Professional Development

With more than a decade in the field, our passion is in intersecting the fields of behavior analysis, school psychology, and social justice, with a primary focus on inequity within disciplinary practices at the preschool and elementary levels and beyond.

Our overarching goal is to reduce conscious and unconscious racial inequalities in the educational system and helping professions and to educate professionals on how culture intersects.

Working diligently to increase the cultural competencies of clinicians and educators, we lead talks and presentations on topics related to culture, race, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We wholeheartedly believe in providing The Keys to make lasting change through increasing awareness. 


For Educators

Behavior 101 for Teachers: The basics of analyzing behaviors.

Duration: 2 Hours

According to recent studies, challenges with student behavior is increasingly becoming more concerning and is a major obstacle for teachers in the classroom. Teachers have reported feeling unprepared and unequipped to address the needs of the students arriving in their classrooms with various (dis)abilities and history of trauma and adversity. The lack of effective resources and strategies has contributed to teacher burn out, loss of valuable instructional time and impacted scores on quality assessments. This has also added to the persisting inequities within disciplinary practices.

The goal of this interactive workshop is to give teachers the skills needed to reduce undesired behaviors while also teaching new skills. Starting with a deep dive into the foundation of behavioral science, the presenter will continue walking attendee through understanding how to analyze behaviors and in turn decrease undesired and increase desired behaviors. This workshop will include tips and strategies, educators can use the following day. 

I Am More Than My Adversities: Supporting children experiencing adversity in the classroom.

Duration: 2 Hours

This training will address the need for culturally responsive disciplinary practices as a method of dismantling inequities in educational settings. Discussions within the field of education have begun to examine the existing “Discipline Gap” and the long term implications for diverse students and communities. One potential solution is the utilization of trauma-informed care within educational settings. 

The presenter will introduce attendees to the current state of disciplinary practices within early childhood and explore the utilization of trauma-informed approaches, policies, and procedures in educational settings. Following current research, practical strength-based techniques will be provided employing knowledge of child development, learning theory, and mental health. An analysis of the functions, motivations, and consequences of behavior will be helpful when increasing healthy behaviors and social-emotional skills of young children. This presentation aims to provide participants with a deep understanding of culture, trauma and disciplinary actions for all learners.

For Clinicans

Keys to Culturally Responsive Practices

Duration 1 Hour – Webinar Available 

The demographics of the nation continue to quickly become more culturally diverse and the children in our practices and classrooms are reflecting these changes. With increased diversity, comes the use of celebration and knowledge of culturally responsive practices. With the understanding that culture is the foundation of our communities, culturally responsive practices must be the foundation for our instruction, services, and work.

The Keys to Culturally Responsive Practices workshop will start with the explaining of culture, biases, and understanding diverse communities. As the workshop progresses, attendees will learn to integrate the knowledge of culture into their practices and develop socially just environments for all. This workshop has two tracks, one designed for educators and one for clinical professionals with the goal of creating equity and social justice as the keystone for attendees’ work. 

BACB Continuing Education Units are available for Behavior Analyst.


School discipline Crash Course

Duration 1 Hours- Webinar Available  

The work of behavior analysts and other school-based clinicians is invaluable within our educational system. We create improved learning environments, reduce educator burnout, and reduce dangerous and disruptive behaviors in students.

The racial inequities related to school discipline are negatively impacting Black children and other children of color. – Let’s break down this crisis. 

BACB Continuing Education Units are available for Behavior Analyst.

School-based Consultation

Duration 3 Hours

As clinical professionals working with children, we are often asked to consult with schools about their entire program or a particular student. Because schools have their own unique systems and culture there is a need for professions to understand that system to be effective within those settings. Whether you work in a school or serves children who are in school, consulting with instructional staff is an effective method to make meaningful change. 

This workshop will outline the five steps of school-based consultation designed for mental health clinicians. After this workshop attendees will have the skills to help schools improve learning environments, reduce staff burn-out and reduce dangerous and disruptive behaviors.

BACB Continuing Education Units are available for Behavior Analyst.

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