Professional Summary: Dr. Irwin Helvey is a Postdoctoral Fellow and BCBA supervisor in the Severe Behavior Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital—Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services. She is a part-time lecturer in the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Charleston and both a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has regularly served as a guest reviewer in behavior-analytic journals, including The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. She was the recipient of the 2021 Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport, and Fitness SIG Small Research Grant and the 2021 Dissertation Award from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her primary research and clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, translational and applied research on treatment relapse, and supervision and staff training. She has conducted additional research in the areas of physical activity, interpersonal and group contingencies, and diversity in behavior analysis training programs.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 2022
M.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 2020
B.A. College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 2017
- Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders
- Translational and applied research on treatment relapse
- Supervision and staff training
Donlin Washington, W., & Irwin Helvey, C. (in press). Leisure. In Rehfeldt, R. A., Cihon, T., Rasmussen, E., & Ala’I, S. (eds.), Behaving in Context: Observations on Life Inside and Outside the Academy from Women in Behavior Analysis.
Van Camp, C. M., Irwin Helvey, C., & Donlin Washington, W. (in press). Evaluating physical activity levels. In Matson, J. L. (ed.), Applied Behavior Analysis: A Comprehensive Handbook.
Van Camp, C. M., Batchelder, S., & Irwin Helvey, C. (2022). A bout analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 55(3), 782-798. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.922
Irwin Helvey, C., & Van Camp, C. M. (2022). Further comparison of isolated and synthesized contingencies in functional analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 55(1), 154-168. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.890
Irwin Helvey, C., Thuman, E., Cariveau, T. (2022). Recommended practices for individual supervision: Clarifying expectations for the behavior analytic trainee. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 15, 370-381. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-021-00557-9
Cariveau, T., Irwin Helvey, C., Moseley, T. K., & Hester, J. (2022). Equating and assigning targets in the adapted alternating treatments design: Review of special education journals. Remedial and Special Education, 43(1), 58-71. https://doi.org/10.1177/0741932521996071
Doughty, A. H., & Irwin, C. M. (2018). Developing a novel preparation to analyze the onset of derived stimulus relations. Behavioural Processes, 148, 27-30. https://doi-org.liblink.uncw.edu/10.1016/j.beproc.2017.12.013
- Society for Pediatric Research
- Association for Behavior Analysis International
- American Psychological Association Division 25
- Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis
- North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis
- Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport, and Fitness SIG
- Behaviorists for Social Responsibility SIG
- Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior SIG