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
What Foodnetwork TV has taught me about Corrective Feedback, Using my words, and the importance of being a Supervisor and Supervisee. Chopped surprised me. I thought it would be about food. This show has given lessons in feedback (giving and receiving) and, how at any moment, everyone should be ready to learn and level up. … Continue reading Lessons from #Chopped
Why Pruning Matters... My favorite flowers are Tulips. But I especially love Peonies and Hydrangeas. Fortunately, #TraderJoes keeps a nice stock of fresh flowers and I travel there almost weekly. Though I love flowers, I am a *clears throat * low activity individual when it comes for the care that fresh flowers require. On my … Continue reading Being the Same Will Not Do
…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
Why Finding the Room to Operate In Your Gift Matters Clinicians have skills. And we also have gifts. The gifts are on our insides. They help us climb over the tough stuff they didn't teach us in school. You know hits, jabs, snarky conversations, and (my favorite), the bodily fluids. Gifts are what make us … Continue reading Skills are Good. But Follow Your Gift.
Why the Science of ABA Doesn't Reach and What We Should Do About It Sounds serious doesn't it? Sounds like we are really about to make an impact. Sounds smart?!? There are so many good initiatives in our field that don't have legs. I liken it to Preaching to The choir. The problem is that … Continue reading Disseminating the Science to Eradicate Social Injustices
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
For women...women clinical leaders who do too much...who are racing to do the next...who hold up the banner of collaboration not competition but feel race to show up...the women who demonstrate the need to prove their presence in the ever changing populous of ABA and other clinical leaders....I will impart to you the best advise I've ever been given.
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.