Dr. Kim B. Huynen is a licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of California in Irvine and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her dissertation was research on generalizing a parent training program created by Dr. Sanders and Dr. Dadds to children with disabilities. Dr. Kim worked as a psychologist at Fairview Developmental Center with Dr. Paul Touchette and then at Project Ecosystems with Dr. John Lutzker and Dr. Randy Campbell providing parent training to families. Dr. Kim opened and operated a community-based day program for adults with disabilities, an in home ABA program for families, and a program providing consultation and services in ABA to school districts. Dr. Huynen published several research articles on applied behavior analysis, challenging behaviors, and education.
Dr. Kim has supported the development of the California Association and Behavior Analysis (CalABA). She was on the CalABA board of directors several times supporting the expansion of ABA, helping to certify behavior analysts and planning the annual CalABA conference.
In 2000, working closely with a special education Director, Kent Halbmaier, Dr. Kim founded Del Sol School as a non-profit corporation, nonpublic school to support special education students making progress in their individual education programs and learning to manage their challenging behaviors so they can return to their home schools.