Behavior Works was founded in 2009 as a vehicle to promote the education and training delivery for the evidence-based therapeutic modality, Brief Behavioral Activation for Depression (BATD). Since its inception in 2009, Behavior Works has evolved. The vision, skill set, and capabilities have expanded and now encompass the following services:
- Brief BATD training DVD & practical program application
- Private practice psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, & families that utilizes various therapeutic modalities (CBT, psychodynamic, BATD, TI-CBT)
- Financial psychology groups
- Life & professional coaching
- Behavioral work wellness consulting for businesses & organizations (profit, non-profit, & government agencies)
Molly J. McDonald
President & Co founder
Molly is not your typical business person or clinical practitioner.
Molly had a successful career that spanned over 15 years in the fields of affordable housing, real estate, investment, public policy, marketing, public affairs, community outreach, writing, research, healthcare, technology, academia, and the culinary arts. She earned her MBA in 2007 at the George Washington School of Business (GWSB), with a focus on organizational management and international finance. Over the years she volunteered extensively in the mental health, animal welfare, and medical arenas, and she developed a growing interest in these fields. She eventually decided to make a professional transition out of business, & into the field of mental health in 2007. She began to work with her friend and mentor, Dr. Lejuez, at the Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER) at the University of Maryland, in their Department of Psychology.
Dr. Carl Lejuez, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Dean of Social Sciences at The University of Kansas
Carl is not your traditional academic scientist.
Carl received his Ph.D. in 2000 from West Virginia University. After completing a clinical internship at Brown University’s Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, he joined the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Maryland in 2001. At the UMD, Carl worked as a full Professor of Clinical Psychology and served as the founder and Director of the Center for Addictions, Personality & Emotion Research (CAPER). He is also the founding editor of the APA Journal Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Carl excelled and accepted the position of Dean of Social Sciences at KU in February of 2016 where he continues to flourish in his field while managing the additional responsibilities of dean of an academic department.
Documentarian, Filmmaker, & Producer
Laura is a producer, director, & manager of award winning films.
Laura has been producing, directing, and managing the production of award-winning documentaries and educational programs since 1995. She founded Seltzer Film & Video to produce documentaries that inspire change. She has produced videos about topics ranging from coping with mental illness to environmental issues to building bridges between communities. Clients include: The National Institute of Health, The American Psychiatric Foundation, The Center For Telehealth and Technology, The Veterans Administration, The Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, & the Healthline TV series.