Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Boydston, Paige


Trauma, and or traumatic events affect two-thirds of individuals in the United States (Marsac et al., 2016). Individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more vulnerable to trauma because of their social communication and emotional regulatory deficits (Kerns, 2015). With no field standard for treating clients who have trauma in the field of ABA, the present study investigated if when a practicing BCBA participates in a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) training they will gain skill and knowledge of TIC to better treat their clients with trauma. This study utilized a CE on the CuspEmergence website created by Dr. Camile Kolu titled “Introduction to Ethics of Trauma-Informed Behavior Analysis”. Participants completed the entire training, a total of four chapters, and results indicated that through the use of a TIC training BCBA’s were able to demonstrate an increase in both skill and knowledge of TIC.




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