Congratulations to Ryan Gutterson, this years Student Researcher winner. Ryan presented a talk entitled Training Caregivers of Elders with Dementia who Exhibit Challenging Behavior to Take a Functional Approach at the 37th annual ABAI conference in Denver, CO.
Ryan graduated in December 2010 from California State University, LA (CSULA) with an M.S. in Counseling, specializing in applied behavior analysis. He’s beginning an MBA program in the fall at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, hoping to focus on OBM.
Ryan was first interested in aging research after having a conversation on the behavioral variables influencing “sundowning.” He is a recent member of the SIG and is looking for future collaboration with fellow behavioral gerontologists. Ultimately, Ryan would like to own and operate a business that provides behavioral services to a variety of consumers, including older adults.