Darren Sush, PsyD, BCBA-D

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor


  • PsyD, the American School of Professional Psychology
  • BCBA-D, Arizona State University
  • MA/BA, American University


Darren Sush is an adjunct professor in the Behavioral Psychology program at Pepperdine University. He is also an associate professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Clinical Psychology programs at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, teaching doctoral and master’s courses in ethics in applied behavior analysis and psychology. Dr. Sush is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst—doctoral, and he has developed and participated in ABA-based services for children diagnosed with autism for more than 15 years. He has presented at regional and national applied behavior analytic- and autism-focused conferences. Within his practice, he specializes in providing therapy for parents of children with autism and special needs and writes for Psychology Today online, focusing on resources and mental health for parents of children with autism and special needs.