On March 13, 2019, Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences, returned to Pepperdine University’s Irvine Graduate Campus for the fourth time as an invited lecturer. Dr. Tu’s presentation—addressed to a group of 26 graduate students, including ABA practitioners and future marriage and family therapists—focused on clinical applied behavior analysis (ABA) and effective ABA programs. We were inspired to see that the group was particularly interested in helping families affected by autism—something close to our hearts and one of our areas of expertise. At CBS, we love to engage the next generation of ABA professionals and therapists, knowing they will make a difference in so many lives!
Dr. Tu has over twenty years’ experience providing one-on-one services, training, workshops, and supervision for parents and professionals working with individuals diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities. In addition to her work as CBS’ Director, Dr. Tu serves as Vice President of the B.F. Skinner Foundation, as well as an associate professor for the Florida Institute of Technology and an affiliate professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology—focusing primarily on the areas of experimental analysis of behavior and verbal behavior.
Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology offers rigorous academic programs that prepare students to serve as leaders in their communities, organizations, and businesses. Lectures such as Dr. Tu’s are part of the school’s practitioner-scholar model of professional training, in which rigorous coursework is paired with in-depth clinical training and development of key clinical skills.
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