Affecting Behavior Change, LLC

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Christen Russell

Phone: 609-845-8935

E-mail: info@affectingbehaviorchangenj.com


Experience

Founder and Director (March 2008 – present)

The Quiet Child Therapy DBA Affecting Behavior Change, LLC


 Training, supervising, and hiring staff and those pursuing certification through the BACB

 Conducting Functional Behavior Assessments, Functional Analyses, and Program Evaluations that drive

    Behavior Intervention Planning and Training

 Providing ABA services to clients 6 months-65 years old

 Providing Expert Witness Services

       Observation of the learner/student in his/her program

       Screening cases for merit

       Review and analysis of records

       Written reports; defining applicable standards of care and deviations from and adherence to applicable standards of care, assessing alleged damages and /or

      injuries, identifying and recommending potential defendants, research and analysis of validity and reliability of research studies relied on by all parties

 Presenting professional development, networking, marketing and community education workshops.

 Providing sociosexual education workshops/ongoing sessions to learners.

 Providing Organizational Behavior Management Consultation to businesses

       Developed recruitment committee and all policies and procedures for three departments

       Increased mid-level managers by 50%

       Interviewed, screened and onboarded applicants for entry level, administrative, and professional jobs

       Created and maintained job descriptions and applicant and client tracking systems

       Revamped performance-based pay and implemented quarterly reviews

       Oversight of 100s of executive, operations and clinical staff across corporate office and in situ settings

       Created interventions to improve employee and customer satisfaction and onboarding process for Certified

      Home Health Aides for South Jersey’s first and largest not-for-profit hospice organization


Clinical Director (January 2015-April 2017)

The Uncommon Thread


 Providing ABA services to clients 18 months-8 years old

 Analyzing and reporting on all clinical data metrics

 Oversight of 40 staff across home, and community settings.

 Development of the clinical model to ensure consistency and best-practice in programming across all programs.

 Streamlining clinical processes (intake, reassessment, school, home and clinic-based services).

 Provided ongoing training for staff and contractors

 Clinical review of all Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs), Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), Treatment

    Plans (TP), and Goals and Objectives (G&O).

 Program oversight (specific to each client): program progression, maladaptive behavior reduction, etc.

 Quarterly performance-based reviews

 Presenting professional development, networking, marketing and community education workshops.


Clinical Manager (February 2013-October 2015)

Above and Beyond Learning Group


 Providing ABA services to clients 3 -21 years old

 Increased census by 200% in two years.

 Presenting professional development, networking, marketing and community education workshops.

 Oversight of 50 staff across clinic, home, school and community settings.

 Using training and evaluation to guide and empower staff to make sound, clinical judgment.

 Conducting therapist training, program administration, and monthly clinics with staff and families.

 Conducting new client intakes, marketing/networking events, and quality assurance.

 Ensuring program integrity, behavior reduction, and skill acquisition in each individual program.


Education

Kaplan University M.S. in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (2012)

  • 4.0 GPA

University of North Texas Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (2003-2004: 6 credits)

 Received national certification in Behavior Analysis (BCABA) in December 2004.

 Classes: Basic Behavior Principles and Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis (completed with a 4.0 GPA).


Rutgers University B.A. in Psychology (2002)

  • Graduated with Honors 

Certifications

2018-present Organizational Behavior Management


2012-present Board Certified Behavior Analyst

  • Certificate Number: 1-12-12097


2013-2018 Quality Behavior Services: Safety Care Trainer/Specialist

De-escalation and crisis management


2010-present Certificate of Eligibility: Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-5

  • Certificate Number: 788845


2010-present Certificate of Eligibility: Teacher of Students with Disabilities

  • Certificate Number: 788846


2004-2012 Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

  • Certificate Number: 0-04-1470


Professional Presentations

Behavior Analysis (March 2015-present)

Affecting Behavior Change (September 2014-present)

Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training (April 2014-September 2018)

Generalization: Don’t Put It on the Back Burner (NJABA March 21, 2014)

Navigating Your Insurance (Above and Beyond Learning Group)

Dealing with Challenging Behaviors (Above and Beyond Learning Group)

All Behaviors Can Change (Above and Beyond Learning Group)

Reinforcement (Building Behavior Solutions, LLC)


Professional Memberships

2018-present OBM Network

2008-present Association for Professional Behavior Analysts

2008-2014 New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis

2004-2008 Association of Behavior Analysis International