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Petter Myhrer-Naess

EIBI (Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention) consultant

Petter Myhrer-Naess - Speaker IACB 2017

EIBI (Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention) consultant for the Department of Psychological and Pedagogical Services in Bergen, Norway, working for the last 22 years in the field of autism, being a part of the staff in a group setting for consulting and training staff members in group homes for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities. He also offers private consulting in public schools and kindergartens with autism related issues. He currently works as a consultant in the municipality of Bergen Norway.

 

Gina Davies

Gina Davies
Gina Davies has worked in the field of Special Educational Needs as a speech and language therapist for over 20 years in both clinic and education and family settings. Gina Davies set up and ran an early intervention centre – a specialist nursery for children with autism where speech and language therapy and teaching were integrated into an intensive specialist early intervention curriculum. For the last 11 years Gina Davies has been taking the work developed within the specialist nursery setting to a wider age range and variety of educational placements - both specialist and mainstream.
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Daniela Gavankar

Daniela Gavankar
Daniela Gavankar has over 16 years of experience working with children with autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, mental deficiencies, behavioral disorders (since 2001). She is an ABA Consultant since 2007, undergoing international accreditation and coordinator of the ABA intervention programs for children with autism. She attended behavior analysis training courses at the University of North Texas and in international supervision in the coordination of ABA therapy. She is a PECS Specialist formed in London in 2010.
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Petter Myhrer-Naess

Petter Myhrer-Naess
EIBI (Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention) consultant for the Department of Psychological and Pedagogical Services in Bergen, Norway, working for the last 22 years in the field of autism, being a part of the staff in a group setting for consulting and training staff members in group homes for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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Gabriela Vilhelmsen (Negoescu)

Gabriela Vilhelmsen (Negoescu)
Psychopedagogue and advisor at the Årstad Pedagogical Center, under the Department of Psychological and Pedagogical Services in Bergen, Norway, she graduated from the "Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences - Psychopedagogy Department - in 2001, and in 2006 she accomplished her "Master of Philosophy in Special Needs Education" at the Faculty of Educational Sciences - University of Oslo, Norway.
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Andy Webb

Andy Webb
Andy has worked supporting and helping to develop projects in Romania and India since 2011 when he became president of "Christian Community Ministries" which is now part of the "Life Church" family. Life church supports projects working in "Special Educational Needs" in cities across Romania including Cluj, Bucharest, Pitesti and Oradea. Life Church also delived over £23,000 of food, blankets and aid to some of the poorest families in Europe living in the area south of Iasi.
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Ana Maria Bogdan

Ana Maria Bogdan is a psychologist, speech therapist, ABA therapist and behavioral analysis consultant at ATCA.
At this time she specializes in applied behavioral analysis at the University of North Texas Department of Behavior Analysis.
She is involved in organizing training sessions, organized by A.T.C.A. for parents, teachers and volunteers.
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Raluca Vasilescu

Raluca Vasilescu
Raluca Vasilescu graduated the of the Psychology College and the masters program of "Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy" at the "Titu Maiorescu" University. In the Behavioral Therapy Association she is the coordinator and the therapist and she has been part of this team since the beginning of her career in this field. In order to improve, she is now studying at the University of North Texas in the Applied Behavior Analysis department.
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Domnica Petrovai

Domnica Petrovai
Domnica Petrovai is a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, founder of the Mind Education Health company, that provides psychotherapy and psychological counseling services for schools and private companies. She is also the founder of the first School for Couples in the country.
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Alexandra Cristiana Comarniceanu

Alexandra Cristiana Comarniceanu
Alexandra Cristiana Comarniceanu is a behavioral analyst with extensive experience in the field, working both at the children's homes and in specialized centers. Since September 2012 she is BCBA and is also in charge of supervising people who want to obtain the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and BCABa (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst) certifications.
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Oana Baloc

Oana Baloc
Oana Baloc is a psychological counselor specialized in child, couple and family’s counseling and a Behavior Analyst currently pursuing BCBA accreditation. She is enrolled in the online course sequence offered by Florida Institute of Technology. She has been working with kids with TSA since 2013, implementing home-based therapy programs.
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Dana Horodețchi

Dana Horodețchi
Dana Horodetchi is a graduate of the Pedagogical Highschool and Law Faculty of the West University of Timisoara, and she is Darius' mother. After 10 years of living outside of the country, Dana returns to Romania in 2014 and establishes the "Learn with Pictograms" Association, at first to cover the needs of her own child, then helping many families work with their children.
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Ana Hodea

Ana Hodea
Ana Hodea specializes in the development, stimulation and correction of verbal and non-verbal language in the therapy and recovery of children with autism and has 8 years of experience in speech therapy and 10 years of experience in education. She has also been a trainer in speech therapy courses since 2012
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Ramona Stanciu

