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Dr Teresa Mulhern

Research Expertise

I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (Doctoral) whose research primarily focuses on the application of Relational Frame Theory to the remediation of language deficits and the strengthening of generative cognitive repertoires.

My current research focuses on the application of protocols based on Applied Behaviour Analysis and Relational Frame Theory with autistic populations to augment perspective-taking and categorisation skills.

Peer-reviewed articles

Mcloughlin, S., Tyndall, I., Pereira, A. and Mulhern, T. (2020). Non-Verbal IQ gains from relational operant training explain variance in educational attainment: An active-controlled feasibility study. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.

Zagrabska-Swiatkowska, P., Mulhern, T., Ming, S., Stewart, I., & McElwee, J. (2020). Training class inclusion responding in individuals with autism: Further investigation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis9999, 1 – 14. DOI: 10.1002/jaba.712.

McLoughlin, S., Tyndall, I., Mulhern, T., & Ashcroft, S. (2019). Basic research in relational frame theory and the utility of notation. The Psychological Record.

Mulhern, T., Stewart, I., & McElwee, J. (2018). Facilitating relational framing of categorization in young children. Journal of Contextual Behavioural Science.

Mulhern, T., Stewart, I., & McElwee, J. (2017). Investigating relational framing of categorization in young children. The Psychological Record, 67 (4). DOI: 10.1007/s40732-017-0255-y

Ming, S., Mulhern, T., Stewart, I., Moran, L., & Bynum, K. (2018). Training class inclusion responding in typically developing children and individuals with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 53 – 60. DOI: 10.1002/jaba.429

Mulhern, T., Lydon, S., Healy, O., Mollagahn, G., Ramey, D., & Leoni, M. (2016). A systematic review and evaluation of procedures for the induction of speech among persons with developmental disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2016.1150360

Lydon, S., Moran, L., Healy, O., Mulhern, T., & Enright Young, K. (2016). A systematic review and evaluation of inhibitory stimulus control procedures as a treatment for stereotyped behavior among individuals with autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2016.1265604

Ramey, D., Lydon, S., Healy, O., McCoy, A., Holloway, J., & Mulhern, T. (2016). A systematic review of the effectiveness of precision teaching for individuals with developmental disabilities. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, DOI: 10.1007/s40489-016-0075-z

Lydon, S., Healy, O., Mulhern, T., & Hughes, B. (2015). Heart rate measurement during stereotyped motor behavior in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 27, doi: 10.1007/s10882-015-9445-1

Lydon, S., Healy, O., Roche, M., Henry, R., Mulhern, T., & Hughes, B. M. (2015). Salivary cortisol levels and challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 10, 78 – 92.

Lydon, S., Healy, O., Reed, P., Mulhern, T., Hughes, B. M., & Goodwin, M. S. (2014). A systematic review of physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 1 – 21.

Lydon, S., Healy, O., O’Callaghan, O., Mulhern, T., & Holloway, J. (2014). A systematic review of the treatment of fears and phobias among children with autism spectrum disorders. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1 – 14.

 

Book chapters

Ian Stewart, Shane McLoughlin, Teresa Mulhern, Siri Ming and E. B. Kirsten, ‘Assessing and Teaching Complex Relational Operants: Analogy and Hierarchy’ in Applied Behaviour Analysis of Language and Cognition: Core Concepts and Principles for Practitioners, ed. by Mitch Fryling, Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Jonathan Tabriz and Linda J. Hayes (Oakland, CA: Context Press, 2020), pp. 198-213.

I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (Doctoral).

I served as a Board Reviewer for the Journal of European Psychology Students and the United Kingdom Society of Behaviour Analysts.

I was also a Science Committee Member for the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (International) in 2019.

Mulhern, T. (2019, April). A quantitative analysis of procedures for facilitating categorization skills among persons with autism. Paper presented at the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group at the University College of London.

McLoughlin, S., Pereira, A., Mulhern, T., & Tyndall, I. (2019, April). Cross-Domain transfer of relational operant training effects in primary school children. Paper presented at the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group at the University College of London.

Hulbert-Williams, N., Mulhern, T., & Norwood, S. (2019, February). Conference Workshop: An introductory primer to single-subject research design in psychosocial oncology. Workshop presented at the British Psychosocial Oncology Society, Chester.

Mulhern, T., Zagrabska, P., Ming, S., & Stewart, I. (2018, September). The application of Relational Frame Theory to facilitate class inclusion repertoires. Paper presented at the European Association of Behaviour Analysis, Würzburg.

Mulhern, T., Zagrabska, P., Ming, S., & Stewart, I., (2018, August). Establishing class inclusion responding among adults and children with autism. Paper presented at the Chester Contextual Behavioral Science Colloquium, University of Chester.

McLoughlin, S., Tyndall, I., Pereira, A., Mulhern, T., & Bentham, S. (2018). Critical tests of the capacity of relational training to enhance educational attainment and self-efficacy: Randomised control trials of the SMART (Strengthening Mental Abilities through Relational Training) online intervention program in three Irish schools. In I. Tyndall (Chair), SMART (Strengthening Mental Abilities through Relational Training) interventions across the lifespan: Enhanced outcomes across a variety of valued indicators for school-aged children, adults with learning difficulties, and Alzheimer’s patients. Symposium conducted at Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Montreal.

Mulhern, T., Zagrabska, P., Ming, S., & Stewart, I. (2018, April). Training class inclusion in individuals with autism. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland, Division of Behaviour Analysis conference, Galway.

Mulhern, T.,  Zagrabska, P., Ming, S., & Stewart, I. (2017, May). Training class inclusion in individuals with autism. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland, Division of Behaviour Analysis conference, Trinity College Dublin.

Mulhern, T., & Stewart, I. (2017, May). Assessing and training categorization repertoires in young children. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland, Division of Behaviour Analysis conference, Trinity College Dublin.

Mulhern, T., & Stewart, I. (2017, April). Facilitating containment and hierarchical relational responding repertoires in young children. Paper presented at the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group conference, London.

Mulhern, T., & Stewart, I. (2016, November). Investigating and facilitating containment and hierarchical relational responding in young children. Paper presented at the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Contextual Behavioural Science conference, Edinburgh.

Mulhern, T., & Stewart, I. (2016, September). Investigating containment and hierarchical relational responding in young children. Paper presented at the European Association of Behavioural Analysis conference, Enna, Sicily.

Ming, S., Mulhern, T., Moran, L., & Stewart, I. (2015, March). Training class inclusion skills with typically developing children and children with autism. Paper presented at the Association of Professional Behaviour Analysis conference, Seattle.

Mulhern, T., Ming, S., Moran, L., & Stewart, I. (2015, April). Training class inclusion responding in young children and individuals with autism. Paper presented at the Division of Behaviour Analysis conference, Galway.

Mulhern, T. & Stewart, I. (2014, December). Teaching class inclusion responding to young children. Paper presented at the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Contextual and Behavioral Science conference, Dublin.

Mulhern, T. & Stewart, I. (2014, September). Training class inclusion responding in young children. Paper presented at the annual conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Stockholm, Sweden.

Mulhern, T. & Stewart, I. (2014, April). Training class inclusion responding in 4, 5, and 6 year olds. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Division of Behavior Analysis, Athlone, Westmeath.

Mulhern, T., & James, J. (2011, April). Cardiovascular effects of aggressive and non-aggressive computer games. Paper presented at the annual Psychological Society of Ireland student Conference, Cork.

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