CLINICAL BEHAVIOR APPLICATION
NOTE: We no longer accept new students in the Clinical Behavior Applications program
- 48 credits, with no thesis
The CBA program features course work and training in the
intervention modality of behavior modification. The program also
includes training in intellectual and personality assessment. A
broad perspective on contemporary clinical practice and research is
provided by a number of academic survey courses in areas such as
psychotherapy and counseling, psychoanalytic theory, and
psychopathology. Research training in single-subject design and
statistics is included in the program.
The CBA program, which includes practica and 630 hours of
fieldwork experience, is designed to prepare students for
M.A.-level careers using behavioral assessment and intervention
skills. Institutions (federal, state, local, and private) typically
employing CBA graduates include psychiatric facilities and
institutions for the developmentally disabled, emotionally
disturbed children and adults, and geriatric individuals.
Applicants should note that this program does not prepare
graduates to function as Clinical Psychologists at the level of
independent practice, for which both a doctoral degree and a state
license are required.
Also, this program is not designed to train graduates as School
Psychologists. Though some of our courses are similar to those
offered in School Psychology master's programs, our CBA program
includes neither the State-approved internship nor certain other
courses required by the New York State Education Department for
certification as a School Psychologist.
Full-time CBA students can complete their degree requirements in
four semesters by taking both day and evening courses. This
includes a 630-hour externship (fieldwork placement) taken during
the last two semesters of study.
Courses are offered during the day, afternoon, and evening.
Part-time students can therefore be accommodated and complete
requirements more slowly, in accordance with their schedules.
However, all students must arrange their schedules to accommodate
the externship, which is offered during daytime-weekday hours only.