Behavioral specialists are trained marriage and family therapists or social workers who specialize in working with children and teens to change behaviors. Using evidence-based behavioral principles, they focus on helping kids develop new productive behaviors to replace problematic behaviors. Behavioral specialists provide parent coaching to help you manage problem situations more effectively. Areas of expertise: autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, inattention and oppositionality.
Kendra Evans, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Kendra has nearly 20 years' experience working with children and their families in outpatient, residential, school and home settings developing strategies with parents and teachers and using social cognitive and behavioral interventions with children who have difficulties with peers, impulse regulation or anxiety.
Education and Degrees
- BA, San Francisco State University (emphasis in Clinical Psychology)
- MSW, San José State University
- Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Studies Program, Pennsylvania State University
Licenses - Board Certifications
- California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Licensed Clinical Social Workers)
- California-Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential (authorized subjects: social sciences, elementary and secondary basic skills, parent education, human development, family management)
- California Association for Behavior Analysis
- Council for Exceptional Children
- National Association of Social Workers
- “Behavior Management- Classroom Strategies to Promote Positive Behaviors.” Calaba Annual Conference, 2006; EPA Charter School Staff, 2007; Stanbridge Academy Staff, 2007.
- “Strategies to Promote Positive Behaviors.” Palo Alto Community Child Care, 2007; SELPA II Community Advisory Committee Training, 2008.
- “Skills for Teaching Diverse Populations- Module 2 Course for Adult Education Teacher Credential Program.” Metropolitan Education, 2007 & 2008.
- “Anger Management Strategies for School Aged Children.” CHC Parent Education Class, 2008.
- “Managing Difficult Behaviors of Children with Autism Disorder.” CHC Parent Education Class, 2008.