Prof. Alexander N Otakpor

BCBA-D, MBBS, Fellow WACP, (Psychiatry) Fellow NPMC, (Psychiatry), Faculty Member - [Part-time]

Professor Alexander Ndubuisi Otakpor attended the University of Benin, Nigeria where he undertook his post-graduate medical residency training in Mental health at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria, and the University of British Columbia, Canada, affiliated hospitals [Shaughnessy Hospital and Oak Street Children’s Hospital] from 1980-1985. In November 1985 he was certified by the National Post-graduate Medical College of Nigeria as a Psychiatrist and became a Fellow of the College, and a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 1996. with a WHO and the University of Manchester funded Fellowship, he travelled to Manchester in the United Kingdom to train as a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist under the tutelage of Prof David Taylor, Dr
Ellena Garralda and Dr Peter Wells of the Young People’s Unit in Macclesfield from 1986-1989.

Thereafter, he returned to the University of Benin Teaching hospital to begin the pioneering work of establishing a Child/Adolescent Mental Health service.  Besides clinical services as a Consultant Psychiatrist, teaching, training, research and administrative responsibilities were also included in his portfolio: Head of Department of Mental Health, Assistant Dean School of Medicine, Chairman Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (UBTH Chapter) and External Examiner to various Medical Schools, National and the West African Colleges of Physicians, Project Evaluator for the UNODC. Retired from the services of the University of Benin and its affiliate Teaching Hospital after 37years in 2017. Also, Professor Otakpor had his training in Applied Behavior Analysis with Florida Institute of Technology and subsequently had intensive practicum at the University of Denver affiliated facilities in Lafayette under the guidance of Dr Jeff Kupfer and Dr Patricia Olivia.

He has worked in varying capacities with the Family Behavioral Services, a member of the California Mentors Network, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) in both the Corona and Ontario facilities in California, and currently with the Key Essentials to Behavior Management, Rancho-Cucamonga, California as a Program Manager. 

He is a member of numerous professional groups and Associations that include Nigerian Medical Association, Nigerian/African Psychiatrists Association, California Association of Applied Behavior Analysts, Four-Corners Association of Behavior Analysts, Association for Behavior Analysts in Nigeria.
Professor Alexander N Otakpor has been involved in the promotion of the discipline of ABA, its integration into Health Services, Research, Training and Advocacy for all persons with Autism & other Disabilities in West African Sub-Region.