Claire Egan, PhD

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)

Claire Egan, PhD | Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)Dr. Claire Egan is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who currently serves as Co-Director of Semiahmoo Behaviour Analysts, Inc. Claire received her Masters degree in Special Education from Columbia University, and her PhD in Psychology from the National University of Ireland. She completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Learning and Assessment at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where she was also an Adjunct Professor of Special Education and Educational Psychology. She has worked as Co-Director of Education for the Cork CABAS School, and Director of Education for the Children’s Institute of Hong Kong. Claire has provided supervision to individuals seeking certification in behaviour analysis in Ireland, Hong Kong, and now in British Columbia. She has presented her research at numerous conferences and has published her research in the Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, and the Psychological Record.

 

Professional Publications

  • Egan, C., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2009). Emergence of tacts following mand training in young children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42 (3), 691-696.
  • Egan, C., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2011) Examining antecedent control over emergent mands and tacts in young children. The Psychological Record, 61, 127-140.
  • Egan, C., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2009). Establishing mand emergence: The effects of three training procedures and modified antecedent conditions. The Psychological Record, 60, 473-488.

 

Guest Reviewer

  • Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
  • The Psychological Record.

 

Presentations at Professional Meetings

  • Egan, C., & Schiedel, L. (2015, March). Increasing food acceptance using hierarchical exposure. In Egan, C. (Chair), Reducing Food Selectivity in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Symposium conducted at the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis Conference, Vancouver, BC.
  • Egan, C., Healy, O., Baxter, S., & Kirsten, A. (2006, May). The effects of a treatment package on decreasing inappropriate vocalizations. In Egan, C. (Chair), Applications of Behavior Analysis to Education. Symposium conducted at the 32nd Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
  • Healy, O., Milne, R., Egan, C., & Baxter, S. (2006, May). A Comparison of Two Instructional Sessions to Teach Verbal Operants to Children with Autism Diagnoses. In Egan, C. (Chair), Applications of Behavior Analysis to Education. Symposium conducted at the 32nd Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
  • Baxter, S., Healy, O., & Egan, C. (2006, May). Applying the three term contingency to reducing ‘fears’. In Egan, C. (Chair), Applications of Behavior Analysis to Education. Symposium conducted at the 32nd Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
  • Egan, C., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2005, May). Comparing the acquisition of mands and tacts with generalized reinforcement, and tacts with differential reinforcement. In Murphy-Ball, C. (Chair), Relational Frame Theory and Education for Children with Autism. Symposium conducted at the 31st Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.
  • Egan, C., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2005, May). Assessing the effects of a DRO and self-management. In Leader, G. (Chair), Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism. Symposium conducted at the 31st Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.
  • Healy, O., Egan, C., Sheehy-Perera, E., Leader, G. & Baxter, S. (2005, May). Pairing mand and tact operants to increase pure tacts and autoclitics. In Leader, G. (Chair), Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism. Symposium conducted at the 31st Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.
  • Dawling, S., Leader, G., Healy, O., Mackay, H., & Egan, C., (2005, May). Teaching money skills using the matching-to-sample training procedure. In Leader, G. (Chair), Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism. Symposium conducted at the 31st Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.
  • Baxter, S., Egan, C., & Healy, O. (2005, May). Assessing the effects of a relaxation procedure on assaults. In Leader, G. (Chair), Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism. Symposium conducted at the 31st Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.
  • Egan, C., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2004, May). Assessing the independence of function between mand and tact operants. In Egan, C. (Chair), Contextual Effects on Verbal Communication. Symposium conducted at the 30th Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA.
  • Egan, C., & Healy, O. (2003, May). Observational learning and relational frames. In O’Connor, J. (Chair), Relational Responding, Observational Learning and Generalization. Symposium conducted at the 29th Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.
  • Healy, O., Egan, C., & Sheehy-Perera, E. (2003, May). Decreasing stereotypy using a contextual cue and a response cost. Symposium conducted at the 29th Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.
  • Egan, C. (2003, January). Verbal mediation in teacher decision-making. Poster presented at the CABAS Conference, New York, NY.
  • Egan, C. (2003, January). Peer tutoring: Effects on the tutor and the tutee. Poster presented at the CABAS Conference, New York, NY.
  • Egan, C. & Greer, R.D. (2002, May). Self-monitoring to decrease stereotypy across settings. Poster presented at the 28th Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.

 

Chaired Events

  • Egan, C. (Chair), Reducing Food Selectivity in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Symposium conducted at the 2015 convention of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis.
  • Egan, C. (Chair), Relational Frame Theory and Education. Symposium conducted at the 32nd Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
  • Egan, C. (Chair), Applications of Behavior Analysis to Education. Symposium conducted at the 32nd Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
  • Egan, C. (Chair), Contextual Effects on Verbal Communication. Symposium conducted at the 29th Annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA.

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