Christelle Garza

Christelle has worked in the mental health field in different capacities since 2008 and began her clinical work in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2011. She has been part of the BCI team as a Senior Clinician since January 2015.

Affiliations

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
Association for Behavior Analysis International
North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis

Areas of Interest

Autism, verbal behavior, social skills, race/ethnic prejudice, telehealth, rural mental health

Education

Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology with Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis / University of Texas – Pan American
Master of Arts in Psychology with emphasis in Clinical Psychology / Fielding Graduate University
PhD in Clinical Psychology (Expected Graduation Fall 2017) / Fielding Graduate University

Publications

Garza, C. F., & Gasquoine, P.G. (2013). Implicit race/ethnic prejudice in Mexican Americans. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 35, 121-133.
Garza, C. F., & Gasquoine, P.G. (2011). In-group implicit prejudice against Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley. International Journal of Arts and Sciences.

Grants

Summer Research Initiative 2012 – Funding research on implicit prejudice

The BCI Mission and what it means to me

BCI is an organization that allows quality services to reach areas where services would not otherwise be available, providing quality services to a variety of populations. BCI is a team of clinicians who always has the client’s best interest in mind and who work together to achieve the goals. Christelle contributes to BCI her background in the areas of Autism and Behavior Analysis combined with her expertise in cultural sensitivity providing services that are specifically tailored to the client.