About Us - Management

 

Karen

Our CEO, Dr. Karen R. Wagner, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and has a Ph.D. in Education with a focus in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. She is an adjunct instructor for the UMASS Lowell online Behavioral Interventions in Autism certificate program, a Trustee for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, a director for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts; a member of the Peer Review Committee for Carleton Palms in Mt. Dora, Florida; a past-president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis  and is a frequent presenter nationally and internationally on topics relating to behavior analysis, ethics, supervision, education, and technology. She is also the Continuing Education coordinator for our on-line CEU website,  wwwTheBehaviorAnalyst.com

 
 

About Us -

Professional & Paraprofessional Staff

Our staff are highly trained and committed to providing the best services possible.

Staff are also trained in Professional Crisis Management (PCM). This system of intervention also focuses upon preventing unwanted or dangerous behavior, but provides methods to intervene when consumer behaviors become dangerous to themselves or others.

Additionally, staff receive frequent feedback and opportunities for professional development.

   
 

Our Certified Staff

 

Board Certified Behavior Analysts - Doctoral (BCBA-D) - These practitioners have a PhD or EdD in behavior analysis, psychology, education, or other related field and the focus of their dissertation was in behavior analysis.  Not all behavior analysts with a PhD have the BCBA-D qualification.  BCBA-D practitioners are awarded the "Doctoral" or "D" designation after a review of their credentials by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)— These practitioners have a Master’s degree or a Ph.D., plus, as of 1/1/15, they have taken a minimum of six, BACB-approved graduate classes in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and completed an internship supervised by an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In Florida, for those working with individuals through the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities, there is an additional distinction of certification level. It is based on experience, regardless of the graduate degree.

Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) - Is an identification for a certification that was previously called Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCABA). This certification requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (although some have a graduate degree) and, as of 1/1/15, four classes in ABA, also with an internship supervised by a BCBA. BCaBAs who are actively seeking certification as a BCBA may also be referred to as CBA Interns.

Our Counseling Staff

Our counseling staff are Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, or Master's level clinicians. We provide counseling for children and adults, both in-home, and in-office. All licensed staff are licensed to practice in the state of Florida.

 
 

Our Paraprofessional Staff

 

Our paraprofessional staff are most often Registered Behavior Technicians, or RBTs.  Most funding sources require this credential, obtained through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB.com)  Some staff are still Behavior Assistants; experienced in Applied Behavior Analysis, but most are working towards their RBT credential.

Mental Health Counseling/Clinical Social Worker Interns have a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling or Social Work and are registered with the state of Florida as Interns.