The Behaviour Speak Podcast

The Behaviour Speak Podcast

Welcome to the Behaviour Speak Podcast, where we celebrate the diversity of human behaviour and explore the many factors that shape who we are.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 122 mins

For the inaugural Black Women in Behavior Analysis Appreciation Day (Feb 21st!) I'm humbled to share episode 142 with the amazing Portia James! 

Portia is a visionary, a powerhouse of a leader, and a pioneer for people of color in her field. She shares bold perspectives on the lack of representation for black leadership in the workplace and how it impacts decision-making and strategic execution at the executive level. She is one of...

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Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor at Marist College.   She is also a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist in New York State. Dr. Williams mentors students and early-career faculty of color through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) mentoring program. A practitioner-scholar, Dr. Williams’ years of working with groups of K-12 at-risk learners in both urban and rural communities have given ...

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In Episode 140,  Ben chats with clinical psychologist,  Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka, who has combined her passion for hairstyling with psychology to create a new global mental health movement called PsychoHairapy using hair as an entry point into mental health care.  

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  • BACB: 1.0 Learning 
  • IBAO: 1.0 Cultural
  • QABA: 1.0 DEI

Contact:

https://www.psychohairapy.org/

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In Episode 139, Ben chats with the brilliant and wonderful Sawsan Razzouk, a Lebanese behavior analyst who elegantly melds applied behavior analysis, acceptance and commitment training, and eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy to address the effects of war. Sawson has experienced the trauma of war from the time she lay in her mother's womb as they fled wartime Liberia in the late 80s.  Now working to support families i...

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In Episode 138, Ben chats with Dr. Aaron Rachelle Campbell, an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Missouri. Dr. Campbell’s research involves equitable intervention delivery within a multi-tiered behavior support framework focused on preventative strategies for improving student academic, social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes, particularly in culturall...

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In Episode 137  Ben talks with Dr. Kat Monlux, a behavior analyst and Associate Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University whose primary areas of study include infants at risk of developmental disorders and behavior-analytic interventions for individuals with Fragile X Syndrome.  In this episode, Ben and Kat dive deep into her research in both areas. 

 

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  • BACB: 1.5...
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In Episode 136  Ben talks with Dr. Sonia Levy, A Black, Jewish behaviour analyst and lead author on a seminal article in behaviour analysis entitled: A Look In The Mirror: How the Field of Behavior Analysis Can Become Antiracist. This article was written not long after the brutal murder of George Floyd by police in 2020 and the beginning of a new social justice movement that captured the minds and hearts of people all over the worl...

In Episode 135, Ben talks with Arturo Garcia, a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida in collaboration with USF's Trafficking in Persons Risk To Resilience Lab researching interventions for youth at risk for human trafficking.  

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop

  • BACB: 1.0 Learning 
  • IBAO: 1.0 Learning
  • QABA: 1.0  General

Contact:

Arturo Garcia

agarcia201@usf.edu

Links:

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In this episode, Ben talks to Dr. Samantha-Rae. Dr. Samantha "Dr. Sam" Rae, a Black Autistic woman and CEO of DSRD Consulting, brings a unique lens to DEI, merging her personal experiences with professional expertise. Creator of the app DEI Offload™ and SaaS tool DEI Blueprint® and a sought-after speaker, her strategies have transformed organizations like Goodwill and Save the Children. Collaborating with industry giants like AWS a...

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In Episode 133, Ben chats with brother and sister behaviour analysts and researchers, Drs. Joe and Traci Cihon.  From their early years growing up in a blended family to working nights at the local watering hole the Cihons shared their origin stories of how they found behavior analysis, the directions they chose to go, and the many interactions with each other and many, many great behaviour analysts along the way including Shahla A...

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In Episode 132,  Ben chats with Rachelle Gladue co-founder of the Tawâw Outreach Collective located in Amiskwacîwâskahikan n Treaty 6 Territory - ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲ also known by it's settler name as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are an Indigenous-led, grassroots harm reduction organization providing community street outreach and offering community-level, public and private training and educational workshops. Tawâw promotes Indigenous H...

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In Episode 131, Ben chats with Jared Van, a Ph.D student at Penn State University studying under precision teaching legend Dr. Rick Kubina. This episode is all about precision teaching through the lens of abolitionist behaviour science!

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop

  • BACB: 1.5 Learning 
  • IBAO: 1.5 Cultural
  • QABA: 1.5  DEI

Contact:

Jared Van

https://www.jaredvan.com/

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In Episode 130, Ben chats with Jordyn Burleson. Jordyn is an Enrolled Member of the Tonowanda band of Senecas and a registered behavior technician (RBT).  Working under the supervision of Valerie Clack aka, the Lakota BCBA, Jordyn shares how she fell in love with behaviour analysis and the gratitude of having an Indigenous behaviour analyst as a mentor.  We also learn about the Tonowanda Band of Senecas and Jordyn's relationship to...

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Meet the Sista Scholars!  They are counselors and educational leaders who believe in community and utilizing their collective village to engage in social justice work.

Drs. Sarah Brant-Rajahn, Eva M. Gibson, and Mariama Cook Sandifer are accomplished counselor educators dedicated to advancing the field. Dr. Brant-Rajahn, an Assistant Professor at Messiah University, draws on 7 years of experience as a school counselor i...

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In Episode 128, Ben chats with Tori Williams Douglass, the creator behind White Homework, a platform for teaching people about anti-racism and social justice through the lens of behavioral neuroscience.   Join Tori and Ben as they dig into Tori's origins in Portland Oregon with its eerie similarities to Canada regarding outsider misperceptions of racism.  With a deep dive into  concepts like performative allyship, reparations, and ...

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Episode 127 is a conversation with Dr. Han Ren.  Dr. Ren (she/they) is a licensed clinical and school psychologist, consultant, speaker, and educator. She is deeply rooted in liberation and anti-oppressive work, practicing from a justice-oriented, interpersonal, culturally humble, and systems-informed framework. Through their widely viewed content on social media, they strive to make mental health accessible and applicable to our d...

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Episode 126 is a long-awaited conversation with the incredible Dr. Natalie Williams Awodeha.  Dr. Natalie's research and practice dig deep into the prevention and healing of trauma across multiple populations and contexts. She shares her experiences with trauma and the path of integrated behavioral health care that has helped her heal.  

 

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  • BACB: 1.5 Learning 
  • IB...
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Episode 125 is a conversation with Dr. Lindsay Lloveras. Dr. Lloveras is a Behavior Analyst for the UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (UF Health CAN) and coordinates the inpatient behavioral consultation program at UF Shands Children’s Hospital. Her primary area of research is in assessment and treatment of behavior disorders, with emphasis on quantitative analysis.  Dr. Lloveras and her colleagues have recently publ...

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In Episode 124,  Ben is joined by Iranian-American psychologist, Dr. Bahaur Amini.  Dr Amini is actively involved in Arab/MENA-Psy, the Arab, Middle Eastern, & North African Psychological Association as well as a director with The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, a Division of the American Psychological Association (APA Division 45).   Dr. Amini discusses the work of these groups supporting A...

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In Episode 123, Ben chats with Rashida Biera, a behaviour analyst and owner/founder/creator of Hue-man Expressions LLC, and Jaleesa Holden, an incredible mother and advocate of a young Autistic boy who utilizes images from Hue-man Expressions with her son.  Hue-man expressions create high-quality detailed images of Black and brown children and adults that can be used as visual supports in behavior analytic programs, speech and lang...

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