Lori Finn, Ph.D., BCBA-D

[Lori Finn, Ph.D., BCBA-D] 

Department:  Applied Behavior Analysis
Rank, Program:
  Assistant Professor, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis
Contact Info:
Email:
  finnl@sage.edu
Skype:
  finn.lori
Office:
  on-line

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Psychology (Learning Processes/Behavior Analysis), The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
  • Dissertation:  Peer Pyramidal Training:  Effects on Direct Support Staff Teaching Skills and Generalization of Trainer Skills
  • M.Phil., Psychology, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
  • M.A., Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York
  • B.A., Psychology/Special Education, Clark University

Professional Education Certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (#1-04-2099)

Courses Taught:

  • ABA 501: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA 510: Clinical Practicum in ABA I
  • ABA 513: Clinical Practicum in ABA IV
  • ABA 525: Social, Communication, and Play Skills in Children with ASD
  • ABA 601: Professional Practice in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA 610: Advanced Topics in ABA

Research:

  • Pyramidal staff training
  • Improving staff performance using behavior-skills training
  • Decreasing restrictive interventions
  • Online Learning

Accomplishments:

  • Finn, L. L., & Kennedy-Brill, K.  (2013).  Using Collaborative Partnerships to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Workshop presented at the NYSATE / NYACTE Annual Fall Conference; Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Finn, L. L., & Lipton-O’Connor, J.  (2013).  DSM-5:  What do the upcoming changes to ASD mean?  Workshop presented at  The Sage Colleges 1st annual Autism conference; Albany, NY. 
  • Reinecke, D., & Finn, L. L. (2012).  Effective Strategies in Online Education.  Workshop presented at  the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, 23rd annual conference; Saratoga Springs, New York  
  • Finn, L. L., & Sturmey, P.  (2009) The effect of peer-to-peer training on staff interactions with adults with dual diagnosis.  Research in Developmental Disabiliites, 30, 96-106.
  • Finn, L. L., & Sturmey, P. (2009) An analysis of the distribution and social antecedents of restrictive behavioural practices in a community day service for adults with intellectual disabilities.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22, 103-222.
  • Finn, L. L., & Marchetti, G A. (2006) A Behavioral Approach to Teaching Staff to Interact Positively and Use Physical Prompting Appropriately:  Effects of Behavior-Skills Training and Pyramidal Training.  Workshop presented at the Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities Conference, Flushing, NY.
  • Finn, L. L. (2005).  Peer Training Program to Improve Interactions between Direct Support Staff and Adult Consumers with Mental Retardation.  Workshop presented at the Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities conference, Flushing, NY.
  • Finn, L. L., Fried, A., & Poulson, C. L.  (2004).  Improving Staff Interactions with Adults with Dual Diagnoses.  Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis convention, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Finn, L. L., Fried, A., & Poulson, C. L. (2004).  Effect of Behavior-Skills Training on Staff Interactions with Adults with Dual Diagnoses.  Poster presented at the Behavior Analysis and Developmental Disabilities Conference, Flushing, NY, USA.

Service:

  • Developed and maintain the CABA Student Mentor Program
  • Maintain the CABA Facebook page
  • Assisted in the development and publication of Healthy Choices for Healthy Lives (2008)
  • ESE Professional Development Committee chair
  • Sage Online Review Committee member
  • Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (Behavior Modification and International Journal of Developmental Disabilities)
  • NHPA Early Career Psychologist Committee member
  • NADD Accreditation Committee member

Personal:

  • Lives in southern New Hampshire with husband and son.
  • Enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, and collecting and selling antiques.