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.
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