Christy has been working with individuals with disabilities for almost 10 years. She began her career as an educational assistant in Alamogordo, NM for a child in the public school setting to support the inclusion model in 2009. This experience sparked a passion for those who are experiencing developmental, communication and social/emotional delays, which led to her to pursue her certification as an Assistant Behavior Analyst and was certified in 2012. From there, Christy worked as an Associate Clinician for 2 years, as she completed her Master’s Degree program in ABA from Arizona State University in 2014. At this time, she was then certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and has been working to support those with varying disabilities ever since. Christy has experience developing and implementing skill acquisition programs and behavior reduction treatment plans for children as young as 18 months and up to 24 years old, with diagnosis including: down syndrome, Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, ODD, PDD-NOS and schizophrenia.
As a Senior Clinician with Behavior Change Institute, Christy’s responsibilities include the following: completing initial assessments, conducting skills assessment, adaptive behavior assessments and social skills assessments as needed, development of individualized treatment objectives and goals for skill acquisition and behavior reduction, management and frequent oversight of all programs developed and implemented, weekly assessment and monitoring of data collected to identify trends and make data based decisions on modifications needed to treatment plans, training and support for parents, siblings, teachers, behavior technicians and any other caregivers or family members involved in the daily support of the client across environments, and, lastly, assisting families with networking, researching and helping connect families to resources and organizations in their immediate community to provide a holistic treatment package for all families receiving services through BCI to ensure the best outcomes are achieved.
Florida Association for Behavior Analyst (FABA)
New Mexico Association for Behavior Analyst (NMABA)
Sensitivity training for peers in community organizations & schools
Autism awareness training for law enforcement and other community organizations
Social Skills Training
Natural Environment Teaching Methodologies
Functional Communication Training
Behavior Skills Training (BST) for adolescents and young adults
Adaptive Living Skills Training to promote independence across daily routines
Parent training and home generalization strategies
Certified as Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2014 after completing Master’s Degree Program
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Arizona State University (Completed 2014)
Completed certification courses through Florida Institute of Technology from 2010 to 2012 and certified as Board Certified Behavior Analyst Assistant (BCaBA) in 2012
Bachelor’s of General Studies with Concentrations in Phycology and Social Work from Western New Mexico University (Completed 2007)
I am thrilled to be a part of a team of professionals that have a family-centered & well-rounded treatment approach. I’m honored to be apart of a company that is focused on increasing the availability of high-quality, medically necessary ABA services to so many under-developed rural areas through their Tele-Medicine Model. It is humbling to know that I am apart of something so meaningful, and that is making such a significant impact in so many families’ lives. I am proud to be a part of BCI and the instrumental services that are provided to all of the BCI families.