Brad Dufrene

Associate Professor


Research Interests

Prevention of Emotional and/or Behavioral Disturbance in young children experiencing health disparities; treatment integrity in applied settings; functional behavior assessment 


Current Teaching

  • PSY 432 Behavioral Interventions
  • PSY 643 Psychoeducational Assessment II
  • PSY 771 Practicum in School Psychology
  • PSY 772 Applied Behavior Analysis 

Recent Publications

Miller, L., Dufrene, B.A., Olmi, D.J., Tingstrom, D.H., & Filce, H. (In press).  Self-monitoring as a viable maintenance strategy in Check-in/Check-out.  Journal of School Psychology.
Miller, L., Dufrene, B.A., Sterling, H.E., Olmi, D.J., & Bachmeyer, E.  (2015).  The Effects of Check In/Check Out on Problem Behavior and Academic Engagement in Elementary School Students.  Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.
LaBrot, Z., Dufrene, B.A., Ness, E., & Mitchell, R. (2014).  Functional Assessment and Treatment of Trichotillomania and Skin-Picking. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3, 257-264.
Blaze, J.T., Olmi, D.J., Mercer, S.H., Dufrene, B.A., & Tingstrom, D.H. (2014).  Loud versus Quiet Praise: A Direct Behavioral Comparison in Secondary Classrooms.  Journal of School Psychology, 52, 349-360.
Bellone, K., Dufrene, B.A., Olmi, D.J., Tingstrom, D., Barry, C. (2014).  Relative efficacy of function-based and mystery motivator interventions in preschool children attending Head Start.  Journal of Behavioral Education, 23, 378-400.
Zoder-Martell, K. A., Dufrene, B. A., Tingstrom, D. H., Olmi, J., Jordan, S. S., Biskie, E. M., Sherman, J. C. (2014). Training direct care staff to increase positive interactions with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2180-2189.
Dufrene, B.A., Lestremau Harpole, L., & Zoder-Martell, K. (2014).  Direct behavioral consultation: Effects on teachers’ praise and student disruptive behavior. Psychology in the Schools, 51, 567-580.
Zoder-Martell, K.A., Dufrene, B.A., Sterling, H.E., Tingstrom, D.H., Blaze, J.T., Duncan, N.G., & Harpole, L.L. (2013). Effects of verbal and graphed feedback. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 29, 328-349.
Duncan, N.G., Dufrene, B.A., Sterling, H.E., & Tingstrom, D.H., (2013).  Promoting teacher’s generalization of intervention use through goal setting and performance feedback.  Journal of Behavioral Education.
Dufrene, B.A., Watson, T.S., Echevarria, D.J., & Weaver, A.D. (2013).  Effects of tic-related conversation on rate of tics in two siblings.  Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders2, 281-285
LeGray, M., Dufrene, B.A., Mercer, S.H., Olmi, D.J., & Sterling, H.E. (2013).  Differential reinforcement of alternative behavior in center-based classrooms: Evaluation of pre-teaching the alternative behavior.  Journal of Behavioral Education, 22, 85-102.
Dufrene, B.A., Harpole, L., Sterling, H.E., Perry, E.C., Burton, B., Zoder-Martell, K. (2013).  Functional analysis identified habit reversal components for the treatment of motor tics.  Journal of Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 35, 41-62