Dr. Richard G. Smith Ph.D., BCBA-D
University of North Texas
Behavior Analysis
(940) 565-4970
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Education

PhD, University of Florida, 1994.
Major: Psychology(Experimental Analysis of Behavior)
MS, University of Florida, 1992.
Major: Psychology (Experimental Analysis of Behavior)
BA, Illinois State University, 1980.
Major: Psychology

Professional Positions

Uncategorized
Chairman of Department, University of North Texas. (2003 – Present).
Associate Professor, University of North Texas. (2000 – Present).
Private consulting, Private consulting and behavior therapy services, Denton, Texas. (1996 – Present).
Behavior Analysis Resource Center, Founder and Director: Denton State Supported Living Center - Research, Service, Learning, University of North Texas. (1994 – Present).
Behavior Analysis Resource Center, Founder and Director: Child Study Center - Research, Service, Learning, University of North Texas. (20112012).
Behavior Analysis Resource Center, Founder and Director: Behavior Management And Parenting Services, Behavior Management And Parenting Services. (20052009).
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (19942000).
Acting Chair, University of North Texas. (19971998).
Private Consulting, Behavior Therapy Services, Gainesville, Florida. (19921994).
Habilitation Specialist, Eagle's Watch Cluster Facility, Daytona Beach, Florida. (19851988).
Program Supervisor, Eagle's Watch Cluster Facility, Daytona Beach, Florida. (19841985).
Assistant Director of Residential Services, United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (19821983).
Training Supervisor, Goodwill Industries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (19811982).

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Behavior Analyst, State of Texas Department of Professional Regulation. (2018 – Present).

Certified Behavior Analyst, Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (1997 – Present).

Awards and Honors

Hiram J. Friedsam Award of Distinction for Outstanding Faculty Contributions, UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service. (20072007).

Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, Special Recognition Award for 10 Years of Meritorious Service, Denton State School. (20042004).

Texas Association on Mental Retardation Research Award Outstanding Research Contributions in the Mental Retardation Field. (20002000).

Developing Scholar Award, University of North Texas. (19991999).

"B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award", Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Division 25, Chicago, IL.. (19971997).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
BEHV 3996, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, 2 courses.
BEHV 4010, Functional Analysis and Problem Behavior, 11 courses.
BEHV 4750, Capstone Course in Applied Behavior Analysis, 18 courses.
BEHV 4900, Special Problems, 22 courses.
BEHV 4951, Honors College Capstone Thesis, 1 course.
BEHV 5000, Observation and Measurement of Behavior and Environment, 3 courses.
BEHV 5100, Introduction to Behavior Analysis, 6 courses.
BEHV 5250, Topics in Behavior Analysis, 6 courses.
BEHV 5622, Evidence based Practice: Understanding and using applied behavior analytic research, 9 courses.
BEHV 5636, ABA Capstone: Compassion and Science in Behavioral Practice, 7 courses.
BEHV 5810, Practicum, 30 courses.
BEHV 5815, Practicum, 48 courses.
BEHV 5820, Internship, 33 courses.
BEHV 5900, Special Problems, 49 courses.
BEHV 5950, Master's Thesis, 56 courses.

