985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Keith D. Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is Director and Professor of Psychology and is also the Director of Academic Affairs at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received a master's degree in applied behavior analysis from Western Michigan University, completed his PhD in child clinical psychology from West Virginia University and did his residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research and clinical interests include behavioral parent training, pain and stress-related disorders in children, and management of every day common childhood behavioral issues in school, home and primary care settings. He is Co-Director of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, one of the largest internship consortiums in the country. He has published over 100 scientific papers and chapters on interventions with children with behavioral health concerns and he has published a book on the science and practice of parent training, published by APA. He has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education and has been recognized as both a Distinguished Researcher and as an Outstanding Teacher of the Year at UNMC.
Ph.D. West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1987
M.S. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1983
B.A. College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 1980
Basic Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis
Single Case Experimental Designs
Research Interests and Projects
Interests include behavioral pediatrics, stress related disorders, pain management, parent training, developmental disabilities, and applied behavior analysis.
- The relative value of content vs process in applied behavior analysis
- Applications of antecedent interventions to improve treatment adherence of parents of children with developmental disabilities
- An Evaluation of electronic technology to manage and decrease the distress of children undergoing restorative dental treatment
- Using Video Modeling to Teach Skills and Routines at Home, in School and in the Community, Webinar, recorded on March 31, 2014
Selected Publications (within the last 5 years)
- Kupzyk, S. & Allen, K.D. (2019). A review of strategies to increase comfort and compliance with medical/dental routines in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. https://rdcu.be/bf1P6
- Chadwell, M.R., Sikorski, J., Roberts, H., & Allen, K.D. (2018). Process versus content in delivering ABA services: Does process matter when you have content that works? Behavior Analysis: Research & Practice http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bar0000143
- Cohenour, J., Volkert, V., Allen, K.D. (2018). An experimental demonstration of AAB renewal in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jeab.443
- Banks, B., Shriver, M., Chadwell, M., Allen, K.D. (2018). An examination of Behavioral Treatment Wording on Acceptability and Understanding. Behavioral Interventions, 1-11.
- O'Handley, R.D. & Allen, K.D. (2017). An evaluation of the production effects of video self-modeling. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 71, 35-41.
- Velasquez, L., Cathcart, A., Kennedy, A., Allen, K.D. (2016). The effect of warnings to timeout on child compliance to parental instructions. Child and Family Behavior Therapy. 38 (3), 225-244
- Cohrs, C., Shriver, M., Burke, R. & Allen. K. (2016). Enhanced goal setting to increase teacher adherence to positive behavior management strategies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-12
- Allen, K.D., Vatland, C., Bowen, S. & Burke, R. (2015). An Evaluation of Parent-Produced Video Self-Modeling to Improve Independence in an Adolescent with Intellectual Developmental Disorder and an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Controlled Case Study. Behavior Modification, 39(4) 542–556. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0145445515583247
- Allen, K.D. & Hine, J. F. (2015). Applications of applied behavior analysis in the prevention and treatment of medical problems. (pgs 95-124) In Henry Roane, Joel Ringdahl, Terry Falcomata (eds) Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis. Elsevier, Inc.
- Valleley, R., Romer, N., Kupzyk, S., Evans, J. & Allen, K.D. (2014). Behavioral Health Screening in Pediatric Primary Care: A Pilot Study. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 1-6
- Allen, K.D., Shriver, M.D., & Nadler, C. (2014). Raising our Kids Well: Guidelines for Positive Parenting. In Steven Jay Lynn, William O’Donohue, and Scott Lilienfeld (Eds). Better, Stronger, Wiser: Psychological Science and Well-Being
- Allen, K.D. & Wallace, D.W. (2013) Effectiveness of using noncontingent escape for general behavior management in a pediatric dental clinic. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 723-737.
- Allen, K.D, Kuhn, B.R. & DeHaai, K. & Wallace, D.P. (2013). Evaluation of a behavioral treatment package to reduce sleep problems in children with Angelman Syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34 676-686.
- American Psychological Association (Full Member); Division of Clinical Psychology (Division 12, APA)
- Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
- Association for Behavior Analysis
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
- Nebraska Psychological Association