Board Certification in Behavior Analysis, 2012
Applied Behavior Analysis Professional Development courses for board certification, Florida Institute of Technology, 2010
B.A. in Psychology, Georgia State University, 2008
B.A. in Sociology, Georgia State University, 2008
Gereen Francis is a Behavior Specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. In this role, she provides training and technical assistance related to the use of Tier III positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) to educators, families, and early interventionists across the state of Georgia. She is also the coordinator of the annual Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia.
Gereen comes to CLD from the Community Autism Program at the Marcus Autism Center (MAC), where she provided in-home parent and caregiver training to hundreds of families and their children with autism and related developmental disabilities. In this role, Gereen taught families a variety of strategies to effectively manage challenging behaviors and increase functional communication and other adaptive skills. She previously worked in two other MAC programs — the Severe Behavior Department and the Language and Learning Clinic.
Gereen received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Georgia State University. She earned her board certification as an Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in 2012 after completing coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Georgia State University.