Applied Behavior Analysis Program
CSULA, Charter College of Education
Division of Special Education and Counseling
The aim of the program is to provide a comprehensive training in
behavior analysis with an emphasis in application. Students are
expected to develop both a theoretical understanding as well as mastery
of the application of the science of behavior.
Master of Science in Counseling (Applied Behavior Analysis Option) [85
(Accredited by ABAI; pre-approved course sequence by BACB;
Pre-approved Intense Practicum by BACB):
Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis in
Educational Settings (pre-approved course sequence by BACB; applicant
will have to meet additional supervision requirement to qualify to
become a BCBA): [27 units; Post Baccalaureate]
- Applied Behavior Analysis is the application
of learning principles to problems of social importance. It is a
systematic, performance based, self-evaluative methodology for
assessing and changing socially important behavior.
- This program is designed for those who plan to
work as a behavior analyst, case manager or behavioral consultant in
the application of behavior analysis to the education and treatment of
individuals in various settings. Or, those who wish to pursue a
doctoral degree in behavior analysis.
- Accepts ~ 15 students per year
- This program is housed within the Charter
College of Education in the Division of Special Education and
Counseling. Current full-time faculty: Dr. Randy Campbell
and Dr. Michele Wallace.
- This program is designed to provide
practitioners, such as school psychologists, counselors, resource and
program specialists, teachers, administrators, and others who work with
students and teachers, the opportunity to develop specialized skills to
function as a Behavior Analyst.
- Those who complete the program will develop
specialized skills for designing; implementing and evaluating applied
behavior analysis programs in behavior management, motivation,
teaching, and consultation.
- Accept ~ 30 students per year
- Students who apply for the certificate program
in applied behavior analysis in educational settings should already
have a master degree or are currently enrolled in a master degree
- MA in Special Education option in Autism [49
- MS in Counseling option in School Psychology
Dr. Randy Campbell (Rh.D., University of Southern Illinois)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Research interests are in applied behavior
analysis dealing with parent education, child maltreatment, youth
violence and developmental disabilities.
- Selected Publications:
Dr. Michele Wallace (Ph.D., University of Florida)
- Campbell, R. V. & Reilly, K. (January 24,
2007). Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) Evaluation
Project Preliminary Program Evaluation as of
1.22.07. The Lake Arrowhead “Big Think” Sponsored by
California Counselor Leadership Academy (CCLA) PowerPoint Presentation.
- Campbell, R. V. & Reilly K. (September 8,
2006). Evaluation of the Support Personnel Accountability Report Card
(SPARC): Interim Report. Los Angeles County Office of Education. (http://www.sparonline.net/sparcresearch.html)
- Huynen, K. B., Lutzker, J. R., Touchette, P.
E., & Campbell, R. V. (1996). Planned activities training for
mothers of children with developmental disabilities: community
generalization and follow-up. Behavior Modification, 20, 406-427.
- Email: email@example.com
- Research interests are in the area of the
refinement of assessment and treatment methodologies; parent, student,
and staff training; the acquisition of verbal behavior; and the
interaction between medication and behavior in children with ADHD.
- Selected Publications:
Selected Thesis Projects
- Mayer, G. R., Sulzer-Azaroff, B., &
Wallace, M. D. (2012). Behavior analysis for last change. (2nd
Edition) Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY: Sloan Publishing, LLC.
- Grauvogel-MacAleese, A. N., & Wallace, M.
D. (2010). Use of peer-mediated intervention in children with
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Applied
- Najdowski, A. C., Wallace, M. D., Reagon, K.,
Penrod, B., Higbee, T. S., & Tarbox, J. (2010). Utilizing a
home-based parent training approach in the treatment of food
selectivity. Behavioral Interventions, 25, 89-107.
- Wallace, M. D. (2007). A comprehensive
analysis of mand training, The Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and
Applied Behavior Analysis, 2, 278-286.
Behavior Analysis, 43, 547-551.
- Myth or Fact: Behavioral Contrast in a School
Setting. M. J. Berlin
- Spoon Distance Fading as an Intervention for
Food Refusal. B. Holland
- Effectively Translating Indirect Assessments
With an Eye Toward Reliability and Validity. C Vega
- Training Caregivers in Functional Analysis
Methodology and Function-Based Treatment Development for Elders with
Challenging Behaviors. R. Gutterson
- Evaluation of instructions and video-scoring
with respect to teaching children abduction prevention skills. J.
M. L. Chen
- Staff training on naturalistic teaching
strategies: A component analysis. C. Soliva
- Using natural stimuli to signal availability
of reinforcement during FCT. A. Jimenez