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St. Lawrence College (SLC) is a leader and innovator in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) training and programming. Together with our team of experienced faculty and community partners, we are uniquely equipped to mobilize our strengths to become a provincial and, ultimately, a national resource for applied research leading to new best practices, novel educational opportunities and multidisciplinary behavioural interventions benefiting everyone from individuals to families, and business to government.

After a research project by faculty demonstrated the feasibility of the idea, we launched the Centre for Education, Behavioural Research and Intervention in the Community (CEBRIC) in 2013 to:

  • conduct Applied Behavioural Analysis research;
  • enhance the SLC student learning experience and offer unique placement opportunities;
  • foster ties with our community to provide direct clinical intervention services; and
  • evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and services.

CEBRIC is a hub for researchers, teachers, students, behavioural analysts and service providers to work together to advance understanding, mobilize knowledge and implement the science of ABA in order to achieve measurable impact and positive, sustainable results.

To be a true catalyst for system-wide transformation, we are now expanding our unique synergy of education, research and intervention to include more academics, practitioners, students and clients in communities and institutions across the province and country.

For years, Canadian parents, practitioners, academics and teachers have talked about what’s failing in our behavioural system and how they want it to change. St. Lawrence College is translating that talk into action. CEBRIC is steadily building a pipeline of projects and partners and solidifying our reputation as a catalyst for a redefined system of behavioural education, research and intervention. We’re already empowering measurable impact, but to create a model of coordinated, system-wide change that leads to positive system level change, we must scale up our efforts. Through the Centre for Education, Behavioural Research and Intervention in the Community, we are drawing together the ABA disciplines and blending research with education and intervention to create the kind of behavioural system we want for our families, our communities and our businesses.

Research shows that human beings do not always follow-through on their intentions. Frequently, we experience an intention-action gap due to psychological and external factors.  ABA provides policy makers, businesses, practitioners and individuals with insights into how to effect behavioural change, both at the individual level and at larger scale group or community levels. CEBRIC provides a nucleus where experts and students in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis can work together to advance, mobilize and implement the science of ABA.

In addition to CEBRIC activities our students, staff, and community partners participate in the Building Behavioural Solutions Conference.