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Raymond Miltenberger, PhD, BCBA-D

Raymond Miltenberger, PhD, BCBA-D








Ray Miltenberger received his PhD in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University in 1985 after completing a predoctoral internship in developmental disabilities and behavioral pediatrics from the Kennedy Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was a professor of psychology at North Dakota State University from 1985 to 2006.

He is currently a professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs at the University of South Florida. Dr. Miltenberger is a former President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis and the Board of Directors of the Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, Behavioral Interventions, Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions, and Education and Treatment of Children.

Dr. Miltenberger also has been the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children, an associate editor for Education and Treatment of Children and Behavior Analysis in Practice, and a guest associate editor for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Miltenberger's research in applied behavior analysis focuses on teaching safety skills to children and individuals with disabilities, ABA approaches in health, fitness, and sports, analysis and treatment of repetitive behavior disorders, and functional assessment and treatment of problem behaviors. He has published 200 journal articles and chapters, has co-edited a text on analysis and treatment of tics and repetitive behavior disorders, and has written a popular behavior modification textbook, now in its sixth edition.

Dr. Miltenberger has received a number of awards for his teaching, research, and mentoring.

Recent Publlications


Spieler, C. & Miltenberger, R. (in press). Using awareness training to decrease nervous habits in public speaking. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Krentz, H., Miltenberger, R., & Valbuena, D. (in press). Using token reinforcement to increase walking for adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Miltenberger, R., Miller, B., Zerger, H., & Novotny, M. (in press). Shaping. In S. Hayes & S. Hofmann (Eds), Core competencies in behavioral and cognitive therapies. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Miltenberger, R., Valbuena, D., & Sanchez, S. (in press). Teaching gun safety skills to children. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), The Wiley handbook on violence and aggression.  New York: John Wiley.

Hanratty, L., Miltenberger, R., & Florentino, S. (2016).  Evaluating the effectiveness of a teaching package utilizing behavioral skills training and in situ training to teach gun safety skills in a preschool classroom. Journal of Behavioral Education, 25, 310-323.

Miltenberger, R., Bloom, S., Sanchez, S., & Valbuena, D. (2016). Functional assessment. In N. Singh (Ed.), Clinical handbook of evidence-based practices for persons with intellectual disabilities (pp. 69-97). New York, NY: Springer.

Harriage, B., Blair, K, & Miltenberger, R. (2016). An evaluation of a parent-implemented in situ pedestrian safety skills intervention for individuals with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 2017-2027.

Ek, K., Miltenberger, R., Valbuena, D. (2016). Promoting physical activity among school-age children using pedometers and rewards. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 16, 41-46.

Mancuso, C., & Miltenberger, R. (2016). Using habit reversal to decrease filled pauses in public speaking. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 188-192.

Kelley, H., & Miltenberger, R. (2016). Using video feedback to improve horseback riding skills. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 138-147.

Jeffries, T., Crosland, K., & Miltenberger, R. (2016). Evaluating a tablet application and differential reinforcement to increase eye contact in children diagnosed with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 182-187.

Miltenberger, R., & Spieler, C. (2016). Body-focused repetitive behaviors. In J. Luiselli (Ed.), Behavioral health promotion and intervention for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (pp. 117-136). New York, NY: Springer.

BenitezSantiago, A., & Miltenberger, R. (2016). Using video feedback to improve martial arts performance. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 12-27.

Miltenberger, R., Miller, B., & Zerger, H. (2016). Applied behavior analysis. In C. M. Nezu & A. M. Nezu (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of cognitive and behavioral therapies (pp. 79-95). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Miltenberger, R.G., (2016). Behavior modification: Principles and procedures (6th Ed.). Boston, MA:  Cengage.

Miltenberger, R.G., (2016). Instructor's manual with test bank for Miltenberger's Behavior modification: Principles and procedures (6th Ed.)  Boston, MA:  Cengage.

Downs, H., Miltenberger, R., Biedronski, J., & Witherspoon, L. (2015). The effects of video self-evaluation on skill acquisition with yoga postures. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 930-935.