Ferkauf School of Psychology (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Psy.D., School Psychology
- Degree with "Highest Distinction"
City University of New York City College Advanced Practicing Certificate, School Psychology
- Degree with "Honors"
City University of New York City College M.S., School Psychology
- Degree with "Honors"
State University of New York College at Oneonta B.A., Psychology: Concentration in Child Development
- Psi Chi Distinction and Nominated Chapter President (National Honor Society for Psychology)
MiSK Foundation (Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Consultant psychologist responsible for set up and monitoring of whole-school social wellness program, development of IEP procedure and tiered interventions, creation of Positive Behavioral Support approach, development and monitoring of school admissions testing procedure, individual and department supervision of counselors and development of counseling department services. Teacher in services, parent talks, and individual psycho-educational evaluations.
Conatus International Consulting, LLC (Albany, New York)
Owner and Director
January 2017 - present
CIC is a New York based educational consulting company offering consultation to international schools, expat families, and their children. The mission is to ensure that international children with special needs, who are often in transit, will receive the modifications and accommodations needed, consistently and diligently, from the schools that they attend. A variety of services are available including on-campus assessments throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East, virtual parent consultation (regardless of location), and school consultation.
European Institute of Design (Barcelona, Spain)
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
September 2015 – September 2018
Created flagship counseling center for university students at IED including individual short-term therapy, documentation services for students in need of school modifications/ accommodations, success- oriented workshops for students, in-service workshops and conferences for teachers, and consultation to school professors and administrators.
Private Practice: International Schools in Europe and Asia Clinical & School Psychology (Barcelona, Spain)
1996 - Present
Consultant psychologist to international schools in Europe and Asia. Private practice which provides emotional, developmental, and educational assessment, child therapy, parent consultation, and school liaison.
Positive Parenting Plus! (Barcelona, Spain)
Founder and Director
December 2009 - Present
Positive Parenting Plus! is a child development and mental health team started in Barcelona Spain. Our team of multicultural therapists all use English as a primary language and work in a team approach to helping children. Professionals in the team include; child & adolescent psychiatry, child psychotherapy, cognitive psychology, speech therapy, and remediation therapists (for learning disabilities).
Barcelona Network of English Speaking Therapists (Barcelona, Spain)
Founder and Acting President Barcelona NEST
January 1998 - Present
Multidisciplinary peer supervision group for English speaking therapists in Barcelona, Spain.
LetsShare Inc. (Greater Chicago Area, USA)
Advisory Board Member
October 2014 - Present
Advisory Board Member for the development of LetsShare app an innovative communication tool which encourages home-school parenting collaboration and pro-social child development. Beta testing completed in February, 2015. Launched in March, 2015
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Psychologist (London, United Kingdom)
May 1995 - November 1996
Young Abusers Project; Located at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic. Developed psychological testing standards and protocol for youth sex offenders. Member of multidisciplinary psychiatric assessment team. Administered psychological assessments, developed and co-led cognitive group treatment program. Research and professional writing (several publications) as well as professional presentations.
Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Child Psychologist: Special Needs (London, United Kingdom)
November 1994 – January 1996
Worked at St Thomas' Hospital (SW London), at various GP surgeries, and schools. Responsibilities included: psychological assessment, consultation and liaison with community services, family meetings and support groups, individual and family therapy, special needs educational consultation, and research.
University College London (London, United Kingdom)
Visiting Lecturer on Psychological Assessment & Diagnostics
March 1994 - October 1995
NHS Trust (London, United Kingdom)
Honorary Child Psychologist
September 1993 - September 1995
Worked at Central Middlesex Hospital (Harrow) and St Mary's Hospital (London). Family meetings, family therapy, psychological evaluations, school/ child/ and family consultation, individual therapy, and research.
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (London, United Kingdom)
March 1994 – September 1994
Sessional work at St Charles Hospital: Mental Health Unit, Division of Primary Care and Learning Disabilities. Provided psychological assessment for learning disabled adults. Developed and implemented curriculum for a school nurse training program in basic counselling skills.
City College of New York (New York, N.Y.))
January 1992 - June 1993
Adjunct lecturer in psychological assessment and diagnostics for Master's Program in School Psychology.
Kennedy Child Study Center School Psychologist (South Bronx, New York)
September 1989 - June 1993
Early intervention program for high-risk children ages birth to 4 years (developmental delays and trauma via child abuse or environmental deprivation). Psychological assessment, individual and group therapy, monitoring of drug therapies, educational consultation, lecturing, parent support groups, multidisciplinary team member for diagnostics and treatment planning. Intensive research in the field of prenatal exposure to cocaine.
YAI Network (Bedford, New York)
Applied Behavioral Science Specialist - Senior Clinician
January 1988 - September 1989
Behavioral/ cognitive specialist for dual diagnosed adults. Duties included psychological assessment, individual and group therapy, development and monitoring of behavioral interventions, lecturing on crisis intervention, member of multidisciplinary diagnostic and intervention team. Supervision of psychology assistants, training for newly appointed psychologists; primary therapist for Sexuality Awareness Group.
Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center (Orangeburg, New York)
Mental Hygiene Therapy Aide
January 1987 – September 1987
Supportive counselling, monitoring of patient goals and of pharmacological intervention
- American Psychological Association
- National Association of School Psychologists
- British Psychological Association (Membership Level: Fellow)
- Federation of Psychologists' Association
- Col-legi Oficial de Psicologia de Catalunya
LICENSURES/ PRACTICING CERTIFICATES
- Registered EuroPsy Psychologist (Federation of Psychologists’ Association) – recognized in 24 European Countries
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
- Registered Clinical Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council, UK)
- NYS Certified School Psychologist (New York State Department of Education)
- Psicóloga Colegiada (Col-legi Oficial de Psicologia de Catalunya, Spain)