Ramona Stanciu
Ramona Stanciu is President of the Association of Parents of Children with Autism in Bacău, that founded and led the "St. Cosma and Damian" day center for people with autism in Bacau for five years. Given her interest in sensory therapy, Ramona specialized in Cluj and Berlin and, in 2016, she founded the first and only sensory integration room in Bacau. Ramona supports parents of children with autism and she is herself the mother of a 13 years old boy with autism, George. She writes about life with autism on her blog www.grupdesuportautism.blogspot.com (Autism Support Group) and she is a collaborator of the www.supereroiprintrenoi.ro (Super Heroes Among Us) website.
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Catalina Nicolescu

Catalina Nicolescu
As a recovery pedagogue in autism, I use ABA techniques and procedures, along with any other scientifically validated approach, to strengthen the language, academic, self-serving, motricity and social interaction skills of children with autism and other developmental disorders. I work both as a home therapist or in the educational environment of the child and as a coordinator since 2006. Since 2014 I have been sustaining workshops and presentations
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Ionel Mocanu

Ionel Mocanu
Ionel Mocanu is behavior analyst, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and founder member of the “The Therapeutic Intervention Association for the Child and Family - Activity”. He has 8 years of experience in coordinating and implementing intervention plans (both for typical and special children), in providing individual and group parental counseling (he has a Triple P – Positive Parenting Program and Safety Circle accreditation) and in providing teacher with lessons about: The Causes of Behaviors, Behavior Management, ADHD, Developing Emotional and Social Abilities, Developing Motivation to Learn, The Importance of Playing in Developing the Children's Abilities.
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Bianca Stănescu

Bianca Stănescu
Bianca Stănescu is a founder member of the “The Therapeutic Intervention Association for the Child and Family - Activity” and psychological counselor accredited by the Psychologist College in Romania. She has 5 years’ experience in working with children and applying ABA principles.
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Adriana Balsanu

Adriana Balsanu
Adriana Balsanu is a free practice psychologist in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and Special Psychopedagogy. She practices applied behavioral intervention since 2008, she coordinates teams working with children with different diagnoses, she teaches ABA initiation courses and information courses for teachers and parents. She works with a lot of commitment and involvement in the Association "Help Autism"
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Violeta Mihalașcu

Violeta Mihalașcu
Violeta Mihalașcu este psiholog clinician autonom și psihoterapeut în terapie cognitiv-comportamentală autonom și lucrează în domeniul autismului din 2011. Face evaluări psihologice și coordonează echipe de terapeuți ABA, în vederea recuperări copiilor cu tulburări din spectrul autismului.
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Camelia Crîșmariu

Camelia Crîșmariu
Camelia Crîșmariu este psiholog cu drept de liberă practică în domeniul Psihopedagogiei Speciale. A inceput să practice intervenția comportamentală aplicată din anul 2009. Din anul 2015 a început colaborarea cu asociația Help Autism unde coordonează implementarea planurilor de intervenție pentru copii și susține cursuri de inițiere în terapia ABA.
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Ramona Octaviana Gheorghe

Ramona  Octaviana Gheorghe
Ramona Octaviana Gheorghe is a primary psychiatrist of children and adolescents and adlerian psychotherapist. She has 12 years of experience in hospital and ambulatory clinics, has coordinated multidisciplinary teams for evaluation and intervention in mental disorders in child and adolescent and is a trainer accredited by the Ministry of Labor.
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Mădălina Potoroacă

Mădălina Potoroacă
Madalina Potoarcă is a primary physician in child and adolescent psychiatry, having a 19 year experience. She also has competences in counseling the child and adolescent family, complex assessment of children with disabilities, avant-garde training in pediatric psychophamacology and neurobiological mechanisms of pediatric psychopathology. She is the manager of Dr. Potoraca Medical Clinic, a pediatric psychiatry clinic, psychiatry, autism, ADHD, emotional and language disorders, as well as adult / parental therapies.
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Antonela Samson

Antonela Samson
Antonela Samson started her career in this field in 2005, working in home based intervention programmes as a therapist under the supervision of a specialist of the UK Young Autism Project. Over time she has enriched her experience in the field by participating in various professional events about specialized psychoeducational assessment and intervention, both as a participant and lecturer. In 2012, she graduated from the Course Sequence – BcaBA with BCBA trainer Neil Martin.
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Răzvan Danciu

Răzvan Danciu
Răzvan Danciu is a physiotherapist. He graduate in 2010 National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania - Physiotherapy Department (beachelor Degree) and in 2012 Master Degree also at National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania.
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Cecilia Moței

Cecilia Moței
Cecilia Moței is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist accredited by COPSI and at present she specializes in applied behavioral analysis. She is attending Clemson University and graduated Short Therapies Targeted on Resources and Solutions courses. In the last 6 years she has been supporting therapeutic programs for children with ASD, coordinating and implementing the principles of applied analysis, supporting personal development workshops for both children and parents. During this period, Cecilia Moței participated in volunteer internships in countries such as Ghana (Africa) and Jordan (Asia), where she worked with children with TSA and Down Syndrome, supported personal development programs for the siblings of children with autism, and she is currently working in her own psychology cabinet.
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Geta Udrea

