Behavior Analysis Clinic


The Briar Cliff University Behavior Analysis Clinic provides a variety of behavior analytic services to underserved populations and serves as a valuable field learning opportunity for undergraduate students. Individuals will qualify for services regardless of diagnosis or medical insurance.

Student-clinicians are thoroughly trained and closely supervised by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. In order obtain practicum experience, students must first complete a mandatory supervision contract with our Behavior Analysis Program Director.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. Behavior analysis helps us to understand:

  • How behavior works
  • How behavior is affected by the environment
  • How learning takes place

The methods of behavior analysis have been used and studied for decades. They have helped many kinds of learners gain different skills – from healthier lifestyles to learning a new language. Therapists have used ABA to help children with autism and related developmental disorders since the 1960s. ABA therapy programs can help:

  • Increase language and communication skills
  • Improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics 
  • Decrease problem behaviors


Who We Serve

We provide a wide range of behavior analytic services for clients of all ages, from children to older adults. The primary ages of clients range from 2.5 to 10 years, however, if the clinical team determines that they have the means, individuals outside of that range can be served on a case-by-case basis.

Services We Offer

The primary areas of service include (but are not limited to): 

  • Social skills
  • Early language skills
  • Assessment and treatment of problem behavior
  • Noncompliance
  • Parent training
Fee for Services

All services are at no cost; however, we do ask families who have the means to make a charitable donation to help support the continuing efforts of the clinic.


$20k Siouxland Savings Per Semester

>300 hours of pro bono services per semester

10 Clinical hours per week

Hours of Service

Schedules are determined based on client and staff availability.

Monday - Thursday 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Wish List

The Behavioral Analysis Clinic welcomes any support from those who feel a calling to give and further support our patients. Our Amazon Wish List includes items of need. 

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Make Your Appointment

Contact Us or call (712) 279-5480 to schedule your appointment. An Intake Application will be provided after initial communication.

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