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Dracobly, J. D., Smith, R. G. (2022). Functional Analysis of Behavioral Challenges with Adults with Autism. Handbook of Quality of Life for Adults Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Springer Nature.
Smith, R. G. (2011). Developing Antecedent Interventions for Problem Behavior.
Smith, R. G. (1994). Assessment and treatment of self-injurious behavior. In E. Schoppler & G. B. Mesibov (Eds.).
Smith, R. G. (1993). Within-session patterns of self-injury as indicators of behavioral function.
Smith, R. G. (1992). Reduction of multiple aberrant behaviors and concurrent development of self-care skills with differential reinforcement.
Journal Article
Smith, C. M., Smith, R. G., Dracobly, J. D., Pace, A. P. (2012). Multiple-Respondent Anecdotal Assessments: An Analysis of Interrater Agreement and Correspondence with Analogue Assessment Outcomes. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 45(4), 779-795.
Dracobly, J. D., Smith, R. G. (2012). Progressing from Identification and Functional Analysis of Precursor Behavior to Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 45(2), 361-374.
Smith, C. M., Smith, R. G., Dracobly, J. D., Peterson-Pace, A. (2012). Multiple-Respondent Anecdotal Assessments: An Analysis of Interrater Agreement and Coorespondence with Analogue Assessment Outcomes. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 2012(45), 779-795.
Smith, R. G. (2009). Functional Analysis and Elimination of Self-Injurious Behavior in an Olive Baboon.
Smith, R. G. (2008). Evaluating a positive parenting curriculum package: An analysis of the acquisition of key skills.
Smith, R. G. (2008). Suppressive Effects of a Stimuli Correlated with Reprimands for Automatically-Maintained Eye Poking.
Smith, R. G. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis (291-303).
Smith, R. G. (2006). Functional Approaches to Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior in Persons with Autism and Related Disabilities.
Smith, R. G. (2003). A multiple schedule evaluation of immediate and subsequent effects of fixed-time food presentation on automatically-maintained mouthing.
Smith, R. G. (2003). Dynamic changes in reinforcer effectiveness: Theoretical, methodological, and practical implications for applied research.
Smith, R. G. (2002). ). Identification of environmental determinants of behavior disorders through functional analysis of related behaviors.
Smith, R. G. (2002). Functional analysis of self injury with and without protective equipment.
Smith, R. G. (2000). Current research on the influence of establishing operations on behavior in applied settings.
Smith, R. G. (1999). A function-analytic method to assess the effects of Naltrexone on self-injury.
Smith, R. G. (1999). Distinguishing between extinction and punishment effects of response blocking: A replication.
Smith, R. G. (1998). Analog baselines and the experimental analysis of human behavior.
Smith, R. G. (1998). Temporal distributions of problem behavior based on scatter plot analyses.
Smith, R. G. (1997). An analysis of reinforcer substitutability using object manipulation and self-injury as competing responses.
Smith, R. G. (1997). Antecedent influences on behavior disorders.
Smith, R. G. (1996). Self-restraint as positive reinforcement for self-injurious behavior.
Smith, R. G. (1996). Some Current Trends in Functional Analysis Research.
Smith, R. G. (1995). An analysis of the reinforcing properties of hand-mouthing.
Smith, R. G. (1995). Analysis of establishing operations in self-injury maintained by escape.
Smith, R. G. (1995). Direct assessment of quality of care in a nursing home.
Smith, R. G. (1995). Effects of subject- vs. experimenter selected reinforcers on the behavior of individuals with profound developmental disabilities.
Smith, R. G. (1994). Momentum and extinction effects on self-injurious escape behavior and noncompliance.
Smith, R. G. (1994). Reemergence and extinction of self-injurious behavior during stimulus (instructional) fading.
Smith, R. G. (1994). Restraint fading and the development of alternative behaviour in the treatment of self-restraint and self-injury.
Smith, R. G. (1994). The functions of self-injurious behavior: An experimental-epidemiological analysis.
Smith, R. G. (1994). Transfer of behavioral function as a contributing factor in treatment relapse.
Smith, R. G. (1993). Analysis of the reinforcement and extinction components in DRO contingencies with self-injury..
Smith, R. G. (1993). Experimental analysis and treatment of multiply controlled self-injury.
Smith, R. G. (1993). The role of attention in the treatment of attention maintained self-injurious behavior: Noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) and differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO).
Smith, R. G. (1992). On the relationship between self-restraint and self-injurious behavior.
Popular Press Article
Smith, R. G. (2009). Positive Behavior Management.
Smith, R. G. (2008). Positive Behavior Management.
Smith, R. G. (2008). Positive Behavior Management.
Smith, R. G. (2008). Positive Behavior Management.
Smith, R. G. (2008). Positive Behavior Management.
Smith, R. G. (2006). Assessing and Treating Severe Behavior Disorders.
Smith, R. G. (2004). Behavior analytic perspectives on behavior disorders in persons with developmental disabilities: What's old, what's new, and what's on the horizon.
Smith, R. G. (2004). Positive parenting practices for foster parents.
Smith, R. G. (2003). Behavior Analysis and Autism.
Smith, R. G. (2001). An Introduction to Behavior Analysis and Functional Analysis of Behavior Problems.
Smith, R. G. (2001). Assessing and Treating Severe Behavior Disorders.
Smith, R. G. (2000). An Introduction to Functional Analysis of Problem Behaviors.
Smith, R. G. (1999). Functional analysis and treatment of self-injury and severe behavior disorders. Behavior Management Training Workshop.
Smith, R. G. (1999). Functional Analysis of Challenging Behaviors.
Smith, R. G. (1999). Functional Analysis: The Basics and Some New Directions for Research.
Smith, R. G. (1998). Behavioral management for individuals with mental retardation..
Smith, R. G. (1996). Functional assessment and function-based treatment of challenging behavior..
Smith, R. G. (1993). Assessment and treatment of self-injury and related behavior disorders..
Smith, R. G. (1992). Assessment and treatment of self-injurious behavior.

