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Nikki Dickens

Emily N. Dickens, M.S., BCBA—or “Nikki”— is the Director of the FSU Early Childhood Autism Program in Panama City, a nonprofit clinic and community outreach organization. She received her Masters from FSU Panama City in 2005, returned in 2013 to oversee the ECAP practicum site, and is currently pursuing a doctorate from FSU. Previously, she was the Senior Behavior Analyst for the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program in Chattahoochee, FL where she spent a decade working with adults facing felony charges. She has served as a Local Review Committee Chair and presented numerous times at the state and national level on the application of verbal operants to trial competency evaluations, the role of Behavior Analysts in forensic examinations, and barriers and challenges for newly certified individuals. Nikki previously served as a Member-At-Large for the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis and is the Immediate Past President. She currently chairs both the FABA Awards and Program Committees. She and her husband of 15 years have two beautiful daughters and one very chunky chihuahua. In her spare time, she enjoys sleeping.