Serving the Albuquerque community and led by Laura Charin, our talented team of clinicians provides individualized, evidence-based interventions based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in a client’s home, community and/or school.
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the positive changes to a whole family’s daily routine that results from successful interventions. I am passionate about training and supporting our staff to use evidence based practices and help more families.
Laura is AST’s Clinical Director for the Albuquerque, NM region. Laura has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis with children with developmental disabilities since 2005. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from College of Charleston and her master’s degree in special education for severe and multiple disabilities from the University of South Carolina and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Laura has provided services in South Carolina, Washington D.C., and Maryland, and now resides in Albuquerque. She is passionate about delivering research based interventions in natural environment settings and providing supervision and training for future behavior analysts.
“Seeing the difference we can make in the life of a family is incredibly rewarding. I am motivated every day to support our staff and families so that they can achieve their goals and create their own success story.”
Jocelyn Thompson is a Vice President of Clinical Services for LEARN Behavioral based out of Sacramento, CA. Jocelyn currently manages services in Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, New Mexico and Louisiana. For the last 15 years, Jocelyn has worked with diverse populations in multiple settings as a behavior analyst and a social worker. Jocelyn received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA where she studied under the direction of Dr. Ivar Lovaas and completed an internship at the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention. Jocelyn then received her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles, where she also completed graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis. Jocelyn has actively promoted the field of applied behavior analysis through her involvement and work with local, state and national organizations. In 2013, she was selected by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to be part of the workgroup that developed and piloted the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification. She currently serves as the marketing/outreach chair for Autism Speaks-Sacramento Walk, is a committee member of the Autism Intervention Network at the UC Davis MIND Institute and is on the ABA advisory panel for EQ Health Solutions. Jocelyn is also a member of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) stakeholders advisory committee and was elected to the CalABA Board as their Professional Association Liaison. Jocelyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
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