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Monica D. Gilbert
Name: Monica D. Gilbert
Role / Credential: Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, LMHC, LP
Special Learning’s Designation: Subject Matter Expert for Motivational Interviewing Workshop
Company Name: Crystal Minds New Beginning
Company URL: crystalabatherapy.com
Ability to Contribute: Dr. Monica Gilbert is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC),

 and the founder of Crystal Minds New Beginning. For approximately ten years, and the founder of Crystal Minds New Beginning. For approximately ten years, Dr. Gilbert has been working with children, adolescents and adults for almost ten years and has worked with infants and toddlers as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS). She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a minor in Behavior Analysis and Masters of Science degree from FIU in Education with Mental Health Counseling minor. Dr. Gilbert obtained a second Masters of Science in Psychology from CAU. Dr. Gilbert obtained her Doctorate in clinical Psychology (PSY.D). She is fluent in English and Spanish and understands French. 

Dr. Gilbert is deeply passionate about what she does as a professional and looks forward to using her expertise as well as gaining further experience in this field. She has extensive experience conducting behavior assessments and supervising clinicians as well as training parents, teachers and staff. Dr. Gilbert has presented on behavior analysis techniques at workshops, Parent-to-Parent trainings, internationally, UMCARD, various autism awareness events, private/public schools, charity events, and foster homes and shelters in both Spanish and English. Dr. Gilbert has co-authored articles in Parent with Special Needs magazine and has conducted RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) trainings as well as the 40-hour required Behavior Assistant training. 

Additionally, Dr. Gilbert is an adjunct professor and teaches Applied Behavior Analysis courses at CAU and is an active member of the southern region Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Local Review Committee where along with the other members provides ongoing technical assistance and consultation as well as approvals for behavior plans presented by other analysts in her region

How to Stop Talking and Start Communicating with Motivational Interviewing: A Behavior Therapist Guide on How to Effectively Collaborate with Caregivers (RECORDED)

Motivational Interviewing: Strategies to Decrease Resistance and Increase Buy-in (Recorded)



Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

Mother Child
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