Belinda K. Shine, M.S. – BAT Behavior Specialist
Mrs. Belinda K. Shine is a Behavior Specialist with The Behavioral Education and Therapy Program and Parenting for Success Program which utilizes behavioral training and support in order to prevent children from entering the foster care system and provide behavioral training and support to foster families dealing with children who have a history of trauma and abuse.
Mrs. Shine began her career in community and human services in 1991 as a direct support professional in Upstate New York. Professionally, she has continued to diversify and expand her skills and knowledge to include such positions as Residential Site Manager, Case Manager, In-home Support Supervisor, and Quality Assurance Supervisor. Mrs. Shine’s interest in behavioral studies began during her work in intensive behavior focused residential group homes.
Prior to joining Behavior Analysis and Therapy Inc., Mrs. Shine worked as a Behavior Specialist for a therapeutic child welfare licensing agency where she provided behavioral training and support to foster parents. Additionally, her tenures included community, residential and educational settings for individuals with developmental disabilities. Throughout her career, she has been a staunch advocate for inclusion of individuals with disabilities and for families.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
- Assessment and treatment of problem behaviors
- Parent training
- Professional Development/Trainings
- M.S. in Psychology with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University
- B.S. in Community and Human Services from SUNY @ Empire State College
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