Person-centered Assessment Training & Habilitation

The Person-centered Assessment, Training and Habilitation program (PATH) of the Behavior Analysis Program in the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Psychology is a clinical training and research program that provides a variety of services for adults with intellectual disabilities. It also represents an opportunity for students to gain experience and step up to the challenges of the human services field.

PATH seeks to establish the optimal learning methods for individuals with pervasive or intensive support needs, especially in the areas of basic self-maintenance, social interactions and communication. A major objective is establishing abilities to make choices while developing functional living skills.

Clinical Services
PATH is a pre-vocational assessment and training day environment for persons with intellectual disabilities. PATH specializes in assisting persons with disabilities with a wide variety of behavior disorders, dual diagnoses, and physical and health restrictions. Research and development of innovative treatment methods also are available. Services are provided to persons living in controlled ICF/MR residences, as well as private residences.

PATH offers exceptional one-on-one training for students in Behavior Analytic principles and clinical treatment. Employment at PATH is considered on-campus employment by the University of Nevada, Reno and offers flexible hours and a pay range from $8.25-$11.75/hour with opportunities for a raise about every three months. PATH offers hands-on, direct experience with consumers that will look great on a resume.

Course Credit
PATH also offers research and field experience that can count as credit at the University of Nevada, Reno, as PSY 275, 375, 499 or 440. In addition, students have the opportunity to work as research assistants and receive letters of recommendation for graduate school. Students can register for one to three credits per semester, and complete their hours on their own schedule. PATH offers flexibility regarding number of hours completed per week and can work around job schedules and classes.


Phone: (775) 682-8435
Fax: (775) 784-1126