Instructor: Joseph Wyatt

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W. Joseph is professor emeritus at Marshall University in West Virginia. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from West Virginia University. Prior to his years as a full-time faculty member, Dr. Wyatt was in full-time clinical practice for more than 10 years. He is author of numerous presentations at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and other meetings and is the author of many publications. For more than 20 years, he published and edited Behavior Analysis Digest International. He is board-certified in forensic psychology and has provided expert testimony more than 100 times.

Classes by this instructor

Behavioral Practice in the Forensic Arena

BEHAVIORAL PRACTICE IN THE FORENSIC ARENA - BEHP1049 Applies a behavioral approach to the evidence-based court system. Focuses on environment and learning variables as they apply to questions of competence and responsibility. Behaviorally analyzes legal problems including shoplifting, obscene calls, domestic violence and pyromania. Provides tips on how to deal with the cross-examination. Applies course content to discussion of three murder cases in which Dr. Wyatt has served as an expert witness.

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July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
Behavioral Practice in Era of Biopsychiatry and Big Pharma

BEHAVIORAL PRACTICE IN THE ERA OF BIOPSYCHIATRY AND BIG PHARMA - BEHP1050 Explains a phenomenon termed medicalization that shows the weak empirical support of biological causation of disorders such as unipolar depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Examines research on medication effectiveness and research often cited in support of biological interpretations. Provides suggestions for behavioral practitioners as they navigate the increasingly medicalized professional and popular culture.

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July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, CourseWebs
A Behavioral Approach to the Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse
A BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TO THE ASSESSMENT OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE - BEHP1141 Describes and functionally analyzes three historic disaster child sexual abuse cases with erroneous findings. Includes representative research on false allegation rate (the interviewer's questioning style, when the interviewer has a bias that something happened, use of anatomically detailed dolls, children's verbal styles, negative stereotyping by the interviewer). Provides clear recommendations for interviewing children with cautions relative to popular methods by which non-professionals are trained.

July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2