Trista D. Robinson

Trista Robinson BCBA is Co-Founder of BIOS ABA Consultants LLC. She began BIOS with her business partner Gaby Sierra Marquez in 2018 after working in the field of Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, and Mental Illness as an independent consultant for 12 years as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Trista began her studies at the University of Nebraska and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. At the University of Nebraska, she was a member of the National Honor Society of Psychology (Psy Chi) as well as the National Honor Society of Sociology (Alpha Kappa Delta). It was during her studies in undergraduate psychology that she fell in love with the science of Behavior Analysis after completing several research labs in both human and animal research. This led her to pursue further education in 2006 to apply these principles at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. It was here that her love for behavior analysis grew into a deep passion to work with under-served populations in the human service field by using both the evidence-based science of human behavior combined with the compassionate and intuitive skills of clinical psychology.

After completing her Master of Arts degree in 2008 and obtaining her Board Certification the same year, Trista continued her work in community settings, serving adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, and Mental Illness. Over the years she has continued to expand her knowledge by regularly attending National Conferences across Psychology disciplines as well as collaborating with other professionals in order to better serve each individual she has the opportunity to work with. She now has experience working in both public and private schools, residential settings for children in care, residential settings for adults including I-CILA, CILA, and ICF-DD, and family homes with both children and adults. Trista uses a trauma-informed, performance management approach and specializes in creating individualized plans with people with dual-diagnoses that are both evidence-based and practical, psychotropic medication analysis as it relates to symptoms of mental illness and behavioral outcomes, sexual behavior (both autonomy as well as interfering sexual behaviors), high severity/significant need behaviors, medically complex individuals, and the development of meaningful and functional skill acquisition programs and curricula to increase independence.

Her real-world experience has led to a greater understanding of how the social factors of government policy and funding, under-resourced social service agencies, educational systems for both individuals served as well as the professionals that support those individuals, impacts of medical interventions, and community support all impact how an individual in need will be able to live as independently as possible. These factors are what led her to start Behavior Intervention and Organizational Systems, or BIOS, with Gaby. It is their mission to maximize all aspects of a person’s environment to bring them to their greatest potential and happiness in the least restrictive way. They strive to bring their expertise and passion to the most under-served and under-resourced parts of Chicago and the Chicagoland area so that all individuals have access to the highest quality and continuity of care.

Trista lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband, two children, their Pekingese dog Baxter and their parakeet Zazou. In her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of all the cultural and natural experiences that Chicago has to offer, especially all the incredible restaurants! She also loves to travel, play video games with her family, and see live music whenever possible.

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