Hi! My name is Elizabeth Connis. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA #1-17-28720). I am credentialed through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (www.bacb.com). I have been a BCBA since 2017, and I was an assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) about six months before that. I live in California, USA, with my daughter and two pets. I grew up in Upstate New York.
I hold a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2017). I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Pennsylvania State University (2013). I was initially an advertising major and attended Temple University from 2009-2011 before transferring to Penn State and switching my major to Criminal Justice. I have a strange-yet-useful basket of qualifications in the educational realm.
I have worked in a human services role within the field of ABA since 2014. Thus, I have spent hundreds of hours in very diverse households, analyzing human behavior from all walks of life throughout Northern and Southern California. That time included various forms of qualitative and quantitative research methods. I wrote my Master’s thesis on the effect of the format (the wording, not the literal formatting) of interviewer questions on children’s responses. A lot of my initial research was focused on criminal interview type situations involving children. Still, my own experience/research involved a few children and a YouTube “Full House” video (really!).
Spoiler alert: results were inconclusive because the experiment design itself was lacking in terms of being able to conclude (in hindsight), but the theoretical design was sound.
I love my field, my work, and the science of what I do. I hold deep respect and love for every family and person I have worked with in any capacity. (Please note that, while this should not ever be relevant, but maintaining my ethical code is my main priority, above all else, along with my own personal, scientific, moral, etc., standards that I have set for myself.)