Overture Behavior Services recently hosted two dynamic supervision sessions with the incredible Karen R. Wagner, Ph.D. Dr. Wagner received her Ph.D in Education with a focus on special education and applied behavior analysis from the University of Central Florida. She has spoken at numerous professional conferences, both nationally and abroad. Dr. Wagner is a pioneer and expert in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and we are so excited she came out to teach these seminars here in our Colorado community!
The available classes were Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) compliant and focused on topics encompassing: working with adults, life transitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities, ethics, staff training, physical management, and supervisor preparation training. The Overture Behavior Services team and other professionals in the field actively participated in the interactive sessions. Those in attendance were eligible to earn up to 11 CEUs in these compatible training seminars.
Overture Behavior Services team was delighted to host a dinner reception with Dr. Wagner immediately preceding the first day’s session. Our team relished in the opportunity to ask follow-up questions and consulting with her regarding current case interests. Dr. Wagner provided wonderful insight on how to best serve our clients. We can't wait to apply the knowledge from the two-day sessions with Dr. Wagner into practice to best serve our clients!
More about Dr. Karen R. Wagner, Ph.D.
Originally certified as a “Florida Behavior Analyst” in 1993, Dr. Wagner became nationally certified by the BACB in 2001. She holds a Ph.D. in Education with a focus in special education and applied behavior analysis from the University of Central Florida. Throughout her career, Dr. Wagner:
-Founded Behavior Services of Brevard, providing in-home ABA services.
-Established and ran an Intensive-Behavioral Adult Day Training program for over a decade.
-Opened the Behavior Education Center school in 2013.
-Engaged on local peer review committees in the state of Florida.
-Served on the board of directors for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (2014-2017).
Currently, Dr. Wagner is a Trustee for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies as well as the Vice President of the ABAI History of Behavior Analysis SIG. She is a former board member and past-president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, and still remains very active state-wide in matters relating to behavior analysis in legislation and practice. Dr. Wagner has also been an instructor for the UMASS Lowell Interventions in Autism online program since 2008. She has combined her love of history and education with her ongoing project, The (R)Evolution of Behavior Analysis, interviewing over 80 individuals who have made contributions to the science of behavior.
As a practiced speaker at professional conferences all over the world, we're excited to have Dr. Wagner share her incredible wealth of experience and knowledge on supervision in these 2 unique sessions.