Course Description

The course focuses on procedures, systems, and treatments to help clients develop prosocial behaviors.  Students are first introduced to key tenants of the respondent and operant conditioning. Afterward, each week students will learn about a different behavior change procedure/system.

Learner Outcomes

Specific learning objectives for this course:

  1. Students will learn the difference between DTT and naturalistic teaching approaches rooted in the principles of ABA  
  2. Students will learn about Skinner’s Verbal Behavior method
  3. Students will learn various interventions (e.g., self-management, token economy, contracts, shaping, chaining, etc.) that lead to behavior change for their clients

Applies Towards the Following Certificates



Assistant Behavior Analyst Professional Certificate Application
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Sep 21, 2022 to Dec 09, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (5 units) $650.00
Available for Credit
5 units
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

  • Mayor, R.G., Sulzer-Azaroff, B., & Wallace, M. (2019). Behavior Analysis for Lasting Change (4th Ed.). Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Sloan Publishing.

No refunds after 10/02/2022

Important Notes: 

  • All courses are 5 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through GauchoSpace. 
  • After the 7th day of class, no late enrollments will be accepted (9/28/22).  
  • One business day after enrollment, but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. 
  •  Your UCSBnetID will be used as the login for GauchoSpace (GS) and the off-campus login for the UCSB Library (to access online journals for your assignments).