Behaviour Intervention Faculty

Elizabeth Athens - Ph. D., BCBA-D

Faculty Instructor  


Education: BA, UNR (Psychology & English Literature), MS and Ph. D., UF, (Psychology, emphasis on Behaviour Analysis) 

Areas of Instruction: Functional Behaviour Assessment and Clinical Applications, Foundational Principles and Empirical Basis of Behaviour Analysis, Ethics in Applied Behaviour Analysis, ABA Intervention 

DACS Practice Expertise: Applied Behaviour Analysis, Autism, Behavioural Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Child Psychology, Child Development, Evidence-Based Intervention, Early Intervention, Ethical Practice  

Alex Voroshina - MA, BCBA

Contract Faculty 

Education: BA (Psychology with concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis), Simon Fraser University; MA (Special Education), University of British Columbia 

Areas of Instruction: Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis (DABA), EAI Practicum, BI Practicum 

DACS Practice Expertise: ABA in Schools, Capacity Building among School District Employees, Competency-Based Skills Training, Functional Communication Training


Sandra Polushin - BA., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Faculty Instructor 


Education: BA, Psychology/Sociology (UofA); MEd- Education (AU); PhD Candidate- Ed Tech & Learning Design (SFU)  

Areas of Instruction: Disability Studies, Universal Design for Learning, Working with Families, Person-Centered Planning, Community Building, Youth Transition, Employment Supports, Social Policy-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, PLAR 

DACS Practice Expertise: Practicum (School, Community, Employment), Inclusive and Accessible Course Design, Advocacy, Inclusive Supports, Reflective Practice