Geta Udrea
Geta Udrea is a clinical and educational psychologist, speech therapist and ABA consultant. She has a masters diploma in "ABA Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Learning Disorders" at Granada University. She also graduated personal development counselor and trainer courses. She has a masters diploma in "Speech Therapy in Communication Processes". For 8 years she has been supporting the therapeutic programs of children with TSA, coordinating and implementing the principles of applied behavior analysis, teaching emotional intelligence and helping children develop on a personal level through ludo therapy and floor time therapy.
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Roxana Maria Clinciu

Roxana Maria Clinciu
Roxana Maria Clinciu is a clinical psychologist and logoped.She has been working with children with autism for 7 years, coordinating and implementing behavioral intervention programs.
She attended training in ABA, obtaining BCaBA accreditation .
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Cristina Maria Nedelcu

Cristina Maria Nedelcu
Cristina Maria Nedelcu is a Psychologist Clinician Specialist and PhD student at the University of Medicine UMF Carol Davila, Program Coordinator in Romania - "Parents Skills Training" in collaboration with Autism Speaks. From 2015 she works on the translation and adaptation of ADOS 2 in Romania
(Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2) and translation and adaptation in Romania-ABAS 3 (Adaptative Behavior Assessment System 3).
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Chiriac Bădeancă Irina Andreea

Chiriac Bădeancă Irina Andreea
Chiriac Bădeancă Irina Andreea is a psychotherapist, psychopedagogue and a speech therapist. She has been working with children with autism for 10 years, coordinating and implementing behavioral intervention programs. She has been working with children with delay in development and  language disorders for 7 years. She has also been a trainer in speech therapy courses.
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Corina Aurelia Mehedințu

Corina Aurelia Mehedințu
Corina Aurelia Mehedințu is a School teacher, Kindergarten educator and psychopedagogue. She has been working with children with autism for 5 years. She attended training in ABA and speech and language therapy.
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Lili Covaci

Lili Covaci
Lili Covaci has served with dedication for over 20 years working with children and adults with autism and various learning disabilities in orphanages, residential homes, day centers and family setting. She ownes the Francise of Pyramid Educational Consultant Romania-Certified PECS and Pyramid Approch to Education Consultant, Psychologist and President of Pyramid Learning Center Association and persuing to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analist (BCBA) at Florida University of Technology-USA.
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Maria Gioroc

Maria Gioroc
Maria Gioroc is a BCaBA since 2015, clinical psychologist and founder of the non-governmental organization Spontania – Intervention in Autism. She has accumulated 8 years of experience in implementing and applying behavioral intervention programs, always being close to both families and their children with developmental disorders.
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Simona Marica

Simona Marica
Simona Marica is a PhD in Psychology, a specialized clinical psychologist and a clinical psychologist. She has been teaching at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the "Spiru Haret" University in Bucharest for 20 years. She is a lecturer in Psychopathology, Psihodiagnosis and Clinical Assessment, Clinical and Medical Psychology.
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Alina Mirela Craiu

Alina Mirela Craiu
Alina Mirela Craiu is a clinical psychologist and psychopedagogue. She has been working with autistic children for almost 10 years. She makes psychological assessments, develops the intervention plans and implements these plans. She is interested in scholar inclusion of autistic children and also in the emotional equilibrium of autistic children.
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Andreea Stroe-Mățăuan

Andreea Stroe-Mățăuan
Andreea Stroe-Mățăuan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – BCBA – and a Psychotherapist certified by the Romanian College of Psychologists. Since the year 2008 she has been assisting children with autism and other developmental delays. And since the year 2011 Andreea is a speaker at conferences and has held various lectures and workshops for parents and professionals.
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Ana Florina Dumitrescu

Ana Florina Dumitrescu
Ana Florina Dumitrescu ia a parent and founder of Asociația Autism, Terapie, Sport și Arte Argeș/ Autism, Therapy, Sport and Arts Association Arges, legal adviser of Citty Hall of Pitesti since 1999.
My fight with autism began nine years ago, when my boy recived this diagnosis. During this period I contributed to the training of many specialists in the field, I helped many families with children with autism .
The main purpose of the association is to facilitate the access and provide people suffering of autism with specialized therapy, the final outcome being represented by the social and also the educational integration and inclusion.
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Marius Teodor Zamfir

Marius Teodor Zamfir
Marius Teodor Zamfir is an independent clinician psychologist, coordinator of Centrul Sfântul Mihail for Children with Autism - Children in Difficulty Romania Foundation from 2007 until now. He is a founding member of the Association for Child Mental Health „Sfântul Serafim de Sarov”. He has been a member of the Romanian Psychologists College since 2011. He is also a member of the Institute of Judicial Psychology since 2013 and is enrolled in the Psychological Expert Panel of Clinical Psychology and Psychology since 2013.
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