What is a Behavioural Therapist?


Behavioural Therapist Job Description

Behavioural therapists are responsible for assisting people with solving their psychological, emotional and behavioral problems.


They must focus on identifying and eliminating negative behaviours and replacing them with socially acceptable and positive behaviours.



Typical Job Duties

• Maintain comprehensive client records pertaining to client progress

• Treat mental health disorders using behavioural therapy techniques

• Help addicts develop alternatives to substance abuse

• May help family members and spouses develop healthier ways of interacting with each other

• Communicate clearly and effectively with parents and caregivers

• Work with individuals or groups



Scholarships for Becoming a Behavioural Therapist

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a behavioural therapist. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a behavioural therapist. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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