New Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Offered at LIU Brooklyn
Program developed to help current practitioners gain critical new skills
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
The Department of Counseling and School Psychology at LIU Brooklyn is now offering a 24-credit Advanced Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The new program will provide students with the knowledge base and skills stipulated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB©)* as constituting basic competence for behavior analysts. Competencies this program covers include knowledge of professional issues and ethics; basic characteristics of the science of behavior analysis; principles, processes, and concepts; behavioral assessment; measurement of behavior; experimental evaluation of interventions; interpretation of data; selection of intervention outcomes and strategies; behavior change procedures; and, systemic work with agencies and institutions.
The certificate program was created to educate and train behavior analysts, who will serve children and adults who present with a wide array of emotional, behavioral, and neurological issues, such as intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and emotional issues—particularly in complex, urban settings.
The program is designed for those who are already practicing or are interested in becoming a practicing professional in a variety of fields, including school-based professionals as well as those working in mental health counseling, medicine, psychology, or as a physician assistant, licensed clinical social worker, registered nurse, or nurse practitioner.
“We created the applied behavior analysis program to help our students be fully prepared for their future careers by preparing them to intervene meaningfully in the lives of their clients by improving socially meaningful behavior in the home, school, and in the community. There are currently so many children and adults with developmental, emotional, and intellectual issues who are in need of services and we do not have the personnel to help these people effectively. This program was created to meet this need,” said Andrew Livanis, chair of the counseling and psychology program at LIU Brooklyn.
For more information on the program and qualifications, visit The Department of Counseling School Psychology.
* Please note – this program is not approved by the BACB
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