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Amber Valentino

Executive Director of Research and Clinical Standards


Amber Valentino, Psy.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Valentino received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. After completion of her post-doctoral fellowship, she remained at the Marcus Autism Center for three years, where she served as a senior psychologist and program coordinator, overseeing a large community autism training program and providing clinical leadership to the intensive language clinic.

Since joining Trumpet in 2012, Dr. Valentino has held various roles, most recently serving as Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Research, working under the direct mentorship of Dr. Linda LeBlanc. As Executive Director of Research and Clinical Standards she is responsible for coordinating Trumpet research initiatives, maintaining and further developing the company’s clinical standards and directing all training functions.


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