Coordinator: Monica Adimari

I am a graduate student in the Masters of Science, Applied Behavior Analysis program of psychology at CSULA.  I also have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and will sit for my Marriage and Family Therapy license soon.  I have worked with children with autism for the past 5 years.  I began my training at UCLA through class work and fieldwork under Dr. Ivar Lovaas and continued at the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention as an employee.  I then became an employee of Autism Behavior Consultants in Redondo Beach, CA.  I started there as a Supervisor, then became a Program Coordinator and am currently training to be a Regional Director.  I love the company I work for and would recommend it to any interested students wanting to work with children with autism through behavioral intervention.  I am very interested in Verbal Behavior and have gone to many workshops by Dr. Carbone, Dr. Pardington, Kelly Wood, and IABA. 

 In addition to working at Autism Behavior Consultants, I also currently work as an intern at a sliding scale clinic in the South Bay where I use my behavioral and clinical skills to treat adults, children, parents and couples with issues of Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Transgender issues, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Domestic Violence. 

 I am very interested in research and would like to look at either Verbal Behavior and/or Couple’s therapy as possible thesis topics.  I am also interested in reading many original works by Skinner and other doctors of Behaviorism and would enjoy having reading/study groups with other graduate students to help with this difficult yet beneficial process.  I hope to meet all our members soon and I am always available through email.  Lets all have a fantastic 2003-2004 school year and GO ABA!!!!!!!!!!! J

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