Karin Torsiello is a proud graduate of Florida Tech’s Applied Behavior Analysis program and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, child welfare advocate, and entrepreneur. Karin is the President of Behavior Basics, Incorporated. Karin has previously worked as a Behavior Analyst Consultant and has served on the faculty of the University of South Florida for seven years as the Senior Behavior Analyst with the Behavior Analysis Services Program, in partnership with the Department of Children and Families.
Out of graduate school Karin found her passion and true calling in child welfare and mental health. She has built her career in this area and has cultivated a team that specializes in behavior analysis treatment for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. In addition to Behavior Analysis Programs, Karin and her leadership team have developed and manage four parent education curricula designed to restore a parent’s protective capacities and strengthen their parenting skills repertoire to manage their children safely and effectively in the family home and significantly reduce recidivism for re-abuse. Behavior Basics partners with several community agencies to fight for Florida’s children and reduce child abuse and maltreatment.
Karin has also co-authored and directed the parenting education series “The Secrets of Modern Parenting”. This DVD series has been sold worldwide and is used by many professionals and parents with success every day.
Karin will continue to advocate for valuable ABA services for children in need and to supporting and propelling the science of ABA.
Karin is a resident of Florida and finds tremendous joy everyday in raising her three children. Her children are a 26 year-old girl as well as two boys ages 17 and 18. Karin also enjoys reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, getting together with friends at the park with the children, and spending time with the children in the pool or at the beach.