To complete her formal education, Dr. Jann returned to University of Florida (UF) to earn her doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis. During these years she studied and worked under faculty such as Dr. Brian Iwata, Dr. Timothy Vollmer, Dr. Jesse Dallery, and Dr. Lise Abrams. During her tenure as a doctoral student, she participated in research on functional analyses of problem behavior, response-response relationships, preference, sampling, and verbal/nonverbal behavior correspondence. She conducted her dissertation on the assessment of multiple problem behaviors. Additionally, she taught a variety of undergraduate courses in psychology, served as an academic advisor for undergraduate students in the psychology department, and assisted with the operation and supervision of a bustling clinical-research laboratory at a special education school where she consulted with teachers and school personnel and trained UF students in research and clinical practices.
Following completion of her academic programs, Dr. Jann worked as a lead BCBA at an ABA clinic specializing in assessment and treatment of problem behavior and skill deficits. Next, she worked as the Clinical Director and Chief Operating Officer of a large education-based company that provided comprehensive home-based services nation-wide, and internationally.
Dr. Jann is excited to now grow roots in the Sarasota area and to share her expertise with local families and professionals. She enjoys collaborating with other professionals and caregivers to ensure that the best possible care is provided to her clients. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of problem behavior exhibited by all ages, abilities, and diagnoses. She is sensitive to needs of clients in the Deaf community, has studied and used American Sign Language (ASL), and will coordinate efforts with ASL interpreter when requested. Her enthusiasm for producing therapeutic change will help you remain motivated and focused on your goals. She also offers consultation, training, and supervision to BCBAs and others during their professional certification training and development. In her free time, Dr. Jann enjoys spending time with her two dogs, visiting the beach, bicycling, snorkeling, and traveling throughout the Caribbean.
Professional Certification & Training
Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (# 1-10-6873)
Behavior Analysis Certification Board, May 2010 - present
Up-to-date on supervision CEU requirements
Ph.D. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 2015
Psychology Major, Behavior Analysis Concentration
Dissertation: Assessment of Multiple Problem Behaviors
Advisor: Dr. Brian A. Iwata
M.A. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2009
Human Services Psychology Major, Applied Behavior Analysis Track
Thesis: Production Ratios and Schedule Thinning in Token Reinforcement
Advisor: Dr. SungWoo Kahng
B.S. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 2006
Psychology Major, Graduated Cum Laude
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Member, 2015 - present
Association for Behavior Analysis International, Member, 2006 - present
Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Member, 2005, 2010 - present
Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Student Member, 2007 - 2010
Psychology Club and Psi Chi, University of Florida, Student Member, 2004 - 2006
Scientific and Clinical Publications
Fahmie, T. A., Iwata, B. A., & Jann, K. E. (2015). Comparison of edible and leisure reinforcers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 331-343.
Jennett, H., Jann, K., Hagopian, L. (2011). Evaluation of response blocking and re-presentation in a competing stimulus assessment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 925-929.
Kahng, S., Hausman, N., & Jann, K. (2011). Self-injurious behavior. In J. K. Lusseli (Eds.), Teaching and Behavior Support for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practitioner’s Guide (pp. 136-142). New York, New York, Oxford University Press, Inc.
Storch, E. A., Murphy, T. K., Lewin, A. B., Geffken, G. R., Johns, N., Jann, K. E., Goodman, W. K. (2006). The Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: Psychometric properties of child- and parent-report formats. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 20, 1055-1070.
Jann, K. & Iwata, B. A. (2014). Assessment of Multiple Problem Behaviors. Research symposium presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL.
Clark, S. B., DeLeon, I. G., Frank-Crawford, M. A., Triggs, M. M., Carreau-Webster, Leon, Y., & Jann, K. E. (2011). Assessing the Strength of Token Reinforcement Under Increasing Schedule Requirements. Research symposium presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.
Drowos, R., Shaller, E. A., Kahng, S., Jann, K., Black, M. B. (2011). Examination of Problem Behavior Associated with Location or Activity Changes. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.
Schaller, E. A., Kahng, S., Jann, K., Black, M. B., & Drowos, R. (2011). The Utility of a Task Preference Hierarchy Based on Response Latency. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.
Jann, K., Kahng, S., Hausman, N. L., Tomlian, B. J., Becraft, J., & Castillo, M. (2010). Production Ratios and Reinforcement Schedule Thinning in Second-Order Schedules of Token Reinforcement. Research symposium presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.
Jann, K., Kahng, S. Hausman, N. L., & Tomlian, B. J. (2009). Production Ratios and Reinforcement Schedule Thinning in Second-Order Schedules of Token Reinforcement. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ.
Jann, K., Jennett, H., Webb, J., & Hagopian, L. (2009 & 2008). Validation of Competing Stimulus Assessments by use of Treatment Evaluation. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ and 11th Annual Meeting of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD.
Castillo, M., Jann, K, & Kahng, S. (2008). JABA Review: Adult Issues. Seminar presented at the 2008 Autism Intervention Conference, Columbia, MO.
Jann, K., Kahng, S. Hausman, N. L., Chung, K., & Triggs, M. (2008). Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior Exhibited by Children Diagnosed with CHARGE Syndrome. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
Parks, N., Jann, K., & Tomlian, B. J. (2008). Behavior Assessment and Analysis Techniques. Seminar presented at the 2008 Autism Intervention Conference, Columbia, MO.
Dr. Jann majored in psychology and completed her bachelor of science degree with honors at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. During her time at UF, she studied child anger, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Tourette’s syndrome atShands hospital under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Brunner and Dr. Eric Storch. Under the supervision of Dr. Brian Iwata, she was a full-time research assistant in applied behavior analysis laboratories at a special education school, a clinic for self-injury, and the Arc of Alachua County where she focused on conducting functional analyses, function-based treatments, preference and skill assessments, and training undergraduate research assistants. She worked with individuals diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome, autism, developmental disabilities, and those in the Deaf Community. Additionally, she assisted with the production of training programs for reliable data collection methods and caregiver training.
Next, Dr. Jann relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in order to attain her master of arts in human services psychology, applied behavior analysis track, at theUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County. Additionally, she worked full-time on a multidisciplinary team as a Clinical Specialist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), the pediatric teaching hospital for Johns Hopkins. During her work at KKI, Dr. Jann conducted functional analyses of severe problem behavior and implemented comprehensive intervention programs aimed at maintenance/generalization. Her patients presented with a wide array of disabilities including autism, CHARGE syndrome, epilepsy, reactive attachment disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and a variety of other developmental disabilities. Dr. Jann also conducted work in the areas of competing stimulus assessments, diet and exercise, crisis management, and staff training and she completed her thesis on token reinforcement. During her time in Baltimore, she worked and studied with experts such as Dr. SungWoo Kahng, Dr. Iser Deleon, Dr. Charles Catania, and Dr. Heather Jennett.
Dr. Kathryn Jann is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D) with over 13 years of clinical and research experience. Through the use of applied behavior analysis, she is passionate about helping families struggling with challenging behaviors.
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