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Jill C. Fodstad, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
My primary background and work are in clinical psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis. My clinical practice focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and severe behavior disorders in individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. My research is focused on the development of appropriate models of assessment and treatment of early forms of self-injurious behavior, behavioral assessment and treatment techniques for psychiatric disorders in children with developmental disabilities, and identifying strategies to increase the fidelity of behavioral intervention implementation by caregivers. I use an individualized and evidence-based approach to treatment focusing on decreasing severe problem behaviors and other concomitant difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. My teaching areas include assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders, evidenced-based behavioral treatments, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
RI 4300 PSYC
Identifying variables associated with the emergence of self-injurious behavior and other severe behavior disorders in children with developmental disabilities; the development of assessment and treatment approaches for severe behavior disorders; approaches to training caregivers to implement behavioral treatments; evaluation and interventions for self-injury and concomitant emotional disorders in persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder.