Continuing Education or Graduate Credit
Classes are held weekly on Thursday from 4:00pm-7:15pm
beginning January 5, 2017 (See below for dates)
Instructor: Dennis Bradley, MA, LMHC, BCBA
Recently the Behavior Analyst Certification Board has added a new credential, a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). The RBT credential is for direct implementation staff, those who implement plans designed by supervisors.
Antioch University New England is pleased to be able to offer a course in Behavior Technician Competencies. The course content is drawn from the RBT Task List and is organized in the following areas: measurement, assessment, skill acquisition, behavior reduction, documentation and reporting, and professional conduct and scope of practice. These are skills necessary to be effective as a direct implementation staff member. See the RBT Task List for details.
This course is being offered on a non-credit basis with participants receiving a certificate for 40 hours of training and as a 3-credit course. See the Registration panel to the right for more information.
- Tutors, paraprofessionals, teachers and others responsible for direct implementation of behavioral programs under the supervision of a BCBA
- Those seeking to improve their knowledge and behavioral skills in direct implementation of behavioral programs designed by supervisors
- Those interested in entry-level, direct implementation employment/internships as they begin advanced studies in behavior analysis
(3 credits, or no-credit option)
Prerequisite: Individuals must be 18 years of age, and a high school graduate.
This course is part of a training program designed to meet the 40-hour training requirements to earn the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The program is offered independent of the BACB. The content includes the core tasks that are likely to be performed by behavior technicians. The course content is drawn from the RBT Task List and is organized in the following areas: measurement, assessment, skill acquisition, behavior reduction, documentation and reporting, and professional conduct and scope of practice.
“This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. The program is offered independent of the BABC.”
To apply for the RBT credential from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the applicant must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or national equivalent
- Successfully complete a criminal background registry check at the time of application (within 45 days of submitting the application)
- Complete a 40-hour training program (conducted by a BACB certificant) based on the RBT Task List
- Pass the RBT Competency Assessment administered by a BACB certificant (at your job site.)
- Pass the RBT exam
- Pay a $50 application fee (annual renewal fees are $35)
- Solidify your knowledge and skills in direct implementation of behavioral programs
- Be more effective in your implementation of behavioral programing
- Better position yourself for internships or employment in direct implementation of behavioral services under the direction of a BCBA
- Distinguish yourself as someone who has earned the RBT credential
- Dennis P. Bradley, MA, LMHC, BCBA, holds a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University. He is a board certified behavior analyst and licensed mental health counselor. Dennis has more than twenty-five years of experience as a clinician, and maintains a private practice that focuses on treating pediatric behavior disorders and other social challenges in children, especially those with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and/or complex difficulties in learning. He also specializes in treating anxiety disorders and school refusal in children and adolescents. He is the autism educational consultant at the Crotched Mountain School in Greenfield, New Hampshire as well as working with their ABA treatment program for young children with Autism-Ready, Set, Connect in Concord, New Hampshire. In addition to teaching at AUNE, he is on the faculty of Rivier College and Granite State College.
Thursday evenings from 4:00pm to 7:15pm on January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, (no 2/23), March 2, (no 3/9), 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13 (no 4/20)
Make up dates if needed: 4/27, 5/4.
Contact Shelley Viles, Continuing and Professional Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-283-2145.