My career background began with psychometric testing in the New York City Public Schools administering assessments to elementary level children. While being employed for a nonprofit agency in Brooklyn, NY, I recruited, assessed and trained potential foster parents for the therapeutic foster program. My interests and passion for the emotional well being of children, led me to become an intensive case manager and intensive in home counselor. This role provided me the privilege to work with children that had been in and out of the foster care system and at risk families. Establishing and maintaining a rapport with families was significant to the psychosocial stability of the children in the home through the implantation of operational goals. The objective was to collaboratively work with parents through modeling behavior, direct teaching, and regular contact to ensure stability or determine the level of required intervention. Partnering with the Bridgeport Juvenile Probation System while working for a nonprofit in Connecticut, allowed me to implement Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART) to adolescents that were manifesting aggressive and impulsive based behaviors.
For the past thirteen years, it has been an honor to facilitate classes within the tristate area and online. Classes instructed include: General Psychology, Child Psychology, Life Span, Strategies for Success, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Gender, Child Advocacy, Interpersonal Communications, and Substance Abuse Counseling. I am also developing a special topics course for Monmouth, scheduled to launch Spring 2018. It will focus on the importance of fostering emotional intelligence in children.
M.S., Baruch College, The City University of New York
B.A., St. John’s University
Society for the Teaching of Psychology