Michael Dorsey, Director, Institute for Behavioral Studies
School of Van Loan School
Office Location: Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies
ED 525: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education
ED 534: Measurement and Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Intervention
ED 541: Behavioral Assessment
ED 554: Behavior Change Procedures and System Supports ED 565: Education Law & Ethical Issues in Behavioral Assessment
Vitae MICHAEL F. DORSEY, Ph.D., BCBA Home Address: 16 Priest Road Plymouth, MA 02360 Email: email@example.comPhone: 508-789-5061Fax: 508-256-7745 Military Service U.S. Air Force, Honorable Discharge, 1970 Education B.S. University of Texas at Arlington1974, Psychology M.A. Western Michigan University 1976, Psychology Major Professor: Brian A. Iwata, Ph.D. Thesis: Treatment of self-injurious behavior using a water mist. Ph.D. Western Michigan University 1979, PsychologyMajor Professor: Brian A. Iwata, Ph.D.Dissertation: Protective equipment: continuous and contingent application in the treatment of self-injurious behavior. Licenses and Certifications Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts, No. 5070Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Behavior Analysis Certification Board, No. 1-03-1268Licensed Health Services Provider, Massachusetts Qualified Psychologist (MGL, Ch 123, Sect. 12A)Board Certified, Diplomate Fellow in Psychopharmacology (FPPR), Candidate, PrescribingPsychologists’ Register Inc., 2001.Safety-Care™ Certified Trainer, 2003.
Professional Societies Association for Behavior Analysis InternationalGreater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis, President (2003-2004)American Psychological Association The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Medical and Surgical SocietyMassachusetts Psychological Association, FellowCambridge Center for Behavioral StudiesPrescribing Psychologists’ Register, Inc., Charter Member Academic Appointments Endicott College Professor/Director – The Institute for Behavioral Studies, 2007 – Present. The Jordanian University Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, Visiting Distinguished Professor, 2007. Simmons College, Department of Education and Human Services, Program of Special Education, Boston, MA, Associate Professor, 2006 - 2007. Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, Department of Psychology, Visiting Professor, 2006. Simmons College, Department of Education and Human Services, Program of Special Education, Boston, MA, Assistant Professor, 2005 - 2006. Simmons College, Department of Education and Human Services, Program of Special Education, Boston, MA, Visiting Professor, 2001 - 2005. Northeastern University, Boston, MA, College of Pharmacy and Health Services, Department of CounselingPsychology, Rehabilitation and Special Education, Clinical Associate Professor. Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Waltham, MA, Psychology Department, Associate Psychologist. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Adjunct Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Mental Health, 1987 to 1990. Lehigh University, Department of Human Development, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1982 to 1986. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Instructor, 1979 to 1983 Courses Taught Undergraduate: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis Research Methodology in Applied Behavior Analysis Physiological Psychology Animal Surgical Laboratory Research Seminar in Behavior Analysis
Graduate: Behavior Analysis in Education Behavioral Assessment Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis Legal and Ethical Issues in Special Education Aversive Control Applied Research in Education for Learners with Special Needs Crisis Management and Psychopharmacology The History of Behavior Analysis – Doctoral Seminar Professional Employment Experience Director of Clinical Services, Mental Retardation Division, Vinfen Corporation, Cambridge, MA, 2004 to Present. Private Practice, Nova Psychiatric Services, PC, Quincy, MA, 1997 to 2003. Director, Outpatient Services, Universal Health Services, Rockland, MA, 1994 to 1997. Director of Clinical Development, South Bay Mental Health Center, Brockton, MA, 1990 to 1994. Private Practice, Consultation Service, Plymouth, MA, 1989 to Present. Director, South Shore Mental Health Center, Emergency Services Inpatient Unit, Fuller Memorial PsychiatricHospital, S. Attleboro, MA, 1989 to 1990. Director, The AuClair Schools, Bear, DE and Mt.Dora, FL, 1985 to 1989. Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, The Developmental Center at Ancora,Hammonton, NJ, 1984 to 1985. Director, Behavior Intervention Team, Temple University Woodhaven Program, Philadelphia, PA,1981 to 1984. Director of Outpatient Services, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The John F. Kennedy Institute,Department of Behavioral Psychology, Baltimore, MD, 1979 to 1981. Hospital Affiliations Medical Staff, HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Braintree, MA, 1998 to 2004. Medical/Professional Staff, Taunton State Hospital, Taunton, MA, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, 2001. Medical Staff, Quincy Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Quincy, MA, 1997 to 2000. Medical Staff, Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA, 1991 to 1993. Medical Staff, Fuller Memorial Hospital, South Attleboro, MA, 1989 to 1990. Hospital Staff, Department of Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1979 to 1983. Litigation Experience 30 years experience serving as a consultant to, and testifying in cases related to Educational Services (Independent Educational Evaluations – IDEA Regulations, 34 C.F.R. Sec.300.502), Wrongful Death and Severe Injuries, Treatment Interventions, Civil Rights of the Disabled, and Programmatic Adherence to State and Federal Regulatory Standards. Specialties include Pervasive Developmental Disorders/Autism, Mental Retardation, the Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders, and Operational Management/Quality Control of Programs Serving Individuals Diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities. Qualified as an “Expert Witness” in Federal, District/State, & Probate Courts, and Bureau of Special Education Appeals Hearings in:· Psychology, · Special Education, and · Applied Behavior Analysis. Committee Memberships Association for Behavior Analysis International, Governmental Affairs Committee, Chair, 2008 to present;Association for Behavior Analysis International, Practice Board, 2008 to present, Chair, 2009 to present;Advocates for Autism in Massachusetts (AFAM), Insurance Legislative Taskforce, 2008 to present;Association for Behavior Analysis International, Second Chair of the Practitioner Issues In Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group;Massachusetts Advocates for Children, 2007 to present.Boston Area Office, Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation Peer Review Committee, 2008 to present;Legislative Collation, The Association for Retarded Citizens of Massachusetts, 2007.Archival Committee, The B. F. Skinner Foundation, 2006Executive Committee, the Greater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis, 2005 to present.Examination Preparation Working Group of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, 2005.Chair, Program Committee, the Greater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis, 2005“Cut-Score” Development Working Group of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, 2006.Accreditation Board, The Association for Behavior Analysis International, 2005 – 2008.Research Review Committee, The Vinfen Corporation, 2004 to present.Peer Review Committee The Vinfen Corporation, 2005 to present. Chair, 2005 to 2007;The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education, Focus Group on the Revision of Chapter 766Regulations (Special Education), 1997.Brockton Area Association for Retarded Citizens, Human Rights Committee, 1992-1995.Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, Executive Committee, 1991 - 1997.Peer Review Committee, Amego, Inc., Chairperson, 1990 - 1997.Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, State of Massachusetts, 1990 - 1997.Human Services Resource Council, Plymouth, MA, 1990 - 1992.Research Review Committee, Fuller Memorial Hospital, S. Attleboro, MA, 1989 - 1990.Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, Public Policy Committee, 1989 - 1997;Chairperson, 1991 - 1997.Program Committee, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, 1988 - 1989.Planning Committee Co-Chairman, The Fifth Annual Conference on Self-Injurious/Aggressive Behavior, Au Clair School, 1986 - 1987.Special Task Force: Client's Rights to Effective Treatment, Florida Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, State of Florida, and 1987 - 1988.Florida Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, State of Florida, 1987 -1988.Planning Committee Co-Chairman, The Fourth Annual Conference on Self-Injurious/Aggressive Behavior, Au Clair School, 1985 - 1986. Region IX Executive Committee, American Association on Mental Deficiency, Psychology Division Chairperson, 1985.Planning Committee Co-Chairman, The Third National Conference/Autism: A Focus on Treatment,Temple University Woodhaven Program, 1984 - 1985.Planning Committee Co-Chairman, The Second National Conference on Aggressive Behavior: A Focus on Treatment, Temple University Woodhaven Program, 1983 - 1984.Human Rights Committee, Temple University Woodhaven Program, Restrictive Procedures Review Subcommittee Chairman, 1982 - 1984.Behavior Modification Review Committee, Temple University Woodhaven Program: Ad hoc member, 1982 - 1984.Planning