Dr. Kormann is the director of Project: Natural Setting Therapeutic Management (NSTM), a community based behavioral support program at Rutgers,The State University that serves individuals with developmental disabilities and severe behavioral challenges. Project NSTM provides on-site behavioral support to families and professional staff who work with the referred individuals. The model has been adopted as a prototype for state and national mental health care delivery and has been funded by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities since1980. Dr. Kormann has been with the Project since 1986 and during his tenure,has focused his professional attention on issues of community and academic inclusion for individuals with behavioral challenges, as well as on community-based behavioral assessment. He has a specific clinical interest in serving both the behavioral and counseling needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers Syndrome He serves as a behavioral consultant to over twenty school districts and residential programs throughout New Jersey serving students with severe behavioral, medical, and psychiatric needs. He has published articles on managing severe behaviors in classroom and community settings and is both a licensed, clinical psychologist as well as a state certified school psychologist.
Awards and Honors:
Fellow: American Association on Mental Retardation
Kormann, R.J. and Weiss, M.J. (2008). Behavioral consultation in schools: Effectively meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders. The New Jersey Psychologist, 58, 3.
Petronko, M.R. and Kormann, R.J. (2005). Developmental Disabilities in Community Settings. In A. Freeman S. Felgoise, A. Nezu, C. Nezu and M. Reinecke (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Springer Science Publishing. New York, NY.
Petronko, M.R. and Kormann, R.J. (2005). Developmental Disabilities. In R. Mennutti, A. Freeman and R. Christner (Eds.) Cognitive Behavioral Interventions in Educational Settings. Brunner-Routledge Publishing. New York, NY.