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Psychology (Meeting the Challenge of Challenging Behaviour)

Institute of Technology Carlow

This Psychology programme supports managers, staff and carers to develop and implement comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans for people who present with behaviours that challenge. The programme will examine the model of positive behaviour support, proactive vs. reactive strategies, examine the causes of challenging behaviour, and examine non-aversive approaches and evidence positive behaviour support approaches.


On completion of this programme, students should be able to:

• Recognise and understand the causes of challenging behaviour;
• Conduct a comprehensive behaviour assessment;
• Design a multi-component positive behaviour support plan;
• Implement, review and evaluate support plans.

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Code CW HRCCB W
College Name Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Category Health Care, Psychology Courses
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Fee 450
Course Duration 13 weeks
Course Times 1 night per week.
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