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
Burnout, Implosion, and Learning to Breathe (again and deeply) as a Clinician There are two moments in my life where I could place a finger on burnout. The first time, I was an undergraduate. And I called my mother wondering if I should complete college. I was tired …my insides were tired. Looking back, I … Continue reading Save Yourself
…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.
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.
Whew Girl! It's been quite a ride over here in these parts. And lovely at the same time. Is it Charles Dickens who wrote 'It was the best of times and the worst of times'. I probably edge toward the middle most days. I appreciate homeschooling and remember a time that I committed to this … Continue reading Do What You Can!