2021 MOABA Conference

Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi, Ed.D., BCBA, LBA

Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi, Ed.D., BCBA, LBA

ULEZI, LLC - Pivot 2 Inclusion - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Capella University


About the Presenter

Nasiah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a Doctorate degree in Education from Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She is a graduate of the Infant Studies Specialist program at Erikson Institute of Chicago. In addition to her BCBA credential, she is an Illinois licensed special education teacher and an Illinois Early Intervention provider and State evaluator. Professionally, she has served as a special educator, clinician, educational administrator and professor of special education. Her clinical experience spans infancy through adulthood. Currently, she is the CEO & Founder of ULEZI, LLC, Co-Founder of Pivot 2 Inclusion and serves as a court appointed special advocate, for children in the Illinois foster care system. She is also an Advisory Board member for Black Applied Behavior Analysts, President Elect for the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis and an Affiliate Chapters Board Member for the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Cirincione-Ulezi, serves as a subject matter expert for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and has published in the Journal Behavior Analysis in Practice. She has assisted school districts in the State of Illinois in developing meaningful educational programs to meet the needs of students with autism. Her research interests include supervision, mentoring, leadership and culturally humble practice within the field of ABA. She is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion and is deeply committed to using her skills and experiences, paired with the science of applied behavior analysis, to empower the lives of the people she supports and serves, in positive and meaningful ways.

Friday November 12, 2021

Taking a Functional Approach to Persistent Staff Performance Issues Using the Performance Diagnostic Checklist – Human Services

Abstract: The concept of humble behaviorism has been written about in behavior analytic journals as far back as 1991. In his article, Humble Behaviorism, Neuringer hypothesized if behaviorists were more humble, their effectiveness as scientists would increase (Neuringer, 1991). Additionally, more contemporary work around the conceptual framework of cultural humility, moves beyond the individual accountability addressed with humble behaviorism to address power differentials and institutional accountability, at an organizational level (Fisher-Borne et al, 2015). This continuing education event will serve to deconstruct and explain humble behaviorism and cultural humility, as well as, identify empirically based methods for advancing these practices to promote positive outcomes for stakeholders, in the field of behavior analysis.