PSY 396 Behavioral Interventions for Special Populations

Section CRN Instructor Time
W 6:00pm - 8:45pm

The "Behavioral Interventions for Special Populations" course is designed to provide the requisite education/training to become a Registered Behavioral Therapist (RBT).  The primary responsibility of a RBT is the direct implementation of behavioral plans developed by highly trained Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs) for use with special populations (typically individuals with autism).  This hybrid course is strictly limited to 20 students.  Interested students must see Dr. Sanders for pre-registration information and in order to be placed on the list of students seeking permission to enroll in the course.  If more than 20 students request permission to register for the course, several factors will be utilized to determine the final class list (i.e., GPA, senior status). There is a $99 lab fee associated with the course, but there is NO book requirement

All of the following are requirements to obtain the RBT Certification:

  • Completion of the requisite 40 hour online training
  • “Pass” a competency assessment given by the instructor.
  • After “passing” the competency assessment and completing the 40 hour training, students must apply for certification by the BCBA (which costs an additional $50).
  • When their application has been approved by the BCBA, the student must take a certification exam at a local testing center ($45) AND have a background check completed (may cost ~$50).