40 Southbridge St., Suite 202
Worcester, MA 01608
Dr. Rachel Metras is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working in the field of autism intervention for over six years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas, and her Ph.D. in the Behavior Analysis program at Western New England University under the advisement of Dr. Hanley.
Over the past four years, Dr. Metras work has focused on teaching skills to children and adolescents living with severe problem behavior. She has implemented the practical functional assessment (PFA) and skill-based treatment (SBT) process in outpatient clinics and home settings, and has co-authored several publications on the PFA/SBT process in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has also served as a guest reviewer for behavior analytic journals, including the flagship Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Metras is currently leading a project aimed at coaching parents to implement the PFA/SBT process in their homes through teleconferencing technologies and teaching undergraduate courses in psychology at Western New England University.