The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) provides innovative training programs that meet the current and emerging needs of direct staff, parents, caregivers, and professionals that work with or care for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. IBT provides high-quality programs that feature diversity in content, convenient access, modern technology, and an expert instructional staff. IBT programs provide state of the art learning environments for parents, educators, and professionals who are interested in refining their skills.

IBT designed Mentorship Manager after spending many years mentoring individuals that were pursuing their BCBA or BCaBA certification. This tool is designed to help facilitate the increasing demand for mentorship and to ensure that stringent mentorship requirements are being appropriately met. BCBAs have to make their mentorship meaningful and effective while minimizing unnecessary administrative time. Mentorship Manager provides a cutting edge solution offering BCBAs a creative platform to make supervision more effective for RBTs, BCaBAs, and those pursuing their BCaBA and BCBA certification.


Cecilia Knight, MA, BCBA, is the Director of the Parent Support and Education with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) located in Woodland Hills, CA.  Cecilia is a graduate of Wofford College and holds an MA in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been working with children and young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 1996. Cecilia has worked with patients across the US, has designed effective training programs for schools and various mental health entities, and has been responsible for training all levels of staff. She is the former Director of the Institute for Behavioral Training and the co-developer of Mentorship Manager.  Cecilia currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for SKILLS Global.

Jennifer Yakos, MA, BCBA, is the Training Content Developer for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). Ms. Yakos has worked in the field of ABA since 1995, when she started as a 1:1 therapist working directly with individuals on the autism spectrum. She earned her MA in psychology/behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2004. Her work has involved designing and overseeing ABA intervention programs as a senior clinical supervisor stateside and abroad, and training and overseeing clinical and supervisory staff. Jennifer has been involved in curriculum and training development for several years, including SKILLS, eLearning trainings for RBTs, parents, and professionals. She also is the co-developer of Mentorship Manager. Jennifer lives in California with her family.