Grad Ed-Applied Behavior Analysis
Pamela Scretchen is a licensed and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2004. She has worked with children and adults diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders such as: Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other mental health disorders. Pamela has developed and provided community education on Autism and the impact it has on families. She is an advocate for children receiving special education and has coordinated family support systems within church and community organizations. Pamela consults with surrounding Tennessee school districts on providing positive behavior supports and trauma informed interventions. She provides district wide professional development to school administrators and educators. Her vision is to share how one can provide compassionate care to students while eliminating the challenging behaviors that impede their access to education. Pamela has taught students in higher education for numerous years. In 2003, Pamela joined Lipscomb as an Adjunct instructor, teaching undergraduates in the Psychology Department. She later transitioned to the Department of Education, teaching graduates in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Pamela is passionate about teaching in the field of Behavior Analysis. Coaching students to develop into competent and compassionate service providers is her central goal.
Licensed Behavior Analyst, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Masters of Science Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University, August, 2001
College of Education-Applied Behavior Analysis
- Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation, Field BCBA Supervision I, II, III, IV
- Behavior Modification (Psychology)
- Applying Behavior Analysis and Trauma Informed Interventions
- Positive Behavior Supports in Early Childhood
- Organizational Behavior Management
- Nashville Athena Leadership Award Nominee (Award recognizes women who contribute to the community and mentor other women)
- James G. Hughes Award Recipient (Statewide award honoring a professional committed to safety and well-being of children)
Williamson County Schools, Districtwide Professional Development 2020 (over 600 educators), Presenter: “Preventing and Managing Challenging Behaviors.” Tennessee Association of Behavior Analyst (TABA) 2019, Presenter: “A Discussion on Creating a Culturally Aware and Responsive Environment.”
Partnership in Education (PIE Conference Feb. 2017), Presenter: “Tier 3 Behavior Supports: One Model for Wraparound.”
Tennessee Department of Education (LEAD Conference Oct. 2017), Presenter: “School-Based Tertiary and Wraparound Supports for Students-Single Subject Designs.”
Tennessee Disabilities Mega Conference (2012) Presenter: “Improving Outcomes for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.”
Tennessee Disabilities Mega Conference (2011) Presenter: “Connecting Communication and Autism using Applied Behavior Analysis.”
Autism Tennessee (2011) Presenter: “Using Behavioral Strategies to Enhance the Social Life of People with Autism.”
- Schrader Lane Church of Christ (Member, 1993-present)
- Children’s House of Nashville, Montessori Preschool (2017-2020) Served on the Board of Directors as a long-term member and officer (Secretary). Consult and support Children House Faculty with Professional Development seminars and offer on-site classroom management and behavioral interventions for the pre-school classrooms.
- Harpeth Hills Church of Christ (2019-present) Assisted Youth Ministry on establishing a successful special needs Sunday school program. Included creating an enriched space and accommodations for families with children diagnosed with Autism and other developmental challenges. Trained volunteers on teaching and supporting their members with special needs and and assisted in creating a communication system to widen volunteer supports.
- Tennessee State University/Fisk University (2017-present) Invited speaker to local Education and Psychology programs in effort to introduce culturally diverse students to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.