Eric W Boelter, PHD, BCBA

Eric W Boelter, PHD, BCBA

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit

On staff since January 2010

Children's Title: Attending Psychologist

Academic Title: Clinical Professor

    • Jinsong SAMMAMISH 07.28.20

      I have a 11-yr old daughter who has severely behavioral and developmental delays due to her Autism. We went through the two-week long "Intense functional biobehavioral program" after being on the waitlist for the program. We were so impressed by Dr. Boelter and his team. They were so kind and caring, very professional. The studies in the program were very well designed trying to pin point to the cause of my daughter's behavioral issues. I felt that Dr. Boelter quickly identified the key issues right to the point in the initial consultation. At the end of the program a comprehensive treatment guideline was written for us at home and for the teachers in my daughter's school. We saw the immediate improvement in my daughter's behaviors. More importantly we as parents had much better understanding and were much better prepared to handle the situations with Dr. Boelter's guidance and the following weekly follow ups. I have to admit it is very tough to be parents to an Autistic child, Dr. Boelter and his dedicated team has given us hope through their dedication, compassion and kindness. Thank you vey much.

  • Other Publications

    • Ringdahl JE, Call NA, Christensen T, Boelter EW
      Brief report: Signals enhance the suppressive effects of noncontingent reinforcement.
      19777331 Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 2010 March : 378-82
    • Gardner AW, Wacker DP, Boelter EW
      An evaluation of the interaction between quality of attention and negative reinforcement with children who display escape-maintained problem behavior.
      19949522 Journal of applied behavior analysis, 2009 : 343-8
    • Ringdahl JE, Call NA, Mews JB, Boelter EW, Christensen TJ
      Assessment and treatment of aggressive behavior without a clear social function.
      17646083 Research in developmental disabilities, 2008 July : 351-62
    • DeLeon IG, Hagopian LP, Rodriguez-Catter V, Bowman LG, Long ES, Boelter EW
      Increasing wearing of prescription glasses in individuals with mental retardation.
      18468288 Journal of applied behavior analysis, 2008 : 137-42
    • Boelter EW, Wacker DP, Call NA, Ringdahl JE, Kopelman T, Gardner AW
      Effects of antecedent variables on disruptive behavior and accurate responding in young children in outpatient settings.
      17624072 Journal of applied behavior analysis, 2007 : 321-6
    • Call NA, Wacker DP, Ringdahl JE, Boelter EW
      Combined antecedent variables as motivating operations within functional analyses.
      16270847 Journal of applied behavior analysis, 2005 : 385-9


Board Certification(s)

Behavioral Analyst

Medical/Professional School

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA


Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD

Clinical Interests

My clinical work focuses on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who engage in severe challenging behavior.  My interest in this underserved population is in the development of a continuum of care, providing evidence-based care, and in the dissemination of best practices through research and training. I am an attending psychologist on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s in the Biobehavioral Inpatient Program that specializes in patients with IDD.