Tricia Vause

Associate Professor

Tricia Vause

Office: CRN 350
905-688-5550 x3559
tricia.vause@brocku.ca

Tricia Vause has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst-Doctoral. She is interested in behavioural assessment and treatment for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as dual diagnosis of ASD and other challenges such as Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour. She has worked at Medical/Counselling Centers, Residential Training Facilities, and School-Based Programs in both Canada and the United States conducting research and clinical work with the above populations. She recently completed a Randomized Controlled Trial exploring a manualized Functional Behaviour-based Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy as a treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour in children and youth with High Functioning Autism. This trial was funded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation and the Ministry for Long-Term Care. She is currently attempting to extend this work to children of preschool age.
*Tricia will be accepting graduate students in the Department of Child and Youth Studies as well as the Centre for Applied Disability Studies (CADS) for 2017-2018.

  • Functional Behaviour-based Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioural Assessment and Treatment for Children/Youth with ASD
  • Discrimination Learning/Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities (ABLA) Test
  • Parent Training and School Consultation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviours in 4-6 year olds with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Papers Submitted

  • Jaksic, H., Vause, T., Frijters, J., & Feldman, M. (revise and resubmit). A Comparison of a Novel Application of Hierarchical Linear Modeling and Nonparametric Analysis for Single Subject Designs. Behaviour Analysis: Research and Practice.
  • Vause, T. D. R., Allison, D., Vause, T., Tekok-Kilic, A., Ditor, D., & Min, J. K. (submitted). Comparison of a web-based teaching tool and traditional didactic learning for in vitro fertilization patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Reproductive Biomedicine Online.
  • Vause, T., Neil, N., Jaksic, H., & Feldman, M. (submitted). I Believe in Me Not OCB!: Children’s Workbook (2nd ed). Oxford University Press.

