Shawnee Collins - Chief Clinical Officer of Behavior Analysts

Shawnee has been with Chrysalis since 1999.

Shawnee is a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) who specializes in developing and implementing behavior supports for individuals dually diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders. As part of her professional activities, Shawnee actively participates in the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA) and has served as Past President, President, President-Elect, Member-At-Large, and Secretary. In addition, she participates on various state workgroups related to behavior analysis, addressing topics such as licensure, state rules and regulations, insurance coverage, etc.

Shawnee received her Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines with emphases in Applied Behavior Analysis and Disability Studies at Utah State University. She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Utah and her Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University. Her dissertation focused on increasing treatment integrity in community settings using video modeling. Her current research interests include supervision, staff training and treatment integrity. Shawnee’s research is published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and Rural Special Education Quarterly. In addition, she has presented at several local, state, and national conferences.