Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Elizabeth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Maryland University College while finishing an 8 year career in the United States Army as a Combat Medic. The interactions with veterans and medical experience gained further propelled her interest and assessment of Applied Behavior Analysis. She graduated from Ball State University with a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration on Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2014.

Her journey in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis began in 2013, primarily focusing on Natural Environment Teaching, Pivotal Response Training, and Verbal Behavior with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a variety of settings (clinic, in-home, school-based). She also has experience in writing IEP goals, reviewing IEPs, and assisting families with the IEP process. Across the years, her experience has expanded to include working with individuals with a broad spectrum of developmental and intellectual delays who may also have comorbidities (medical and genetic diagnoses, depression, anxiety, and ADHD). With a background in the medical field, she emphasizes collaboration with medical providers and other practitioners in order to gain a well-rounded understanding of biological and social factors that may impact treatment and behaviors. She assists families with monitoring these biological and social factors (i.e. PMS, puberty, GI issues, diabetes, weight management, changes in diet) in comparison with therapeutic interventions.

She is passionate about giving all clients a voice, working with their wants and needs in order to establish a meaningful mode of communication. She enjoys incorporating family values and cultures in the therapeutic setting, focusing on the relationship between family members and identifying a meaningful role for all clients either in their home environment or the community. “Parent and family education and support is an integral part of all therapeutic interventions. I believe in building a strong support system for all the individuals I work with in order to propel their learning and integration within their community.”

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Elizabeth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Maryland University College while finishing an 8 year career in the United States Army as a Combat Medic. The interactions with veterans and medical experience gained further propelled her interest and assessment of Applied Behavior Analysis. She graduated from Ball State University with a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration on Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2014.

Her journey in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis began in 2013, primarily focusing on Natural Environment Teaching, Pivotal Response Training, and Verbal Behavior with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a variety of settings (clinic, in-home, school-based). She also has experience in writing IEP goals, reviewing IEPs, and assisting families with the IEP process. Across the years, her experience has expanded to include working with individuals with a broad spectrum of developmental and intellectual delays who may also have comorbidities (medical and genetic diagnoses, depression, anxiety, and ADHD). With a background in the medical field, she emphasizes collaboration with medical providers and other practitioners in order to gain a well-rounded understanding of biological and social factors that may impact treatment and behaviors. She assists families with monitoring these biological and social factors (i.e. PMS, puberty, GI issues, diabetes, weight management, changes in diet) in comparison with therapeutic interventions.

She is passionate about giving all clients a voice, working with their wants and needs in order to establish a meaningful mode of communication. She enjoys incorporating family values and cultures in the therapeutic setting, focusing on the relationship between family members and identifying a meaningful role for all clients either in their home environment or the community. “Parent and family education and support is an integral part of all therapeutic interventions. I believe in building a strong support system for all the individuals I work with in order to propel their learning and integration within their community.”

Family Guidance and Therapy Center

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683 

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Orange County
657-999-3232

Inland Empire (Temecula)
951-506-1919

Petaluma
707-533-1230

 

 

Copyright 2016-2020 |  Website: AlfordCreative | Terms of Use

 

 

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232  

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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