Adriano Barboza, PhD, BCBA-D

Adriano Barboza, PhD, BCBA-D

Department of Psychology
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

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Professional Summary

Adriano Barboza, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. and master’s degree from the Federal University of Para in Brazil and did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. During his graduate training, he also had experiences as a Researcher Scholar in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. His thesis and dissertation research topics involved Parent and Caregiver Training and the use of technology to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis training procedures.

During his postdoctoral training, Dr. Barboza conducted Functional Behavioral Assessments, developed Behavior Intervention Plans, and trained educators and graduate students on providing services for adolescents and transition-aged adults with disabilities in classroom settings in public schools in Omaha. He also has experience developing and teaching courses and providing consultation for clinics and professionals working with individuals with disabilities while serving the field as an editorial board member for behavior-analytic journals.

As an MMI faculty member, Dr. Barboza continues to serve adolescents and transition-aged adults by conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments, developing Behavior Intervention Plans, and training educators, in-service professionals, and upcoming behavior analysts in Nebraska. His clinical and research interests include a) Effects of technology (e.g., Video Modeling, Virtual Reality, and Interactive Computer Training) on efficiency and dissemination of training in Applied Behavior Analysis; b) Assessment, prevention, and treatment of challenging behaviors in school and clinical settings; c) Skill acquisition for transition age youth and adults with developmental disabilities; and d) Development and evaluation of consultation models and decision-making protocols for professionals working in school and clinical settings.

Specialty Certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (1-20-46049)

Education

  • PhD, Federal University of Para – Belem, PA; Brazil (2019)
    • Research internship at Utah State University, Logan, UT; US (2018)
  • MA, Federal University of Para – Belem, PA; Brazil (2015)
    • Research internship at Utah State University, Logan, UT; US (2014)
  • BA, Tiradentes University – Maceio, AL; Brazil (2013)

Teaching

  • Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Verbal Behavior
  • Selecting, Defining, and Measuring Behavior
  • Evaluating and Analyzing Behavior Change
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Intervention Methods Based on Applied Behavior Analysis

Professional and Research Interests

  • Effects of technology (e.g., Video Modeling, Virtual Reality, and Interactive Computer Training) on efficiency and dissemination of training in Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Assessment, prevention, and treatment of challenging behaviors in school and clinical settings.
  • Skill acquisition for transition age youth and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Development and evaluation of consultation models and decision-making protocols for professionals working in school and clinical settings.

Research Projects

  • Higgins, W.J., Barboza, A.A., & Bassingthwaite, B.J. Using Virtual Reality to Teach Professionals to Conduct Preference Assessments. 
  • Barboza, A.A., Bassingthwaite, B.J., & Walker, S.G. Barriers and Skills for Behavioral Consultation in Schools. 
  • Barboza, A.A., & Bassingthwaite, B.J. A Review of Current Functional Behavior Assessment Training Methods for Professionals Working in School Settings 
  • Higgins, W.J., Lozy, E.D., Barboza, A.A., Schrieber, S., & Bassingthwaite, B.J. Evaluation of a Brief Telehealth Training Package to Teach Caregivers to Enrich Caregiver-Child Interactions. 

Publications on PubMed

Selected Publications

  • Barboza, A.A., Costa, L.C.B., & Barros, R.S. (2019). Instructional to Teach Mothers of Children with Autism to Implement Discrete Trials: A Systematic Replication. Trends in Psychology27(3):795-804. https://doi.org/10.9788/tp2019.3-14
  • Silva, A.J. M., Barboza, A.A., Miguel, C.F., & Barros, R.S. (2019). Evaluating the Efficacy of a Parent-Implemented Autism Intervention Program in Northern Brazil. Trends in Psychology27(2):523-532.  https://doi.org/10.9788/tp2019.2-16
  • Costa, Y.H.S., Barboza, A.A., & Fermoseli, A.F.O. (2018). Learning difficulties in school settings: Reflections in the light of Behavior Analysis (Dificuldades de aprendizagem no âmbito escolar: Reflexões à luz da Análise do Comportamento)Caderno de Graduação – Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde – UNIT – Alagoas, 4, 69-82. https://periodicos.set.edu.br/fitsbiosaude/article/view/4079
  • Calado, J. Y. F., Assis, G.J.A., Barboza, A.A., & Barros, R.S. (2018). Emergence of auditory-visual relations via CRMTS training with children diagnosed with ASD. Acta Comportamentalia, 26(3):347-362. http://www.revistas.unam.mx/index.php/acom/article/view/66929
  • Silva, A. J. M., Amaral, E.V., Barboza, A.A., & Barros, R.S. (2017). Effects of the number of exemplars on acquisition and generality of performance in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Brazilian Journal of Behavior Analysis, 13(1):5-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.18542/rebac.v13i1.5259
  • Borba, M.M.C., Monteiro, P.C.M., Barboza, A.A., Trindade, E.N., & Barros, R.S. (2015). Effect of intervention via caregivers on the acquisition of tact with autoclitics in children with ASD. Brazilian Journal of Behavior Analysis, 11,15-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.18542/rebac.v11i1.3768 
  • Barboza, A.A., Silva, A.M., Barros, R.S., & Higbee, T.S. (2015) Effects of instructional on the performance of caregivers applying teaching programs to children diagnosed with autism. Acta Comportamentalia, 23(4):405-421. http://www.revistas.unam.mx/index.php/acom/article/view/53794
Book Chapters
  • Barros, R.S., Barboza, A.A., & Silva, A. J. M. (2018). Behavioral Intervention to Autism Spectrum Disorders Implemented via Caregivers. In Sella, A.C., Ribeiro, D.M. (Eds.), Applied Behavior Analysis to Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 251-260). Appris.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (Full Member)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 25
  • Nebraska Psychological Association

Awards

  • Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations, and Communications – Brazil; National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPq, Doctorate Scholarship (2015-2019)
  • Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, Senior Student Presenter Grant (2016, 2017)
  • Ministry of Education – Brazil; Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – CAPES, Doctorate Visiting Research Scholarship (2017-2018)
  • Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations, and Communications – Brazil; National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPq, Master’s Scholarship (2013-2015)