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Graduate Research and Training Opportunities


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate students from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology are invited to participate in the research program and those who wish to do so have opportunities to take a significant role in Center research.


All research at DDDC is conducted within the guidelines of the Institutional Review Board of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Rutgers University and includes fully informed parental consent.

Research is conducted under the supervision of the DDDC's clinical faculty members. Students also have the opportunity to pursue certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Graduate students from GSAPP who are in their second year at the DDDC are also eligible for a GA.


Each year several graduate students in psychology receive advanced training in the implementation of ABA based instructional methods, behavioral consultation to staff, and leading sibling support groups. As behavioral consultants, graduate students learn and practice state-of-the-art functional assessment and treatment procedures in coordination with the staff at the DDDC, while being supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

dddc grad student reviewing posted research

ABA Courses

The Clinical Faculty members teach a sequence of 6 courses in ABA. These courses are graduate level courses covering the theoretical foundation of ABA and clinical applications of ABA. The courses have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as fulfilling the educational requirements for exam eligibility.

Students who take this course sequence are eligible (education requirement) to take the national exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.


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