Cultivating Care Within Problem Behavior While Serving People For the last few months, my family has had to make some really tough medical decisions with and for a beloved family member. Like many people, we are faced with caring for ourselves, our children, and loved ones at different points in their lives. It's made me … Continue reading For The Sake of Human Dignity
…and why behavior science practice requires more I recently took my daughter out on a coveted target trip...while an errand for me, it was a big deal for her. She was searching for a new doll. And being a toy aficionado, I know that the best dolls, may not be found at Target. But this … Continue reading The Shiny New Toy
I see many colleagues in speech or even learning specialists discuss being private pay and the woes in finding clients. They also discuss the ease in documentation. While, I am in a group who thinks that documentation standards should be adhered to no matter private pay or third party reimbursement, I do believe that pricing … Continue reading If You’re Private Pay, Rethink your Pricing Structure…NOW.
The Self-Care of Speaking Over Yourself I have missed writing. And after a busier season and a series of events, I decided that if I am to be well ... writing must be added back into my daily diet. For as much as I give, I have to take time to pour so that I … Continue reading Encourage Yourself
What's A Therapist To Do When The World Is Amuck and YOU Still Need To Provide A Service? Years ago, I had an experience when my bad day turned into a bad week. I was in such a state of emotional pain and angst. I could not see anything beyond my well warranted emotions. While … Continue reading Unpacking Pain, Protests, and Providing Service
Lessons from Life's Last Dance from my coach, Robert H. Seals It's no secret that most of the coaching I have ever found to be beneficial for my sustenance as a clinical leader has been outside the world of therapy. I have had my mother who spent year's as a Chicago Public School teacher, I … Continue reading Why Coaching Matters in Leadership
Don't Dismiss Corrective Feedback When the Packaging Doesn't Meet Your Expectations...Decide to Grow Feedback. It's the thing we want. But if we are honest, we don't like feedback. At least the feedback that we haven't crafted to meet our social-emotional needs of the day. If we are most honest, we want the feedback in a … Continue reading When Feedback Isn’t Elegant
The lack of reaching across the aisle and acknowledging that the knowledge being sought was already, and has been present for some time. It was (is) in a different group.
*MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR IS CONTAGIOUS. AMYGDALA CONTROL NEEDED* Have you ever sighed at work? Have you ever walked into someone's office and sighed? I have experienced both. When we sigh, it is usually a sign of being overwhelmed, overcapacity, frustrated, and perhaps annoyed. Two weeks ago, I sat across from a staff person when things were … Continue reading When People Sigh…
While Supervision is now Protocol Modification from a medical insurance perspective. The art of what that is can be lost in the conundrum of a model. In truth, supervision better explains from a student-teacher relationship. In fact, it is better absorbed and gets to the foundation of the development of the next generation(s) of behavior analysts, RBTs, and clinicians.