The Munroe-Meyer approach: Continuous integration of didactic instruction, research, and clinical practice

Amanda N Zangrillo, William J Warzak, Valerie M. Volkert, Rachel Valleley, Mark D Shriver, Nicole M Rodriguez, Holly Jean Roberts, Cathleen C Piazza, Kathryn M Peterson, Suzanne M. Milnes, Kathryn M. Menousek, Therese L Mathews, Kevin C Luczynski, Sara S. Kupzyk, Brett R Kuhn, William J. Higgins, Allison O. Grennan, Brian D Greer, Wayne W Fisher, Joseph H EvansKeith D Allen

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Increased demand for applied behavior analysis (ABA) services has increased the need for additional masters-level practitioners and doctoral-level academicians and clinical directors. Based on these needs, the University of Nebraska Medical Center's (UNMC) Munroe-Meyer Institute has developed a PhD program. The academic structure at UNMC allowed us to create our PhD program in a relatively quick and efficient manner. Our PhD program has many unique features, including (a) close integration of didactic instruction with clinical and research training provided by leading experts in ABA in which students immediately apply concepts introduced in the classroom during coordinated clinical and research practica; (b) structured grant writing training in which students learn to write and submit an NIH-level grant; (c) financial support in the form of a stipend of $23,400 per year, free health benefits, and a full-tuition waiver for up to 12 credits per semester for UNMC courses (a benefits package worth approximately $50,000 per year for an out-of-state student); and (d) encouragement and financial support to present papers at local, regional, and national behavior analysis conferences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
JournalBehavior Analyst
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Behavior analysis
  • Graduate training
  • Munroe-Meyer Institute

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  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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