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Problem-solving interventions across the life-span at the individual, family and community level using behaviour analysis principles.
This is a one-semester, 15-point course in the application of problem-solving interventions of a behavioural and/or cognitive-behavioural kind. Such interventions may address many diverse problems of adjustment and living and be applied across the life-span from infancy to old age and at the individual, family/group, school, organizational and community level. These applications and interventions studied are evidence-based and draw on the science of behaviour analysis, social learning theory, and cognitive-behavioural theory/therapy. The course aims to provide an introduction to the field, emphasising general principles. It is not intended to provide professional training in any therapeutic procedures.
Enable students who successfully complete the course to:analyse problems using the conceptual framework provided by behavioural analysis/cognitive-behavioural theory;plan “in principle” problem-solving interventions which embody evidence-based principles;formulate intervention plans in ways that therapy outcomes may be scientifically evaluated using appropriate research designs; andrelate specific problems and interventions to current relevant theory and research.The course also provides opportunities for students to:o Work collaboratively together on a specific tasko Collaboratively present the results of their work to the classo Complete an individual in-depth review of a relevant topico Communicate the results of this review to the class via a Poster presentation.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Kazdin, Alan E;
Behavior modification in applied settings
Waveland Press, 2013.
Domestic fee $1,079.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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