Publications

  • Oliveira, M., Jaksic, H., Lee, M. S. H., Wightman, J. K., Martin, T. L., Yu, D. C. T., Vause, T., Feldman, M., & Pear, J. J. (in press). The Effects of Student Peer Review on the Efficacy of Computer-Aided System of Instruction to Teach Discrete Trials Teaching. Journal on Developmental Disabilities.
  • Neil, N., Vause, T., Yates, H., & Feldman, M. (in press). Effects of Group Functional Behaviour-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour in a Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Child and Family Behaviour Therapy.
  • Vause, T., Neil, N., Jaksic, H., Jackiewicz, G., & Feldman, M. (2015). Preliminary Randomized Trial of Function-based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.
  • Yu, C. T., Martin, T., Vause, T., & Martin, G. L. (2015). Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities- Revised: Recent Findings and a Conceptual Analysis of Ordering. International Journal of Behaviour Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Sturmey, P., Lindsay, W. R., Vause, T., & Neil, N. (2014). Anxiety disorders. In P. Sturmey and R. Didden (Eds.), Evidence-based Practice and Intellectual Disability. Chichester, UK: Wiley- Blackwell.
  • Vause, T., Hoekstra, S., & Feldman, M. (2014). Evaluation of Individual Function-Based Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children with High Functioning Autism. Journal on Developmental Disabilities.
  • Vause, T., Neil, N., Yates, H., & Feldman, M. (2013a). I Believe in Me Not OCB!: Clinician’s Manual (1st Ed). Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
  • Vause, T., Neil, N., Yates, H., & Feldman, M. (2013b). I Believe in Me Not OCB!: Children’s Workbook.(1st Ed). Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
  • Vause, T., Regher, K., Feldman, M., Griffiths, D., & Owen, F. (2009). Right to behavioural treatment for individuals with intellectual disabilities: Issues of punishment. In F. Owen and D. Griffiths (Eds.), Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Schwartzman, L., Vause, T., Martin, G. L., Yu, D. C. T., Campbell, L., & Danbrook, M. (2009). Predicting the learning ability of children with autism: The assessment of basic learning abilities versus parents’ predictions. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44, 271-279.
  • Martin, G. L., Thorsteinsson, J., Yu, C. T., Martin, T. L., & Vause, T. (2008). The ABLA test for predicting the learning abilities of persons with intellectual disabilities: A review. Behaviour Modification, 32(2), 228-247.
  • Vause, T., Yu, D. C. T., Martin, G. L. (2007). The Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities
    Test for persons with intellectual disability: A valuable clinical tool. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 20(5), 483-489.
  • Vause, T., Martin, G. L., Cornick, A., Harapiak, S., Yu, D. C. T., & Garinger, J. (2006, reprint). Training task assignments and aberrant behaviour of persons with developmental disabilities. Journal on Developmental Disabilities (Special Anniversary Issue), 105-120.
    Note: This article was selected from 14 years of published articles in JODD for the Special Anniversary Issue, which is cited by the editor as “demonstrating the breadth of thought and practice that have characterized the developments in our field these past few years.”
  • Martin, G. L., Vause, T., & Schwartzman, L. (2005). Experimental studies of psychological interventions with athletes in competitions: Why so few? Behaviour Modification, 29(4), 616-641.
  • Vause, T., Martin, G. L., Yu, C. T., Marion, C., & Sakko, G. (2005). Teaching equivalence relations to individuals with minimal verbal repertoires: Are visual and auditory-visual discriminations predictive of stimulus equivalence? Psychological Record, 55, 197-218.
  • Martin, G. L., Yu, C. T., & Vause, T. (2004). Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities test: Recent research and future directions. In W. L. Williams (Ed.), Advances in developmental disabilities: Etiology, assessment, integration, and intervention (pp. 161-176). Reno, NV: Context Press.
  • Sakko, G., Martin, T. L., Vause, T., Martin, G. L., & Yu, C. T. (2004). A visual-visual nonidentity matching assessment is a worthwhile addition to the Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities test. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109, 45-52.
  • Vause, T., Harapiak, S., Martin, G. L., & Yu, C. T. (2003). Predictive validity of auditory discriminations in persons with intellectual disabilities: Extending the ABLA test. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 10, 21-34.
  • Wilczynski, S. M., Cowan, R., Wolf, K., Vause, T., Yetter, G., Lewis, L., Hayes, A., Meadows, J. R., Elliot, A., & Thompson, K. (2003). Project BEST-CASE: A model for structuring an intensive early childhood intervention program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Proven Practice, 5, 23-36.
  • Marion, C., Vause, T., Harapiak, S., Martin, G. L., Yu, D. C. T., Sakko, G., & Walters, K. (2003). The hierarchical relationship between several visual and auditory discriminations and three verbal operants among individuals with developmental disabilities. The Analysis of Verbal Behaviour, 19, 91-105.
  • Conyers, C., Doole, A., Vause, T., Harapiak, S., Yu, D., & Martin, G. L. (2002). Predicting the relative efficacy of three presentation methods for assessing preferences of persons with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 35, 49-58.
  • Vause, T., Martin, G. L., & Yu, D. (2000). ABLA test performance, auditory matching, and communication ability. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 7(2), 123-141.
  • Conyers, C., Martin, G. L., Yu, D., & Vause, T. (2000). Rapid training of a two-choice auditory-visual discrimination to persons with developmental disabilities. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 7(2), 84-92.
  • Mulaire-Cloutier, C., Vause, T., Martin, G., & Yu, D. (2000). Choice, task performance, and happiness indicators with persons with severe developmental disabilities. International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability, 24, 60-65.
  • Vause, T., Martin, G., Cornick, A., Harapiak, S., Chong, I., Yu, D., & Garinger, J. (2000). Training task assignments and aberrant behaviour of persons with developmental disabilities. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 7(2), 37-53.
  • Vause, T., Martin, G., & Yu, D. (1999). Aberrant behaviour of persons with developmental disabilities as a function of the characteristics of training tasks. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 22, 1-5.

Over 60 presentations at local, national and international conferences including Applied Behaviour Analysis International and the Association For Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.