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Berglind Sveinbjörnsdóttir, lektor og forstöðumaður MSc náms í hagnýtri atferlisgreiningu

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Álfheimar 30                                                                   Cell Phone: (+354) 626-1211

104 Reykjavík                                                                                           E-mail:berglindsv@ru.is

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Reykjavík University

Menntavegur 1                                                   

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Iceland

 

EDUCATION

2017   Western New England University, Springfield, Feb. 2017, Ph.D. in Behavior                            Analysis.

Dissertation: An Experimental Analysis on Problem Behavior in Transitions Between Activities.

               Advisor: Chata Dickson, PhD, BCBA-D        

2010    Northeastern University, Boston, 2010, M.Sc. in Applied Behavior Analysis. Thesis: Descriptive assessment on problem behavior during transitions between activities.  

Advisor: William Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D

2004    The University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, B.A. in Psychology. 

Thesis:  The psychometric properties for an Icelandic version of the “Strength and

Difficulties Questionnaire”.

Advisors: Jakob Smári, Urður Njarðvík and Páll Magnússon

 


 

EMPLOYMENT

 

2018 -                 Assistant Professor and Director of MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis                                                   

                           Maternity leave: October 2018 – April 2019        

2015 – 2018       Assistant Professor at Reykjavík University, Reykjavík, Iceland

2011 – 2015      Western New England University, BCBA supervision               

2007 – 2015       New England Center for Children, Southborough, MA                           

2005 - 2007        Barnaskoli Hjallastefnunnar, Gardabaer, Iceland                        

2004 - 2005        Lyngas, Reykjavik, Iceland                                                     

 

CLINICAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

2015 -             Supervision of BSc and MSc research projects

                        Consultation for challenging behavior & sleep problems

                        Grant applications

2013- 2015     Program Specialist, Supervisor: Maureen Kelly, Ph.D. BCBA-D

2011-               BCBA Supervision, Certification no: 1-11-9688                                        

2011-2013      Day Coordinator, Supervisor: Kylie Roberts, MS, BCBA.                                                 

2009-2011      Level 2 Teacher, Research Role, Supervisor: Amy Atwell, BCBA

2009-2016      Research Lab. Supervisor: Chata Dickson, Ph.D. BCBA-D. Attended   

2008-2010      Automatic Reinforcement and Verbal Behavior Lab

Supervisor: William Ahearn, Ph.D. BCBA-D

2007-2009      Level 2 Teacher, Case Manager,

Supervisor: Maeve Donnelly, MS, BCBA

                         

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2018-               Ethics, teacher, fall semester, Reykjavik University

2015 -             Applied Behavior Analysis, teacher, spring semester, Reykjavik University

2016                Behavioral Intervention / Atferlisíhlutun, teacher, fall semester                                 Reykjavik University

2016 -             Behavior Change Procedures, teacher, spring semester, Reykjavík

                        University

2015-              Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, teacher,fall                                         semester, Reykjavík University

2014                Evidence-Based Behavior Evaluation in Autism and DD

 guest lecturer, fall semester, Simmons College

2014                Behavior Change Procedures and System Supports, guest lecturer, spring semester, Endicott College

2013                Applied Behavior Analysis part 2, instructor, winter semester, The New

England Center for Children

2012                Applied Behavior Analysis part 1, instructor, winter semester, The New

England Center for Children

2012                Child Behavior Management, teacher, winter semester

Western New England University 

2011-              Calm-P, trainer, The New England Center for Children.

2010                Systematic Inquiry in Applied Research, teacher assistant, winter semester, Northeastern University.

 

SERVICE

2015 -             VCS Coordinator (BACB verified course sequence)

2016 -              ACE Coordinator (Approved continuing education)

2016                IceABA Conference scientific committee

2017 -             Special Advisor for Arnarskóli

2017                Scientific Committee for the Annual Conference of the Icelandic Psychological Association 2018

2018                IceABA Conference scientific committee

2018-              President of ICE-ABA

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

Association for Behavior Analysis

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

SATIS (ICE-ABA)

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

 

2011 - Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certification nr: 1-11-9688.                      

2011 - Calm Physical Certification                                                                              

2014 - BCBA Supervision Training Modules    

 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

 

2014    Behavioral Interventions, guest reviewer       

2014    Norsk Tidsskrift for Atferdsanalyse, guest reviewer           

2016    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, guest reviewer

2017    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, guest reviewer

2017    Nettla, guest reviewer

2017    Uppeldi og Menntun, guest reviewer

2018    Sálfræðiritið, guest reviewer

2019    Research in Developmental Disabilities, guest reviewer

2020    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, guest reviewer

SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2020    A pilot study on the efficacy of FRIENDS: A social skills treatment program for

            children with autism spectrum disorder. Laufey Ásta Guðmundsdóttir, MSc thesis 

            Clinical Psychology, Reykjavik University

 

2018    The effects of individualized teaching of school readiness skills to children in preschool with ADHD symptoms. Sonja Lind Ísfeld Víðisdóttir, MSc thesis in Clinical Psychology, Reykjavik University

