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Jennifer Beers

Jennifer Beers

Assistant Department Chair
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Department

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

Jennifer Beers received her MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University and her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.  Her interests are in the areas of verbal behavior, stimulus equivalence and relational frame theory (RFT), skill acquisition programming, and teaching behavior analysis.

Jennifer has more than 17 years of experience in home-, school-, and community-based programs for children diagnosed with autism, working in direct service provision, supervision, program development, and director roles.  She has also worked for TCS LA ABA as the department coordinator prior to becoming a faculty member, helping to build systems and oversee the practicum program.

Education
  • B.A., Psychology, Millersville University
  • M.S., Behavior Analysis, St. Cloud State University
  • PhD, Applied Behavior Analysis, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
Licensure(s)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D)
Areas Of Expertise

Professional Memberships

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

Q&A

Q. Please describe your teaching philosophy.

A. I aim to maximize learning in the classroom through interactive lessons and frequent feedback. My goal is not only for students to succeed in the classroom but to be able to use the skills learned in their daily life. 

Q. Please describe your philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.  

A. I approach psychology from a behavior analytic framework and evaluate functional relations between the environment and behavior in all areas of life. 

Q. Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?

A. I choose to enter the field of psychology after seeing the effects behavior analysis can have in approving the lives of a wide variety of people. 

Q. What advice would you give a student entering The Chicago School of Professional Psychology?

A. Give it everything you can. You will got out of it only what you put into it.