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Credits: 1.0 - 3.0

The applied behavior analysis practicum provides students with intensive opportunities to learn and practice the various roles of a behavior analyst in a variety of different settings and to demonstrate competence as a beginning applied behavior analyst. Opportunities will include conducting assessment activities related to the need for behavioral interventions, designing, implementing and monitoring behavior analysis activities, overseeing implementation of behavior analysis programs by others, and other activities typically performed by a behavior analyst such as attending planning meetings and researching the literature to prepare a behavioral intervention. Each student will work closely with an assigned university supervisor and a mentoring professional from their individual placement site during the practicum. The practicum requires group seminar supervision, individual supervision, on-site observations, and small group supervision in amounts determined by the behavior analysis certification board (BACB) standards. The accompanying practicum seminar allows students to share experiences and knowledge gained in placement sites, as well as to seek support and ideas from classmates.