Devereux
Leading National Behavioral Healthcare Provider

Call 1-800-345-1292

Tweet Share on LinkedIn Send email Print

Dr. Barry McCurdy elected to APBS Board of Directors

Devereux Center for Effective Schools Director Dr. Barry McCurdy was recently appointed to the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) Board of Directors. Dr. McCurdy was elected by his peers to serve a three-year term (2017-2020).

APBS is an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. In a letter congratulating Barry on his selection, APBS President Dr. Heather Peshak George said, “There was an outstanding slate of candidates running … and your election, therefore, is all the more impressive.”

As a Board member, Dr. McCurdy will, among other things, help further the APBS mission, respond to member issues, ensure fiscal and ethical standards, and actively participate in board and committee meetings. “I will have the opportunity to interact with individuals who are helping create and disseminate the science of behavior, which ultimately defines professional practice in our field.” Dr. McCurdy explained. “Devereux is a wonderfully diverse organization dedicated to serving individuals with the greatest need. Through representation on the APBS board, Devereux’s commitment to these individuals and to the implementation of positive behavior support – that is, the emphasis on prevention and evidence-based practice – is underscored.”

“We are thrilled Dr. McCurdy is being recognized on an international level with his election to the APBS Board of Directors,” said Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marilyn Benoit. “The Center for Effective Schools' work related to School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports makes Dr. McCurdy extremely well-qualified for this leadership role. I have no doubt he will do an excellent job representing the APBS and our organization.” 

‘Improving the lives of others’

When asked how he feels about the board appointment, Dr. McCurdy said he is excited. “I will be able to help shape the future direction of a professional association dedicated to improving the lives of others – particularly individuals with disabilities. In addition, I hope to bring attention to the needs of other, non-traditional settings such as alternative schools and behavioral health programs – locations where the science and system-wide application of positive behavior support has the potential to positively impact educators, the children they serve and their families.”

Click here to learn more about APBS or click here to learn more about the Center for Effective Schools.

  

Latest News

  Dr. Michelle Wonders appointed to Pennsylvania Psychological Association board of directors

Devereux Pocono Clinical Director Michelle Wonders, Psy.D., was appointed recently as Internal Affairs board chair for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA). Wonders was selected to serve a one-year term.

  Devereux video: Listening to Our Families

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has released a new video, in which Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Dr. Yolanda Graham interviews parent Andrea McArthur about her experience with our organization.

  Devereux MA/RI 2018 Gala and Auction a huge success

The Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Massachusetts and Rhode Island center’s annual “Gala & Auction,” held this spring in Worcester, Massachusetts, set a record for the organization’s premier fundraising event. Featuring live entertainment, fantastic food, dancing and a live auction for the 10th anniversary of this event, the Gala generated more than $270,000, which represents a 20 percent increase in sponsorships and a 30 percent increase in live auction results.

  Dr. Yolanda Graham featured in Georgia Voice article: “LGBTQ researcher named GA Psychiatrist of the Year”

“Did you know Georgia recently named a psychiatrist of the year? Did you know she’s a highly skilled advocate for our LGBTQ community? You do now, so let’s meet the incomparable Dr. Yolanda Graham.” Read this Georgia Voice article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Chief Medical Officer Dr. Yolanda Graham.

  Tips for a Successful Family Outing with Your Child with Autism or Developmental Disabilities

Coordinating family activities can be a challenging task for any parent. But when one or more of your children have autism or a developmental disability, a simple walk to the park can become overwhelming, or could even prevent families from enjoying much-needed quality time together.

  Delaware certifies Devereux’s Alternative Education/Teacher Certification program

Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting recently approved Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s “Alternative Certification in Autism and Severe Disabilities Alternative Routes to Certification Program,” which means Devereux is now just one of three approved providers for the additional certification (that specializes in autism/severe disabilities) for teacher candidates in the state.


More Stories