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Natalie Parks, Ph.D.

Director for the Applied Behavior Analysis Program; Assistant Clinical Professor
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Director
Applied Behavior Analysis program


Courses Taught

Principles and Concepts in Behavior Analysis; Behavior Change and Processes; Behavior Change and Ethics; Supervision and Organizational Behavior Management; Thesis

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2008
  • M.A., University of Missouri, 2006
  • B.S., Truman State University, 1995

Research Interests

Organizational Behavior Management; Diversity and Inclusion; Staff Training; Feedback; Leadership; Performance Management; Social Justice Applications of Behavior Analysis

 

Publications and Media Placements

Ventura, A., Parks, N., Crowley, E., & Uriarte, D. (2020). Feedback F!@# Ups and How to Avoid Them. Miami, FL: 305 Publishing.
Rodriguez, M., & Parks, N. (2019). OBM Entrepreneur. Miami, FL: 305 Publishing.

Parks, N., Tutor, A, & Ventura, A. (2019). Leadership in Behavior Analysis: The Independent Variable that Advances Our Field. Miami, FL: 305 Publishing.

Call, N., Clark, S., Mevers, J, Parks, N., Volkert, V., & Scheithauer, M. (2017). An individualized method for establishing and thinning multiple schedules of reinforcement following functional communication training. Learning and Motivation.

Call, N., Reavis, A., Clark, S., Parks, N., Cariveau, T., & Muething, C. (2017). The effects of conducting a functional analysis on problem behavior in other settings: A descriptive study on potential interaction effects. Behavior Modification, 41(5).

LeBlanc, L., Parks, N., & Hanney, N. (2014). Early intensive behavioral intervention: Current status and future directions. In J Luiselli (Ed.). Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Recent Advances and Innovations in Assessment, Education, and Intervention (pp. 63-75). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Clark, S., Call, N., & Parks, N. (2014). Effects of magnitude on the displacement of leisure items by edible items during preference assessments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Call, N., Parks, N., & Reavis, A. (2013). Treating severe problem behavior within intensive day-treatment programs. In D. Reed, F DiGennaro Reed, & J Luiselli (Ed.), Handbook of Crisis Intervention and Developmental Disabilities (pp. 367-391). New York, NY: Springer.

Parks, N., Clark, S., & Call, N. (2012). Differential responding across therapists in a functional analysis: A case study. Behavior Interventions, 27, 236-243.

Parks, N., Osterlind, S., Koller, J., & Weston, K. (2004). An examination of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system using the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument – 2nd Edition: MAYSI-2 comparison report (Tech. Rep. No. 4). Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Columbia, Center for the Advancement of Mental Health Practices in Schools.

Osterlind, S., Parks, N., Cable, B., Weston, K., Koller, J. (2003). An examination of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system using the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument – 2nd edition: MAYSI-2 intake report (Tech. Rep. No. 3). Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Columbia, Center for the Advancement of Mental Health Practices in Schools.

Osterlind, S., Cable, B., Parks, N., Weston, K., & Koller, J. (2002). An examination of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system using the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument – 2nd edition: MAYSI-2 DYS repot (Tech. Rep. No. 2). Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Columbia, Center for the Advancement of Mental Health Practices in Schools.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Applied Behavior Analysis International; Organizational Behavior Management Network

Community Work and Service

Diversity and Inclusion Training within the Police Force & Fire Departments; Leadership Development with students at local high school; Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program Volunteer