Dr. Camille Kolu, BCBA-D is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who received her doctorate in the Behavioral Neuroscience field of Psychology.
Dr. Kolu brings together creative service, best practices, and a background in both behavior analysis and behavioral neuroscience to strengthen community fabrics through education, relationships, and behavioral support. Our supports can be described as “trauma-informed” (read more about why I use the term “TIBA” here).
Experience and Educational Background
Dr. Kolu has about 20 years of autism treatment experience, including ten years of experience practicing under the supervision of or in collaboration with Board Certified Behavior Analysts and BCBA-Ds in Texas, New Jersey and Colorado. Kolu has collaborated with or worked for nonprofits, families, diverse educational facilities, and groups in Texas and Colorado to provide effective autism treatment and support for those affected by developmental or other disabilities.
At the University of North Texas, Kolu’s master’s thesis was completed under Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz, BCBA-D (see a link to his work on the behavioral cusp here) and Dr. Ala’i-Rosales, BCBA-D. In the Department of Behavior Analysis, Kolu led the Autism Research Laboratory under supervision of Dr. Ala’i-Rosales, investigating the measurement of emerging play, language and social skills, while providing behavior analysis-based teaching in an integrated preschool for children with autism and their peers. Also at UNT, Kolu taught introductory courses in Behavior Analysis before supervising the Behavior Analysis Teacher Assistant and Teacher Fellow System under supervision of Dr. Sigrid Glenn, BCBA-D. Kolu was supervised by Dr. Ala’i Rosales to design and implement distance learning curriculum for Board Certification students. After graduating from the University of North Texas with both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Behavior Analysis, Kolu studied Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. There Kolu published work on the neurobiology of contextual learning, and completed her doctoral work by developing a novel test of early social and play behaviors in an autism model.
Current work: Dr. Kolu works in the Colorado community with behavioral agencies, families, universities, and human health and service agencies. She teaches in the behavior analysis course sequence at University of Colorado Denver instructing Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Ethics and Professionalism. Current emphases of her work include functional behavior assessments and transition supports for clients with concurrent mental health and behavior challenges, and families experiencing early intervention, foster care, adoption and/or behavior challenges. Dr. Kolu is involved in her community as a board member of the Broomfield Early Childhood Council, active member of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysisa, and an Advisor for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
Dr. Kolu’s commentary on Dr. Henry Schlinger’s article Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Neuroscience was published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. She was recently invited to speak at the Association for Behavior Analysis conference about her work on schedules of reinforcement and trauma in treating young children. Her work on trauma-informed behavior analysis has been shared at numerous workshops around North America.