May 3, 2024 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm


Joseph Ricciardi, Psy.D., BCBA-D, CBIST


 This program will provide behavior analysts with an overview of the clinical interview process, its aims, and objectives. Participants will learn core communication skills that support effective gathering and sharing of clinical information. Specifics will include strategies and techniques for developing rapport and “bond” with informants, active listening, conveying empathy, and interrupting/redirecting unfocused exchanges sensitively. Participants will learn how these are applied in the context of a clinical interview for behavioral function.

About the Speaker

Dr. Joseph Ricciardi is the Senior Clinical Director at May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders. He brings more than 25 years of experience serving children and adults with developmental and neurobehavioral disabilities, brain injury, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders in a variety of settings: outpatient consultation, community residences, private schools, and hospitals. Dr. Ricciardi has authored/co-authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed research articles on psychopathology, behavioral intervention, and psychopharmacology. He has served editorial board assignments for several journals in the field. Dr. Ricciardi speaks regularly at local and national conferences. Dr. Ricciardi is a licensed psychologist, a certified brain injury specialist (trainer level), and a board certified behavior analyst (doctoral level). He holds a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from William James College and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. He completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship (residency) at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. 

About LSGurdin Consulting CE Program

LSGurdin Consulting is an ACE Provider with an on-demand library on professional development topics including ABA and mental health, social validity, mindfulness, cultural humility, compassionate school ABA, neurodiversity, assent-based treatment, and ABA superpowers. Each event is presented live and also offered on-demand through Behavior Live. 

About LSGurdin Consulting

LSGurdin Consulting also offers behavioral consultation to parents and school teams, school and home assessments, staff training and professional development workshops, educational consultation, and program evaluations.  

Membership Information

Most MPY webinars are available ONLY to current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

Event Cancellation Policy

This program is being offered in partnership with LSGurdin Consulting. You will be receiving an email with instructions on how to view the training on Behavior Live. All cancellations or request for information should be directed to Lisa Gurdin at

This program is open to all MPY members. PDPs and CEUs are not being offered. BCBAs are eligible to receive CEs through LSGurdin Consulting.