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Expert Speaker Series

Melmark offers educational programs for parents, staff, and professionals in the communities we serve throughout the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeastern regions. Our Expert Speaker Series in behavior analysis draws speakers from the top of the field, who present on a variety of topics.


*Presentations are open to the public as well as Melmark employees. Registration is required.
All CEU credits are free for Melmark staff and their families. External attendees who wish to attain CEU credits are required to purchase on the speaker registration link.

All events are from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


EXPERT SPEAKER SERIES 2022-2023

 

January 12, 2023
Toward an Understanding of Assent with Individuals with Communication Difficulties
Cody Morris, Ph.D., BCBA-D

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February 9, 2023
Practical and Translational Applications of Concurrent Schedules of Reinforcement when Working with Clients Engaging in Problem Behavior
Patrick Romani, Ph.D.

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April 6, 2023
Building a Strong Team and Work Culture
Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Ph.D., BCBA-D

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May 18, 2023
Collaboration and Ethical Considerations: A Round Table Discussion
Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD, CHC

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June 22, 2023
Values, Compassion and Self-Reflection as an Access to Effective Leadership
Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi, Ed.D., BCBA

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Contact Information

Melmark New England / Melmark Carolinas

Jill Harper, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA, CDE®

Senior Director of Professional Development, Clinical Training, and Research
Melmark New England
461 River Road
Andover, MA 01810

978-654-4300

jharper@melmarkne.org

Melmark Pennsylvania

Jennifer Ruane, MS, BCBA, LPC, CDE®
Director of Professional Development and Clinical Training
Melmark Pennsylvania
2600 Wayland Road
Berwyn, PA 19312
610-325-2931

jruane@melmark.org

 

Past Speakers

Past Presenters


Past Speakers

Below, you’ll find a video from recent Expert Speaker Series events held at Melmark. Click on “play button” to see the full presentations.

 

Jill Harper, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA
Bridging the Gap: Application of the Scientist-Practitioner Model

 

 

Mandy Rispoli, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Keeping the Analysis in Applied Behavior Analysis: Strategies for Individualizing Challenging Behavior Assessments and Treatments

 

 

Matthew Brodhead, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Organizational Ethics

 

 

Jonathan C. Baker, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Western Michigan University Applied Behavior Analysis and Aging

 

 

Peter Dams, Ph.D.
Introduction to Organizational Behavior Management and Strategic Planning

 

 

Paul H. Wehman, Ph.D.
Applied Behavior Analysis and Vocational Interventions:
Promoting Competitive Employment for Individuals with
Severe Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

 

 

Chris M. Schaub, MS Ed., BCBA,
The role of behavior analysis in managing complex neurobehavioral sequelae following brain injury: Considering all components of the four-term contingency

 

 

Valbona Demiri, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Interdisciplinary Collaboration

 

 

Justin Leaf, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Using Evidence-based Practice to Increase Social Skills in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

 

 

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D Executive Director of Research, Melmark PA
The Ethical Code for Behavior Analysis: Key Themes and Examples of Applications

 

 

Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
Dealing with Difficult People

 

 

Sean Casey, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assessment and Treatment of Children with Feeding Problems

 

 

David J. Cox, Ph.D., M.S.B., BCBA
Exploring Ethical Decision-Making

 

 

Jessica E. Frieder, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Transforming Your Classroom with Response to Intervention