Brief Biography

Dr. Dorothy Prior is a graduate of Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Friends Hospital (APA accredited) in Philadelphia, PA where she received specialized training with adolescents and older adults. Currently, she is completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Foundations Behavioral Health on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) inpatient unit. Dr. Prior has provided educational and therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults on the spectrum in many settings. Previous specialized training includes outpatient pediatric neuropsychological assessment. Her interests include advocacy for clients on the spectrum and their families.

Dr. Jeremy Schwarzbaum is a graduate of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in Bronx, NY. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Schwarzbaum is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Foundations Behavioral Health and provides services to adolescents in the residential treatment program. Dr. Schwarzbaum is active as an advocate in the autism community, and embraces his role in developing self-advocacy skills among his clients diagnosed on the spectrum.

Christina M. Villani, Psy.D., is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where she received specialized training with adolescents and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Dr. Villani is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Foundations Behavioral Health where she provides services to adolescents receiving residential treatment and their families. She excels in working with family systems in relation to educational and vocational systems

Workshop Description

Participants will learn about developments in the area of self-advocacy, including the latest information on factors that promote self-advocacy, valuable, practical strategies and resources to assist individuals in becoming self-advocates, and identifying ways to develop advocacy skills. Using real life scenarios, this workshop will demonstrate the how to(s) when it comes to finding success and hope. This is an opportunity to listen to FBH residents talk about their journeys to becoming effective self-advocates.

Location

Olney Hall 324

Start Date

1-5-2015 1:45 PM

End Date

1-5-2015 3:00 PM

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May 1st, 1:45 PM May 1st, 3:00 PM

Through the Lens of the ASD Self-Advocate

Olney Hall 324

Participants will learn about developments in the area of self-advocacy, including the latest information on factors that promote self-advocacy, valuable, practical strategies and resources to assist individuals in becoming self-advocates, and identifying ways to develop advocacy skills. Using real life scenarios, this workshop will demonstrate the how to(s) when it comes to finding success and hope. This is an opportunity to listen to FBH residents talk about their journeys to becoming effective self-advocates.