New Podcast Episode Explores Behavior Analysis and Integrated Care

November 21, 2023

In this special episode of Disruptors at Work: an Integrated Care Podcast, host Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH, Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, explores the pivotal role of Board Certified Behavior Analysts in addressing key challenges within the healthcare sector, while exploring effective strategies that can transform patient outcomes and experiences.

Thank you to our panel of experts:

  • Dr. Liliane de Aguiar-Rocha, DBH, BCBA, QBA, MCPC
  • Dr Kasia Motylewicz, DBH, BCBA, QBA
  • Dr. Patrycja Motylewicz, MBA, MS Spec Ed, MS ABA, BCBA, LBA, DBH

Listen to the episode below.

About the Panelists:

Dr. Liliane de Aguiar-Rocha, DBH, BCBA, QBA, MCPC

Dr. Liliane Rocha, CGI DBH Program Alumna, is a New York State licensed behavior analyst. She has extensive experience with ABA, quality improvement and crisis intervention/management training. She completed her graduate training in behavior analysis at the Graduate Center (CUNY), and her doctoral degree in behavioral health, with a focus on integrated care at the Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health. She has broad interests in Behavior Analysis, particularly in how behavior analytic strategies can be used in large scale to improve systems in healthcare. She is interested in improving the care for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) starting at the pediatrician’s office. She has worked with behavior analysis, in a variety of settings, including a Psychiatric Hospital leading a team of behavior analysts who designed behavior interventions to decrease the use of restrictive interventions during acute psychiatric admission. At the hospital, she also had the opportunity to work in several performance management and quality improvement projects where she had the opportunity to exercise her OBM (Organizational Behavior Management) skills. She is a certified ACT Matrix facilitator and uses the Pro-social Matrix in crisis-management trainings. She is a consultant who provides consultation to local schools and hospitals, as well as international consultation in Brazil, her native country. She is interested in ways to bring behavioral analytic treatment to areas with difficult access to BCBAs. To that end, she has developed a telehealth practice, where she supervises behavior analysts serving children with ASD in Brazil.

Dr. Kasia Motylewicz, DBH, BCBA, QBA

Dr Kasia Motylewicz, CGI DBH Program Alumna, has worked as a lead teacher, a supervisor, a clinical director, a lead ABA trainer, and a consultant at schools, early intervention agencies, and in the private sector. She is also a former competitive athlete, karate practitioner, and a karate instructor with over 25-year teaching experience. Dr. Motylewicz’s passion for sports combined with her clinical work resulted in identification of a new gap: motor impairments affecting social-communication skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her culminating project combined these two areas, and resulted in a development of the Motor Assessment of Autism (MIA), the training modules for clinicians, and the functional training program for individuals with ASD.

Dr. Patrycja Motylewicz, MBA, MS Spec Ed, MS ABA, BCBA, LBA, DBH

Dr. Patrycja Motylewicz, CGI DBH Program Alumna, is a Doctor of Behavioral Health, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in several states across the United States. She holds an MBA, an MS in Education and Special Education, and an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, with a specialization in Autism. Dr. Motylewicz is a clinical director at The Perfect Child, which provides Applied Behavior Analysis services for children and young adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral issues. In her free time, she focuses on strength training. She is also a former competitive martial artist.