GCT: Hi Gina! Can you tell me about what you like most in your work as a BCBA?
Gina: I love seeing families become more confident in meeting the needs of their children because of the work we do with them.
GCT: Yes, it’s amazing! What do you find the most challenging in your work as a BCBA?
Gina: I find that people who are not BCBAs, do not understand the complexity of the work we do. FBA’s cannot be rushed, multiple observations are warranted, and BIPs and treatment protocols need time to work before they are revised.
GCT: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Gina: To not forget the big picture. Sometimes we spent do much time focusing on a specific skills or limitation. Less is more. One effective intervention is better than multiple inconsistent ones.
GCT: Can you tell me about your proudest moment at GCT?
Gina: One moment that I will treasure always while working for Golden Care, is getting a text from a parent who shared that they went out to dinner for the first time as a family, and it went well. That to me is why I do what I do.
GCT: What’s the one thing you’d tell your younger self?
Gina: Take things one day at a time and hope that each day is more productive than the one before.
GCT: Love that! You’re a mom, and a professional too…how do you balance your career and family?
Gina: My children love that I love helping families and working with children, so they support my work, which makes me feel less guilty.
GCT: Thanks for your time Gina! We feel so fortunate to have such an experienced and dedicated BCBA like you on your team!