Ms. Sarah Pierce is the Clinical Supervisor of Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BAT) Inc. in Hillsborough County. Sarah provides training and clinical consultation to all new analysts. In addition, Sarah provides individualized behavioral support services via behavior skills training (BST) to families referred to the Behavioral Education and Therapy (BET) Program. She also conducts parent training courses, through the Parenting for Success (PFS) Program, on behavior management strategies for children who have a history of trauma and abuse and how it impacts their behavior.
Sarah received her Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University. Her interest in behavior analysis began during her undergraduate studies at Florida State University, where she worked with a young child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who received Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. Sarah’s curiosity of the field grew when trained and asked to collect data and implement behavioral analytic procedures in the home of the child.
During her graduate studies, she worked in the public school setting as a consultant developing and training school staff to implement behavioral intervention programs with primarily typically functioning children in the elementary school environment. This experience piqued her interest to continue to work with this population which led to her pursuit of working in child welfare via behavior analysis.
Sarah has been with Behavior Analysis and Therapy Inc. since 2013. She has had the privilege of working with BAT in both judicial circuits 13 and 20. She has deemed her role with the agency as, “…her dream job…” where she is able to make a long lasting impact on families in the community.
Sarah had gained a wealth of knowledge and experience during her time with Behavioral Analysis and Therapy Inc. thus far. She has provided in-home behavior support services to over 400 families through both BET and PFS Programs combined. She has taught over 150 classes on managing the behavior of children ranging between 5 – 17 years old, including teaching one of the pre-service classes on general behavior management taught to foster parents undergoing licensure. She has also served as an expert witness during a court proceeding for a client.
- Behavior Analysis in Child Welfare
- Prevention Services
- Parent and Staff Training
- Analysis and treatment of problem behavior
- M.S. in Psychology with specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University
- B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University
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