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PROFILE CREATED ON JUNE 18, 2009
Index Consultant Information Region(s) Served Profile of Cilents Served Services Provided Directly Relating to Autism Education Formal Coursework/Programs Specific to Autism Supervised Practical Training Related to Autism (academic and workplace) Employment Experience Snapshot of Practice as Professionals Working with Individuals/Families with Autism Description of fee schedule References
RelatedMinds Educational Consultants
9304A Salish Court
Postal Code/Zip Code:
Telephone: (including area code)
Fax: (including area code)
www.relatedminds.com or www.socialcognitivetherapy.com
Areas served within region(s)
Burnaby, Coquitlam, Vancouver, New Westminster
Profile of Clients Served:
Ages 6 - 12
Ages 13 - 18
Autism (Autistic Disorder)
Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
Services Provided Directly Relating to Autism
Individual assessment, establishing goals and priorities for treatment
Overall design of an individualized intervention program
Development of specific teaching strategies/programs
Training of interventionists and/or parents
Supervision of data collection and analysis, monitoring progress
Behavioural consulting, designing and supervising interventions for challenging behaviour
Designing, implementing, and supervising language and communication programs
Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to motor skills
Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to activities of daily living
Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to sensory problems
Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to teaching social skills
Designing, implementing, and supervising programs to teach academic skills
Designing, implementing, and supervising programs to teach vocational and job skills
Family or individual counselling
Community training sessions and workshops
Education (specify area of study)
Name of Institution
Year Degree Obtained
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Union Graduate School 888.828-8575
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) Educational Psychology
Norwich University Vermont College Campus 802.828-8500
MA, Marriage / Family Counselling
Goddard College Vermont College Campus 802.828-8500
Fremont Unified School District (Fremont, California)
Vermont College (Montpelier, Vermont)
Middletown Psychiatric Centre (Middletown, New York)
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience in the field of child and adolescent psychology. Additionally, I am a registered marriage and family therapist, a certified /licensed school psychologist, and a certified /licensed teacher of special education.
As a behavior consultant with RelatedMinds Educational Consultants, my responsibilities include providing diagnostic assessments, psycho-educational assessments, family therapy, parent education, and school- and home- based consultation.
I have also worked with the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD), providing consultation, training, and support services throughout the province. I also provide behavior-related services to several lower mainland school districts.
My previous experience includes serving as department chair for the New York State's Office of Children and Family Services, and providing behavior management training to professionals in a number of cities in California. For example, for 3 years I provided training and consultation in the Bay Area of California as a trainer of trainers through the PENT (Positive Environment Network of Trainers). This work involved teaching school psychologists and teachers about behavior plans, functional behavior analysis, and intervention techniques. Throughout this time I conducted the school districts’ functional behavior analysis program and trained and supervised all of the districts’ 20-plus school psychologists in completing FBA and writing positive behavior support plans.
Snapshot of Your Philosophy and Approach to Working with Individuals and Families with Autism
Professional Development Activities:
Recent professional development activities have included the following:
Publications and Conference Presentations:
As a consultant and psychologist who works regularly with School District 42 (Maple Ridge) and POPARD, I have provided numerous training sessions and workshops (e.g., on completing functional behavior assessments) for teachers and support staff.
Description of fee schedule
I follow the BCPA suggested fee schedule for psychologists, which is $160.00 per hour for office visits. Home visits are the same plus travel expenses/time; the fee is the same when I am working as a supervisor to direct caregivers. Often, further behavioral consultation is provided by one of my associates in the home, and this is usually billed at $80.00 per hour, plus travel. Full diagnostic assessments (including ADI-R and ADOS) range from $1,800 - $2,000, depending on the complexity of the assessment, and frequently include cognitive and psycho-educational assessments. Our team includes registered clinical counselors, who also provide in-home training and consultation at a lower fee. In addition, I often provide supervision for student trainees at a lower cost.
References (Academic, Clinical, Family )
Available on request.