Catie joined Butterfly effects as an RBT in December 2015 before becoming a BCBA, Senior BCBA in April 2016 servicing the Wilmington, Leland, and Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Catie earned her BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis from UNC Wilmington, in Wilmington NC. She received her BCBA Certification in February 2016.
Catie enjoys utilizing both Early Intervention strategies along with behavior reduction strategies to not only reduce problem behaviors, but also to provide alternative replacement behaviors. Catie’s experience in the behavior analytic field began with basic experimental research centered around the study of symbolic relations and language under Dr. Carol Pilgrim. This foundation in research highlighted the importance of strengthening functional communication skills. Catie also has experience in a clinic to treat pediatric feeding disorders. This training provides a model for both behavior reduction and skill acquisition in the home or school setting.
Catie has presented posters and discussions at NCABA in Ashville NC, and ABAI in San Antonio TX. Catie is a member of the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA), Southeast Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) and Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).