About Steve Kossor

The founder and executive director the Institute for Behavior Change, licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist Steven Kossor, has been recognized by the US Congress, both houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and by the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health for his visionary leadership in the creation of a successful community-based treatment model for children with serious mental illness symptoms.  This treatment model has been in continuous use since 1981 and has been studied by independent researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who examined more than 300 treatment records and found a statistically significant association with reductions in physical aggression, noncompliance with adult prompts, socialization deficits and communication deficits in children between the ages of 2 and 17 with Autism, ADHD and other disabling conditions. This research was expanded in 2010 by independent researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia which found comparable effects for treatment programs delivered over a one year time frame.  More than 800 children have been treated successfully by the staff of the Institute for Behavior Change since 1996.  Mr. Kossor lectures throughout the US to show how successful “Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services” for children with mental illness symptoms could be implemented in any state in the US via Medicaid (in most states, regardless of family income) and how to maximize the probability that parents get and keep funding for their child’s treatment until the treatment is finished successfully.

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2 Responses to “About Steve Kossor”

  1. Thach Says:

    Hi. Just wanted to say “Bootleg Live in PA” sounds fantastic. Imaging is immersive. I’m just discovering Circa Paleo now. Thank you for transporting me there.

    • stevenkossor Says:

      I truly wish they’d come back together but the genie has left the bottle, I’m afraid. The title of the CD they released of my recordings is actually “Live in PA” since it’s not a bootleg. I have some terrific never-released-live tracks from 2013 and 2014 and hope to put together a “Live in PA part 2” for them (also not a bootleg) in the coming year. We’ll see….


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