The Behavior Center exists to address an unmet need in Northern California: treatment of severe problem behavior.

The Behavior Center brings treatment for severe behavior disorders to Northern California to help individuals and their caregivers learn skills to safely access their home, community, and school. Our goal is to ensure that individuals with severe behavior challenges in Northern California have access to appropriate treatment options. We specialize in the assessment, prevention, and treatment of severe behavior disorders. Most of our clients receive outpatient services, but we also provide crisis intervention and inpatient treatment.

The Behavior Center is part of the Therapeutic Pathways Family. Therapeutic Pathways has provided applied behavior analysis to more than 3000 individuals in Northern California since 1996. Therapeutic Pathways has an established track record for producing high stakes outcomes in the treatment of autism in children. Their published studies have been cited in more than 1000 scientific journals, chapters, and textbooks.

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

Lauren Phillips

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Lauren Phillips, Ph.D., BCBA-D received her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Phillips supervised clinical assessment and treatment and assisted with clinic operations at the Munroe Meyer Institute’s Severe Behavior Program and at the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Severe Behavior Disorders Research Program. Dr. Phillips worked on grant funded projects focused on decreasing problem behavior relapse after treatment and teaching Spanish and English speaking caregivers to implement treatment programs. Her focus has been on the treatment of individuals with concerns such as severe aggression, self-injury, destruction of property, and elopement. Dr. Phillips’ research interests include training caregivers and other professionals to implement treatments and developing interventions that are sustainable in home, school, and community environments. Dr. Phillips has published her research on these topics in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Interventions, Behavioral Development, Teaching Exceptional Children, and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Dr. Phillips also has presented her research at several regional and national conferences.

CLINICAL CONSULTANTS

Henry Roane

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Senior Clinical Consultant
Dr. Roane is the Gregory S. Liptak MD Professor of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He is a licensed Psychologist (New York) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Previously, Dr. Roane held faculty and clinical positions at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger and Marcus Institutes (in Atlanta GA) and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Munroe-Meyer Institute (Omaha NE).

Dr. Roane is the Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Development, a current Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, a former Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice, and serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals in the field of behavior analysis and pediatrics, including the Journal of Pediatrics. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and he has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts.

Dr. Roane has co-authored over 90 articles and chapters and texts on the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders and has been the lead investigator on grants funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the New York State Department of Health.

Brian Greer

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Senior Clinical Consultant
Dr. Greer is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical school where he directs the Severe Behavior Program within the Children’s Specialized Hospital-Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services (CSH-RUCARES). Previously he held an academic appointment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute.

He is a routine Guest Associated Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (JEAB), and he is on the Editorial Board for both JABA and JEAB. He is also an Associate Editor for Behavioral Development and has served as a reviewer for other journals, including Behavioral Processes, Developmental Neurorehabilitation, Journal of Development and Physical Disabilities, Behavior Analysis: Research in Practice, and Behavioral Interventions.

Dr. Greer has co-authored nearly 50 articles, chapters and texts on assessment and treatment of behavior disorders and has been the co-investigator on grants funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.