Education, Training and Experience
Dr. Lundervold received his graduate-level training in Behavior Analysis and Behavior Therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He worked under Dr. Tony Cuvo, former Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and Dr. Roger Poppen, author of Behavioral Relaxation Training and Assessment and Joseph Wolpe: Challenger and Champion of Behavior Therapy and a former member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.
Dr. Lundervold has been at UCM since 1999 and primarily teaches Psy 2130: Learning, Psy 4730: Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention, Psy 4180: Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Psy 1320: Psychology of Personal Adjustment. He has provided applied behavior analysis (ABA) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to individuals across the lifespan. His area of clinical practice and research is CBT in geriatric primary care. Dr. Lundervold also has a clinical and research appointment in the Department of Neuroscience at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
In 1994, he was a Research Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). From 1997-1999, he was Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Counseling Program at the University Texas at El Paso. While in El Paso, Dr. Lundervold provided pro bono Behavior Therapy services at Socorro Community Health Center, a multidisciplinary program located in Socorro Colonia, 27 miles east of El Paso, near the Rio Grande River.
Scholarly Interests and Activities
The Behavior Science Research Laboratory, located in Lovinger 1016, under the direction of Dr. Lundervold is the on campus location for research conducted by his students. Work in the lab includes basic and applied research on Behavioral Relaxation Training, mindfulness, treatment acceptability, and pain. His primary off campus research site is Plaza Primary Care and Geriatrics, Kansas City, Missouri. This research site is devoted behavioral assessment, cognitive behavior therapy, essential tremor, social anxiety and neurocognition (in collaboration with Dr. Patrick Ament).
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Lundervold has over 42 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and an equal number of presentations. He is the author of one text, Behavior analysis and therapy in nursing homes (1992). His most recent publications have appeared in the Clinical Gerontologist, Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and the International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy. He and his students regularly present research at national conventions including the Movement Disorders Society International Congress, Association for Psychological Science, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Association for Behavior Analysis International and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.