Kathie Shaw MSW, RSW, BCBA
Kathie is the founder and Clinical Supervisor of A Balanced Approach.
Kathie has been working in the field of Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis since 1993 and has specifically worked in the field of Intensive Behaviour Intervention since 2000. After completing her undergraduate degree at Trent University, she went on to receive her diploma in Social Work, then later her Masters in Social Work at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.
Kathie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA); is a registered social worker and a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers; is a certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) instructor with the Crisis Prevention Institute; has completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through Sir Wilfrid Laurier University; and has completed Mindfulness Based Group Practice including Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) through Sunnybrook hospital.
Kathie is passionate about working with children with autism. Kathie has a strong dedication and commitment to supporting families with autism. She is passionate about ABA and in particular Verbal Behaviour. She has a strongly held belief that every child has the right to learn to read, write, and most importantly have a friend.
Kathie provides evidence-based treatment knowing that behaviour analysis is a scientific problem-solving approach aimed at producing socially significant behavior changes for the purpose of improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.