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Megan Kirby

Megan Kirby

ABA Adjunct Faculty
  • Professional Faculty
    Applied Behavior Analysis
    ABA Department Manager

  • The Chicago School Los Angeles
Department
Applied Behavior Analysis
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
MKirby@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Megan Kirby's interest in human behavior coupled with her quest to improve the quality of life in others led her to The Chicago School, where she received a master's in clinical psychology with a specialization in applied behavior analysis. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has given presentations at a number of ABA conferences on subjects such as autism and Standard Celeration Chart teaching techniques. Kirby incorporates a comprehensive philosophy into her classroom-striving to provide students with not only the skills to succeed in the course, but also provide them with the know-how needed to disseminate information to others and apply what is learned in the classroom in a wide-range of settings and with various audiences.

Education
  • B.A., Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis specialization, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Licensure(s)
 
  • Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Kirby, M. (2009). Predicting optimal outcome for children with autism: a review of existing research. Oral presentation at The California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kirby, M. (2010). Teaching graduate students to use the standard celeration chart. Oral presentation at The California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) Conference, Irvine, CA.
  • Kirby, M. (2009). Predicting optimal outcome for children with autism: a review of existing research. Oral presentation at The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
  • California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA)

Q&A

Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: I strive to teach students not only the skills to succeed in the course, but also to develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach others and apply what they learn in the classroom.

Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: I am interested in determining the functional relationships between socially significant behaviors and developing ethically appropriate treatments to produce socially valid changes in behavior.

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: I am fascinated by human behavior. I could think of nothing better than to help improve the quality of life for others while doing something that I enjoy.

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Give it all you've got! There is a direct relationship between the effort you give and the knowledge and skills that you gain.