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Leslie Morrison

Leslie Morrison

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

Dr. Morrison entered the doctoral program at University of Kansas (KU) in 1993. In 1997, after completing all doctoral program requirements minus dissertation, she took what was thought to be a short break to raise a family. However, it wasn’t until 2009 until she finally completed her doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College in Boston. Between time at KU and Simmons, Dr. Morrison became a BCBA in 2000 and provided behavioral services throughout the Midwest until she moved to Arizona in 2001. While there, she worked with the Arizona Department of Developmental Disabilities to create statewide provider training and state recognition of the BCBA and BCaBA credentials. She also taught and developed courses at Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. While in Boston, she worked at University of Massachusetts Medical School conducting research on online delivery of continuing education for early interventionists and paraprofessionals (something that was fairly new at that time). In 2006, she was recruited by Regional Center of Orange County where she was the Autism Clinical Specialist overseeing behavioral services for three years. After a short time as the Director of Clinical Services for a behavioral services agency in Orange County, Dr. Morrison joined The Chicago School’s Department of Applied Behavior Analysis in Los Angeles as Acting Chair in August 2013. She brings with her a strong dedication to uphold and support the vision set forth by those who developed this program so that graduates go into the field of behavior analysis with a deep appreciation and strong foundation in the science of behavior analysis. Her areas of research interest include analysis of verbal behavior, service provision in applied settings, parent and family education, interdisciplinary treatment with foundation in behavior analysis, quality assurance measurement and organizational behavior management.

Education

B. A. California State University, Fullerton, CA, 1993 (Psychology)

M. A. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, HDFL Dept, 1997 (Behavior Analysis)

Ph.D. Simmons College, Boston, MA, 2009 (Behavior Analysis)

 

Licensure(s)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral (BCBA-D)

Areas Of Expertise

Fleming, R. K., Morrison, L.A., Fleming, C. K., Gray, C., & Hamad, C. (2009, May). Educating early intervention professionals in current topics through distance learning. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ.

Foshee, M., Russell, D., Teramoto, D., Torgrimson, S., Feliciano, S., Morrison, J., Stahl, J. & Morrison, L. (February, 2013). Parent directed role reversal imitation for establishing verbal and nonverbal skills in nonverbal children. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis, California Association for Behavior Analysis. Garden Grove, CA.

Foshee, M., Torgrimson, S., Russell, D., Teramoto, D., Feliciano, S., Morrison, J., Stahl, J. & Morrison, L. (February, 2013). Parent directed role reversal imitation for evoking verbal behavior, verbal elaboration and social-play skills. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis, California Association for Behavior Analysis. Garden Grove, CA.

Hamad, C.D., Serna, R.W., Morrison, L.A., & Fleming, R. (2010). Extending the reach of early intervention training for practitioners: A preliminary investigation of an online curriculum for teaching behavioral intervention knowledge to families and service providers. Infants and Young Children, 23, 195-208. 

Kamps, D., Potucek, J., Dugan, E., Kravits, T., Gonzalez-Lopez, A., Garcia, J., Carnazzo, K., Morrison, L., & Garrison-Kane, L., (2001). Peer training to facilitate social interaction and generalization for elementary students with autism. Exceptional Children, 68 (2), 237-250.

Morrison, L. (2009). The effects of concept mapping on the intraverbal relation of elaboration in graduate students. Paper presented at the 1st inaugural Contemporary Developments in Behavior Analysis, Simmons College, Boston, MA.

Morrison, L., Fleming, C., Hamad, C., Gray, C., & Fleming, R. (2013). Online learning for early intervention professionals: Transition planning from early intervention to school. Journal of Special Education and Technology, 28, 43-51.

Morrison, L. A., Fleming, R. K., Hamad, C., Gray, C., & Serna, R. W. (2009, May). Behavioral intervention skills for entry-level paraprofessionals. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ.

Morrison, L., Kamps, D., Garcia, J., & Parker, D. (2001). Peer mediation and monitoring strategies to improve initiations and social skills for students with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 3, (4), pp. 237-250.