The Professional Development Unit works with the next generation of professionals in special education, applied behavior analysis and related disciplines, providing hands-on experience and expert consulting and coaching in any educational context with an emphasis on how to build more inclusive settings. The PDU is a resource to any school or agency seeking assistance with staff training, coaching, program review, curriculum development and implementation of inclusive programs.

The PDU also provides supervision for individuals fulfilling the requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Supervision is provided for all Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) experience categories including Independent Fieldwork, Practicum, and Intensive Practicum. The Haring Center, PDU is an ACE provider and offers continuing education opportunities for BCBAs. These opportunities include a monthly journal club, speaker series, and workshops designed to help working professionals stay up to date with current research.

Spring Training Opportunities

For Educational Professionals:
The PDU is excited to offer training opportunities for professionals working in early childhood settings, elementary and secondary schools!

For BCBAs:
The PDU is excited to offer the 8-hour Supervisor’s Training. Registration is now available and space is limited!

For more information, see our Current Training page.

Please contact Julie Ashmun, PDU Director, at 206-221-4482 or pdutrain@uw.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you this Spring!