Explore BrainMass

Applied Behavior Analysis

Can you tell me what requirements you need to meet to work in your area of interest and obtain an ABA certification in Michigan?

Solution Preview

Hi Student,

ABA Certification in the State of Michigan

Certification is administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) consisting of a Board certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). After receiving credentials, individuals are required to comply with a professional code. The certification process for behavior analysts fall under the guidelines of the "Practice of Psychology" in the State of Michigan. The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (Baam) seeks to support and promote scientific research based on principles of behavior, and to demonstrate effective therapeutic outcomes. The primary goal of this licensing body is to establish and enhance independent functional living skills (http:www.baam.emich.edu). Based on the description provided for a behavioral analyst, they are trained experts utilizing "empirically-established" principles of learning and behavioral techniques to provide effective therapies. Under Michigan guidelines, behavior analysis may be considered as behavior modification, which will also covered by the regulation under "Practices of psychology".

Practices of psychology indicates providing services to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public that involves the "application of principles, methods and procedures of understanding, predicting and ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the discipline of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)as it is regulated in the state of Michigan. It describes the ABA certification in this state, and the requirements needed to work in Michigan,