Rosemary Condillac

Department Chair & Graduate Program Director
Associate Professor & BACB Liaison

Dr. Rosemary Condillac, Applied Disability Studies, Brock University

Ph.D., C.Psych., BCBA-D

Dr. Condillac will be accepting MA students for 2023 – please contact Dr. Condillac for further information.

Dr. Rosemary Condillac in an associate professor in the Department of Applied Disability Studies. She is a registered psychologist and a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She has been working in the field of disabilities for over 25 years. She earned her Ph.D. in School and Child Clinical Psychology at OISE/UT in 2002, her MA in Applied Developmental Psychology-Clinical at OISE/UT, in 1997 and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from York University in 1988. She is a past-president of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and past-chair of the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities Research Special Interest Group (OADD-RSIG). Dr. Condillac teaches graduate courses in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and is the program liaison to the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board in Florida.

  • Evidence-based practices in the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviour for individuals with disabilities including intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and physical disabilities.
  • Behavioural treatment plan adherence by natural caregivers in applied settings, and strategies to increase adherence and improve clinical outcomes (e.g performance feedback, competency-based training, behaviour skills training)
  • The use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in the education of learners through the lifespan with and without disabilities (e.g. Direct Instruction).
  • The Health Care and Service needs and the met and unmet support needs of children and adults with severe intellectual disabilities.
  • The use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to improve wellness in adults with intellectual disabilities and their support staff.
  • Griffiths, D., Condillac, R.A., & Legree, M. (in press). Genetics & Applied Behaviour Analysis. London: UK, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (estimated publication date, January 2014).
  • Condillac, R.A. & Legree, M. (in press). Understanding Applied Behaviour Analysis. In D. Griffiths, R. Condillac, & Legree, M. (Eds.), Genetics and Applied Behaviour Analysis. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (estimated publication date, Jan 2014).
  • Condillac, R.A. (2011). Problem behaviour and developmental disabilities. In I. Brown, & M. Percy, (Eds.), Introduction to developmental disabilities in Ontario (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities.
  • Hamelin, J.P., Frijters, J., Griffiths, D., Condillac, R.A., & Owen, F. (2011). Meta-analysis of deinstitutionalization adaptive behaviour outcomes: Research and clinical implications. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research, 36(1), 61-72.
  • Condillac, R.A., & Martin, L. (2010). Special Issue on behavioural interventions in autism. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 16. (Guest Editor).
  • Perry, A., & Condillac, R.A. (2010). The TRE-ADD preschool parent training program: Program evaluation of an innovative service delivery model. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 16(2), 8-16.
  • Feldman, M.A., Atkinson, L., Foti-Gervais, L., & Condillac, R.A. (2004). Formal versus informal interventions for challenging behaviour in persons with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 48, 1, 60-68.
  • Feldman, M. A., Condillac, R. A., Tough, S. E., Hunt, S., & Griffiths, D. (2002). Effectiveness of community positive behavioural intervention for persons with developmental disabilities and severe behavioural challenges. Behaviour Therapy, 33, 377-398.
  • Perry, A. & Condillac, R.A. (2003). Evidence-based practices for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review of the literature and practice guide. Toronto: Children’s Mental Health Ontario.
  • Perry, A., Condillac, R.A., & Freeman, N.L. (2002). Best practices and practical strategies in the assessment/diagnosis of autism. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 9, 61-75.
  • Perry, A., Condillac, R.A., Freeman, N.L., Dunn Geier, J., & Belair, J. (2005). Multi-site study of the Childhood AutismRating Scale (CARS) in five clinical groups of young children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35, 625-634.
Students interested in applying to work with me in the 2020 academic year are urged to contact me by email in the Fall prior to applying (i.e. September 2019, for application deadline in Dec 2019) to discuss your research interests. Also if eligible, students are urged to apply for Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) or other research funding sources that are typically due in the fall prior to entry (e.g. Fall 2019 for Fall 2020 admissions).
Information on graduate degree funding, grants, and scholarships can be found on the Graduate Studies Website.

Current Brock Students interested in applying to volunteer in my lab to gain experience should submit a brief letter of introduction and their resumé by email. I will arrange for you to attend a lab meeting and meet with a lab mentor to discuss opportunities. I take volunteers at various times throughout the year, so feel free to contact me if you are looking to enhance your research experience.

If you are interested in collaborating on research that could lead to a post-doctoral fellowship please feel free to email me as early as possible to allow for planning and internal review of your application.