Bierman launched what we call a “Clinical Director Bootcamp this past year.” This is an 8-week training series for all our Clinical Directors to collaborate, create a network of peers and receive training on advanced clinical topics. A few of the topics we have covered thus far have been:
FBA’s and Behavior Support Plans that are ethical and take client assent into account.
Providing feedback and having difficult conversations
Collaboration with other providers.
A big part of what differentiates Bierman providers from others is our commitment to challenging ourselves and always learning so that we can provide the best possible care to our kids.
One Clinical Director who completed the training said: I appreciate the opportunity to participate in Clinical Director Bootcamp! It varied in teaching styles and activities. I was pushed out of my comfort zone, I was able to apply what I had learned quickly, and I am grateful that I was able to learn from, learn with, and collaborate with so many different individuals within Bierman. The Clinical Director Bootcamp provided me with the tools to become a stronger clinician and leader. I’m excited to continue to use what was learned to support others and maintain the integrity of the field!
At the completion of the first 8 weeks training series, we decided this type of peer-to-peer learning was a great tool for advancing the skills of our leaders. We’ve decided to make the Bootcamp a part of our Clinical Director onboarding and an ongoing offering.
Chrissy Barosky, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA (MA, TX, UT), LBA (RI), joined Bierman ABA in 2013 as a Behavior Analyst and is now the Chief Clinical Officer. Chrissy has been working in the field of ABA as a practicing Behavior Analyst since 2008, and before that in the field of developmental disabilities since 2005. Prior to working in the center based setting at Bierman ABA Chrissy worked in home based ABA settings, consultation in schools and as a special educator. In addition to overseeing all clinical operations at Bierman ABA, Chrissy is also Adjunct Faculty at Simmons University and Endicott College where she teaches masters level courses on verbal behavior, behavior analytic methodologies and organizational behavior management (OBM). Chrissy obtained her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Human Services, her masters degree from Columbia University in Applied Behavior Analysis and Education, and completed her Doctorate in Behavior Analysis at Simmons University. Chrissy’s research interests are in Verbal Behavior, specifically in early language acquisition and how it ties into joint attention, and staff training and its impact on client outcomes. Chrissy has presented at a variety of local and national conferences including the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
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