Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an approach to psychological therapy which stems from the behaviour therapy roots of CBT. It is based on the principles of operant conditioning, which acknowledges that providing a positive event after a behaviour, increases the chances that a person will act in the same way in the future.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) techniques have been proven in many studies as the leading proven treatment and method of choice on treating extreme and challenging behaviours including self harming behaviours, individuals with intellectual disability or developmental disorders, at any level of severity. The ultimate goal of ABA is to find a way of motivating the individual, using a number of different strategies and positive reinforcement techniques, to ensure that the sessions are enjoyable and productive and that more helpful and desirable behaviours are experienced.


Your information is considered and treated as private and confidential. All information gathered is part of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of your condition. We keep all necessary information on file to document what happens during sessions so that your Psychologist can provide an efficient and ethical psychological service. There are some exceptions to this confidentiality however, around issues such as reported risk to yourself, reported risk to others, child safety issues and legal privilege (i.e., if a file is subpoenaed for any legal issues). Your psychologist will discuss these exceptions with you at the outset of therapy so that you are clear about the limitations to confidentiality. Outside of these few issues however, your confidentiality is always fully maintained.

Professional standards

As Associate Members and/or Members of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), our psychologists abide by our professional body’s Ethical Code and professional standards. We are all fully registered with the Psychologists Registration Board of Queensland. We have all attained a Masters Degree or higher in Clinical Psychology and/or have attained at least 10 years professional clinical experience. We are all committed to and are engaged in ongoing professional development and peer supervision as a means of maintaining our professional standards.

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