PEAK Level 1 training with SLC graduate, Dr. Jordan Belisle

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Registered Behaviour Technician Training

The Centre for Behavioural Studies celebrates its grand opening by providing a promotional discount for the RBT training and testing! Learn more by visiting our registration page!

Legends Mentoring Program

Learn more about the mentor matching program, which brings together trained mentors with a child living with autism on Wednesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:30 and 12:30 in rm 22170, at St. Lawrence's Kingston Campus. We will learn more about this program from Jake's House for children with Autism, and Actress & Jake's House Ambassador, Kaitlyn Leeb. This event is being hosted by the Centre for Behavioural Studies'. For more information about the event or the program, please email us at cbs@sl.on.ca 

Building Behavioural Solutions Conference

Wednesday April 17, Thursday April 18th, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The Centre for Behavioural Studies at St. Lawrence College (SLC), is excited to host the 10th annual Building Behavioural Solutions Conference in April 2019. The conference will be held April 17-18, 2018 in St. Lawrence College's new Conference Centre.

As always, this conference will bring together experts in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis to discuss emerging research, novel approaches, systemic realities and provide a wonderful opportunity for working professionals, students and other stakeholders to network and deepen their understanding of Applied Behavioural Analysis. 

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PEAK Level 1 training, with SLC graduate, Dr. Jordan Belisle

Pictured here: Laura Campbell, Professor, Marie-Line Jobin, Professor, Brittany Dolan, Behaviour Therapist, Dr. Jordan Belisle, Missouri State University, Meaghen Shaver, Professor, Kim Trudeau-Craig, Professor and Katarina Fischer, Behaviour Therapist.

The Centre for Behavioural Studies at St. Lawrence College was thrilled to recently welcome back graduate Dr. Jordan Belisle (grad Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology 2013)  to deliver PEAK level 1 here at our Kingston campus. 81 attendees came from cities throughout Ontario to receive the coveted training.

Belisle is now an Assistant Professor at Missouri State University and was part of the development team for the PEAK Relational Training System. He has been very active in his research and writing since graduation and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on language developmental processes with an emphasis on Relational Frame Theory. He has also published several articles discussing the current state of applied behavior science and how technological developments and robust, impactful research lines are necessary to progress our field and our effectiveness in a variety of clinical contexts.

When asked what it was like for Belisle to return to his alma mater to deliver this training he said, “Amazing! It is nice to come back and see the people that supported me along the way. The hallways and classrooms are where I first experienced science and will always have those functions for me. It never goes away, and I am grateful to have this in my past, present, and hopefully future.”

Belisle reflects on his learning experience at St. Lawrence College stating, “The program exposed me to concepts that were as advanced as my Masters level coursework, but with more direct teaching from faculty. I felt prepared to jump into research right away. Going into my PhD, I had so many opportunities and it all began at BPSYC!" More recently, Belisle and PEAK developer Dr. Mark Dixon have been evaluating language emergence and dynamic evolution through Relational Density Theory, with applications for language development in children. Clinically, Belisle has served in the role of school consultant and as a regional clinical supervisor for ABA services in Illinois, emphasizing the adaptation of PEAK strategies in varied clinical environments.

For Belisle, the return was not just about delivering a training, he hopes to collaborate with the Centre for Behavioural Studies again in the near future. “The CBS is a very big deal for the college, its faculty, and especially the students. I hope to remain involved in some capacity in seeing the centre grow. I know that it will grow with the amazing leadership and infrastructure currently in place. I also want to provide graduate training options for BPSYC grads that give them the chance to expand what they learned in their SLC history.”