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Amber Valentino

Chief Clinical Officer – Trumpet Behavioral Health

Amber Valentino, Psy.D., BCBA-D

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In 2008, Amber Valentino received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. She completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. After completion of her postdoctoral training, she remained at the Marcus Autism Center, serving as program coordinator of a community autism parent training program and as a senior psychologist in a language and learning clinic.

In 2012, she transitioned to Trumpet Behavioral Health where she has held various leadership positions. She currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Trumpet Behavior Health. In this role, she oversees clinical services, all research and training initiatives and builds clinical standards for the organization. Dr. Valentino’s clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of verbal behavior, primarily in children with autism. She is also interested in evaluation of programming to address unique adaptive skill deficits, and in developing standards for effective supervision in the field.

Dr. Valentino currently serves as an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. She serves as a frequent guest reviewer for several behavior analytic journals.


Psy.D. Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited), Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
B.A. Psychology and Sociology, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

Recent Authored Works

Books & Chapters

  • Lerman, D. L., Valentino, A.L., & LeBlanc, L. A. (2016). Discrete Trial Training.  In R. Lang, T. Hancock, & N. N. Singh (Eds). Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 47-84). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Lerman, D. L., LeBlanc, L. A., & Valentino, A.L. (2015).  Evidence-Based Application of Staff and Caregiver Training Procedures.  In Henry Roane, Joel Ringdahl and Terry Falcomata (Eds), Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis (pp. 321-351). San Diego, CA:  Elsevier.

Recent Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Editorial Appointments

  • Behavior Analysis in Practice, Editorial Board, 3-year term, May 2017 – May 2020
  • The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Associate Editor, 3-year term, July 2015 – July 2018
  • The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Editorial Board, 3-year term, July 2013 – June 2016

Guest  Manuscript Reviewer/Editorial Work

  • Education and Treatment of Children (Action editor), 2014
  • The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (Reviewer), 2011 – 2018
  • Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (Reviewer), 2011, 2014 – 2018
  • Behavior Analysis in Practice (Reviewer), 2015 – 2018

Professional Memberships

Speech Pathology-Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (SPABA SIG)
California Association for Behavior Analysis (CALABA)
ABAI Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group (VBSIG)
Association for Behavior Analysis International