Center for Behavioral Sciences

Center for Behavioral Sciences

Junelyn F. Lazo, Ph.D., BCBA

Dr. Lazo received a doctor of philosophy in Developmental and Child Psychology specializing in applied behavior analysis from the University of Kansas. At the University of Kansas she worked with children diagnosed with Emotional Behavior Disorder/Severe Emotional Disturbance using functional assessments, and designing and implementing behavioral programs in general education settings. Dr. Lazo was also part of a multidisciplinary team at the KU Medical Center assessing and diagnosing children with autism. Prior to her time in Kansas, Dr. Lazo consulted in the design and implementation of applied behavior analytic programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Dr. Lazo has served as a part-time lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles. Currently, she also serves as a member of the board directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis as the Advertising Chair and is a member of the Public Policy Committee. In addition, she has been selected to Chair the Insurance Workgroup as part of the Orange County Autism Task Force under the Senate Select Committee for Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Dr. Lazo has been invited and presented to regional and national conferences and organizations. Dr. Lazo continues to work towards assisting individuals with developmental disabilities maximize their potential and live in the least restrictive environment.

Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D, BCBA

Dr. Joyce C. Tu is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a Ed.D. in Educational Psychology specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from West Virginia University.  Dr. Tu has over fifteen years’ experience providing one-on-one services, training, workshops, and supervision for parents and professionals working with individuals diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities.  

Dr. Tu’s specialization and research interests are primarily in the area of verbal behavior, specifically, joint control and its role in listeners’ behavior.  Dr. Tu frequently offers presentations of her own research involving emerging topics in behavior analysis, and has given dozens of lectures to national and international professional organizations.  She has also worked as a consultant to schools for children with autism in the U.S. and abroad, in China and Bahrain.  

Dr. Tu serves as the Director of Clinical Services and co-founder of the Center for Behavioral Sciences, Inc., providing consultation and behavior analysis services to adults and children with disabilities throughout California.  

Dr. Tu is also presently an assistant professor at Ball State University and an affiliate professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  She has previously served as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles and co-instructor for Florida Institute of Technology.   In 2010, Dr. Tu was a contributing author of the textbook (published in China), Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Special Needs.

In her spare time, Dr. Tu volunteers as program coordinator for the International Society for Behaviorology conferences; and is an active member of several boards of directors including Best Buddies (California chapter), the California Association for Behavior Analysis, and the B. F. Skinner Foundation.