Sara Litvak, MA, BCBA

Sara completed her graduate degree in Developmental Psychology with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis from Claremont Graduate University. Sara is currently a consulting behavior analyst for the California Regional Center System. Her role is to design and implement Quality Improvement & Assurance processes to ensure that behavior analytic service providers retain qualified staff and provide clinically sound services. In addition to her work at the regional center, Sara noticed a national need for quality assurance standards and founded the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence under the advisement of Dr. Jon Bailey. By creating measurement tools and providing metrics to assess ABA provider quality- indicators, Sara assists providers in optimizing their services, and funders in identifying quality ABA providers across the United States. Sara is an education blogger for the Huffington Post, previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (, was past Co-Chair of the AutismSIG at ABAI, and is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences.

Sara's Past Events

BCHOE 2016 Annual Report Q&A Session

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence has released their annual report summarizing trends in ABA clinical practice. Visit to read the report. Join Dr. Jon Bailey and Sara Litvak as they review the results and answers your questions.


Steps to Becoming a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Interested in pursuing the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction? Join us for a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of becoming a BHCOE, including what to expect, and the timeline for certification. After the webinar, participants will be able to identify quality indicators in behavior analysis, understand the BHCOE model of quality assurance practices, and use the principles of behavior analysis to establish systems that promote quality services.


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