Kristen M. Copeland, BCBA, M.A.

Clinical Supervisor/Senior Therapist

Kristen is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who has been working with learners with autism for 10 years. She received her Master of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Arts Highest Honours (Psychology) from Carleton University. She has also completed Pennsylvania State University’s Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis for Special Education (ABA) and 1500 hours of mentorship from Siri Ming, BCBA. In addition, she is a member in good standing of ONTABA and ABA International.
For the past 8 years, Kristen has worked in collaboration with Lynne Thibodeau M.Ed and Spectrum Intervention Group, using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behaviour (VB). Kristen is experienced with working with verbal and nonverbal learners of all skill level aged 2-16 in Ottawa and the surrounding area as well as internationally. While Kristen loves working with children of all ages, she is passionate in using the science of ABA to enhance the lives of school aged children, particularly teenagers. She creates functional programs for learners over ten to teach critical life, communication and community skills. She is dedicated to helping each learner reach their full potential and live as independently as possible.

Kristen’s commitment to the science of ABA has led her to participate in numerous workshops across North America. She was a presenter at ABA International’s 34th and 35th Annual Convention, as well as being a guest lecturer for both Carleton University and Brock University. She is dedicated to helping improve the quality of services available to children and teens with autism and has supervised practicum students from Brock University’s MADS program, as well as providing mentoring to those wishing to complete requirements to write the Board Certification exam. These endeavours allow her to share her passion for her job and learners.