Paladin Clinician Recognition – Karen Kus

Karen Kus is an accomplished and empathetic Behavior Clinician who firmly believes in offering individuals the best path in life. With a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Therapy from Purdue University, Karen has been working in the field of behavioral support services since 2015.

Karen’s early career began in Extended Service Need (ESN) homes, where she helped individuals learn emotional regulation, coping skills, and basic social skills to live a more fulfilling life in a community setting. Later, Karen switched to waiver behavioral supports and provided certification training in Handle with Care, a crisis intervention model used for therapeutic restraints.

Karen’s unwavering commitment to her profession has been recognized through her various affiliations, which include being an active member of the Indiana Association of Behavior Consultants since 2015 and the National Task Group for Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Karen’s past affiliations also include Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academics & Professional Honor Society International, American Counseling Association, NWICA, IN*SOURCE, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Karen’s compassion, dedication, and expertise have earned her the standard of RBC (Registered Behavior Consultant) through the IN-ABC. Her unwavering commitment to her clients and profession make her a true asset to the field of behavioral support services.