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School Psychologist

Philadelphia, PA


Secure a dynamic and challenging position in the field of psychology, counseling, or advising where I can apply my passion, educational background, and proven hands-on experience.

Work Experience

School Psychologist

The Devereux Foundation, Downingtown, PA

Aug 2010Current

Downingtown, PA, Malvern, PA, and Glenmoore, PA- August 2010- Current- Part Time) 
Responsible for the coordination and delivery of school based psychological services. Perform assessments and evaluations as required. Complete re-evaluations and functional behavioral assessments for children who are classified with emotional disturbance, autism, and specific learning disabilities. Collect data, attend team meetings, and provide therapy to the students. Provide consultative services to the education staff, principals and clinical team.

Resource Specialist

The Devereux Foundation: School Based Social Services Division, Philadelphia, PA

Jan 2010Aug 2010

(Full Time) 
Provide assistance to families and school staff in navigating social services systems and overcoming barriers to accessing services. Act as a liaison in holding systems accountable, including recommendations at interagency meetings. Serve as a member of the Comprehensive Student Assistance Process and other relevant school teams. Provide consultation to school personnel in areas of child and adolescent development and positive, strength -based behavior management/intervention. Facilitate referral of the child/family to behavioral health, social, or community resources or other supportive services. Serve as part of the school response team in the aftermath of incidents requiring crisis response. Assist in referring children to the Crisis Response Center (CRC) when requested by parent/guardian or school staff. Collect and submit data on a weekly basis to inform program efficacy. Provide clinically informed counseling support to individual students and groups as needed. 
Independent Consultant:  
(N-PSY-T Psychological Services c/o Dr. Daniel Lee and with Swisher Behavioral Health Services c/o David Swisher) - School Psychologist- (Current - Part Time) Pennsylvania County. 
Administer psychological assessments, and completing psycho-educational re-/initial evaluations for children with suspected learning disabilities or emotional disturbance. Participate in IEP meetings to help determine what is appropriate for the child behaviorally and academically for children in a Cyber School Setting. 
Completed Comprehensive Bio-Psychosocial Evaluations and Re-Evaluations and Treatment Plans for School Therapeutic Support Programs/School Based Behavioral Health Services for children with emotional concerns.

School Psychology Intern

Cora Services Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Sep 2008Jun 2009

Philadelphia, PA- September 2008- June 2009 (Full Time) 
Completed a one year internship at five different non-public schools ranging from K through 12th grade. Administered psychological assessments, and psycho-educational evaluations for children with suspected learning disabilities. Consulted with administrators and teachers which included direct and indirect interventions, leading school psychological service programs, and conducted program planning and evaluation. Provided appropriate recommendations for children with learning disabilities. Participated in and organize groups and individual counseling for children and adolescents. Identified and developed strategies for teachers in the classroom.

Hearing Officer

First Judicial District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Mar 2004Aug 2008

(family court division)- Philadelphia, PA- March 2004- August 2008 (Full time) 
Lead the interview with clients and attorneys in an effort to come to a final child support pr paternity agreement. Created support orders, searched for missing parents and enforced support orders on defendants. Conducted hearings; if no agreements were made in front of a Hearing Officer, case would be forwarded to a Support Master or Judge.

Court Liaison officer

juvenile court division, Philadelphia, PA

May 1998Mar 2004

(Full Time) 
Served as a liaison between juvenile offenders, probation officers, and the presiding judge at various types of hearings for the purpose of apprising the judge of the client's case history and providing informational and operational support to the courts and the cases.

Mental Therapist/Therapeutic Staff Support

Center for Autistic Children, Philadelphia, PA

Dec 1995Feb 1998

Philadelphia, PA --December 1995 - February 1998 (Full Time) 
Developed individual treatment plans and used group and individual counseling services, following the rehabilitative service plan. Identified particular problems and/or needs of children with autism, then consulted with supervisory clinic staff.

Substitute Teacher

School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Mar 1994Jun 1997

(Part/Full Time) 
Served as a Substitute Teacher for grade level sixth through twelfth at schools located throughout Philadelphia. Developed lesson plans. Prepared instructional materials, supervised classrooms, taught and evaluated students. Conferred with parents and teaching staff.

Therapeutic Staff Support

Center for Autistic Children, Philadelphia, PA

Jun 1996May 1997

(Part Time) 
Provided individual counseling services, following the rehabilitative service plan. Identified specific challenges/and or needs of children and adolescents with behavioral disorders such as ADD and ADHD, then consulted with Behavioral Specialists and Case Managers.


MS in School Psychology

Eastern University, Eastern, UK


counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

BA in Theater Arts

Penn State University, University Park, PA

Additional Information

Self motivated * Ability to prioritize* Excellent decision making skills* Proven effective managerial skills* Ability to work in groups. Certified School Psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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