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Andrew Livanis

Andrew Livanis

Chair, Human Development and Leadership Associate Professor of Human Development and Leadership

B.A., St. John’s UniversityM.S., St. John’s UniversityPh.D., CUNY Graduate Center; Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral Level (BCBA-D)


Dr. Andrew Livanis is a New York State-certified school psychologist and behavior analyst. Dr. Livanis worked as a school psychologist for ten years prior to joining the faculty at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. While in that capacity, he worked to transcend the traditional role of a school psychologist by serving as a behavioral consultant and a bilingual technical support professional. In addition he founded and helped to manage, along with a multidisciplinary team, programs for children with autism and children with severe emotional disabilities. Currently, Dr. Livanis consults with several districts in the areas of autism and dealing with significant behavior problems within the classroom. In addition, he conducts research on consultation, autism and instructional capacity within the classroom.


Autism, Consultation, Behavior Analysis, Reading Instruction, Social Skills Interventions for Children with Behavioral Issues


  • Co-author, “Guided Social Stories: Group Treatment of Adolescents with Asperger Disorder in the Schools,” published in “Handbook of Cognitive Behavior Group Therapy with Children and Adolescents”
  • Co-author, “The Development of the Adolescent Nervios Scale: Preliminary Findings,” published in Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • Co-author, “Using Performance Feedback to Improve Treatment Integrity of Class-wide Behavior Plans: An Investigation of Observer Reactivity,” published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)
  • Treasurer, CBT in the Schools, Special Interest Group
  • Member and Reviewer, Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching Learning
  • Reviewer, Journal of School Psychology
  • Member, National Association of School Psychologists
  • Member, Steering Committee, National Bilingual Network
  • Member, Program Review Committee, National Bilingual Network
  • Member, New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA)
  • Member, New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP)
  • Brooklyn Representative to Executive Committee, NYASP
  • Member, Newsletter Editorial Board, NYASP
  • General Board Member, NYASP
  • Member, Conference 2009 Planning Committee, NYSAP
  • President, School Psychology Educators’ Council of New York State (2008–2010)