Rowan University's Psychology Department Offers New Specialization in Child Behavioral Services

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GLASSBORO - Rowan University's Department of Psychology now offers a unique specialization in child behavioral services. The University is among just nine institutions in the nation and the only one

GLASSBORO - Rowan University's Department of Psychology now offers a unique specialization in child behavioral services. The University is among just nine institutions in the nation and the only one in the state of New Jersey that offer an undergraduate specialization approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, a non-profit corporation that provides credential services to analysts, agencies and consumers of behavior analysis services.

The specialization courses begin this fall and are available to psychology majors. Courses include Research in Learning and Behaviorism, Applied Behavior Analysis, Developmental Psychopathology, Intake and Interviewing and Field Experience. The goal of the specialization is to prepare students to become a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst

<+>There is a national trend to provide cost effective services for children with behavior problems and developmental disabilities,<+> says Mary Louise Kerwin, program advisor for the specialization and director of Rowan's Child and Family Assessment Clinic. <+>Along with a bachelor's degree, many states are now requiring additional training and experience for working with children and their families. This specialization will allow students who wish to obtain an entry level position working with children and their families the knowledge and experience they need.<+>

For more information about the specialization or for details on taking courses, visit www. rowan.edu/mars/depts/psychology/Specialty.htm.

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