Dr. Haq is CBS’ Clinical Director


Dr. Shaji Haq is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst‒Doctoral (BCBA-D) with a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Oregon. Dr. Haq earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, in 2009; his Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree in School Psychology at California State University, Fresno, in 2012; and he has been a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) since 2012.

Dr. Haq was initially exposed to applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a graduate student in Fresno State’s School Psychology program.  This is where he became interested in serving individuals with developmental disabilities using a low-inference treatment model, strong reliance on research, and data to guide treatment decisions.

Dr. Haq’s advisor at the University of Oregon, Dr. Tiffany Kodak, along with professors Dr. Wendy Machalicek and Dr. Robert Horner, further stimulated his interest in ABA and helped lay the foundation for Dr. Haq’s clinical work and research.  In his final year as a graduate student, Dr. Haq completed an APA-accredited internship at Marcus Autism Center—Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with rotations in the Language and Learning, Severe Behavior, and the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinics.

Dr. Haq completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Trumpet Behavioral Health under the supervision of Dr. Amber Valentino, Dr. Linda LeBlanc, and Dr. Michael Wright.  As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Haq worked as a clinician, supervised behavior technicians and behavior analysts, participated in subcommittees (e.g., Peer Review and Ethics Network) and conducted his own research at the Newport Beach division.  

Later, Dr. Haq assumed the role of Senior Clinician in Peoria, Arizona, where he supervised clinicians and managed the day-to-day functions of the Center.  In January 2018, Dr. Haq joined the team at CBS, Inc. as Clinical Director.

Dr. Haq’s research interests are primarily in the areas of verbal behavior and reduction of problem behavior displayed by children with developmental disabilities (e.g., autism).  He is a frequent contributor at ABA conferences, such as the Association of Behavior Analysis International; and his research is published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Behavior Analysis in Practice, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Interventions, and Behavior Modification.  

A compendium of Dr. Haq’s presentations and publications is available here.