Kail H. Seymour
Doctoral Student, Clinical (Adult) Psychology
Kail has degrees in psychology, philosophy, and behavior analysis from multiple universities. He is also a board certified and licensed (Missouri) behavior analyst. In the recent past, he as worked as faculty for the University of Florida teaching foster parents behavior management skills; in an adult developmental center creating functional assessment systems for the facility; and, most recently, in a maximum-security psychiatric facility conducting functional assessments and creating data collection systems. He is now at SIU to work on Dr. Chad Drake's functional contextual clinical lab team.
philosophy of science; Functional Contextualism; empirically supported treatment; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Relational Frame Theory (RFT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Radical Behaviorism; gaming; kiteboarding, and many other things
Dr. Chad Drake
Amrod, J., Weinberg, M., & Seymour, K. “Beyond bars: Exploring behavioral applications to reduce criminal behavior.”
Discussed our experiences using various behavioral and functional contextual therapy techniques at prisons, maximum-security psychiatric facilities, etc. (panel format)
Presented at: The Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2013)
Seymour, K. “Dialectical behavior therapy: A behavior analytic review of concepts and procedures.”
Created and presented a theoretical unpacking of Dialectical Behavior Therapy concepts into basic behavior analytic terms in order to both create understanding of this therapy modality and flag potential research areas that are amenable to behavior analytic research.
Presented at: The Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, Denver, Colorado (2011)
Seymour, K. “Merging behavior analysis and dialectical behavior therapy at a maximum security psychiatric hospital.”
Created and presented a description of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program at Fulton State Hospital in service of highlighting how a functional behavior analytic approach synthesizes easily and effectively with this third wave therapeutic modality.
Presented at: The Association for Behavior Analysis Convention International, Denver, Colorado (2011)
Heering, P. & Seymour, K. “Transforming behavioral assessment and support plan procedures at a residential facility for adults.”
Created materials/procedures, trained staff, monitored progress, and prepared the presentation.
Presented at: The Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, San Diego, California (2007)
Seymour, K., Weatherly, J., & Aparicio, C. “The experimental analysis of behavior #1.”
Chaired the session, introduced the other researchers’ presentations, refereed the participants, and presented my thesis “The effects of reinforcing operant variability on task acquisition”.
Presented at: The Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, San Francisco, California (2003)
Seymour, K. & Glenn, S. “The effects of reinforcing operant variability on task acquisition.”
Disseminated thesis results which showed 1) behavioral variability was subject to reinforcement in the experimental subset of children examined and 2) the probability of target response acquisition increased when behavioral variability was reinforced.
Presented at: The University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (2002)
Hyten, C., Chhabra, M., Dearman, S., Porter, M., & Seymour, K. “Using a structured interview to identify workflow disconnects in an accounting firm.”
Described the process of creating diagnostic interview questions using a modified Gilbert six-cell matrix, the interview process, and the identification of workflow disconnects (process mapping).
Presented at: The University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (2000)
Hyten, C., Chhabra, M., Seymour, K., Porter, M., & Dearman, S. “Identification of workflow disconnects.”
Presented process mapping data at an accounting firm regarding the workflow disconnects identified using a diagnostic interview we created from a modified Gilbert six-cell matrix.
Presented at: An accounting firm (identity withheld upon request), Dallas, Texas (2000)
Bailey, K., Blevins, T., Buckner, B., Dearman, S., DeFulio, A., Ewing, C., Gudmundsdottir, K., LePage, J., Mueller, J., Porter, M., Seymour, K., Simmons, J., Uek, E., & Williams, K. “Using basic behavioral principles in a neurobehavioral facility.”
Created materials and trained staff on how to use basic behavior analytic principles.
Presented at: The Timber Ridge Group Neurobehavioral Facility, Little Rock, Arkansas (2000)
Smith, R., Bailey, K., Porter, M., & Seymour, K. “The effects of break versus verbal and social praise in task acquisition of autistic children.” (Poster Presentation)
Compared and contrasted the idiosyncratic functional effects of these two types of consequences on the coloring behavior of two children.
Presented at: The Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Dallas, Texas (1999);
The Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, Chicago, Illinois (1999)