Alicia MacAleese • PhD, BCBA-D, LBA


Alicia N. MacAleese is an co-owner and managing member of Advanced Child Behavior Solutions, LLC, (co-founded in 2006) which provides school consultation and home-based Applied Behavior Analysis services in Northern Nevada. She received a B.A. in Psychology with distinction and went on to earn her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology (with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis) from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Nevada. She is a long-time member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International, the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis, and the California Association of Behavior Analysis. Alicia is a passionate provider of services for children and has worked in the behavior analytic field for over 18 years. She has consulted with parents, school districts, foster care systems, and city recreational programs. Currently, Alicia’s applied focus has been consulting with rural school districts. In this role she has had the privilege of managing and maintaining the training of administrators, teachers, and  paraprofessionals in implementing evidence-based behavioral strategies with individuals with problem behavior. On a larger scale, Alicia consults in the development of systems that improve the response from school district personnel for students with behavior problems; specifically, she assists in the coordinated communication within districts to improve collaboration between team members and students’ families. Alicia has served her profession and community as a representative for the Human Rights Board for Nevada’s Rural Regional Center and as a board member for other regional non-profit organizations. Alicia has published research on behavioral topics such as identifying and treating precursor problem behavior and using peer-mediated interventions for children diagnosed with ADHD as well as prosocial behavior in children. She has presented on a range of areas related to the behavioral assessment and treatment of children at professional conferences.