Professional Certificate in Behavior Modification

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course aims to address principles, procedures, and assumptions of behaviour modification, with applications to normal and abnormal human behaviour. The course will cover effective behaviour modification procedures in situations where someone wanted to learn a new skills, behave differently, manage difficult behaviours, or eliminate a bad habit.

Course Benefits

1. Learn concepts and theories of Behaviour Modification/Behaviour Therapy: 1.1 Understanding the fundamental basics of Behaviour Modification and therapy skills that are applicable in the real world.
2. Apply these concepts and theories through: 2.1 Analyzing own and others’ individual and group behaviour.
3. Connect concepts and theories to real world issues and events through: 3.1 Applying reading material to discussion exercises, research, and personal experience.

Course Pre-Requisites


Course Outline

  • Introduction to Behavior Modification
  • Observing and Recording
  • Reinforcement
  • Extinction
  • Punishment
  • Stimulus Control
  • Shaping
  • Prompting & Transfer of Stimulus Control
  • Behavior Chaining
  • Behavioral Skill Training Procedure
  • Negative Punishment
  • Positive Punishment
  • Promoting Generalization
  • Self-Management
  • Habit Reversal Procedure
  • Token Economy
  • Behavioral Contract
  • Fear & Anxiety Reduction Procedure
  • Cognitive behavior Modification

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.