental Topics for the BCaBA: Ethics, Measurement and Design, Systems Change and Supervision
This graduate-level 50 hour course covers a variety of advanced topics for BCaBAs. This course is based on the BACB Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards and the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysis. It will address the Ethical Considerations of Assistant Behavior Analysts and their supervisors, including ensuring professional competence, addressing issues or concerns with supervisors, understanding the importance of ethics, reporting requirements, reviewing the Professional Disciplinary Standards © and the role of Assistant Behavior Analysts in the workplace, in research and in the field. We will review key concepts in measurement and experimental design, and address how BCaBAs may play a role in this process. Finally, we will discuss the application of system-wide intervention, as well as strategies to identify behavior-analytic procedures that may be used by supervisors to both manage and support behavioral services.
Course 3: BCBX 9304A: Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change & Specific Behavior Change Procedures
This graduate-level 45 hour course is based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. This course covers specifically the fundamental elements of behavior change and specific behavior change procedures. It will focus on the use of positive and negative reinforcement, positive and negative punishment, shaping and changing procedures, conducting task analysis, the use of verbal operants while reviewing other specific behavior change procedures.
Course 4: BCBX 9305A: Behavior Change Considerations: Problem Identification and Assessment
This graduate-level 45 hour course is based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. This course covers specifically the topic of identification of the problem and assessment, intervention of behavior change considerations. It will focus on the specific task lists of reviewing assessment of a client, referrals, practicing in the competency level of the behavior analyst, assessing and using measurable terms. Topics will review identification of intervention strategies, and programming for ethical considerations, generalization and working collaboratively with others. Additionally, the topic of autism, as it applies to diagnostic information, assessment, screening tool and other related topics will be discussed.