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Smith, R. G. (Author & Presenter), Smith, C. M. (Author & Presenter), Positive Behavior Management and Support -Lubbock, TX, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America. (2017).

Smith, R. G. (Author & Presenter), Smith, C. M. (Author & Presenter), Positive Behavior Management and Support - Houston, TX, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, United States of America. (2017).

Smith, C. M. (Author & Presenter), Smith, R. G. (Author & Presenter), Positive Behavior Management and Support - Waco, TX, Texas HHSC, United States of America. (2017).

Smith, R. G. (Author & Presenter), Smith, C. M. (Author & Presenter), Positive Behavior Management and Support - San Antonio, TX, TX HHSC, United States of America. (2017).

Smith, R. G. (Author & Presenter), Shivers-Newkirk, A. H. (Author & Presenter), Smith, C. M. (Author & Presenter), How to Build a Competency Based Training Program - Austin, TX, Texas HHSC, United States of America. (2017).

Smith, R. G. (Author & Presenter), Shivers-Newkirk, A. H. (Author & Presenter), Smith, C. M. (Author & Presenter), How to Create and Effectively Monitor Behavior Management Plans, Denton State Supported Living Center, United States of America. (2016).

Smith, R. G. (Author & Presenter), Shivers-Newkirk, A. H. (Author & Presenter), Smith, C. M. (Author & Presenter), Successfully Using Behavior Management Plans for Challenging Behavior, Denton State Supported Living Center, United States of America. (2016).

Smith, R. G. (Author & Presenter), Smith, C. M. (Author & Presenter), Shivers, A. H. (Author & Presenter), Keys to Positive Behavior Management and Support - Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma Department of Health Services, United States of America. (2016).

Symposium

Pelletier, D. (Author & Presenter), Dracobly, J. D. (Author), Houck, E. J. (Author), Bauer, M. (Author), Sanchez, A. J. (Author), Smith, R. G. (Author), Association for Behavior Analysis: International, An Evaluation of Sensory Integration Techniques on Automatic Maintained Problem Behavior, Denver, CO, United States of America. (2023 – ).

Sanchez, A. J. (Author & Presenter), Houck, E. J. (Author), Dracobly, J. D. (Author), Bauer, M. (Author), Pelletier, D. (Author), Smith, R. G. (Author), Association for Behavior Analysis: International, An Evaluation of the Effects of Trauma-Related Stimuli on Behavior and Heartrate During Preference Assessments, Denver, CO, United States of America. (2023 – ).

Houck, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Dracobly, J. D. (Author), Bauer, M. (Author), Pelletier, D. (Author), Sanchez, A. J. (Author), Smith, R. G. (Author), Association for Behavior Analysis: International, An Evaluation of Trauma-Related Stimuli on Heartrate and Behavior During Functional Analysis, Denver, CO, United States of America. (2023 – ).

Houck, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Dracobly, J. D. (Author), Smith, R. G. (Author), Pelletier, D. (Author), Bauer, M. (Author), Sanchez, A. (Author), Association for Behavior Analysis: International, Adapting Preference Assessments and Reinforcement Schedules for Increasing Mask Wearing with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Boston, MA, United States of America. (2022 – ).

Sanchez, A. (Author & Presenter), Dracobly, J. D. (Author), Smith, R. G. (Author), Houck, E. J. (Author), Association for Behavior Analysis: International, An Evaluation of Variables that Influence Rumination, Boston, MA, United States of America. (2022 – ).

