Dr. Marnie Shapiro has focused on applying the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help children, adolescents, and adults with and without disabilities in home, center, school and community-based settings for over ten years. Dr. Shapiro graduated from Californite State University, Northridge (CSUN) with her M.A. in Clinical Psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Ellie Kazemi. At her time at CSUN, Dr. Shapiro served as a full-time research assistance in KLab where she was an integral member of various research studies (e.g., identifying factors that may lead to turnover intentions in the workplace).
Dr. Shapiro then attended The Ohio State University (OSU) where she graduated with her Ph.D. in Education and Behavior Analysis under the mentorship of Dr. Nancy Neef. During her tenure at OSU, Dr. Shapiro participated in continued research on effective, efficient staff training procedures that minimize the need of an expert trainer. In addition, with the guidance of Dr. Neef and Dr. Catania, she conducted translational research with teachers to improve teacher-student interactions. Dr. Shapiro served as a consultant for Buckeye Behavior Analysis Services during which she provided consultation services to public school teachers in urban areas in Columbus, OH and conducted school-based functional behavior assessments. Dr. Shapiro also co-taught several undergraduate and graduate classes at OSU, served as an academic advisor for a graduate student on her master’s thesis, was the recipient of several awards and grants for her research and scholarship (e.g., The B. F. Skinner Foundation, The OSU Leadership and Training Grant), published in various peer-reviewed journals, and served as a guest reviewer for JABA and JOBE.
Following graduation, Dr. Shapiro served as a Senior BCBA at an ABA company during which she assisted the Clinical Director in developing the company’s 40-hour RBT training, worked as the Center Director, and oversaw and particpaed in supervison hours for RBTs and BCBAs. She also served as Adjuntct Faculty at Simmons Univeristy as an Indivudal Practicum Mentor. Dr. Shapiro values family involvement as well as collaboration with outside service providers, other professionals, and caregivees to bring menainful behavior change that will increase quality of life across all domains (e.g., health, social, comunication). Dr. Shapiro takes great pride in her work at Ballsbridge BCS. and strives to provide the most effective, comprehensive, and individualized services to her clients possible. Dr. Shapiro is honored to be a part of the team at Ballsbridge Behavior and Consultation Services.
Kranak, M. P., Shapiro, M. N., Sawyer, M. R., Deochand, N., & Neef, N. A. (2019). Using behavioral skills training to improve graduate students’ graphing skills. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 19(3), 247-260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bar000013
Shapiro, M., and Kazemi, E. (2017). Teaching novice individuals how to implement widely used behavioral technology. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 1, 32–62. doi: 10.1080/01608061.2016.1267066
Shapiro, M., Kazemi, E., Pogosjana, M., Rios, D., & Mendoza, M. (2016). Preference assessment training via self-instruction: A replication and extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 4, 794-808. doi: 10.1002/jaba.339
Kazemi, E., Shapiro, M., & Rylander, A. (2015). Predictors of intention to turnover in behavior technicians working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 16, 106–115. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.012
Kazemi, E., & Shapiro, M. (2014). A review of board standards across behavioral health professions: Where does the BCBA credential stand? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 18–29. doi: 10.1007/BF03391799
Shapiro, M., Kazemi. E., & Weiner, B. (2013). Whose fault is it anyway: How do parents respond to their child’s setbacks? Social Psychology of Education, 16(1), 95–109. doi: 10.1007/s11218-012-9200-8