Watch Dr. Moskowitz’s previous talk on positive strategies for addressing anxiety and OCD, HERE

References in the playback above include:

  • Three methods of saying “no” without escalating: HERE
  • Treatment when the functional analysis is inconclusive: HERE
  • Non-contingent reinforcement (NCR) as a treatment for self-injurious behavior: HERE
  • Hanley et al (2013): provides evidence that the function of self-injury was automatic reinforcement in only 55 cases, whereas the function was escape in 65 cases, attention in 59 cases, tangible in 28 cases, and multiple functions in 15 cases. HERE

Lauren Moskowitz, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University. She received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University. She completed her internship at NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital and her postdoctoral fellowship at NYU Child Study Center. Her research focuses on behavioral assessment and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (DD) in naturalistic contexts, intervention for parents of children with ASD and DD, and cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents.