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 Y Department of Psychology

Ruth M. Hurst, PhD, LP-HSPP, BCBA-D

    Social and Behavioral Sciences Bldg., Box 5612
    601 South College Road

    UNC Wilmington
    Wilmington, NC 28403

    (910) 962-4057








Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, 2005


Clinical Internship:  Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, 2004-05

M.A., Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis), Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 1979

B.A., Psychology, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, 1976



    Hurst, R., Kepley, H., McCalla, K., & Livermore, M.  (Accepted for Publication, Feb 2010)  Discriminant validity and internal consistency of a delay discounting task for adults with self-reported AD/HD.  Journal of Attention Disorders.

Nelson-Gray, R., Mitchell, J., Kimbrel, N., & Hurst, R. (2007).  The development and maintenance of personality disorders: A behavioral perspective.  The Journal of the Behavior Analyst Today, 8, 443-482. 

Hurst, R., Mitchell, J., Kimbrel, N., Kwapil, T., & Nelson-Gray, R.  (2007). Examination of the reliability and factor structure of the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) in a non-clinical sample.  Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 1938-1949. 

Hurst, R., Nelson-Gray, R., Mitchell, J., & Kwapil, T.  (2007).  The relationship of Asperger’s characteristics and schizotypal personality traits in a non-clinical adult sample Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 1711-20. 

Hurst, R., & Nelson-Gray, R. (2006).  Single-participant design research.  In J. Norcross, L. Beutler. & R. Levant (Eds.), Evidence based practices in mental health:  Debate and dialogue on the fundamental questions.  Washington, D.C.  American Psychological Association.

Nelson-Gray, R., Keane, S., Hurst, R., Warburton, J., Chok, J. & Mitchell, J.  (2006). A modified DBT skills training program for oppositional defiant adolescents:  Promising preliminary findings.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1811-20. 

Hurst, R., Steele, R., McCloud, D., Davis, V., & Borts, M.  (1995). Developing autism programs and services in a state supported ICF/MR:  “TEACCHing” in Iowa.  1995 National Conference on Autism:  Proceedings.  Arlington, Texas:  Future Education, Inc. 

Anchuthengil, J., Nielsen, D., Schulenburg, J., Hurst, R., & Davis, M.  (1992). Effects of an individualized treadmill exercise training program on cardiovascular fitness of adults with mental retardation.  Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 16, 220-228.


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