Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33021
Joined on August, 2009
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EducationDOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
2010 (American Psychological Association-Accredited)
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY,
Directed Study: Best practices in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention: A guidebook for college campuses; Chair, Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D., May 2007
•Campus-wide responses and a wellness approach emphasized
MASTER OF SCIENCE (EN ROUTE), CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY December 2006
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY,
MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED), COMMUNICATION SCIENCES/DISORDERS
Montreal, QC BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Minor in Speech and Hearing THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY,
Washington, DC Summa Cum Laude
SEMESTER ABROAD Spring 1998
INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES,
I am keenly interested in the language arts, psychology, and pedagogy and have over 13 years of experience in tutoring/success coaching with typical language learners and individuals with learning disabilities and limited English proficiency (e.g., with ESL students), including children and adults. I have enjoyed tutoring, editing, study skills management, and related teaching activities.
Keiser University September, November
2011; April, May 2009
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Supervisor: Thomas Ertner, General Education Dean
• Taught Introduction to Psychology (PSY 1012) at independent career university. Extensive classroom management with class size of 19 and diverse study body.
• Addressed basic concepts associated with research methods, biopsychology, life-span development, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, memory, motivation, gender and sexuality, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders and treatment, as well as human relations.
• Assessment based on weekly class assignments (eg, teaching presentation, research critique, journals), exams, and capstone paper (eg, theoretical or applied).
Jones College May 2008-August 2008
Supervisors: Randolph Fein, Head Dean and Joseph Compel, Associate Dean
• Taught Geriatric Care (GEY 3200) at private college with a low student-faculty ratio. Class included traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students who were completing their Bachelor of Science as part of a medical assistant program.
• Focused on models of aging and multi-dimensional change (e.g., physiological, cognitive, social, psychological). Various settings for the elderly (e.g., home-based care, nursing homes, assisted living facilities) investigated to explore community resources.
• Experiential training, involving a comprehensive clinical interview with an elderly client and staff member in an assigned center, supplemented didactics.
• Assessment based on attendance/participation, weekly assignments (e.g., reactions, critiques), and capstone interview/presentation.
MEMBER OF TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY FOCUS GROUP:
University Center for Psychological Studies, Davie, FL
Supervisor: Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D.
• Participate in focus group that advocates for ongoing scholarship in teaching and which intends to prepare psychology students for careers in academia.
• Helped to create a syllabus for a doctoral-level teaching seminar at Nova Southeastern University commencing Fall 2008.
Nova Southeastern University May 2006-August 2006
Center for Psychological Studies, Davie, FL
Professor: Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D.
• Supported school psychology graduate students in PSY 1501 Assessment & Intelligence Testing.
• Taught administration, scoring, and interpretation of the WISC-IV and WAIS-III. Guided students in aspects of integrated report writing and providing feedback to families and adults.
The Treatment and Learning Centers
August 1999-June 2000
Katherine Thomas School, Rockville, MD
Supervisors: Cora VanMiddlesworth, M.A., and Jacqueline Bylsma, Ph.D.
• Facilitated multi-sensory instruction for nine learning-impaired students and monitored their academic,
communicative, and socio-emotional growth. Led discussions, administered tests, and graded assignments.
Assisted with behavior modification to maintain classroom organization.
• Initiated activities to enhance students’ lexical development and social-pragmatics. Planned and presented an original, interactive lesson on French language/culture in Celebration of Diversity, Social Studies
• Collaborated with special educator, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and social worker during
interdisciplinary meetings and parent conferences.
• Directed learning activities during teacher’s absence.
RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Nova Southeastern University January 2005-July 2009
Academic Services, Davie, FL
• Assisted college and graduate students with all portions of the writing process, including brainstorming, outlining, and revising their drafts, to foster independent skills development.
• Peer counseling regarding studying/test-taking strategies. Also address students with ESL and special needs (“success coaching”).
• Trained in on-line tutoring program to assist distance students.
• Conducted APA presentations as needed.
Cruising into English Language Center
July 2006-August 2006
• Taught small group Intermediate and Advanced classes as well as private courses during Summer Session. Conversation skills, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) preparation and, in some cases, accent reduction emphasized.
Broward Community College June 2005-July 2005
Young People’s Summer College Program, Hollywood/Coconut Creek, FL
• Organized and led class of 12 high school students to target semantic skills, critical reading, and essay writing for the verbal portion of the new SAT.
• Designed study materials and conducted class of 15 middle school students to focus on vocabulary expansion and critical thinking/reading in preparation for the FCAT.
Language Learning Enterprises
June 2000-September 2000
• Coordinated curriculum development for summer programs. Targeted international clientele and instructors through multi-media language-learning research.
• Gathered resources for syllabus design and participated in software evaluation to organize competitive teaching materials.
• Assisted with instructor recruitment and class scheduling to enhance summer student placement and progress during Summer Session.
EFL TEACHING ASSISTANT:
Lycee International January 1998-May 1998
• Taught conversational English to 22 French high school students while studying abroad. Devised interactive lessons that promoted their language skills and cultural awareness.
• Wrote a descriptive case study comparing French and American secondary schools.
Nova Southeastern University January 2008-December 2008
Center for Psychological Studies, School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center (SPACC), Davie, FL
Supervisors: Eugene Cash, Ph.D. and Kristen Cunningham, Psy.D.
• Conducted initial screenings and fee reductions to determine families’ program eligibility.
• Maintained client database, schedule, and files for specialist as well as doctoral students.
Nova Southeastern University May 2005-July 2006
Center for Psychological Studies, Davie, FL
Supervisor: Pavitri Benasrie, B.S.
• Helped with curriculum development, course registration, and special projects (e.g., orientation, grade transcription) in the Department of Graduate Affairs.
Hobbies-Creative writing, tutoring, editing
-Cultural festivities, language groups
-Being in the outdoors
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