2018    Development and manifestation of behavior problems and risk behavior among Icelandic youth. Sandra Sif Sæmundsdóttir, MSc thesis in Clinical Psychology, Reykjavik University

2017    Implementing preschool life skills program in a kindergarten classroom in Iceland. Bára Fanney Hálfdanardóttir, MSc thesis in Clinical Psychology, Reykjavik University

2016    Prevalence and intervention for sleep problem in children with intellectual and / or developmental disabilities in Iceland. Hulda Jónsdóttir Tölgyes, MSc thesis in Clinical Psychology, Reykjavik University

            Prevalence and intervention for behavior problem in children with intellectual and/ or developmental disorders in Iceland. Þórarinn Freyr Grettisson, MSc thesis in Clinical Psychology, Reykjavik University

            Comparison of errorless learning and response cost to simple trial and error learning in automated learning environment. Brynjar Ólafsson, MSc thesis in Computer Science, Reykjavik University

            Behavior problems in elementary and preschool: prevalence, attitudes, and resources. Dagný Hermannsdóttir, BSc thesis in Psychology

            Using Virtual Reality environment to train discrete trial training skills. Gunnar Ingi Valdimarsson, BS thesis in Psychology, Reykjavik University

2015    Cyberbullying among adolescents: Bullies and victims associated with parental relations, online usage time and gender differences. Nína Björk Gísladóttir, BSc thesis in Psychology, Reykjavik University

            Improving waste sorting behavior in a university environment using visual prompts. Óskar Andri Ólafsson, BSc thesis in Psychology, Reykjavik University


 

GRANTS

2020    The Icelandic Student Innovation fund

            Virtual reality as a training tool for special education teachers (Co-PI, 1.398.000  ISK)

            The Icelandic Student Innovation fund

            Acquired Brain Injury and neurobehavioral treatment (Co-PI, 1.398.000)

            The Icelandic Student Innovation fund

            Services for individuals with dementia in Iceland (Co-PI, 1.398.000)

2018    Lýðheilsusjóður –Embætti Landlæknis

Workshop for parents of children with disabilities who have sleep problems (PI, 1.000.000 ISK)

2018    The Icelandic Student Innovation fund

            Training social skills in virtual reality (CO-PI, 1.398.000 ISK)

2016    The Icelandic Student Innovation fund

            Virtual reality as a training tool for special education teachers (Co-PI, 1.398.000  ISK)

2016    The Icelandic Student Innovation fund

            Assessment and treatment of sleep problems for children with disabilities (Co-PI,     1.398.000)

 

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

2020    Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (August 2020) Ethical considerations for practitioners: working with non-behavioural professionals. Workshop at the 14th annual conference division of behavior analysis, virtual conference, Galway, Ireland.

2020    Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (August 2020) Problem behavior in transitions between activities: Implications from basic, translational and applied research. Invited speaker at the 14th annual conference division of behavior analysis, virtual conference, Galway, Ireland.

2019    Hálfdanardóttir, B.F., Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B., & Ingvarsson, E.T. (May 2019) Implementing preschool life skills program in a kindergarten classroom in Iceland. Symposium at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, Chicago, IL.

2019    Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B., Jóhannsson, S., Ingimarsdóttir, Á.R., & Vilhjálmsson, H.H. (May 2019). Teaching Discrete Trial Training in Virtual Reality. Symposium at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, Chicago, IL.

2018    Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B., Jóhannsson, S., Ingimarsdóttir, Á.R., & Vilhjálmsson, H.H. (May 2018). Teaching Discrete Trial Training in Virtual Reality. Poster presented at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, San Diego, CA.

2017    Tölgyes, H.J. & Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B. (March 2017). Children with disabilities and sleep problems: Interventions and prevalence. Poster presented at the annual psychology conference in Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.

2016    Sveinbjornsdottir, B., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2016). Are Stimuli Signaling

            (relatively lean) Schedules of Reinforcement Aversive? Implications for

            Challenging Behavior in Activity Transitions. Symposium at the Annual Applied

            Behavior Analysis Convention, Chicago, IL.

2016    Oddsdóttir, J., Sigurðardóttir, T.Þ., Jóhannesdóttir, K.R., Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B., & Vilhjálmsson, H.H. Sýndarveruleiki – Verkfæri í Þjálfun Starfsmanna á Aðgreindri Kennsluæfingu. Talk at the IceABA conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2016    Sveinbjornsdottir, B., & Dickson, C.A. (November 2016). Pausing and Preference in Transitions between relatively Rich and Lean Reinforcement Context. Talk at the IceABA conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2014      Sveinbjornsdottir, B., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Pausing and Preference in Transitions between Relatively Rich and Lean Reinforcement Contexts. Symposium at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, San Antonio, TX. 

2014    Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October, 2014). Chair. Making the world a little less annoying through antecedent manipulations. Symposium conducted at the Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

2013    Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Steimer, J.C., Cassanelli, C.J., Kelsey, D.F., & Dickson, C.A.(March, 2013). Specifying the Problem of Activity Transitions in Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Presented at the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, Las Vegas, NV.

