Professionals of color report pervasive experiences with racism at work. This interactive workshop will discuss workplace racism and explore what it means to be an ally or change agent. Featuring Stephanie Bolden, BCBA, Dr. Denice Rios, BCBA-D, and Shaneeria Brathwaite, BCBA. Throughout the workshop, these panelists from the Meanwhile at Work event we hosted in July will provide insight and connections from their own experiences within the field of behavior analysis. *Please note: This is a follow-up workshop to our Meanwhile at Work Panel that we hosted in July. The content we intended to cover on the DISRUPT model did not occur so this workshop will consist of hands-on engagement with the DISRUPT model and is only available for LIVE attendance.
- Participants will gain an appreciation for the pervasiveness of the racism that professionals of color experience from their colleagues and supervisors, and how it is upheld through everyday actions of many colleagues.
- Participants will conceptualize an inclusive work environment.
- Participants will leave with 3-5 tangible tools for disrupting racism.
- Participants will be able to provide at least 1 example of how the DISRUPT model can be used within their practice as behavior analysts
- Participants will be able to provide at least 1 example of how the DISRUPT model can be used in their workplace as behavior analysts
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Dr. Victoria Farris
Victoria is a native New Yorker on a mission to encourage a more inclusive World. She is a disrupter, a truth teller, a justice seeker, an educator, a mother, and an activist. Her research focuses on understanding, from the perspectives of folks of color, what white people can do to disrupt and dismantle systemic racism, and Victoria has developed a framework for effective allyship that outlines an action-based guide for disrupting racism. Victoria is a dedicated leader and a skilled problem solver with a knack for working strategically across teams to drive change and enhance the client experience. She launched Farris Consulting in 2017 with the goal of supporting workspaces through equity and inclusion consulting, training, and coaching. Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marist College, a masters in higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephanie Bolden, BCBA
Stephanie is a principled and passionate woman, who has recently credentialed as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is a proud Dillard University and Florida Institute of Technology alum! Her research interests include behavior analysts’ training and practices regarding cultural diversity, cultural and social determinants of behavior, behavior analysts’ supervisory relationships and the benefits thereof.
Dr. Denice Rios, BCBA-D
Denice Rios, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Lecturer at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Rios earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University, Northridge and her doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University under the advisement of Dr. Stephanie Peterson. Her research interests include use of behavior analytic strategies via telehealth, examining effective staff training strategies (e.g., feedback), and the assessment and treatment of elopement occasioned by transitions.
Shaneeria Brathwaite, BCBA
Shaneeria is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) from Florida who is passionate about teaching others the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been in the field for eight years and specializes in child and adolescent behaviors. She works with a school district in Florida and founded United Behavior Analysis, Inc in 2019, which specializes in providing remote supervision to BCBA/BCaBA trainees and professional development rooted in ABA. She obtained her Master’s degree from the University of West Florida in Comprehensive Exceptional Student Education and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Psychology.