027: Behavioral Management [with guest Kathy Kiebel, M.A.]

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Kathy Kiebel and I will discuss the differences between behavioral management and therapy, her experiences with clients that have Prader-Willi Syndrome, and her work as a Certified Mediator.

Kathy Kiebel is a Behavioral Consultant and since 1999 is the owner/operator of her own behavioral consulting agency, Kiebel Behavioral Consulting of Indiana, Inc. Kathy currently provides behavioral consulting services to a highly diversified group of individuals who have been referred through three agencies. She has provided Behavior Management services since 1999 through Professional Assessment of Indiana for Individuals with developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. She is well known in the behavioral needs of those who have been diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome. 

Since 2005, she has provided Behavior Management services for children and families involved with juvenile probation and the Department of Child and Family Services through Choices Collaborated Care Systems. Areas of expertise include Trauma based behavioral issues, Reactive Attachment Disorder and Diabetes Education and Management for parents with Children diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. Kathy has assisted families in procuring family support services with the Indiana Medicaid Waiver so that they can have can have sustainable services after Choices and DCS closes their cases. In 2014 Kathy began providing services through Unified Solutions in the area of home based mental health.  

Kathy Kiebel was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN.  Kathy is currently a single mother of 3 grown daughters and 7 grandchildren. Her daughter Amy is a nurse.  Daughter Ashley has joined forces with her mother in providing behavior management services as a provider for Choices.  Ashley’s specialty is Applied Behavioral Analysis. She is preparing to take the State Boards this year. Kathy’s youngest daughter, Kayla, caters events at the Indiana State Museum and choreographs and teaches dance to students at Volume Performance Center in Indianapolis.  

Kathy is a proud graduate of Carmel High School (1976), Indiana University (1993) where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, and Ball State University where she obtained her Masters of Science degree in Special Education Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents (2004).  At Indiana University she was a member of Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society and Kappa Delta Pi for honors in Education.  In addition to her work in the area of Behavior Management, Kathy is a Certified Mediator.     

Kathy volunteers time as a mentor to young women referred to the One Girl at a Time Program which operates at North Central High School and Tinley Middle School in Indianapolis. She is also a member of the Women Like Us Foundation and has accompanied and mentored young girls from the One Girl program to retreats and humanitarian efforts in Costa Rica where they delivered educational and other supplies and to the Dominican Republic where she helped with the assembly of a group of volunteers (some from Choices) to build 3 homes for displaced families.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and 2 dogs, Lily and Rascal, and helping to design and restore discarded furnishings (primarily mid-century modern) with her daughter, Amy and son-in-law, Joel.  Amy has made sensory therapy stuffed animals for several of Kathy’s younger clients.  

Contact Kathy Kiebel: kkiebel@att.net

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