In addition to serving as Director of Beth Israel Medical Center's Snoezelen Behavior Therapy Research Program, Dr. Staal is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Staal is nationally known for his pioneering work on Snoezelen behavior therapy having published and appeared on numerous television health news segments and health news print stories as well as presenting at academic institutions nationally and internationally, and collaborating with American, British, Canadian and Dutch researchers.
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NAME: Jason A. Staal, Psy.D.
MAILING ADDRESS: Beth Israel Medical Center, First Avenue at 16th Street,
NY, NY 10003, Silver Building, 6th Fl, Rm, 34
TELEPHONE: (212)- 420-2834
DATE OF BIRTH: October 13th, 1965
PLACE OF BIRTH: Long Island, New York
CITIZENSHIP: United States Citizen
9/1/1989- 8/5/93 Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Piscataway, NJ. Doctor of Psychology
9/1/1984 - 8/1/88 Hofstra University, Hempsted, NY. Bachelor of Arts Concentration: Social Science
9/1/1992 - 8/29/93 Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine New York, New York
New Jersey School Psychologist Certification September, 1993
New York State License # 013437, May 1998.
9/01/1999 - Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Professor.
9/01/1999 - Beth Israel Medical Center New York, New York Director, Snoezelen Behavior Therapy Research Program, Supervising Psychologist.
8/01/1997 - 11/01/1998 Beth Abraham Health Bronx, New York Staff Psychologist
8/01/1999 - 9/5/2002 Flaghouse, Inc. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Scientific Advisor/Marketing Consultant
9/01/1993 - 4/01/1997 Woodcliff Academy Wall, New Jersey Clinical Director
American Psychological Association, Association For The Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Society For The Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry
2004 , CBS Evening News Weekend Edition Cover Story, Snoezelen, May, 2, 2004
2003 , A room comes alive with color and sounds, The New York Times, Science Times, December, 23, 2003
2002 , Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine: Multi-Sensory Behavior Therapy (Snoezelen Behavior Therapy): The Development of a Relaxation and Reinforcement Therapy, September 18, 2002
2001 , Douglas Hospital, Montreal Canada, Grand Rounds Psychiatry: Towards a New Model of Behavior Therapy, September, 20, 2001.
2001 , Innovations in the treatment of chronic illness, WCBS NewsRadio, April, 23
2001 , Therapy overload: Better Living Through Snoezelen. Cover story ; New York Press, January, 2.
2000 , Snoezelen Behavior Therapy, WABC-TV, The Today Show, Sunday Edition, New York City, New York Date: 12/24/00 Running Time: 3 minutes, 40 seconds
2000 , Snoezelen Behavior Therapy, WABC-TV, Eyewitness News Five o'clock news, New York City, New York Date: 12/13/00 Running Time: 3 minutes
2000 , Snoezelen Behavior Therapy, WCBS-TV, Newschannel 2 Live at Five New York City, New York Date: 11/10/00 Produced by Paul Moniz Running Time: 3 minutes & thirty seconds
2000 , Snoezelen Behavior Therapy Date: 9/06/00 Produced by MedStar Running Time: 2:00 Minutes
1999 , "Behavioral Approaches to Dementia Care", Beth Israel Medical Center, November, 23,1999.
1998 , "Applications of applied behavioral analysis for dementia care", Beth Israel Medical Center, October 8, 1998.
1998 , "Human development", Beth Abraham Health Services, December 10, 1998.
1998 , The restorative measures delivery system: a model of dementia care, Beth Abraham Health Services, June 9, 1998.
1998 , "The Cognitive Rehabilitation Program", Beth Abraham Health Services, October 7, 1998
1998 , "Cognitive Rehabilitation Program", Schnurmacher Nursing Home, February 12
1997 , "Case presentation", Columbia University-New York Geriatric Education Center, May 5, 1997
1997 , "Case presentation", Columbia University-New York Geriatric Education Center, March 17, 1997
1994 , "Attention deficit disorder workshop for school nurses", ASHA, April 14, 1994
Staal (2004, March 22,). Innovations in Dementia care: Snoezelen Behavior Therapy. Paper presented at the Montana Health Care Association, 2004 Midyear Convention & Exposition.
Staal, J., Pinkney, L., Roane, D. (2003). Assessment of stimulus preferences in Snoezelen therapy for the elderly with dementia. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol 66, No. 12.,542-551.
Staal, J., Homel, P., Hanif, H., Mervis, M., Pinkney, L., & Dopkin, P. (2002). Snoezelen Behavior Therapy for Job Stress Reduction in Psychiatric and Psychogeriatric Nurses: A Pilot Study. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, June 23-28, Stockholm, Sweden. Action for Health in A New Millennium. WePoA:79
Staal, J., Homel, P., Hanif, H., Mervis, M., Pinkney, L., & Dopkin, P. (2002). Establishing a baseline for anxiety management using multi-sensory environments. Eastern and western concepts and practices in rehabilitation. The Third Pan-Pacific Conference on Rehabilitation.
Staal, J. (2001, December, 1). Alzheimer & geriatric treatment with Snoezelen. Paper presented at the Snoezelen 2000 North American Conference, New Jersey.
Staal, J. (2001, December, 2). Using applied research to evaluate Snoezelen outcomes. Paper presented at the Snoezelen 2000 North American Conference, New Jersey.
Staal, J. (1999, October 6). An integration of Snoezelen with behavioral theory and practice to promote effective therapeutic outcomes, Paper presented at the 3rd Snoezelen World Congress, Toronto, Canada.
Staal, J. (1999, October, 7). Establishing a baseline assessment in Snoezelen for the elderly with mental health problems. Paper presented at the 3rd Snoezelen World Congress, Toronto, Canada.