Dr. Gureghian received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Behavior Analysis) from Western Michigan University in 2006, Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2013. Dr. Gureghian is a BoardCertified Behavior Analyst and has been working with individuals with, and without, intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2006.
From 2006-2009, Dr. Gureghian worked in the Neurobehavioral Unit-Outpatient Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of problem behavior and parent and staff training. At the University of Kansas, Dr. Gureghian trained over 100 undergraduate students on the application of behavior analytic principles on childhood-related issues such as skill and language acquisition, toilet training, social skills, problem behavior, and feeding difficulties.
Dr. Gureghian has presented at regional and national conferences on topics including assessment and treatment of feeding problems, variables influencing observational learning, and risk factors for persistent self-injury.
Dr. Gureghian research interests include reinforcement-based strategies to facilitate development of critical academic and language skills, strategies to promote functional living skills, and the assessment and treatment of problem behavior.
Dr. Gureghian is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and has been a member of Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis, Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis, Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Gureghian has been clinical director of Garden Academy since January 2014.