Sean Corley, MA, BCBA, LBA

Supervising Consultant

Sean Corley

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

M.A. in General Experimental Psychology

California State University, San Bernardino, CA, 2005

Concentrations: behavioral neuroscience, learning, and memory

Thesis Title: Cholinergic Basal Forebrain Involvement in the Acquisition
of Differential Reinforcement of Low Rate Responding Tasks in Rats

Advisor: Dr. Allen E. Butt

B.A. in Psychology

California State University, San Bernardino, CA, 2002
Cumulative GPA: 4.0

A.A. in Liberal Studies

San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA, 2000
Cumulative GPA: 4.0

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Florida Institute of Technology (online), Melbourne, FL, 2011
Certificant #: 1-11-9469 (currently active)

Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the State of Nevada

State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, Reno, NV, 2012
License Number: LBA0023 (currently active)

Completion and Mastery of the Basic Course on the DIR/Floortime Model

www.stanleygreenspan.com, Infancy and Early Training Course, Bethesda, MD, June, 2010

Completed 13 Contact Hours of Training in The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

On Site Training, Las Vegas, NV, March 31 and April 1, 2008

Completed 13 Contact Hours of Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Specialist Initial Training from The Lovaas Center

The Lovaas Center, Las Vegas, NV, June, 2012

Completed 12 Credits of Type 2 Continuing Education Units at the Autism Society National Conference on July 25-28, 2012 in San Diego, CA

Completed 8 Credits of Type 2 Continuing Education Units at the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis 2012 Annual Conference on September 20-22, 2012 in Reno, NV

Heartsaver First Aid Certification (up for renewal)

Western States Affiliate, Las Vegas, NV, 2008

RESEARCH SKILLS:

Statistical analyses of behavioral data using SPSS software

Operated and utilized Coulbourn Instruments operant chamber equipment and Graphic State Software (including implementing behavioral paradigms and collecting and analyzing the behavioral data on the software program controlling the operant chambers)

Broad knowledge in behavioral paradigms (e.g., operant discrimination, DRL,
serial reversal, Pavlovian conditioning, etc.)

Rat care and handling

Stereotaxic surgeries in rats (i.e., rat model of Alzheimer’s disease) including
anesthesia, intraperitoneal injection, craniotomies, intracerebral infusion of 192
IgG-saporin, cardiac perfusion and brain extraction, brain sectioning, and
Histology (e.g., acetylcholinesterase staining)

Microdialysis of acetylcholine during Pavlovian conditioning, intracerebral
implantation of microdialysis probes, microdialysis sampling in awake, behaving
rats

Managing undergraduate student research assistants, scheduling and organizing
student participation in the lab, training and supervision

Conceptualization, design, and execution of experiments in behavioral
neuroscience

MANUSCRIPTS:

Cabrera, S. M., Chavez, C. M., Corley, S. R., Kitto, M. R., & Butt, A. E. (2006).
Selective lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis impair cognitive
flexibility. Behavioral Neuroscience, 120, 298-306.

Corley, S. R., Cabrera, S. M., Chavez, C. M., Kitto, M. R., & Butt, A. E.
(submitted, currently in editing process). Cholinergic basal forebrain involvement
in the acquisition of uncued and cued differential reinforcement of low rate
responding tasks.

Kitto, M. R., Cabrera, S. M., Corley, S. R., & Butt, A. E. (in preparation). 192
IgG-saporin lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis impair biconditional
discrimination learning in rats.

RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Butt, A. E., Cabrera, S. M., Chavez, C. M., Corley, S. R., Cortez, A., Figueroa, J.,
Kitto, M. R., & Torner, E. (2005, November). Basal forebrain cholinergic lesions
produce a dissociation of impairments in delay and trace conditioning in rats.
Poster session presented at the Society for Neuroscience 35th Annual Meeting,
Washington, DC.

Corley, S. R., Atkinson, M., Cabrera, S. M., Castillo, A., Crawford, D., Kitto, M.
R., & Butt, A. E. (2004, October). Cholinergic basal forebrain lesions disrupt
acquisition of cued and uncued differential reinforcement of low rate responding.
Poster session presented at the Society for Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting,
San Diego, CA.