2010    Colon, C., Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Kinshaw, M., Andrejczyk, L., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May, 2010). A comparison of Effects Related to Motor and Vocal Response Interruption and Redirection. Presented at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, San Antonio, TX.

2010    Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Dickson, C. A., Guilhardi, P., Lionello-DeNolf, K. M., Jones, B. M., & Ahearn, W. H. (May, 2010). Descriptive Assessment of Problem Behavior in Transitions Between Activities. Presented at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, San Antonio, TX.

2010    Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Dickson, C. A., Guilhardi, P., Lionello-DeNolf, K. M., Jones, B.M., & Ahearn, W. H. (October, 2010). Descriptive Assessment of Problem Behavior in Transitions Between Activities. Presented at the Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

2009    Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Dickson, C. A., Guilhardi, P., Lionello-DeNolf, K. M., Jones, B.M., & Ahearn, W. H. (October, 2009). Descriptive Assessment of Problem Behavior in Transitions Between Activities. Poster presented at the  Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy. 

2009    Colon, C., Kinshaw, M., Andrejczyk, L., Clark, K.M., Sveinbjornsdottir, B., &      Ahearn, W.H. (October, 2009). A comparison of Effects Related to Motor and Vocal Response Interruption and Redirection. Presented at the Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

2009    Antmann, H., Ahearn, W., & Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October, 2009). Delayed Reinforcement in Teaching Discrimination Skills. Presented at the Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2019    Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B., Jóhannsson, S.H., Oddsdóttir, J., Sigurðardottir, T.Þ.,   Valdimarsson, G.I., & Vilhjalmsson, H.H. (2019).  Virtual Discrete Trial Training          for Teacher Trainees. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 1-10.

2016    Oddsdóttir, J., Sigurðardóttir, T., Jóhannsdóttir, K., Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B., &      Vilhjálmsson, H. (September 2016). Virtual Training for Discrete Trial Trainers.            In the proceeding of the Workshop on Graphical and Robotic                                   Embodied Agents for Therapeutic Systems (GREATS16) at the 16th International

            Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Los Angeles.

2012    Karsten, A. M., Andrade, M., Cividini-Motta, C., Conde, K. A., Donnelly, M. G.,        McConnell, K.,… Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (2012). Review of the book Behavioral         foundations of effective autism treatment. Behavior Analysis in Practice,

5(1), 47-52.

 

MANUSCRIPTS IN REVIEW

 

2020    Vidisdottir, S.L.I., & Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (2020). The effects of individualized teaching of school readiness skills to preschool children with ADHD symptoms. Manuscript in review

2020    Halfdanardottir, B.F., Ingvarsson, E.Þ., & Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (2020). Important skills for elementary school children: Implementing preschool life skills program in Iceland. Manuscript in review

 

MANUSCRIPT IN PREPARATION

 

       Descriptive Assessments of Problem Behavior in Transitions

       Pausing and Escape in Transitions between Activities

 

REFERENCES

 

Chata Dickson, Ph.D, BCBA-D 

Assistant Director of Research, ACE The New England Center for Children, Inc.  Phone: (508) 481-1015 ext. 3015 

cdickson@necc.org

 

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Ph.D.

Dean of Department of Psychology

Reykjavik University

bryndis@ru.is

 

Additional references available upon request 

 

Kennsluferill í HR

2021-1E-710-APP1Applied project I
2021-1E-811-APP3Applied Project III
2021-1E-827-LAUSLausnamiðuð leikni og jákvæð samskipti
2021-1E-805-PESUPersonnel Supervision and management
2021-1E-708-PHILPhilosophy of Behaviour Analysis
2021-1E-901-RES1Research Thesis I
2021-1E-902-RES2Research Thesis II
2021-1E-903-RES3Research Thesis III
2020-3E-810-APP2Applied Project II
2020-3E-801-BEMABehaviour Analysis in Mainstream Education
2020-3E-803-BIN2Behaviour Interventions II/IHAT
2020-3E-701-DEINDevelopmental and Intellectual Disorders
2020-3E-705-ERINEarly Intensive Behaviour Intervention
2020-3E-704-ETHIEthics: BACB Compliance Code
2020-3E-706-HULOHugtök og lögmál hagnýtrar atferlisgreiningar
2020-3E-901-RES1Research Thesis I
2020-3E-902-RES2Research Thesis II
2020-3E-702-SIFASiðferði og fagmennska
2020-1E-710-APP1Applied project I
2020-1E-706-BEASBehaviour Assessment (GRMA)
2020-1E-707-BIN1Behaviour Interventions I/GRAT
2020-1E-827-LAUSLausnamiðuð leikni og jákvæð samskipti
2020-1E-901-RES1Research Thesis I
2019-3E-704-ETHIEthics: BACB Compliance Code
2019-3E-706-HULOHugtök og lögmál hagnýtrar atferlisgreiningar
2019-3E-712-CONTViðfangsefni hagnýtrar atferlisgreiningar í samtímanum
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