Building Systems that Support Employee Wellness with Emily Wilson & Elizabeth Matthews

Emily Wilson, BCBA, and Elizabeth Matthews, BCBA

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Emily Wilson, BCBA, and Elizabeth Matthews, BCBA, for a webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event will address OBM approaches to supporting employee wellness.


Behavior science is powerful. As behaviorists, we use tools to build repertoires and relationships that facilitate meaningful change for the individuals we serve. All too often we neglect to give our professional relationships the same careful consideration. In this presentation, attendees will interact with the presenters to develop applicable strategies for identifying and promoting a healthy workplace. Together we will determine how to identify common problems among helping professionals, like burnout and care fatigue. We will explore strategies for supporting mental and physical well-being through supervisory relationships. Finally, we will discuss systems designed to encourage wellness in the workplace. Attendees will leave with actionable items to pursue organic engagement among colleagues.

About the Presenters

Emily Wilson, BCBA

Co-Owner & Clinical Director, Blossom Behavioral Health

Emily’s behavior analytic practice is built on a diverse foundation of interests in the liberal arts and sciences. As an undergraduate at James Madison University, she studied Sociology with a minor in Religion.  She is involved in politics and social activism.  The daughter of a mental health counselor and an educator, she also routinely draws inspiration from evidence-based practices in parallel fields.  She got her first job in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2012 and earned her master’s degree and board certification in 2016. Beyond the BCBA, Emily has additional training and experience in a variety of subject areas, including Precision Teaching, Organizational Behavior Management, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Training, feeding interventions, as well as instruction on implementing several ABA-based assessment tools.  She is certified to provide Early Intervention services in Virginia.  Emily is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual (CCTSI).  Her diverse learning history is reflected in her clinical approach, which relies on a wide lens assessment to ultimately develop focused supportive interventions.

Elizabeth Matthews, M.S. Ed., BCBA, LBA (she/her)

Executive Director and Owner, EMG Consulting

Elizabeth Matthews (Liz) completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Wells College in 2002 and then relocated to Boston to work for Melmark New England. Following two years in the field she began pursuing her master’s degree in Behavioral Education at Simmons College and upon graduation became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2006. She did this while working as an alternative education teacher for the Merrimack Education Center. Liz also spent time assisting with social skills groups for children with autism at Advances Learning Center in Newton, Massachusetts, and as a Lead Behavior Liaison with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District in North Carolina. Currently she is a doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University and studying leadership.

Learning Objectives

In this event, participants will

  1. Define and identify signs of burnout and care fatigue
  2. Identify strategies that encourage mental and physical wellness
  3. Describe 3 ways to increase rates of organic participation in the supervisory relationship

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 2.0 Learning BACB CEU’s in Supervision (included with purchase)
  • $39.99 to attend
    • Includes access to the recording and presentation materials, and CEU’s.

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.

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.


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