Utilizing ABA to Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders

Utilizing ABA to Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders

Wednesday, March 28 |  6pm–8pm
Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans Metairie
3 Galleria Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001

AST is proud to invite you to join us for a speaker event with Jay Sevin, Ph.D., BCBA. Dr. Sevin who is a psychologist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Sevin specializes in behavioral psychology specifically working with individuals who have co-occurring mental health disorders and intellectual disabilities. We hope you will join us for this dynamic presentation.

About the Presentation

This is the first in a two-part series of presentations on applications of Applied Behavior Analysis to understanding and treating mental illness in persons with developmental disabilities. This first presentation focuses on anxiety disorders, psychosis, and a broader understanding of mental illnesses within applied behavior analytic models. Some evidence-based behavioral treatments for common types of psychopathology are presented. Case examples highlight considerations related to topics such as respondent conditioning, functional assessment, contingency management, stimulus equivalence, motivating operations, and generalization. The speaker argues that standard behavioral treatments for mental health conditions can at times be enhanced by analyses and treatment modifications conducted from an ABA perspective.


AST is pleased to offer 2 Type 2 CEUs to all BCBAs who attend this event.  Please provide your BCBA number when you register to receive your certificate.



About the Speaker

Jay Sevin, PhD, BCBA

Jay Sevin, Ph.D., BCBA is Clinical Psychologist who practices in the New Orleans area.  Dr. Sevin obtained his Ph.D. at the Louisiana State University and he completed his pre-doctoral internship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He has dedicated his career to serving Louisiana children and adults with intellectual disabilities.   He has over 30 years experience in  applying behavior analytic techniques to skills building and severe problem behavior reduction, as well as expertise in adapting evidence-based behavior therapies to treat mental illness in persons with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developmental disabilities. Dr. Sevin has published articles on these topic areas in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. In addition, he has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on assessment and treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders and intellectual disabilities.

Questions? Contact us at:
(312) 635-8989  |  angelina.guzman@autismtherapies.com


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