Cabrera, S. M., Andrews, C., Atkinson, M., Castaneda, M., Castillo, A., Chavez,
C. M., Corley, S. R., Crawford, D., Erickson, K., Illiscupidez, M., Kitto, M. R.,
McGeehan, J., Monahan, R., Rodriguez, D., Ryan, J., Salley, T., & Butt, A. E.
(2004, October). 192 IgG-saporin lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis in
rats impair serial reversal learning. Poster session presented at the Society for
Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Kitto, M. R., Cabrera, S. M., Corley, S. R., Castillo, A., Atkinson, M., Andrews,
C., Castaneda, M., Crawford, D., Illiscupidez, M., Monahan, R., Rodriguez, D.,
Salley, T., & Butt, A. E. (2004, October). 192 IgG-saporin lesions of the nucleus
basalis magnocellularis impair biconditional discrimination learning in rats.
Poster session presented at the Society for Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting,
San Diego, CA.

Butt, A. E., Corley, S. R., Cabrera, S. M., Chavez, C. M., Kitto, M. R., Ochetti,
D., Renovato, A., Salley, T., & Sarpong, A. (2003, November). 192 IgG-saporin
lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis in rats fail to disrupt differential
reinforcement of low rate responding. Poster session presented at the Society for
Neuroscience 33rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

RESEARCH GRANTS

“A Study of Attention in an Animal Model of Alzheimer’s Disease”
Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), California State University, San
Bernardino (CSUSB), Graduate Research Award, January, 2003

“Using DRL to Asses Working Memory in an Animal Model of Alzheimer’s
Disease”
ASI, CSUSB, Graduate Research Award, April, 2003

“Basal Forebrain Involvement in Working Memory Assessed Through DRL”
ASI, CSUSB, Graduate Research Award, February, 2004

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Dean’s List Highest Honors
San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC), San Bernardino, CA, Spring 1999 – Fall
2000

1 of only 3 students to graduate with a perfect Grade Point Average (4.0) from
SBVC, December, 2000

Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean’s List
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), CA, 2000-2002

Graduated with highest honors when receiving bachelor’s degree
CSUSB, June, 2002

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis (currently active)

The Society for Neuroscience (former member)

COMMUNITY EVENTS and TRAINING:

Attended and Participated at the Autism Speaks Walk for Autism Event in Las Vegas, NV, on December 1, 2007

Presented and Conducted a Community Training for Individuals Interested in Becoming Behavioral Therapists for Children With Autism in Las Vegas, NV on April 19, 2008

Presented and Conducted a Community Training for Individuals Interested in Becoming Behavioral Therapists for Children With Autism in Las Vegas, NV on September 6, 2008

Attended and Participated at the Autism Speaks Walk Now for Autism Event in Las Vegas, NV, on October 11, 2008

Volunteered at the Autism Speaks Ride Now Event in Las Vegas, NV on October 12, 2008

Presented and Conducted a Community Training for Individuals Interested in Becoming Behavioral Therapists for Children With Autism in Las Vegas, NV on March 14, 2009

Attended and Managed a Resource Booth at the Angelman Syndrome Foundation Walk in Las Vegas, NV, May, 2010

Attended and Participated at the Autism Speaks Walk Now for Autism Event in Las Vegas, NV, on December 4, 2010

Presented and Conducted a Community Training for Individuals Interested in Becoming Behavioral Therapists for Children With Autism in Las Vegas, NV on February 12, 2011

Presented and Conducted a Community Training for Individuals Interested in Becoming Behavioral Therapists for Children With Autism in Las Vegas, NV on June 11, 2011

Attended the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis 2011 Annual Conference on October 8-9, 2011 in Reno, NV

Presented and Conducted a Community Training for Individuals Interested in Becoming Behavioral Therapists for Children With Autism in Las Vegas, NV on September 15, 2012

Attended and Participated at the Autism Speaks Walk Now for Autism Event in Las Vegas, NV, on October 6, 2012

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

Work with and care for children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive development disorder–not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) for over six years

Supervising and consulting of home based behavioral programs for children with autism, which includes instructing and training parents and team members in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) principles and procedures

Trained in the Lovaas application of the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) for the remediation of the delays and excesses associated with autism spectrum disorder

Delivering one-to-one behavioral therapy using the Lovaas model of ABA across home, school (i.e., inclusion aide), and community settings