Aliyah Longhurst, MA, BCBA, LMFT
Regional Director, Palm Beach Florida
Aliyah Longhurst is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Behavior Basics, Inc. Aliyah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, where she obtained her Master of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University in 2003. Aliyah obtained her licensure in California, prior to relocating to Florida in 2005. Early in her career Aliyah gained substantial experience working with children and teenagers with mental health and behavior issues, as well as those involved with the foster care system. This experience prepared her to work for the Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health division, as a Children’s Mental Health Specialist for Circuit 15. This is where she was first exposed to the field of Behavior Analysis. While completing her Professional Development courses in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology, Aliyah began working as a Behavior Analyst for the University of South Florida. This position involved providing services to families experiencing behavior issues with their children or foster children who were living with them. Aliyah has extensive experience working with children who suffer with mental health and behavioral problems, as well as working with families, children, and professionals in the foster care system. In addition to direct client services, Aliyah has also has experience in supervisory roles overseeing a Therapeutic Group Home and overseeing mental and behavioral health programs for a forensic mental health facility. Aliyah began working for BBI in 2008 and received her BCBA Certification in 2009. She is comfortable working with a diverse set of caregivers and clientele, successfully changing the lives of clients in regard to decreasing unwanted behaviors and improving familial relationships.
Aliyah is also our Regional Director of Palm Beach and Broward Counties, overseeing ABA services in this region. In this capacity, she is responsible for presenting to community agencies as well as hiring and training qualified behavior analysts and registered behavior technicians, managing caseloads and referrals.