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.

 

 

Expert Speaker Series Events

September 2021 - May 2022

*In-person attendance for September-October is limited to Melmark staff only.
All other attendees will be virtual.

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


September 23, 2021: Melmark New England
Organizational Behavior Management: From Individual Employees to Organizational Outcomes

  • Jill Harper Ph.D., BCBA-D
  • Jennifer Ruane M.S., BCBA, LPC
  • 3 Learning credits

October 14, 2021: Melmark New England
Dyad Assessment: Evaluating Students Instructional Needs

  • Kylee Formento, M.A., BCBA
  • Silva Orchanian, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
  • 3 Learning credits

November 18, 2021: Melmark Carolinas
Implementing Effective Secondary Transition Programs and Practices for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

  • Valerie L. Mazzotti, Ph.D.
  • 3 Learning credits

February 17, 2022: Melmark Pennsylvania
Moving from Colonial to Participatory Research Practices: Searching for Cusps

  • Malika Pritchett, PhD, BCBA, LBA
  • 3 Learning ethics credits

March 10, 2022: Melmark Pennsylvania
Strategies for Successful Supervision – Some Critical but Often Overlooked Skills

  • Tyra Sellers, J.D., Ph.D., BCBA-D
  • 3 Learning supervision credits

April 14, 2022: Melmark Pennsylvania
Leadership: Creating the Right Environment for Success

  • John Austin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
  • 3 Learning credits

May 18 2022: Melmark New England
Promoting Equity Through Our Practice

  • Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH
  • 3 Learning Credits

Contact Information

Melmark New England / Melmark Carolinas

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

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
Director of Professional Development and Clinical Training
Melmark Pennsylvania
2600 Wayland Road
Berwyn, PA 19312
610-325-2931

jruane@melmark.org

 


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