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Ashley Fuhrman, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Ashley Fuhrman, PhDAshley Fuhrman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a senior behavior analyst at CSH­RUCARES. She oversees cases involving the assessment and treatment of severe destructive behavior. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Division at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Fuhrman received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin­–Eau Claire. She then completed her Master of Arts in applied behavior analysis at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Fuhrman worked in the Severe Behavior Program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for six years before moving to New Jersey. Dr. Fuhrman serves on the board of editors for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. She has helped to supervise grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on refinements of functional communication training and preventing relapse of destructive behavior using quantitative models of behavior. Her aim is to improve current assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders.

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  • Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (in press). Functional analysis of violence­–aggression. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Applied behavior analysis treatment of violence and aggression in persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities. (pp. X–Y). New York: Springer.
  • Fuhrman, A. M., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Shahan, T. A., & Craig, A. R. (in press). Resurgence following traditional and interdependent differential reinforcement of alternative behavior. Behavioral Development.
  • Retzlaff, B. J., Phillips, L. A., Fisher, W. W., Hardee, A. M., & Fuhrman, A. M. (2020). Using e-learning modules to train registered behavior technicians to accurately conduct ongoing visual inspection of functional analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Advance online publication.
  • Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Retzlaff, B. J., & Fuhrman, A. M. (2020). A preliminary evaluation of treatment duration on the resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 113, 251–262.
  • Fisher, W. W., Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. G., Mitteer, D. M., & Piazza, C. P. (2020). Mitigating resurgence of destructive behavior using the discriminative stimuli of a multiple schedule. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior113, 263–277.
  • Fisher, W. W., Saini, V., Greer, B. D., Sullivan, W. E., Roane, H. S., Fuhrman, A. M.,…Kimball, R. T. (2019). Baseline reinforcement rate and resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 111, 75-93.
  • Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Fuhrman, A. M., Saini, V., & Simmons, C. A. (2018). Minimizing resurgence of destructive behavior using behavioral momentum theory. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 831-853.
  • Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. D., Zangrillo, A. N., & Fisher, W. W. (2018). Comparing alternative-reinforcement procedures to enhance functional communication training during reinforcement schedule thinning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 931-942.
  • Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., Fuhrman, A. M., Romani, P. W., & Zangrillo, A. N. (2018). Further evaluation of differential exposure to establishing operations during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 360–373.
  • Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Craig, A. R., Retzlaff, B. J., Fuhrman, A. M., Lichtblau, K. R., & Saini, V. (2018). On the predictive validity of behavioral momentum theory for mitigating resurgence of problem behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 109, 281-290.
  • Fuhrman, A.M., Fisher, W.W., & Greer, B.D. (2016). A preliminary investigation on improving functional communication training by mitigating the resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 884–899.
  • Fisher, W.W., Greer, B.D., Fuhrman, A.M., Querim, A.C. (2015). Using multiple schedules during functional communication training to promote rapid transfer of treatment effects. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 1-21.

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