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DBAII
Diploma in Behavior Analysis and Investigative Interviewing (DBAII)

Diploma in Behavior Analysis and Investigative Interviewing (DBAII)

  • Blended Learning - 6 Month
  • Manchester, UK: Distance learning
  • £6,260

The September intake for the 2017 Diploma in Behavioural Analysis and Investigative Interviewing is now open!

The Diploma in Behavior Analysis and Investigative Interviewing is an immersive program designed to teach scientifically proven techniques and expertise to accurately and reliably assess the truthfulness and credibility of others.

It draws on the core disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Linguistics, Behaviour Analysis, and Criminology delivering practical knowledge and skills for immediate application within the professional and academic world.
The program was developed with busy professionals in mind by using a combination of live workshops and online learning which help minimize costs and save time.

The Aim:

To provide a structured program of development for busy professionals and students, that develops the vision, insight and the skills required to become an expert in the field of Behavior Analysis and Investigative Interviewing.

You will learn how to:

  • Read and understand others through verbal and non-verbal communication using the proven Six Channel Analysis – Realtime (SCAnR™) system. Including – Facial Expressions, Body Language, Linguistic Style (Semantics), Voice (Prosody) and Psychophysiology.
  • Make critical judgments and decisions on an individual’s credibility based on scientifically validated criteria.
  • Communicate effectively through emotional and cognitive engagement.

Diploma Structure:

Each module in the Diploma of Behavior:

Behavior Analysis – Live Workshop (2 Days) and Online (Commences on 7-8 September in Manchester, UK)

The first module of the Diploma consists of an online knowledge course and a two-day practical workshop held in Manchester, UK.  Here you will develop your skills and ability to read and understand others through analyzing verbal and non-verbal behaviors.

You will learn the SCAnR™ system and how to apply it’s 27 scientifically validated behavioral criteria to assess truth and lies.

Face and Emotion – Online

FACS is the world’s most comprehensive and adopted tool for measuring and labelling facial movement and categorizing emotional displays on the face.  In the Face and Emotion Module, you will practice and learn the techniques of the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and explore the research on universal facial expressions and emotions. The Module is designed to not only prepare you for the FACS final certification (assessed externally through www.paulekman.com) but also to provide further insight into how FACS can be used for research, and for enhancing your accuracy in real-time analysis of the facial expressions of other people people.

Investigative Interviewing – Online

This Module takes ‘interviewing’ to mean “a conversation with a purpose” and, therefore, the information that it contains can be applied to any context in which we are ineracting with others. Also, the investigative element of the module explores a variety of approaches that can aid with achieving a greater depth of understanding when interacting and interviewing others. You will be introduced to different interview protocols and frameworks, including powerful, yet non-oppressive EIA elicitation and interview models.. The aim is to give you a range of techniques and frameworks that you can apply, as deemed relevant, within your own work and non-work contexts. 

Psychophysiology – Online

In this Module, you will look at the relationship between psychology and physiology. You will learn how social, cognitive and emotional behavior is mirrored in physiological processes, and how this can support the assessment and understanding of the behavior you can see and hear. You will take a look at the latest technology being utilized in the field of emotion and deception and consider their benefits and weaknesses.

Emotional Intelligence – Online

Emotional intelligence is about the ability to recognise and understand emotions in ourself and others. It is also about the ability to use and manage emotions constructively to deal with our own wellbeing and the purpose of our interactions with others. This Module helps you to explore, critique and draw from the latest developments in emotional competency as a basis to develop your skills and abilities in this area.

Attentiveness and Mindfulness – Online

This Module will focus on attentiveness and how applying it can help you create the conditions to analyze behavior accurately so you can objectively manage an interview or conversation. You will learn and practice the benefits of mindfulness, and how remaining present, and becoming aware of your biases and emotions state will increase the success of your interactions and support your emotional intelligence.

Forensic Linguistics – Online

This Module explores the various applied theories and approaches used to analyse language, language use, and the acoustic qualities of the voice in relation to emotion, influence, credibility and deception. Throughout this Module you will start to analyse conversations and interactions in order to identify clues to emotional states, any influencing strategies at work and also potential indicators of deception; this will be looked at using various analysis types and also through the use of technology/software. The Module also looks closely at the interactional strategies people use to avoid having to deceive or be seen as deceptive.

Masterclass – Live Workshop (2 Days) (8-9 February 2018 In Manchester, UK)

The final Module in the Diploma is the two-day live Masterclass held in Manchester, UK. Here you will bring together all the knowledge and skills you have acquired over the course of the Diploma and put them into practice. The intensive workshop is designed to put you in high-stake real life scenarios and provide you a safe and positive environment to hone your skills and learn from the rest of the group and your expert tutors.

The full fee for the Diploma in BAII is £6260 (Inclusive of tax)

*This price is the same for EU and non-EU delegates.

For staged payments a deposit of £1250 will secure your place on the program, followed by 6 monthly instalments of £835 – (£6260 in total).

This covers the entire duration of the Diploma program including:

  • 2-day BA live workshop
  • 7 online modules
  • Core text books and materials
  • Ongoing tutorial support for assignment work (via Adobe Connect/Skype/Email)
  • 2-day live Masterclass workshop.

Travel and accommodation for the live workshops are to be arranged and funded directly by you once your booking is confirmed. We would be happy to provide recommendations based on your budget and requirements.

On successful completion of the postgraduate Diploma, graduates will have 90 credits towards the 180 credit Master’s Degree with guaranteed access (subject only to IELTS 6.5 in English) to the research stage with Manchester Metropolitan University where they will be expected to undertake an original research project.

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