Luisa F. Canon G., Psy.D., BCBA-DCo-founder and Clinical Director
President Southern California Chapter for the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)

    I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) where I studied under the mentorship of Linda Hayes. I obtained a doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where I evaluated the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in a group format on Latino families with children with developmental disabilities. Before I completed my doctorate, I worked as a behavioral consultant for the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, as well as the liaison to other regional centers in California. Later, in 2010, I founded the Institute for Effective Behavioral Interventions (IEBI), a behavioral agency that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. I currently serve as the Clinical Director. I have taught ACT and Behavior Analysis courses to Ph.D. and Master’s students, frequently present at professional conferences, and conduct applied research. Other clinical experience includes working with at-risk populations in a detention facility and conducting individual, group, and family behavioral therapy using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) in Bogota, Colombia. My areas of interest are clinical behavior analysis, complex human behavior and the application of ACT with individuals with special needs and their families, parent training, the implementation of ACT in the workplace and the use of behavioral principles to teach ACT. My ongoing goal is to contribute to the field through training, research, and dissemination of contextual behavioral science.

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