Benjamin Tucker, M.S., BCBA, Professional Clinical Counselor Intern

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Benjamin Tucker, M.S.,

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern

 

Ben Tucker received his B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College in 2007. He did his graduate work in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with Douglas Woods, Ph.D., studying behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, and Trichotillomania. His Masters thesis involved a large population-based study of adults with pathological skin picking. He has authored and co-authored several journal articles and book chapters on OC-spectrum disorders.

Since receiving his M.S. in 2010, Ben has devoted his time working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In September of 2011, he received his board certification, becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

In January of 2014 he joined the Bay Area OCD and Anxiety Disorders Center as a behavior analyst for OCD and anxiety disorders. Ben assists Dr. Jenks in delivering behavioral interventions to clients who are in the Intensive Outpatient Program.

In 2016 Ben became a Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern (PCCI 2660) under the supervision of Dr. Amy Jenks.

Ben believes that a scientific approach to behavioral change guided by one’s values, can lead to far-reaching improvements in emotional health and quality of life. Helping individuals and families access and master these techniques is a thrill for him.