APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
The goals of the Masters Program in Applied Behavior Analysis are to provide students with training:
- to work in a variety of fields with a variety of populations in need of behaviorally based interventions.
- that meets the educational competence requirements necessary to pursue professional certification (through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board).
- that helps students contribute to and advance the field through conduct and participation in research as well as presentations.
- that supports the possibility of continuing their education at the doctoral level.
Notice to Applicants & Candidates
Services restricted to New York State licensed professionals, including licensed psychologists, cannot be rendered by program students or graduates unless: (a) they are licensed in New York State to provide such services, or (b) they provide those services in an exempt setting as salaried employees.
Due to the recent re-writing of the APA practice act, now only psychologists can do "behavior analysis" type of activities: modifying behavior, conducting behavior analysis, etc. In New York, the New York psychologists have adopted this practice act, therefore, only licensed psychologists can do behavior analytic practice, unless one works in a school, clinic, hospital, and similar institutions. The New York State Education Department, which approves all graduate programs, requires this disclaimer in our materials.