Congratulations to Ricky Colombo (2010) who has recently passed the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam and is now officially a BCBA! He works as a Supervisor for Autism Behavior Consultants in Long Beach. Ricky is also starting on a PhD in Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Psychology!
Congratulations to Cohort 12U for completing the School for Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) Psychology Program this past August!
Roxanne Jordan Warren (2005) is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) working as a Clinical Supervisor at Autism Spectrum Therapies in Pleasanton, California. Roxanne earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2008 and received her BCBA in February 2014. “I love the field!” Autism Spectrum Therapies provides (1) assessments that evaluate thinking, learning, and behavior, (2) autism intervention using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), (3) occupational therapy (OT) and speech and language therapy, and (4) social skills programs that can help children establish friendships and build confidence.
Ciprian Boitor (2006) is completing a post-doctoral residency with Kaiser Permanente after earning his PhD in Clinical Psychology (2013) from Fuller School of Psychology! In his post-doc, Ciprian is providing family therapy and case management for adolescents and parents in the Chemical Dependency Program. Among his many responsibilities at Kaiser Permanente, Ciprian also teaches chemical dependency recovery classes.
Kayleen Howard (2005) has been a Behavioral Therapist at Cornerstone Therapies in Huntington Beach, California for seven years. The Cornerstone Autism Program (CAP) is an early intervention program for children under 3 years of age who may or may not have a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program is founded on the principles of the science called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Children receive intervention delivered by a behavior therapist utilizing a 1 to 1 ratio and incorporating research-based behavior strategies and methodologies. Supervisors monitor the child’s progress towards goals and observe individual behavior sessions to ensure quality programming and to determine any modifications or adaptations that are warranted. Services are provided in multiple settings depending on the unique needs of the child and family. Programming may be performed in the child’s home, community environments, preschool, and clinic.
Lauren East (2012) is pursuing an M.A. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. Lauren has been working with clients with trauma histories, and she reports loving growing as a counselor. Lauren is starting an internship in the summer 2014 at the Northern Colorado AIDS Project where she will work one-on-one with clients newly diagnosed with HIV or AIDS.
Congratulations to Patrick Malaret (2013), who has finished his teaching credential and has just been hired to teach 7th grade math at American Canyon Middle School in Napa Valley. He will also be teaching an elective class and is thinking of teaching behavior modification so that students can learn the basics of positive reinforcement and token systems. Eventually Patrick will be pursuing a Master’s degree in psychology. (6/23/14)
Mark Fields (2007) is currently serving as Minister, Middle and High School Ministry, at Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier. (3-20-2014)
Congratulations to Heather Mesa (2010), who has been accepted to the PhD program in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University! Heather will begin the program in May 2014.
Valerie Elwell (2008) currently lives in Fresno, CA. She worked as a Behavioral Therapist with children with Autism for 4 years at Pacific Child and Family prior to completing her MA in Marriage, Child, Family Counseling from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in 2013. She is gaining hours for her MFT license at Link Care Counseling Center and teaches as an Adjunct Faculty member in the undergraduate Psychology department at Fresno Pacific University.