Singapore University of Social Sciences

Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour Therapy (COU555)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Introduction to Behavior Therapy
  • Basic Principles
  • Understanding the Process of Behavior Therapy
  • How To Conduct Behavioral Assessments; Cultural considerations when conducting assessments
  • Introduction to different types of behavioral approaches (theory and application): Acceleration BT; Deceleration BT; Reinforcement and Punishment Combined
  • More types of behavioral therapy: exposure therapy; modeling therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral therapy in context of psychological interventions today
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (with a behavioral bent) - more culturally relevant in Asia

Learning Outcome

  • Compare and contrast different approaches to Behaviour Therapy
  • Debate on the pros and cons of Behaviour Therapy
  • Appraise familial, cultural and social concerns in Behaviour Therapy
  • Defend the usefulness of Behaviour Therapy with certain client groups
  • Critique outcome studies in Behaviour Therapy
  • Examine ethical and professional issues in Behaviour Therapy
  • Experiment with different approaches to Behaviour Therapy
  • Set up assessment procedures for individual clients
  • Examine and report on outcomes of intervention
  • Appraise outcome studies to inform and improve practice
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of selected behavioural techniques
  • Select a behavioural approach of personal preference with justification
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