Deborah Grossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D

  • ​Position: BCBA Faculty, Director of Training
  • Department: Psychology2014-128-002  Deborah Grossett -psychology.jpg
  • Campus Address: Sloan 179, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
  • Phone: 989-774-3974
  • Email: gross1dl@cmich.edu
  • Vitae: Curriculum Vitae

​Bio:

In 1984, Dr. Grossett obtained her Ph.D. in psychology from Western Michigan University and moved to Texas.  In 2014, she moved back to Michigan and started teaching at Central Michigan University.  For over 25 years, s​he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology at the University of Houston – Clear Lake.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level (BCBA-D), board certified in advanced psychopharmacology by the International College of Professional Psychology, and a licensed psychologist.  She has over 30 years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and related conditions.  In 2009, she was honored with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Texas Chapter Knowledge Award for Excellence in Education or Research.

Research Interest:

Dr. Grossett has published journal articles in behavior analysis, behavioral pharmacology, and developmental disabilities and a book chapter on single-subject research design. She has provided several presentations on a variety of topics including applied behavior analysis, behavioral pharmacology, behavior therapy, aging, and developmental disabilities.

Recent Research:
Arian, G., Webb, K., and Grossett, D. Use of the MotivAiderTM and tangible reinforcers to reduce rapid eating. Presented to the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, Fort Worth, Texas, 2013.

Gohlke, H. and Grossett, D. Latency Effect of Stressors/Mitigators on Quality of Life. Presented to AAIDD Texas Chapter, Houston, Texas, 2013.

Williams, D. E. and Grossett, D. Restraint Reduction for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Using an Organizational Behavior Management Approach. Presented to the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA, 2012.


Williams, D. E. and Grossett, D. Reduction of Restraint of People with Intellectual Disabilities: An Organizational Behavior Management Approach. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2011, 32(6), 2336-2339.


Rote, K., Phillips, T., Hadnot, B., and Grossett, D. Increasing “CPAP Compliance” in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. Presented to the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, Galveston, Texas, 2011.


Grossett, D. The Future Practice of Behavior Analysis in Texas. Panel Discussion on the Future of Behavior Analysis in Texas with Glenn, S., Petursdottir, A., and Ala’i-Rosales, S. Presented to the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, Galveston, Texas, 2011.

Grossett, D. Psychological and Behavior Issues Linked to Aging for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Presented to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Texas Chapter Conference on Medical Mainstreaming: Health Issues of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Houston, Texas, 2011.