Santa Barbara BCBA

About us

Whitney J. Detar

Whitney J. Detar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, received her doctoral training from the University of California, Santa Barbara specializing in Autism. She has taught at several institutions of higher education at various levels (UC, CalState, Community College, Online Graduate Institutions) and through various modalities (on-ground, online, & blended) in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Early Childhood Education. She was a Supervisor and Researcher at the renowned UCSB Koegel Autism Center and is currently faculty at California State University, Channel Islands. She is an approved ACE Provider through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, making her trainings eligible for CEUs. Not only a Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst, she is an expert in Pivotal Response Treatment for children with autism, interventions for adolescents and adults on the spectrum (including video modeling and video feedback), treatment of problem behaviors and improvement of social skills in the typically developing population, parent education and more. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate students in Education, Psychology, and other related fields, supervises prospective BCBA's and consults with working BCBAs, and chairs dissertation committees. She travels around the world giving guest lectures and conducting trainings for professionals in intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Want to know more about her experience? See her Curriculum Vita:  Whitney_CV website.pdf
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