FITCHBURG AND WORCESTER, MA… Thirteen Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapists enrolled in the Bay Path University on-site graduate and continuing education program at Behavioral Concepts (BCI) of Worcester, have graduated.
The Next Generation of BCBAs
BCI, a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout Central Massachusetts, announced that 13 of their full-time ABA Therapists have earned Master’s degrees through Bay Path University and are now eligible to take the exam for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) certification and licensing.
BCI is proud to announce the 2018 Bay Path University cohort graduates: Katie Branson, Justin Chambers, Brandon DiTullio, Bridget Healey, Katherine Lamoureux, Jocelyn Medas, Scott Morin, Sheri Morse, Abbey Nelson, Erica Stead, Cara Stevens, Katelyn Tierney, and Marissa Valentine.
This group is the second cohort graduating from Bay Path University’s on-site program at BCI. A third cohort running now, and the application process for the fourth cohort with a graduation date of 2020, is underway.
“We are very proud of the BCI Bay Path students and very excited about the success of our partnership with BCI,” said Susan Ainsleigh, EdD, BCBA-D®, Director of Graduate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis; Associate Professor. “Together we are committed to preparing top-notch scientists and practitioners in the field of applied behavior analysis.”
The Bay Path University program enables BCI staff members to get their classroom instruction from Bay Path University professors at BCI’s 345A Greenwood Street, Worcester location. The BCBA® is a master-level certification in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and is issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. To be eligible for the BCBA® certification, a Master’s degree is required as well as 1,500 hours of supervised experience in the field. Students complete their required fieldwork at BCI’s Worcester or Fitchburg ABA Centers or working in Home and Community Services.
As part of the program with Bay Path University, BCI underwrites 60 percent of the tuition cost. Students/staff who take part in the program commit to working for BCI for two years after receiving their BCBA®.
“BCI has a unique partnership with Bay Path University to provide an onsite graduate program for our staff on the ABA career path,” explained Jeff Robinson, Ph.D., BCI Founder and CEO. “They on an upward trajectory and are the next generation of BCBAs who fill a critical need in the ABA workforce. Essentially, this program helps ensure that we continue to meet the fast-growing demand for assessment, behavioral, consultative and educational services for children with ASD and their families throughout Central Massachusetts.”
Bay Path University graduates – (Back row left to right) Scott Morin, Bridget Healey, Justin Chambers, Erica Stead, Naja Smith, Sheri Morse, Katherine Lamoureux
(Front Row left to right) Cara Stevens, Jocelyn Medas, Abbey Nelson, Katie Branson, Katelyn Tierney. Not shown – Brandon DiTullio, Marissa Valentine
To learn more about BCI’s ABA career path, visit http://bciaba.com/careers/.
For more information about Bay Path University, visit http://www.baypath.edu/.
Behavioral Concepts (BCI) provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism and their families in central Massachusetts. We identify and facilitate effective personalized instruction that allows children to discover more, learn more, and be more – increasing their independence and enhancing their quality of life at home, in school, and in the community. BCI is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health approved provider of specialty ABA services for early intervention. BCI also provides center, home-based, and afterschool services through private and public health insurance. The organization was founded in 2002 by Dr. Jeffrey R. Robinson. Further information on BCI is available at http://bciaba.com.
BCI is part of the LEARN Behavioral family of companies, a national organization dedicated to helping all children succeed in school and life. Learn more at http://learnitsystems.com.
About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women’s College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 25 graduate programs for women and men; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.