Leah Sloterbeek (2007, MS 2009) is Program Coordinator at Autism Solutions for Kids (ASK) in Irvine. ASK uses a team approach with a variety of behavioral techniques to work with children with autism and other disorders. Leah supervises and monitors the progress of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) programs, conducts training for staff members and parents, and is responsible for program development, grant development, and “Handle with Care” restraint training. Leah returned to Vanguard to lecture in a Theories and Principles of Learning class on “Pivotal Response Training.”
Congratulations to Sarah Barbuto (2008) on her acceptance to the Fuller School of Psychology APA-accredited PsyD program in Clinical Psychology! For the past three years, Sarah has worked as a dispatcher for the South Pasadena Police Department. In this role, Sarah dealt regularly with families dealing with trauma, mental health issues, and a wide range of other personal crises. Sarah now will draw on that experience as she begins Fuller’s PsyD program!
Renee Moreno ’06 is an occupational therapist, heading a department at Centre for Neuro Skills in Encino, CA. Centre for Neuro Skills is a nationally recognized inpatient/outpatient program for people with traumatic brain injuries. “I absolutely love my job!”
Sherise (Tetrault ’02) Valenty-Gibb was married on 8/29/09 to Cody Gibb. Son Gavin Gibb was born on 8/24/10 and is doing well!
Shauntina “Shay” Sorrells ’01 competed on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Shay has her master’s degree in social work and works with at-risk kids. She hopes to inspire others who struggle with their weight.
Nicole Azevedo ’07, MS ’09 is a clinical supervisor for Love 2 Learn Consulting, LLC (l2lconsulting.com) and lives in Costa Mesa. (8/21/10)
Wendy Kliewer ’80 is a psychology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received a Fulbright Award to study in South Aftrica in 2011. She will be working in Durban and studying parental messages about coping with violence and drug abuse.
Annahita Mahdavi ’07 has received her MA in Psychology from Pepperdine. She has been fulfilling her practicum at the Orange County Department of Education and is applying for a Ph.D. program. Annahita lives in Irvine.
Leslie Wood ’06 is a psychologist who lives in Corona.
Katie Goode ’03 is a marriage and family therapist specializing in treating eating disorders and anxiety in Irvine. She teaches at Hope International University and is a clinical supervisor for Hope’s counseling center.
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