Severe Behavior Department
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Cynthia Livingston, PhD, BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. She received a Bachelor of Science Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas in 2013. She also earned a Master’s of Arts in psychology degree from the University of the Pacific in 2015 and later her a Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018 from the University of South Florida. In 2018, Dr. Livingston completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute where she worked in their Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit on the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Currently, Dr. Livingston works in the severe behavior department where she is a case manager for the day treatment, intensive outpatient, and follow-up clinics. The programs within the severe behavior department provide assessment and treatment services to children with severe problem behaviors. The aim of services is to provide evidence-based behavioral assessment, intervention and training to individuals and their caregivers, focusing on decreasing problematic and maladaptive behaviors and teaching functional, alternative behaviors using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral Level (1-16-21729)
- PhD, University of South Florida – Tampa, FL 2018
- MA, University of the Pacific – Stockton, CA 2015
- BS, University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS 2013
- Dr. Livingston has taught courses related to behavior analysis, assessment of problem behavior, professional development, ethics and research methods. She also has supervised students completing practicum courses towards credentialing.
Research Interests and Projects
- Functional analysis methodology
- Function-based interventions for severe problem behavior
- Physical Activity