Miguel Avila, M.A., BCBA received his master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education from the University of West Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University. Appreciative of scientific approaches that aim to address societal problems, he has focused his studies and clinical training opportunities in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Raised in South America, Miguel is fluent in his native language of Spanish, as well as English and has provided training and consultation for behavior analysts, parents, other professionals, and students of applied behavior analysis in both languages. In the past few years, Miguel accrued extensive experience with the Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA) and traveled throughout the United States, Europe and South America where he enjoyed assisting others in preventing and addressing severe problem behavior through the clinical application of behavior analysis and a behavioral approach to crisis management. He is an adjunct professor with the University of West Florida where he teaches graduate courses for BACB certification. He has served as the Vice-Chair for the Association for Behavior Analysis International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group and an advisor for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
As an EFL Ambassador, Miguel will coordinate the Spanish translation of the EFL and provide trainings in both Spanish and English.