Clarissa Barnes, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Associate Professor of Education
Director of Hench Autism Studies Program
Programs: ASD Affinity Program, Autism Studies, Education
Academic and behavioral assessment, basic principles of applied behavior analysis, positive behavior support, single subject design, and autism studies
Research in K-12 settings with learners with and without disabilities
Barnes, C. S., Rehfeldt, R. A. (2014). Implementing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VBMAPP): Teaching Assessment Techniques. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30, 36-47.
Barnes, C. S. & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2013). Effects of a fluency training protocol on selection-
based and topography-based comprehension measures. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 639-647.
Barnes, C. S., & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2013). Advances in Language Interventions based on
Relational Frame Theory for Individuals with Developmental Disorders. In S. Dymond & B. Roche (Eds.), Advances in Relational Frame Theory & Contextual Behavioral Science: Research & Application. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Barnes, C. S., Grannan, L. K. Lovett, S. L. & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2012). Behavior analytic
interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Psicología, Conocimiento y
Sociedad, 2, 27-53.
Barnes, C. S., Dunning, J. L., & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2011) An evaluation of strategies for training
staff to implement the picture exchange communication system. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1574-1583.
AWARDS & HONORS
Excellence Award for Graduate Student Research, Southern Illinois University
Ph.D. in Rehabilitation, Behavior Analysis, and Therapy, Southern Illinois University
M.S. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Southern Illinois University
B.S. in Psychology, Western Michigan University