PSYC 3335

Subject: PSYCHOLOGY
Course No. and Title: PSYC 3335 Topics in Behavioural Intervention
Credit Value: One (1) credit hours

Benefits of the course

  • The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize peer-reviewed literature and best practice guidelines to inform behavioral intervention.
  • Students will immediately apply what they have learned in each unit to socially significant problems and case studies, gaining valuable experience that can be readily applied to practice.
  • Opportunities to develop professional problem-solving skills are embedded throughout each component of the course, a skill that will help prepare students to be independent BCaBAs.
Course Description:

This course will focus on the research literature pertaining to advancements in behavioural interventions to decrease aberrant behaviour and increase appropriate behaviour. Topics covered include linking assessment to intervention, antecedent interventions, consequence-based interventions, and behaviour change systems.

Prerequisite:

PSYC 2613, Admission to C-ABA Program

Course Instructor:

Instructor: Charlotte Mann, PhD, BCBA-D
Email: l55h5@unb.ca

Course Features:

Each of the 4 units of the course will consist of assigned textbook readings and selected peer-reviewed journal articles and accompanying reading guides to help students navigate through the key concepts, one or more lectures to further understanding, one or more activities to demonstrate your skills, and an online quiz.

Course Format:

The course is divided into 4 units
1. Linking Assessment to Intervention
2. Antecedent Interventions    
3. Consequence-Based Interventions
4. Behaviour Change Systems

Course Texts:

Cooper, J.O., Heron, T.E., & Heward, W.L. (2007).  Applied Behavior Analysis (2nd Ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Assignments & Examinations:
Online Unit Quizzes (20 x 4) = 80 Points

Activities focused on applying key course concepts to practice, each of which revolve around components of the final assignment

  • 1/2. guided lecture notes x 2
  • 3. goal writing activity
  • 4. shaping activity
  • 5. chaining activity
  • 6. differential reinforcement activity
(15 x 6) = 90 Points
Reading Guides, 1 per unit (10 x 4)= 40 Points
Final Assignment (designing treatment plan for case study- rubric available) 70 points
Final paper-based proctored exam 300 points
Total points available 580 points

Final grades will be calculated by dividing the total number of points earned by 580 and multiplying by 100.

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: 6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.
Fees:

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
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