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Rebecca Correll

Rebecca Correll

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

Frederick Campus
Room 118

Rebecca Correll, Ph.D., has provided behavior analytic services, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice, since 2005. Dr. Correll came to Mount St. Mary's University from George Mason University, where she completed her doctoral work and graduate teaching experience in Applied Developmental Psychology. Her area of research focuses on the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support parents. She is specifically interested in the impact of the ACT Matrix on stress, psychological flexibility, and values-aligned parenting.

Dr. Correll has provided supervision to those seeking BCBA certification for over 10 years. She is committed to creating a supportive environment for students and mentees to develop strong behavior analytic skills.

In addition to her academic work, Dr. Correll co-owns The Language and Behavior Center, which specializing in developmental support services for children and families.

  • Ph.D., George Mason University, Applied Developmental Psychology (2019-2022)
  • M.S., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis (2012-2014)
  • B.S. University of South Carolina, International Business (2005-2009)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Parenting
  • Autism
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)


Correll, R.A. (2022) “Evaluating the Effects of the ACT Matrix on Value-Aligned Behaviors of Parents of Autistic Children.” George Mason University, Online

Correll, R.A. (2022) “The ACT Matrix.” Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.

Correll, R.A. (2021) “Teaching Perspective Taking via Telehealth.” Association for Behavior Analysis International, Online

Correll, R.A., Harrison, K.E. (2020) “Balanced Behavior Analyst – The Personal and Professional Balancing Act.” Association for Behavior Analysis International, Washington, D.C.

Correll, R.A., Lobrano, J.D., & Zimiles, J. (2019) "Living and Learning with People with Autism." Panel Discussion at Amherst College, Amherst, M.A.

Correll, R. A., Harrison, K.E. (2019) “Don’t Be An A**hole, and Other Advice Your Supervisor Should Have Given You.” Workshop given to members of Balanced Behavior Analyst, Washington D.C. and New York.

Adams, R. (2014) “Tactile Prompts to Increase Parent Attention”. Thesis Presentation at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.