Walker • SEP 2018 – Present

Walker Special Education School, Needham, Massachusetts, USA

Clinical Intern • Third Year Practicum • Research Assistant
  • Residential group home and therapeutic school that provides educational and psychological services for children facing complex emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges, including autism, complex trauma, failed adoptions, and psychiatric hospitalizations in residential, community-based acute treatment, and therapeutic school settings
  • Utilize a recovery-oriented, therapeutic crisis intervention model to provide individual, duo, group, and family therapy for children ages 5 to 12 years old
  • Conduct a weekly social skills group for children with various social-emotional and behavioral diagnoses
  • Draw from various treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Administer, score, and interpret integrated psychological assessments including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Projective Drawings, Rorschach, and Roberts Apperception Test for Children, in accordance with IEP revaluation regulations
  • Write integrated testing reports summarizing results and recommendations for treatment at family and treatment team meetings and foster care reviews
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, teachers, social workers, and milieu staff for treatment planning and client consultation
  • Complete appropriate paperwork including individual and group therapy notes
  • Participate in group supervision and seminars that consists of topics, such as psychopharmacology, social thinking, and psychological assessment
  • Work with children who are diverse in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, intellectual functioning, psychological functioning, and lifestyle
  • Supervisor: Dr. Asimina Burbridge, Psy.D.
 

Brown Center for Children and Families • SEP 2017 – MAY 2018

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Clinical Fellow • Second Year Practicum • Research Assistant
  • Children who come to the Brown Center are referred for testing in autism spectrum disorders, cognitive developmental delays, speech/language delays, and other global developmental disorders
  • Gained intervention experiences with children who have autism spectrum disorders, global developmental delays, and other behavioral and emotional challenges. Individual and family therapy formats include: JASPER therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, emotion regulation therapy, play therapy, and other behavioral therapy techniques
  • Administered and gained experience in a variety of neuropsychological tests, such as: The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-3, the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-IV, the Child Behavior Checklist, the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, and other behavioral observation techniques
  • Write integrated testing reports summarizing results and providing appropriate treatment recommendations for children and their families
  • Complete appropriate paperwork including individual and family therapy notes
  • Attended grand rounds at the Women and Infants Hospital where doctors, professors, and researchers from all over the United States presented their studies and research
  • Attended Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART) meetings to help advance science and bring awareness and help to thousands of Rhode Islanders affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Worked with children and their families who are diverse in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, intellectual functioning, psychological functioning, and lifestyle
  • Supervisors: Dr. Cynthia Loncar, Ph.D. and Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, Ph.D.