A Look at Non-Compete Clauses in Applied Behavior Analysis
Presented by Dr. Stephen Ray Flora, Kris Brown and Mary Brown
About the Presenters
Dr. Stephen Ray Flora, Professor, Youngstown State University
Dr. Stephen Ray Flora, BCBA-D, Ph.D., is a professor at Youngstown State University and the founding owner of Progressive ABA Therapy Group LLC. Dr. Flora has written numerous books, including Taking America off Drugs: Why Behavioral Therapy is More Effective for Treating ADHD, OCD, Depression, and Other Psychological Problems. In 2004, his book The Power of Reinforcement (SUNY Press) received the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title. Dr. Flora has also written multiple articles — on topics from sensory integration and autism to human behavior and performance — for Skeptic Magazine, The Behavior Analyst Today, and The Psychological Record.
Kris Brown, BCBA, Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst, Progressive ABA Therapy Group
Kris Brown is Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst at Progressive ABA Therapy Group. Kris has been providing services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs for 7 years. He has experience in homes, clinic, and community settings providing services directly and as a supervisor. Kris also serves as a pre-doctoral psychological assistant at Hope and Healing Counseling where he assists with psychological assessments and delivers treatments under supervision. Kris also teaches as an adjunct faculty in the Masters of Applied Behavior Analysis program at Youngstown State University. Kris is a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley and has been providing treatment in the area his entire professional career.
Mary Brown, BCBA, Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst, Progressive ABA Therapy Group
Mary Brown is a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) with 9 years of experience working with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities providing behavioral therapy. Mary is currently a BCBA and program supervisor with Progressive ABA Therapy Group in Boardman, OH. Mary has previous experience providing ABA services in clinics, schools, homes, and in the community. Mary is a native of the Mahoning Valley and serviced children in this area for much of her career. In addition to the professional practice of behavior analysis, Mary also provides supervision to individuals seeking certification in the field of behavior analysis. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at Youngstown State University teaching in the master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis.