Association for Behavior Analysis International

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33rd Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2007

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Invited Tutorial #393
CE Offered: BACB
Tutorial: Analysis and Treatment of Trichotillomania and Other Repetitive Behavior Problems
Monday, May 28, 2007
1:30 PM–2:20 PM
Douglas B
Area: CBM/TPC; Domain: Applied Research
BACB CE Offered. CE Instructor: Raymond G. Miltenberger, Ph.D.
Chair: Ann Branstetter-Rost (Missouri State University)
Presenting Authors: : RAYMOND G. MILTENBERGER (University of South Florida)

This tutorial will focus on trichotillomania and other repetitive behavior disorders in children and adults with an emphasis on functional assessment and intervention strategies. Following a discussion of the different repetitive behaviors, functional characteristics, and diagnostic categories, the tutorial will discuss assessment procedures, describe functional analysis research with these behaviors, and present recent research on habit reversal and other treatment of these disorders.

RAYMOND G. MILTENBERGER (University of South Florida)
Dr. Raymond G. Miltenberger received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University in 1985 after completing a pre-doctoral internship in developmental disabilities and behavioral pediatrics from the Kennedy Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was a professor of psychology at North Dakota State University from 1985 to 2006. He is currently a professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Director of the Master’s Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of South Florida. Dr. Miltenberger is a member of the Executive Council of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and a member of the board of directors of the Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Interventions, and Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions. He is also an associate editor for Education and Treatment of Children and a guest associate editor for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Miltenberger’s research in applied behavior analysis focuses on teaching safety skills to children and individuals with mental retardation, analysis and treatment of repetitive behavior disorders, and functional assessment and treatment of problem behaviors. He has published over 125 journal articles and 25 chapters, has co-edited a text on analysis and treatment of tics and repetitive behavior disorders, and has written a behavior modification textbook, now in its third edition. Dr. Miltenberger has received a number of awards for his teaching and research.



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