The Division of Behaviour Analysis promotes the development of Behaviour Analysis as a legitimate body of psychological knowledge and as a professional field of psychological activity.
The Division of Behaviour Analysis is a group of behaviour analysts who work in various fields, in both applied and research settings, across Ireland. This includes professionals working in universities and colleges, disability services, educational settings and private practice.
We promote the development of Behaviour Analysis as a legitimate body of psychological knowledge and as a professional field of psychological activity.
We encourage scientific research in Behaviour Analysis and we promote the dissemination of existing knowledge.
We promote and maintain high ethical and professional standards among behaviour analysts.
We develop public awareness of the nature, aims and practical applications of Behaviour Analysis.
Behaviour Analysis looks at individual behaviours and the environment, i.e., the world around us, and the effects it may have on these behaviours. We then use our understanding of behaviour by using the behaviour principles in order to promote positive behaviour change. This may be through looking at what might motivate a behaviour to occur in the first place. Our understanding of behaviour helps us to identify behaviour change techniques that can focus on promoting independence, safety, wellbeing, productivity, more appropriate or socially acceptable behaviours. It provides a framework for improving socially significant behaviours, such as social skills, independent skills, communication and decreasing challenging behaviours.
The Division represents various branches of Behaviour Analysis such as working in applied settings; with individuals with developmental delays such as ASD, those with acquired brain injuries, working with parents, teachers, caregivers, multidisciplinary teams. Other applications of behaviour analysis are seen in CBT, ACT and OBM.
Contact Us: Behaviour Analysis email@example.com
Dr Michelle Kelly (BACB-D)
Dr Conor Nolan (D.Psych.BAT)
Dr Kelly Larkin (BCBA-D)
Treasurer and Meetings Secretary
Jose Manual Fernandez
Supervision Liaison Officer
By becoming a member with DBA:
You are represented when the committee liaise with the BACB
You are represented when the committee liaise with the PSI
You can avail of discounts at the annual conference
You have an ethical and professional body in Ireland and professional standards to conform to.
You are part of a group of similar minded people which can help you to create a good professional network
You have professional recognition in your field in Ireland
An applicant for Full Membership must fulfil one of the following conditions:
- Hold a postgraduate professional qualification in Behaviour Analysis recognised by the Division Committee;
- Have such training and/or experience as may be regarded by the Division Committee as equivalent to the above.
Affiliate membership of the Division is open to Graduate Members or other subscribers of the Society who fulfil one of the following conditions:
- Be a student on a BACB approved postgraduate professional training course in Behaviour Analysis;
- Be a student on a postgraduate professional training course in Behaviour Analysis as may be regarded by the Division Committee as equivalent to the above;
- Be working in an area of Behaviour Analysis recognised for this purpose by the Division Committee;
- Be engaged in an area of work related to Behaviour Analysis recognised for this purpose by the Division Committee.