M.Sc./Doctorate in Psychological Science
(Behaviour Analysis and Therapy)
What does the course offer?
- The first doctoral level training in Behaviour Analysis in Ireland and the UK
- Eligibility to sit the examination for the higher level Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) qualification.
- Access to state-of -the-art research and computing facilities.
- Opportunity to study under academic staff with international repitations in behaviour analysis (e.g. in 2012, Professor Dermot Barnes-Holmes was the first ever non-American psychologist to be given the ABA International Don Hake Translational Research Award from the American Psychological Association).
Features of the Course:
- Students can complete two years of the course and graduate with a Masters, or complete a third year graduate with a Doctorate.
- The BCBA approval applies to the first two years, thus students need not complete the doctoral year for BCBA eligibility.
- The course is full-time (required to attend classes one day per week) and involves attending weekly classes for the first two academic years ( e.g. every Monday throughout each semester between 10am amd 6pm, with occasional attendance required during weekends).
- Students will complete casework relating directly to their on-going role in a relevant facility.
- There are no formal classes in third year, but students will attend regular meetings with their research supervisor, submit a doctoral thesis, and attend a viva voce.
Year 1 Modules:
- Ethical & Professional Conduct I
- Concepts, Principles, Foundations: Behaviour Analysis
- Functional Behavioural Assessment
- Measurement, Experimental Design & Data Analysis I
- Behaviour Change Procedures
- Clinical behaviour Analysis: Principles & Practices
- Systems, Organisations, Management & Supervision I
- Research I (Project & Thesis)
Year 2 (BCBA) Modules:
- Experimental Design & Data Analysis
- Clinical Behaviour Analysis: Applications
- Measurement, Design & data Analysis II
- Ethics and Professional Conduct II
- Systems, Organisations, Management
- Research II (Project & Thesis)
- Candidates will ideally hold a primary degree in Psychology and be employed in a setting that would facilitate the appropriate casework.
- We may be able to assist students who fail to acquire employment in securing relevant voluntary experience in an appropriate setting.
- Closing Datefor Applications: 20th June 2014.
- Duration: 3 years full time for Doctorate, 2 years full time for M.Sc. Degree.
- Course Commences: September 2014 (Date to be confirmed; commencement is subject to sufficent numbers of successful applicants)
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PAC CODE: MHW50
For Further details plese contact the Course Manager, Dr Carol Murphy, BCBA-D, E-mail CAROL.A.MURPHY@NUIM.ie