Applied Behaviour Analysis Accredited Practitioner Course

This level 1 accredited practitioner course provides you with the core principles of behaviour analysis to help you take a more systematic and technological approach to your practice. Behaviour change is a highly complex science which is best delivered by those who understand these underlying principles when approaching a behaviour problem. If you are not taking data, increasing repertoires or conducting functional assessments in a systematic way, you are not doing behaviour analysis. This course is over 50 hours in length, each module is exam assessed and it provides you with the core skills for your certification. We are an approved education provider to the AABP certification course sequence.

8 Unit All Inclusive Course With Videos, Research Papers, Resources & Hand-Outs. (mentoring is available).

At the end of each unit there is an exam (80% pass rate required) which you have to pass to go on to the next unit (8 exams in total):

Core Principles Of Applied Behaviour Analysis:
  • Phylogenic and ontogenic provenance
  • How to draw graphs simple ABAB and multi-element design
  • What is an IV and DV.
  • How to take basic data using ABC and scatterplot
  • External validity and internal validity.
  • Omnibus terms,
  • Fundamental properties and dimensional quantities
  • Appetitive & aversive effects on behaviour
  • Definition of punishment & reinforcement
  • MO and effects on behaviour
  • 3/4 term contingency
  • Antecedent effects on operant behaviour
  • Effect of consequences on operant behaviour
  • Discrimination
  • Differential reinforcement
  • Repertoire increasing strategies
  • Differential punishment & discriminative control
  • 8 types of SD’s
  • Conditional discrimination
  • Stimulus Generalisation
  • Unconditioned motivating operations explained
  • Unconditioned & conditioned stimuli
  • Painful stimulation as a UEO for R- and R+
  • Types of behaviour chains
  • Response class hierarchies
  • Stimulus generalisation
  • Induction & response generalisation
  • Shaping across and within topographies
  • Schedules of reinforcement
  • Intermittent schedules
  • Other schedules
  • Behaviour contrast
  • Matching law
  • Respondent conditioning
  • Differential reinforcement
  • Habituation
  • Adaptation
  • Sensitisation
  • Potentiation
  • Process of respondent conditioning
  • Procedure for respondent conditioning
  • 3rd order respondent conditioning explained
  • Function based approaches to assess & treat target behaviours
  • MACMP Minimally Aversive Contingency Management Planning

This is a level 1 practitioner course designed to teach foundations of behaviour analysis.  There is a gap in people’s fundamental understanding of the common terms. This course provides a good grounding for practitioners to work through the core principles of ABA, using a technological and systematic approach. Hopefully, this will encourage people away from using explanatory fictions and misuse of reinforcement and punishment terms and towards a more data driven approach, which seeks to increase repertoires of behaviour and towards a more function driven approach.