Newkirk, A. H. (Author & Presenter), Dracobly, J. D. (Author), Smith, C. M. (Author), Atcheson, K. (Author), Smith, R. G. (Author), ABA:I 47th Annual Conference, A Preliminary Evaluation of Increasing Precursors Prior to Functional Analysis, Association for Behavior Analysis: International, Online, United States of America. (20212021).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Smith, R. G., Dracobly, J. D., "Behavior Services - Denton State Supported Living Center," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $278070 Funded. (20182019).
Smith, R. G., Dracobly, J. D., "Efficient Functional Assessment Training," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $85000 Funded. (20182019).
Smith, R. G., "Behavior Services - Denton State Supported Living Center," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $299026 Funded. (20172018).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Competency-Based Training for Behavior Service Professionals," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $82084 Funded. (20172018).
Smith, R. G., "Positive Behavior Management Workshops," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $47147 Funded. (20172018).
Smith, R. G., "Behavior Services - Denton State Supported Living Center," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $299025 Funded. (20162017).
Smith, R. G., "Competency Based Training for Caregivers," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $82084 Funded. (20162017).
Smith, R. G., "Positive Behavior Management Workshop," Sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Education, State, $3853 Funded. (20162017).
Smith, R. G., "Positive Behavior Management Workshops," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $47147 Funded. (20162017).
Uncategorized
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "1-Day Positive Behavior Management Workshop for Teachers," Sponsored by Region 12 Education Center, $2500. (20082008).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "2 Positive Behavior Management Workshops," Sponsored by Texas Department of Aging and Disability (DADS), $13100. (20082008).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "4 State-wide Positive Behavior Management Workshops," Sponsored by Texas Department of Aging and Disability (DADS), $26000. (20082008).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "9-month Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $97500. (20082008).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Behavior Analysis Services for Children with Autism," Sponsored by Denton County Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $80000. (20082008).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Behavior Analysis Services for Children with Autism," Sponsored by Denton County Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $80000. (20082008).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Six-month Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $87500. (20082008).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Three-month Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $43730. (20082008).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Contract for Behavior Management And Parenting Services (BMAPS) Parent Training," Sponsored by Denton Counseling Center of Denton, $10000. (20072007).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Six-month Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $87500. (20072007).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Contract for Behavior Management And Parenting Services (BMAPS) Parent Training," Sponsored by Denton Counseling Center of Denton, $14000. (20062006).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "One-year Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $175000. (20062006).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), ""BARC: Texas Child Welfare Project"," Sponsored by UNT Service-Learning Mini Grant, $500. (20052005).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Contract for Parent Training," Sponsored by Counseling Center of Denton, $4800. (20052005).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "One-year Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $175000. (20052005).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Two-year Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $100000. (20032003).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Development of a Distance Program in Applied Behavior Analysis," Sponsored by UNT Teaching with Technology Grant Program, $4200. (20012001).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Two-year Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $82000. (20012001).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Two-year Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $77256. (19991999).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), "Contract for Behavior Management Services," Sponsored by Denton State School, $15000. (19981998).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), ""Motivational Variables in Self-Injurious Behavior"," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $72000. (19961996).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), ""North Texas Project on Self-Injury"," Sponsored by UNT Sponsored Projects Discretionary Funds, $2000. (19961996).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), ""North Texas Project on Self-Injury"," Sponsored by Faculty Research Research Initiation Grant, $2700. (19951995).
Smith, R. G. (Principal), ""North Texas Project on Self-Injury"," Sponsored by UNT Small Grants Program, $500. (19951995).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Promotion/Tenure. (20182019).

Committee Member, Space Committee. (20182019).

Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Advisor. (20102019).

Member, Institutional Review Board. (20002019).

Professional Service

Committee Member, Behavior Analysis Certification Board Standards Committee. (1998 – Present).

Member, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis. (1995 – Present).

Other, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis. (20152018).

Committee Member, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Executive Board. (20152018).

Other, Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Denver, CO. (20142018).

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. (20062018).

Other, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. (20062018).

Other, Journal of Behavior Analysis in Practice. (20072009).

Other, Journal of Behavior Analysis in Practice. (20082008).

Other, Journal of Behavior Analysis in Practice. (20032005).

Member, Journal of Behavior Analysis in Practice. (19972003).

Other, Journal of Behavior Analysis in Practice. (20012001).

Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. (19962001).

Other, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. (20002000).

Other, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. (19991999).

Other, Research in Developmental Disabilities. (19991999).

Other, Research in Developmental Disabilities. (19991999).

Other, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis. (19991999).

Committee Member, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Certification Committee. (19991999).

Committee Chair, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Certification Committee. (19981999).

Committee Member, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Governing Council. (19981999).

Other, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. (19981998).

Other, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. (19971997).

Member, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. (19961997).

Other, Florida Department of Professional Regulation. (19941996).

Other, School Psychology Quarterly. (19951995).

Other, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. (19921995).

Member, Florida Association for Behavior Analysis. (19831995).

Other, Behavior Program Review Committee. (19921994).

Committee Member, Program Committee. (19921992).

Other, Developmental Abilities, Gainesville, Florida. (19911992).

Public Service

Committee Member, Connecticut Center for Child Development Human Rights Committee. (19991999).

Committee Member, Denton State School Research Committee. (19991999).

Other, Tarrant County MHMR Network Development Advisory Committee. (19971999).

Awards and Honors

UNT President's Special Recognition Award, University of North Texas. (2018 – Present).