Behavioral Clinical Practitioner
Christopher Tung, BCBA, received his master’s in human services psychology—applied behavior analysis from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Christopher’s work experience started at the Neurobehavioral Unit–Inpatient at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md. He worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute for five years, where he assessed problem behavior using functional analyses, and developed and implemented function-based treatment plans.
Christopher joined Marcus Autism Center in 2016 as a Behavioral Clinical Practitioner in the Severe Behavior Program, where he works with children, primarily in the home setting, to decrease problem behavior and increase adaptive functioning. Christopher’s research interests include increasing effectiveness of caregiver training and improving caregivers’ treatment integrity.
Christopher’s hobbies outside work include bowling, watching sports, playing computer games, exploring Georgia with his wife and playing with their two dogs.
- Schmidt, J.D., Long, A., Goetzel, A.L., Tung, C., Pizarro, E., Phillips, C., & Hausman, N. (2017). Decreasing pica attempts by manipulating the environment to support prosocial behavior. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 29, 683-697.