Course Description

This course focuses on behavioral assessments. Specifically, the course covers the following areas: identifying the problem behavior, conducting a functional assessment (indirect and descriptive assessments), understanding the different types of functional analysis, developing function-based behavior goals, and developing a function-based behavior treatment plan. The course also covers other assessments such as preference assessments, reinforcer assessments, Vineland and VB-MAPP. Lastly, other aspects of applied behavior analysis and their application to clinical practice and research are also covered in this course.


Important Note: Completion of the UCSB PaCE ABA program does not result in BCBA or QBA certification. Individuals seeking certification must take and pass an examination with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) or Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA). While courses in this certificate program may count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in BCBA or QBA certification. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Sep 25, 2024 to Dec 02, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (5 units) $680.00
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5 units
Section Notes

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2019). Applied Behavior Analysis. Pearson.

BDS Learning Modules: Students are expected to sign up for the CBA Learning Module Series through Behavior Development Solutions (BDS). These modules align with course content and will help students prepare for the big exam. Per BDS, there is a 98.5% pass rate for students who complete 100% of their modules. You will qualify for a discount through us and will receive information on the first day of your class! Students must email: support@bds.com to receive a special discount. 

*** International students are excluded from purchasing the BDS learning modules. Alternative assignments will be provided.

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No LATE enrollment after 10/02/2024.

No refunds after 10/06/2024