Concentration in Behavioral Services

Concentration in Behavioral Services

Concentration in Behavioral Services for Children and Their Families

There is a national trend to provide cost effective services for children with behavior problems and/or developmental disabilities. Part of this trend includes the direct delivery of services by individuals with a bachelor's degree. Each state has begun to delineate the necessary training and experience required of the bachelor level individual. While the degree requirements for the Psychology major provide a broad overview of the science of psychology, the graduate who wishes to obtain an entry level position working with children and their families requires more knowledge and experience. The concentration curriculum emphasizes learning theory, the application of behavioral principles, knowledge of the types of problems and issues that for which children may need services, learning how to interview and interact with children and their families, and supervised experience working with children and their families in the community.
 
For additional information please review the program guide and course sequence examples here.
 
If you are interested in applying to enroll in the Concentration in Behavioral Services program, please apply here. The deadlines for applications will be January 5th for the following Spring Semester and June 1st for the following Fall semester.  If you have questions, please review our Application FAQ.

For advising questions, please email psychadvising@rowan.edu