Bridget A. Taylor
Alpine Learning Group
Dr. Bridget A. Taylor received her Psy.D. in 1996 from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a licensed psychologist. In 1988 she co-founded the Alpine Learning Group, and currently serves as CEO. Alpine is a state-of-the art program for individuals with autism that includes a school, home-based services, and adult learning programs. Recognized as one of the best programs of its kind, Alpine is known for its systematic approach to staff training and mentorship, its ongoing research program, and its thorough use of the scientist-practitioner model in clinical practice. Dr. Taylor’s commitment to the scientist-practitioner model is seen by her publication record of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Her research has shown how to use stimulus control procedures to increase independence and decrease problem behavior, how to arrange observational learning opportunities within a curriculum to maximize learning, and how to more effectively teach social skills. This work has addressed both procedural and curricular needs in applied behavior analysis and has been highly influential in the applied community. Dr. Taylor has brought her perspective as a senior practitioner to several important and high-visibility leadership roles, including lengthy terms of service to the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Dr. Taylor recently completed a term as associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and she has served on the editorial boards of Behavior Analysis in Practice and Behavioral Interventions.