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Mark Durand, PhD

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V. Mark Durand is a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he was the founding Dean of Arts & Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Durand is currently a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Autism Society of America. He was the co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and has written 12 books including a new book on ASD (Autism spectrum disorder: A clinical guide for general practitioners). In addition he has more than 100 research publications and major themes in Durand's research include the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems for children and adults with ASD and other severe disabilities, parent training and the development of treatments for child sleep problems. Most recently he developed a new approach to help families work with their challenging children (optimistic parenting).