Associate Professor
Behavioural Disorders Program Coordinator
Autism/Developmental Disabilities Concentration Member
Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology Affiliate
Office:
Scarfe Office Block 2411

Education:

University of Oregon, 1995, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, 1982, M.S.
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1976, B.S., Cum Laude

Awards:

Student Research Award
Northwest Association for Behavior Analysis, October, 1995

Selected Publications:

Neufeld, V., Law, C. K., & Lucyshyn, J. M. (2014). Integrating best practices in positive behaviour support and clinical psychology for a child with autism and anxiety-related problem behaviour: A clinical case study. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 29, 258-276.

Lucyshyn, J.M., Dunlap, G., & Freeman, R. (2014). A historical perspective on the evolution of positive behavior support as a science-based discipline. In F. Brown, J. Anderson, & R. DePry (Eds.), Individual positive behavior supports: A standards-based guide to practices in school and community-based settings. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

McIntosh, K., Lucyshyn, J. M., Strickland-Cohen, M. K., & Horner, R. H. (2014). Building supportive environments. In F. Brown, J. Anderson & R. L. DePry (Eds.), Individual positive behavior supports: A standards-based guide to practices in school and community-based settings. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Cheremshynski, C., Lucyshyn, J. M., & Olson, D. (2013). Implementation of a culturally appropriate positive behavior support plan with a Japanese mother of a child with autism: An experimental and qualitative analysis. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 15, 422-253.

Lucyshyn, J. M., Binnendyk, L., Fossett, B., Cheremshynski, C., Lohrmann, S., Elkinson, L., & Miller, L. (2009). Toward an ecological unit of analysis in behavioral assessment and intervention with families of children with developmental disabilities. In W. Sailor, G. Dunlap, G. Sugai, & R. Horner (Eds.), Handbook of positive behavior support (pp 73-106). New York: Springer.

Binnendyk, L. & Lucyshyn, J. M. (2009). A family-centered positive behavior support approach to the amelioration of food refusal behavior in a child with autism: A case study analysis. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 11, 47-62.

Lucyshyn, J.M., Albin, Richard W., Horner, Robert H., Mann, Jane C., Mann, James A., Wadsworth, Gina (2007) Family Implementation of Positive Behavior Support for a Child With Autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 9, 131-150.

Lucyshyn, J.M., Irvin, Larry K., Blumberg, E. Richard, Laverty, Robelyn, & Horner, Robert H. and Sprague, Jeffrey R. (2004) Validating the Construct of Coercion in Family Routines: Expanding the Unit of Analysis in Behavioral Assessment with Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities. Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 29, 104-121.

Keays, K. S., Harris, S. R., Lucyshyn, J. M., & MacIntyre, D. L. (2008). Effects of Pilates Exercises on shoulder range of motion, pain, mood, and upper extremity function in women living with breast cancer: A pilot study. Physical Therapy, 88, 494-510.

Lucyshyn, J. M., Albin, R. W., Horner, R. H., Mann, J. C., Mann, J. A., & Wadsworth, G. (2007). Family implementation of positive behavior support with a child with autism: A longitudinal, single case experimental and descriptive replication and extension. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 9, 131-150.

Lucyshyn, J. M., Irvin, L. K., Blumberg, E. R., Laverty, R. J., & Horner, R. H. & Sprague, J. R., (2004). Validating the construct of coercion in family routines: Expanding the unit of analysis in behavioral family assessment with families of children with developmental disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 29, 104-121.

Lucyshyn, J. M., Dunlap, G., & Albin, R. W. (Eds.). (2002). Families and positive behavior support: Addressing problem behavior in family contexts. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Lucyshyn, J. M., Albin, R. W., & Nixon, C. D. (1997). Embedding comprehensive behavioral support in family ecology: An experimental, single-case analysis. Journal of Consulting
and Clinical Psychology, 65, 241-251.

Lucyshyn, J. M., Olson, D., & Horner, R. H. (1995). Building an ecology of support: A case study of one young woman with severe problem behaviors living in the community. Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 20, 16-30.

Lucyshyn, J. M., & Albin, R. W. (1993). Comprehensive support to families of children with disabilities and problem behaviors: Keeping it “friendly.” In G. H. S. Singer & L. E. Powers (Eds.), Families, disability, and empowerment: Active coping skills and strategies for family interventions (pp. 365-407). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Research Projects:

Title: Transforming Parent-Child Interaction in Family Routines

This was a 7-year behavioural family intervention project that was funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the U. S. National Institutes of Health (NIH; 2003 to 2009). The purpose of the project was to examine the internal, external, and social validity of an ecological, family-centred positive behaviour support approach with families of children with developmental disabilities and severe problem behaviour.

The specific aims of the study were to:

  • (a) empower families to transform problematic parent-child interactions into constructive interactions in the context of valued family routines in the home and community;
  • (b) use experimental single case research methods to document a functional relation between implementation of the approach and improvements in child behaviour, parent-child interaction, and routine participation;
  • (c) use sequential analysis methods and multivariate group design methods to document the transformation of problematic patterns of interaction into constructive patterns of interaction;
  • (d) use multivariate group design methods to evaluate improvement in parenting stress and family quality of life; and
  • (e) assess the social validity of the ecological, family-centered PBS approach from the perspective of participating parents.

Courses Taught:

EPSE 432 Classroom Management
EPSE 433 Assessment and Positive Behaviour Support in School and Community Settings
EPSE 436 Survey of Behaviour Disorders in Children and Adolescents
EPSE 437 Interventions for Children and Youth with Behaviour Disorders
EPSE 515 Seminar in Behaviour Disorders
EPSE 576 Assessment and Positive Behaviour Support in School and Community Settings
EPSE 577 Seminar in Assessment and Positive Behaviour Support
EPSE 578 Ethics for Behaviour Analysts
EPSE 593 Design and Analysis of Research with Small Samples and Single Subjects