Areas of Expertise: autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis, professional development
Catherine Bryson received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Psychology from the University of the Pacific. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst; she also holds a New York State Special Education Teaching Certificate (students with disabilities birth to grade 6). Catherine has extensive experience in program development and evidence-based practices to support educational programming. She has worked with children with Autism as a Special Education Teacher, Behavior Analyst, and Program Administrator. In addition, she was an adjunct professor for over 12 years at Sage Colleges and Empire State College. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Special Education, as well as Crisis Intervention and Interviewing Skills for human service professionals. Prior to this, she designed, developed, and administered programs serving persons diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness which promoted social and vocational skills, medication and symptom management, and increased independence in residential living. Catherine’s primary areas of interest include leadership and staff development, assessment of a child’s needs related to key domains for learning and language using criterion referenced assessments, video modeling, and play skills.