Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis (QABA®) FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

If I want to fulfill coursework required from QABA, which courses should I take at CGI?

DBH 9029 Integrated Care and Autism is the only QABA approved course offered at CGI at this time.

Do I have to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program to take QABA approved courses at CGI?

To enroll in the DBH 9029 Integrated Care and Autism course, a student can be enrolled as a non-degree seeking student or a degree seeking student. To enroll as a degree seeking or non-degree seeking student at CGI, a student must apply for admission. Learn more about admissions and upcoming admissions deadlines.

Is Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies an approved coursework provider for Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA®)?

Yes. CGI sought out QABA accreditation to assure students participating in the Integrated Care and Autism course within the Doctor of Behavioral Health degree program that the curriculum follows the high-quality industry standards set by the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA). Read the press release.

What is the Integrated Care and Autism course?

DBH 9029 Integrated Care and Autism provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the physical and mental health conditions that are commonly associated with it. Emphasis is placed on how biopsychosocial context can impact an individual's access to diagnosis and treatment of ASD, in addition to how integrated care can be tailored to promote more effective, timely, person-centered care to people on the spectrum. 

When will DBH 9029 - Integrated Care and Autism be offered?

The course launched in Fall 2020. It is offered periodically throughout the academic year.

Is the DBH 9029 - Integrated Care and Autism offered online?

Yes, the course is 100% online.

Can I complete DBH 9029 - Integrated Care and Autism at my own pace?

DBH 9029 is a synchronous course. The course has a start and end date in alignment with the corresponding academic term that the course is offered. Academic terms are 12 or 7 weeks in length. The course included multiple assignments with deadlines, weekly assignments and readings, and live online webinars once a week.

How long does it take to complete DBH 9029 - Integrated Care and Autism?

The course has a start and end date in alignment with the corresponding academic term that the course is offered. Academic terms are 12 or 7 weeks in length at CGI.

Who was DBH 9029 - Integrated Care and Autism developed by?

The course was developed collaboratively between Cummings Graduate Institute and subject matter expert and CGI alumni, Dr. Liliane de Aguiar-Rocha, DBH, BCBA, QBA for the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program.

The Integrated Care and Autism course will also be available in the future as part of a forthcoming certificate program in integrated care for ASD populations. Date of program launch TBA. To sign-up for continuing education news and updates, including program launches, click here.

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The totally online DBH program offered by Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies is focused on the professional I have grown into: a synergistic disrupter for the healthcare industry, who is passionate about Wholistic Healthcare (e.g., health, behavioral health, and Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health), rendered skillfully through interprofessional teams. The program pillars of medical literacy, integrated behavioral health interventions, and entrepreneurship resonate loudly with me. The healthcare industry will continue to change, with doctoral level professionals needed to play a major role in any successful transformation. My goal is to further advance my knowledge-base, professional standing, and industry commitment to be part of these transformational efforts. In this way I can heed the Quadruple Aim: assuring quality-driven patient-centric care is rendered at the right time, through the right population-based treatment processes, at the right cost, and by empowered professionals embracing the work and committed to their charge.

Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP DBH Candidate, Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies March 11, 2020

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