Spokane, WA – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Pacific Northwest Behavior with a Preliminary Accreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in Applied Behavior Analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications, and promote systems that enhance these areas. BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation occurs for newer organizations or organizations preparing to meet full accreditation review within a year, prior to a full evaluation. This consists of a high-level review of organizational systems to identify areas for improvement prior to growth.

BHCOE Accreditation and BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation are the only Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)-specific accreditations. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards.

“At Pacific Northwest Behavior we take pride in providing ethical, effective behavioral services of the highest quality,” said Co-Owner Stephen Sykora. “We are honored to receive the BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation,” said Co-Owner Kourtney Pickens, “As we grow, we are excited to continue to support our clients and their families through innovative, evidence-based care.”

About BHCOE Accreditation and Preliminary Accreditation
BHCOE Accreditation is a trusted source that recognizes behavioral health organizations committed to continuous quality improvement. BHCOE offers a third-party measurement system that differentiates and provides independent feedback on clinical quality indicators. The BHCOE criterion features standards that subject-matter experts developed to measure effective applied behavior analysis services. The Preliminary Accreditation audit process consists of an interview, document review and systems analysis. The Preliminary Accreditation can also be used by providers looking to prepare for full accreditation within the next year as a way to prepare for the larger survey. For more information, visit https://www.bhcoe.org/.

About Pacific Northwest Behavior
In April 2018, Stephen Sykora, BCBA and Kourtney Pickens, BCBA started Pacific Northwest Behavior with two goals in mind. The first, to attract practitioners who were passionate collaborators with fellow therapists and community resources. The second, to place these leaders into your homes and natural settings to change the perception about how Applied Behavior Analysis can impact your family’s life by delivering relevant therapy that is truly individualized.

We believe the best therapies bridge the gap between skill development and practical application in daily life. We want to provide parents with practical training as well so that you can feel successful when working with your children. We want to serve your children where they need support. We believe in being innovative and ethical practitioners and we can’t wait to meet you and your family. For more information, please visit http://www.pnwbehavior.com.

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