Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA is a Behaviour Analyst who has worked in the field of Developmental Disabilities for over 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and majored in Psychology. It was at the University of Florida as an undergraduate that he first began his work with persons with developmental disabilities. He earned his Ph.D., in 1992 after which he moved back to Florida and worked for 9 years as the Senior Behaviour Analyst at a large state-run residential facility for adults with developmental disabilities. He has been with the PCMA since 2002 Dr. Winston is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with specialties in Developmental Disabilities & Behaviour Disorders, Crisis Management Instructor Trainer & Consultant who specializes in the analysis and treatment of severe behaviour disorders with special populations. His range of treatment experience includes feeding disorders, self-injury, severe aggression, language acquisition, and skill acquisition problems. Dr. Winston is a popular speaker at conferences and conducts presentations on a wide variety of topics in behaviour analysis including psychotropic medication usage, mental illness, autism, exceptional student education, assessment and treatment of behaviour problems, IEP goal selection and measurement, and a variety of conceptual issues as they relate to conducting behaviour analysis in applied settings.