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So You Want To Be A Behavioral Therapist

So you've decided you want to become a behavioral therapist, now what?

You will need to first undertake a course of study specializing in a related core specialty such as clinical psychology, counselling, or social work. Once completed, you will use what you have just learned to move on to behavioral therapy training. Behavioral therapy courses more often than not end with the student receiving a master's degree or doctorate in behavior therapy or behavioral analysis. A bachelor's degree program may also be available for those individuals who would rather become assistant behavior therapists or analysts. Classes will generally involve topics such as behavioral therapy theory, practical clinical applications, and applicable research.

School Options

Today, more than ever before, students who want to continue their education have more choices and options at their disposal. Whether you want to behavioral therapist schoolsattend school on a campus or take classes online, there are schools all over the country that are ready and willing to accommodate your needs as a continuing education student.

There are a number of programs available to students who want to do part of their schooling on campus and the other part online from home. This has become a very popular option with adults who are still working while going to school. Listed below are several examples of schools offering behavioral therapy certification courses.

Kaplan University offers the following degree options:

  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • BSCJ/Forensic Psychology
  • BS in Psychology/Substance Abuse

Kaplan offers their students programs that are undertaken fully online. Kaplan has minimal eligibility requirements. Student must be a high school graduate or have completed a GED and must be a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S.

Must also have access to a computer.

Walden University offers the following degree programs fully online.

  • Post-Doctoral Psych. Certificate - Online Teaching
  • Post-Doctoral Psych. Certificate - Clinical Child Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology - General
  • Ph.D. in Psych. - Clinical Psychology
  • BS in Psychology - Prep for Graduate Schools
  • BS in Psychology - Applied in Helping Professions

Walden University's only eligibility requirement is that students be 24 years of age or older.

Capella University has the following degree programs 100% online.

  • PhD in General Psychology
  • MS in General Psychology
  • BS in General Psychology

Capella University's eligibility requirements are as follows, student must be 18 years of age or older and must be a high school graduate, a graduating high school senior or have completed a GED program.

These are but a few of the many schools offering programs that will lead you to certification on the field of behavioral therapy. Speak to a school representative to find out more.