Committee Co-Chairman, The National Conference on Self-Injurious Behavior, Temple University Woodhaven Program, and 1982 - 1983.National Task Force for the Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior, Association for the Advancementof Behavior Therapy, 1979 - 1983.Task Force on Educational Services, Council for the Retarded of St. Joseph Country, Inc., South Bend, IN, 1979.Midwestern Association of Behavior Analysis Program Committee, Chairman of Presentation SelectionSubcommittee, 1976 - 1978.Western Michigan University Research Policy Council, 1976 - 1977.Western Michigan University Graduate Psychology Student Association, Chairman, Colloquium Committee, 1975 - 1977. Editorial Experience Editor, Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Interventions, 2008 to Present.Guest Associate Editor, Behavior Analysis Today, 2008.Action Editor for Legislative Affairs, The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, 2007 – Present.Reviewer, Verbal Behavior, 2006.Editorial Review Board, Behavioral Interventions, 2003 – Present.Contributing Editor, Special Kids Today.Com, 2003.Consulting Editor, The Behavior Specialist, 1989 – 1990.Guest Associate Editor, Education and Treatment of Children, 1982 – 1984.Editorial Review Board, Education and Treatment of Children, 1981 – 1983.Reviewer, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1976 – 1983.Reviewer, Education and Treatment of Children, 1977 – 1981.Reviewer, Science and Books and Films, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1980 – 1986.Reviewer, Analysis and Intervention in Developmental Disabilities, 1983 – 1986. Grants and Contracts Massachusetts Department of Social Services, Brockton, Weymouth and Plymouth Area Offices ($1,791,725.00). Family Based Preservation Services - Intensive Family Intervention Program, 1993 - 1998, Author. Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Cape Cod Area Office ($700,000). Child and Adolescent After School Day Activity Program, 1993 - 1998, Author. Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Social Security Disability Determination Program, 1992 - 1998, Author/ Administrative Supervisor. Health Pro, Inc., Medicaid Disability Determination and EAEDC Review Program, 1993 - 1998, Author/ Administrative Supervisor. Massachusetts Department of Elder Affairs, Old Colony Elderly Services, Clinical Services Contract, Brockton, MA, 1993 - 1995. Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation, Master Service Agreement, Clinical Services, 1992 - 1995. Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Master Service Agreement, Clinical Services Contract, 1993 - 1998. Massachusetts Departments of Public Health and Public Welfare, Outpatient Mental Health Center Licenses and Provider Agreements; Plymouth, MA (1992), Weymouth, MA (1992), Attleboro, MA (1993), Fall River, MA (1993), South Yarmouth, MA (1993). Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Public Welfare, Adult Mental Health Day Treatment License and Provider Agreement, Plymouth, MA, 1993. M.H.M.A. Outpatient Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Adult Day Treatment Program Network Affiliation Agreements, 1992 - 1994. Title I, P.L. 89-3-3 Research Grant ($8,727). Teaching Care: A time efficient procedure for increasing structured learning experiences for institutionalized retarded children. Northern Indiana State Hospital and Developmental Disabilities Center, South Bend, IN, 1978, co-author. Koppers Company Foundation ($2,500). Legal and ethical issues in the treatment of self-injurious behavior. The John F. Kennedy Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1981, Project Director. National Institute of Health Research Grant ($211,671). Environmental influences on self-injury. The John F. Kennedy Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1981, Project Director. Publications Chiang, S.J., Iwata, B.A., and Dorsey, M.F. (1979) Elimination of disruptive bus riding behavior via token reinforcement on a "distance-based" schedule. Education and Treatment of Children, 2, 101-109. Reprinted in part in: J.W. Tawney and D.L. Gast (Eds). Single-Subject Designs in Special Education, Springfield, IL, 1983, Charles E. Merrill. Dorsey, M.F., Iwata, B.A., Ong, P. and McSween, T.E. (1980). Treatment of self-injurious behavior using a water mist: Initial response suppression and generalization. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 343-354. Reprinted in: J.S. Bailey, G.L. Shook, B.A. Iwata, D.H. Reid, and A.C. Repp (Eds.). Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities. Lawrence, KS, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1986; also Behavior Medicine Abstracts, 1980, 1, 208. Parrish, J.H., Aguerrevere, L., Dorsey, M.F., and Iwata, B.A. (1980). The effects of protective equipment on self-injurious behavior. The Behavior Therapist, 3, 28-30. Dorsey, M.F., Iwata, B.A., Reid, D.H., and Davis, P.A. (1982). Protective equipment: Continuous and contingent application in the treatment of self-injurious behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 15, 217-230. Reprinted in whole or part in: G. Murphy and B. Wilson (Eds.), Self-Injurious Behavior. Kidderminster, United Kingdom, British Kingdom, British Institute of Mental Handicap, 1985; J.S. Bailey, G.S. Shook, B.A. Iwata, D.H. Reid, and A.C. Repp (Eds.), Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities, Lawrence, KS, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1986; J.O. Cooper, T.E. Heron, and W.F. Heward, Applied Behavior Analysis, Columbus, OH, Merrill, 1987. Iwata, B.A., Wong, S.E., Riordan, M.M., Dorsey, M.F., and Lau, M.E. (1982). Assessment and training of clinical interviewing skills: Analogue analysis and field replication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 15, 191-203. Iwata, B.A., Dorsey, M.F., Slifer, K.J., Bauman, K.E., and Richman, G.S. (1982). Toward a functional analysis of self-injurious behavior. Analysis and Intervention in Developmental Disabilities (invited manuscript), 2, 3-20. Reprinted in: G. Murphy and B. Wilson (Eds.), Self-Injurious Behavior. Kidderminster, United Kingdom, British Institute of Mental Handicap, 1985. Favell, J.E., Baumeister, A., Carr, E.G., Dorsey, M.F., Forehand, R., Foxx, R.M., Lovaas, I.O., Rincover, A., Risley, T., Romanczyk, R.G., Schroeder, S., and Solnich, F. (1982). The treatment of self-injurious behavior. Behavior Therapy, 13. Page, T.J., Christian, J., Iwata, B.A., Reid, D.H., Crow, R., and Dorsey, M.F. (1983). Evaluation and training interdisciplinary teams in writing IPP goals and objectives. Mental Retardation, 19, 25-27. Slifer, K.J., Iwata, B.A., and Dorsey, M.F. (1984) Reduction of eye gouging using a response interruption technique. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 15, 369-375. Spreat, S., Brantner, J., Dorsey, M.F., Piper, T., Savor-Paff, D., Lipinski, D., and Baker-Potts, J. The impact of supervisory feedback on staff and client behavior. Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded. Dorsey, M.F., Kock, P., and Grier, S. (1984) Delacare: Requirements for residential child care facilities. State of Delaware, Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families. Parrish, J.M., Iwata, B.A., Dorsey, M.F., Bunck, T.J. and Slifer, K.J. (1985). Behavior Analysis, program development and transfer of control in the treatment of self-injury: A case study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 16,159-168. Spreat, S., Lipinski, D., Dickerson, R., Nass, R., and Dorsey, M.F. (1989). The acceptability of electric shock programs. Behavior Modification, 13, 245-256. Spreat, S., Lipinski, D., Dickerson, R., Nass, R., and Dorsey, M.F. (1989). A paramorphic representation of the acceptability of behavioral programming. Behavioral Residential Treatment, 4, 1-13. Zarcone, J.R., Rodgers, T.A., Iwata, B.A., Rourke, D.A. and Dorsey, M.F. (1991). A reliability analysis of the Motivation Assessment Scale: A failure to replicate. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 12, 349-360. Iwata, B.A., Dorsey, M.F., Slifer, K.J., Bauman, K.E., & Richmond, G.S. (1994). Toward a functional analysis of
Michael F. Dorsey earned his Ph.D. in psychology, with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis, from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1979. Dr. Dorsey is a licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He a Professor of Education and the Director of the Institute for Behavioral Studies at the The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Endicott College. Dr. Dorsey the Chair of the Practice Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. During his career, Dr. Dorsey has had the unique privilege to serve on the faculty of several prestigious universities and colleges including The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an author/co-author of many professional publications, including participating in the development of the Functional Analysis/Assessment methodology. Dr. Dorsey has been a Gubernatorial appointed member of the Developmental Disabilities Councils of both Florida and Massachusetts, and chaired the Governmental Affairs Committees for Massachusetts for over six years -- testifying on numerous occasions both at the federal and state level concerning proposed legislation, policies and budgets. Currently Dr. Dorsey spends much of his professional time conducting Independent Educational Evaluations for parents and school districts. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) cases, as well as an expert witness in various Probate, Superior, and Federal Court cases involving the education and treatment of individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.
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