The Behavior Trap podcast with Alan Lowe is an interview-based show that emphasizes discussions with ambitious Behavior Analyst and current practitioners that have contributed to the field of Behavioral Analysis. The podcast includes topics such as how one got into the field of Behavioral Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Verbal Behavior, Functional Analysis, Translational Research, and much more!
Paige Lemen, PhD Student - Tennessee
Hey everyone! Episode 23 is live! On today's episode I got to speak with Paige Lemen. Paige recently graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Cincinnati and currently is a PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences program at UT in Memphis. She is currently studying neuroscience and genetics behind social isolation and addiction.
You can find more out about Paige at @PaigeLemen on Instagram.
Sean Inderbitzen, APSW - Wisconsin
Hey everyone! Episode 22 is live! On Today's episode I got the opportunity to interview Sean Inderbitzen.
Sean is a Behavioral Health Therapist for Northlakes Community Clinic, and lives with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has a caseload of 25% of his patients that live with ASD and varying comorbid psychiatric conditions. Prior to being a mental health clinician, he was a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for 3 years. He was also appointed by Governor Walker to the Statewide Independent Living Council of Wisconsin. He is an incoming Member to the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and provides training on Motivational Interviewing, ASD and Employment, ASD and Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions. If interested in a consult please email him at Seabindie@me.com
Maria Helton, PhD, Psy.S., BCBA, COBA, NCSP - Ohio
Hey everyone! Episode 21 is live! On today's episode I had the opportunity to speak with Maria Helton. Maria is a behavior specialist who works in public schools supporting teachers with classroom management as well as incorporating behavioral and social emotional learning strategies into their daily teaching. She has a background is both school psychology as well as behavior analysis as uses both skill sets to support teachers as well as students to maximize success. Maria loves seeing students succeed and watching them learn new skills and wouldn't trade her job for the world.
To learn more about Maria you can find her on Instagram. @TeachingBehaviorTogether
You can also check her out podcast. The Teaching Behavior Together Podcast.
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Jeffery Tyler Artis., M.Ed., BCBA, LBA - Mississippi
Holy Guacamole! Episode 20 is live! On today's episode I got the opportunity to speak with Tyler Artis. Tyler is a BCBA working out of Jackson, Mississippi with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Spectrum Academy, and is also is a part of the Rogue ABA team working as a question writer. Tyler developed a passion for ABA during his time as an RBT working with children on the spectrum through in-clinic, community, and in-home services. Tyler earned his Master of Education with an emphasis in ABA from The University of Cincinnati and shortly after graduation passed his Board Certification exam on his first attempt. Supervision, teaching, parent training, 1-on-1 therapy, and tutoring are where Tyler feels the most at home in the ABA world. A self-proclaimed Hip-Hop Head, Videogame Lover, Plant Dad, Workout Enthusiast, and Obstacle Race Runner are multiple things mixed together to make up Tyler.
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Laura Aleszczyk, M.A., BCBA - New Jersey
Hey everyone! Episode 19 is live! On today's episode I got to speak with Laura Aleszczk.
Laura Aleszczyk earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She then went on to obtain her Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement from Rowan University, and a Graduate Certificate in ABA from Florida Institute of Technology. Laura is originally from Delran, NJ, and currently lives near Ocean City, NJ, where you can usually find her on the beach, paddleboarding, or reading a good book. She is currently working as a full time Special Education teacher in a BD self-contained classroom, and part time as a BCBA providing in-home ABA services. Laura is passionate about advocating for her students and clients to help them succeed. You can follow her on her classroom page @schoolwithscrap and the new company page she is helping build, @amazing_transformations_llc
Nandi Nelson, LCSW, BCBA - New Jersey
Hey Everyone! Episode 18 of The Behavior Trap Podcast is Live!! On today's episode I got to speak with Nandi Nelson.
Nandi Nelson, LCSW, BCBA is the Founder and Clinical Director of Social Behavior Learning Solutions, Nandi Nelson is on a mission to create awareness around autism and help parents and practitioners overcome any barriers that they may face. A thoughtful trailblazer, empathetic entrepreneur, and strong advocate for individuals and families affected by autism and other intellectual disabilities, she possesses a strong desire to help others, offering hope despite their challenging circumstances.
Before becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Behavior Analyst—a rare combination in her industry—and starting a company specializing in in-home ABA therapy, she developed an interest early on in exploring incarceration and its impact on parent-child relationships, an area close to her heart and her own life experience. While doing graduate fieldwork she reached a pivotal moment, discovering a new found passion and career direction focused on children with autism and developmental issues and helping them cope and understand the world around them. Naturally, this would evolve to include parents and guardians, providing them with professional guidance and the essential tools for handling stressful situations and practicing self-care.
Today, she taps into her extensive expertise to empower and educate others around the world. An inspiring speaker, she is often sought-after to share her uplifting messages of possibility and progress, as well as, providing professional dissemination of applied behavior analysis.
Her book, “Jake’s Adventures: A trip to summer camp,” teaches young children about acceptance and understanding of their peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder which is being distributed worldwide.
Nandi has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Minor in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Learn more about Nandi Nelson
Youtube and Instagram @NandiNelson
Customer ReviewsSee All
This is an awesome podcast for anyone looking into or starting out in becoming a part of the ABA field! It interviews a broad range of experienced ABA professionals. Alan does an awesome job at making the interviewee comfortable and carrying the conversation out to make it flow naturally!
Keep up the great work!!
Alan is very personable and really cares about BCBAs and future analysts connecting and hearing each other. Our field can often feel like you’re on an island, and this podcast provides community!
This podcast is awesome! I love hearing what all the guest have to say about their schooling since I am in graduate school currently. Alan picks great guests that have so much to share about their lives working in ABA. Keep up the great work!