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St. Joseph’s announces new programs in psychology, mental health

St. Joseph's

This is a public announcement from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.


St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce the addition of two new programs for spring 2017: a five-year, combined Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a specialty track in industrial psychology and Executive M.B.A.; and a fully online Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.

The College has joined its Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with the Executive M.B.A. to expand career choices and increase the marketability of its students at SJC Long Island and SJC Brooklyn. To save both time and money, students will take both bachelor- and graduate-level classes throughout the five-year program. Required courses include Organizational Behavior, Group Dynamics, Labor Economics and Human Resources Management. Graduates will be able to apply quantitative business knowledge to organizational issues and work in policy development, employee testing and selection, employee training and development, and organization investigation.

“As licensed behavior analysts, students will have the opportunity to work with individuals who have a medical diagnosis of autism, autism spectrum disorders or related disorders, along with a medical prescription for ABA therapy, in a variety of public and private settings,” said Katherine Granelli, Ed.D., director of SJC’s Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. “Individual clinicians and employees executing the principles of applied behavior analysis are commonly found in the fields of education, behavioral science, natural science and mental health.”

As the first of its kind, the Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 25-credit, fully online program that meets the academic requirements for licensure as a New York State Behavior Analyst. The program is also an Approved Course Sequence (ACS) that meets the requirements for eligibility to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination. Required courses for the certificate include Advanced Research Methods in Autism, Autism: Concepts and Principles of Behavior, Ethics for Behavioral Analysis and Applying Behavior Analysis Technology.

For more information about academic programs at St. Joseph’s College, visit sjcny.edu.

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