BIPOC Voices in ABA with Camille Morgan, BCBA, and Shaneeria Persaud, BCBA

Camille Morgan, BCBA, & Shaneeria Persaud, BCBA

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Camille Morgan, BCBA and Shaneeria Persaud, BCBA, for a 90-minute panel discussion! This event focused on the topic of BIPOC experiences in the field of ABA.

Abstract

Many in our field are taking a hard look at ourselves and our industry in light of the current public discussion of racial prejudice and inequity in America. Discrepancies in hiring practices, pay scales, and treatment of clients and employees, among other topics, are coming to the forefront of this discussion. Our aim for this presentation is to create an opportunity for BIPOC voices to speak and be heard, and to create an opportunity others to listen and learn, question and discuss.

This event begins with the panelists sharing some examples of prejudice experienced in their practice as professionals in Behavior Analysis. Camille and Shaneeria also discuss some of the current shortcomings in Behavior Analysis, with emphasis on large- and small-scale changes we can make as practitioners. We had some valuable audience questions which contributed to the conversation, as well.

About the Panelists

Camille Morgan, BCBA

My pronouns are she/her. I reside in Honolulu, HI by way of metropolitan Detroit, Michigan with my fiancé. I am a Black, lesbian, cisgender woman. I say this because each of my identities shows up in my work every single day, and it is important to me to show others that may identify with any of my identities that they too can do great things as they live out loud in various ways. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University where I studied Psychology and Gender & Women’s studies. After graduating, I began my journey into the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). I earned my master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University where I studied Counseling and Applied Behavior Analysis. After graduating, I continued my studies, and I am now a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) working with scholars with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and advocating for racial and social justice. I currently work as a school-based behavior analyst and I am a remote supervisor for ABA students through ReadySetABA. I have a few special interests in the field of ABA, including race, diversity, culture, and inclusion training, severe problem behaviors (i.e., aggressions and self-injurious behaviors), and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM). I am a 14-year ovarian cancer survivor, so my work also includes spreading awareness about the “silent killer”. In my free time, I binge watch teenie-bopper shows on Netflix (Riverdale and The Originals are my faves), hike scary looking trails here on Oahu, and online shop as a mode of therapy.

Shaneeria Persaud, BCBA is a Black and Guyanese Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) from Florida and a UWF alum. She has been in the field for eight years and specializes in child and adolescent behaviors. She serves as a Behavior Specialist within a school district in Florida, and is the President of United Behavior Analysis, Inc. a company who specializes in proving remote supervision to trainees of the field and professional development that is behavior analytic in nature. She enjoys spending time with family, motivating others, and cooking.

Cost to Attend:

  • No purchase is required.
  • No CEU’s offered.

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

 

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