Aliza Azani, MSc, BCaBA
Aliza is the Board Certified assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) with a unique exposure to different cultures having lived in Malaysia, South Korea, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology from the University of South Wales, UK; and she is also a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). Aliza began her career in the health sciences with an interest in clinical psychology. She completed a half-year internship at the University Malaya Medical Centre, a teaching hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After graduating with her Masters, she found her interest leaned more towards directly managing behaviours that challenged in children, thus she began a career in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Her passion lies in improving the functioning of individuals and communities through the management of environmental contingencies.
During her time as an ABA Therapist, Aliza worked within multidisciplinary teams with clients in the home, centre and school settings providing one-on-one ABA services, school shadowing services, and also small-group social training services. She completed her Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) credential in 2017. Aliza took on more senior roles as a Senior Therapist in 2018, such as coordinating and conducting ABA training of new and existing staff, liaising with schools to establish inclusive learning environments, and supervising the quality of ABA services provided. She had also independently conducted workshops on the topic of ABA for handling children's behaviour.
In 2019, she began working in Dubai where she worked in a center implementing 1:1 verbal behaviour intervention. She earned her BCaBA credential in the same year and started taking on supervisory roles, including writing treatment plans, supervising RBTs, and producing progress reports. Thus far, Aliza has worked with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and other related conditions ranging from 3 to 26 years old across a variety of settings. She has now completed her Approved Course Sequence (ACS) in Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), and is on her way to completing the BCBA credential. She is currently working as a consultant for multiple projects across the globe.