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Dr. Ray Miltenberger Receives CBCS Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award

This award recognizes faculty who demonstrate the highest level of quality in the mentoring of graduate students in teaching, research, and service.Dr. Miltenberger has mentored 50 master's students to graduation since the inception of the ABA master's program in 2006.

Fourth Year ABA Doctoral Students have Long List of Research Accomplishments!

How productive are our PhD students? Just take a look at our fourth year ABA doctoral student research accomplishments! Great work Bryon Miller, Lindsey Slattery, Leslie Singer, Mallory Quinn, Sindy Sanchez and Diego Valbuena!

Tampa Interbay Rotary Club Provides Scholarship Fund through Annual Cycling for Autism Event

Since 2010, the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club Cycling for Autism Fundraising event has raised over $165,000 to support programs in the Tampa Bay community focused on helping individuals with autism and their families. They have supported CARD-USF's many efforts in the community, as well as a scholarship fund for students in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at USF.

USF's ABA Master's Program Receives Reaccreditation by the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board

The Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board (BAAB) is the governance body responsible for the accreditation of training programs in behavior analysis at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The BAAB operates as a board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and carries out its responsibilities in a manner consistent with the ABAI bylaws and articles of incorporation.

ABA Master's Students Publish in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Four of our ABA master's students have recently been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis! Congratulations and great job Tricia Jeffries, Heather Kelley, Haley Krantz and Carolyn Mancuso!

2016

ABA Master's Student Kelsey O'Neill Receives $16,000 Fellowship Grant from Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay

As part of the fellowship, Kelsey will complete one year of a paid practicum at BCOTB to help her gain a variety of experiences that will prepare her to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Professor Ray Miltenberger's Research Profiled in Article about Keeping Kids Away from Unsecured Guns

Miltenberger says there's a big difference between a child being able to talk about safety measures and actually being able to perform them.

21 Students from USF's ABA Program have their Research Presented at ABAI Convention

Many of the students also attended the convention in Chicago, which gathers over 4,500 behavior analysts from all over the world.

2015

New! USF Online M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis

Study online and continue to work – from anywhere! USF's online M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis can help you infuse new skills into your practice with a rigorous curriculum that leads to the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification.

Dr. Ray Miltenberger Receives Prestigious Outstanding Scientific Contributions Award from FABA

The award was presented during the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) Conference and Awards Ceremony on October 1st.

ABA Welcomes Third Cohort of ABA Doctoral Students

Each year brings increasing numbers of highly qualified applicants. This year's cohort includes a prestigious McKnight Doctoral Fellow and a University Graduate Fellowship.

Congratulations ABA Summer Masters Graduates!

All graduates of Summer 2015 are already employed and/or continuing education for a doctoral degree.

Professor Raymond Miltenberger Featured on Dateline NBC Regarding Gun Safety

Dr. Raymond Miltenberger, professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, and the Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs at USF, was featured on the NBC Dateline segment June 21 featuring kids and gun safety.

CFS Students in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Greatly Exceed Pass Rate Average for BCaBA/BCBA Examinations

The majority of CFS students in both the master's and undergraduate minor programs in Applied Behavior Analysis who took BCBA and BCaBA examinations in 2014 passed on their first try.

USF ABA Program Presents at the ABAI Convention

Faculty and students of the Applied Behavior Analysis program at USF presented at the annual Association for Behavior Analysis International conference in San Antonio, Texas held May 22-26.

Dr. Ray Miltenberger Listed among Noteworthy Research Contributors to the Field of Applied Behavior Analysis

USF and USF Professor Ray Miltenberger were highlighted in a recent report published in the Behavior Analysis in Practice (BAP) journal, which evaluated research productivity of several graduate programs that provide Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)-approved course sequences in behavior analysis.

2014

Just Out! Sixth Edition of Dr. Raymond Miltenberger's Text: Behavior Modification: Principles And Procedures

The new text has been updated with expanded topics and reflects the latest research in behavior modification.

Teaching Gun Safety Skills to Young Children

Ray Miltenberger, of the Department of Child and Family Studies, has created a gun injury prevention program that uses behavioral skills training and in situ training. The intervention helps children to demonstrate the desired safety skills in role-playing assessments and in situ assessments.

ABA Program Awarded 5-Year $1.06 million Grant

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, students accepted into the "Project ABA": Preparing Related Services Personnel in Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism program will become school-based behavior analysts working with children with autism.

USF ABA Provides 33 Presentations at 2014 Florida Association of Behavioral Analysis Conference

All ABA faculty members, 5 doctoral students, and 18 master's students presented.

USF Announces New Online Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis

The University of South Florida now offers a new, comprehensive online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis to prepare professionals to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs. Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) can help create treatment plans and supportive environments for children and adults living with a disability, mental illness, or behavioral disorders such as autism, ADHD or addiction.

ABA Student Assistance Fund Yields Excellent Results

As we prepare for our Fall 2014 students in the ABA Masters program, we are proud to profile the productive efforts of our Fall/Spring 2013 and Spring 2014 awardees of the Applied Behavior Analysis Student Assistance Fund.

5th Annual Cycling Out Autism Raises over $34,000 for Community Organizations

USF's Center for Autism & Related Disabilities and Applied Behavior Analysis Program were among local organizations supported by the event held April 5th.

CFS Faculty Ray Miltenberger Comments on Children and Firearms

Liberty Voice: Philadelphia Toddler Accidentally Kills Sister With Loaded Gun

Student Profiles: Applied Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program

In the fall of 2013, the University of South Florida accepted six PhD students in the new Applied Behavior Analysis doctoral program in the College of Behavior and Community Sciences. The program prepares students to be expert practitioners, effective teachers, and accomplished researchers.

Dr. Ray Miltenberger's Behavior Modification Text Now in Spanish

The fifth edition of Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures, a text used to teach the procedures of behavior modification, has been translated into Spanish.

2013

CFS Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2013 Semester

To keep up with the growing number of students in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program, CFS welcomed two new faculty members this week: Drs. Sarah Bloom and Andrew Samaha.

Student Profile: Inaugural Class of ABA Minor Program

Within one year, the first 15 students will complete their minor requirements in ABA.