Founded by Dr. Susan Elswick in 2013, BSMS has quickly and emphatically established itself as the area's leading provider of site-based behavioral and mental health services. 

 

Dr. Elswick and the team at BSMS utilize the latest data supported interventions in concert with a combined 30 plus years of clinical and teaching experience to deliver effective results for even the most challenging situations.   

 
 
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Dr. Susan Elswick is the CEO/ owner of Behavior Services of the Mid-South LLC. Dr. Elswick received her masters degree in social work from the University of Tennessee and her doctorate in Special Education with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Memphis. She is a Licensed School Social Worker in TN, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and she runs a small private practice and consulting company that provides on-site, school-based behavioral health services. She is also currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Field Placements for a local University. Prior to starting this site-based service model she was a school-based social work clinician for 10 years. She has provided school-based social work services in the both rural and urban school settings, and has previous experience in community mental health and residential services. She has recently been published in educational, behavior, and social work journals (Children and Schools, The Clearing House, and Beyond Behavior). Her research interests include assessment and intervention for children with both academic and behavioral difficulties, the use of Response to Intervention in multiple settings, and the use of evidence-based interventions and services to correct maladaptive behaviors in order to improve educational outcomes for children.

Behavior Services of the Mid-South LLC currently provides on-site, school-based therapeutic counseling, comprehensive behavioral assessments, and evidence-based intervention services. Services provided are based in CBT and ABA programming and provided to the local public/charter schools. Many of the schools that we serve are in need of behavioral interventions for students (assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and program maintenance), continuous professional development for teachers/ staff, and parenting interventions to ensure an effective multi-systemic educational model. The programming includes ABA/ CBT assessments and interventions, parent training, individual and group based services, observations, assessments, intervention plan writing, intervention/plan training, single-subject data collection and reporting, as well as linkage to additional resources and services as needed. The services include the use of evidence-based interventions and services to correct maladaptive behaviors in order to improve educational outcomes for children.

Certifications and Licensure:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (TN)
Licensed School Social Worker (TN)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
Animal Assisted Intervention Certificate
Certified Mental Health First Aid
Eligible to sit for BCBA exam

Published Works:

  1. Training Teachers to Implement Components of a Functional Behavior Assessment in a Rural School District, Delta Journal of Education
    The Good Behavior Game Is No Longer Just an Effective Intervention for Students
    Spending Instructional Time Wisely, Canadian Journal of Education

 

 
 
 
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KATIE ALLBRITTEN,  LCSW, LSSW
KATIE HAS OVER YEARS OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH AT THE DIRECT PRACTICE LEVEL AND WITHIN MANAGEMENT. SHE HAS A DEGREE IN , AN MSSW, AND IS LICENSED AS A CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER IN STATE OF TN, A LICENSED SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER IN THE STATE OF TN, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS CERTIFICATIONS IN ANIMAL ASSISTED INTERVENTIONS AND PLAY THERAPY. SHE CONTRACTS WITH BEHAVIOR SERVICES OF THE MID-SOUTH LLC TO OFFER SITE-BASED BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO LOCAL SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES IN THE MID-SOUTH. SHE CURRENTLY SERVES CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. SHE PROVIDES DIRECT SERVICES WHICH INCLUDE ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION (INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP THERAPY), AND MULIT-SYSTEMIC SUPPORTS (TEACHER, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTS) TO IMPROVE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES IN EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH.

 
 
 
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Madison Brunswick has over 10 years of experience in the Social Work field and over 8 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.  She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Tennessee and has a certificate in Animal Assisted Interventions.  Her experience in these fields includes work with adults, special needs and at-risk youth, families, the family court system, and the juvenile justice system.  Madison currently works with adults with ID/DD through the TN Department of Developmental Disabilities.  She contracts with Behavior Services of the Mid-South to provide services to local schools and provides social skills groups in the community.  Madison is also a Board Certified Coach, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Coaching, Compassion Fatigue, and Wellness.  Click the button below to go to Madison's Website.

 

 

 

 
 
 
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Falon Roberson is a behavior specialist with over 3 years of experience working with children and families in the Memphis area. She attended the University of Memphis, where she obtained a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in school social work, as well as, a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is licensed as a Master Social Worker, a Licensed School Social Worker, and is working on her Board Certified Behavior Analysis certification. Her practicum work includes: working as an intern at the Regional Intervention Program (RIP), where she assisted in parent training and providing behavioral support in the classroom setting for children 2-6 years of age; working as a school social work intern with Behavior Services of the Mid-South in providing behavioral and emotional support to students in 6-8th grade at Humes Preparatory Academy; working as a BCBA candidate intern at Concord Academy, where she provided behavioral support to students in 6-12th grade; and working as a BCBA candidate intern for the Angel Program at Holy Rosary Catholic School in providing behavioral support to students in PreK-5th grade. She currently contracts with Behavior Services of the Mid-South LLC to offer site-based behavioral and mental health services to local schools and families in the Mid-South.
 
 
 
 
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Matthew Davidson, M.S., BCBA, LBA, is behavior analyst with Behavior Services of the Mid-South. He has a Master of Science in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. Matt has presented research at professional conferences, including the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Matt has hands-on experience in clinical settings, school systems, and individualized program development. He has experience providing one-on-one ABA therapy, social skills development, along with parent and teacher training. 
 
 
 
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Victoria Maher is a Chicago native that migrated to Memphis to pursue her education six years ago. She received her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2014 and obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2016. She has always wanted to be a therapist and is especially interested in expressive therapies, art, play, sand, etc, , the use of metaphors in clinical work, and trauma focused work. Eventually she wants to get her LCSW, EMDR certification, and become a Registered Play Therapist. She may down the road even get her Ph.d and teach at the graduate level! In her free time she loves reading, cooking, doing yoga, and enjoying all things sports related. 

 

 
 
 
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Stephanie Painter has an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Memphis. She is a counselor and writer. Stephanie wrote a therapeutic picture book called Liz Tames a Dragon which helps children learn healthy ways to manage anger and conflict and was a staff writer for Memphis Parent Magazine. She has designed and delivered school programs to give children anger management tools.