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Speakers at IACB 2018

Please send the papers to Daniela Gavankar, Conference Scientific Coordinator (daniela.gavankar@iacb.ro).

Dr. Hanna A. Alonim

Hanna A. Alonim - speaker at IACB 2018

Founder and President of The Mifne Center, expert and researcher on the autism spectrum

Dr. Hanna A. Alonim is an expert and researcher on the autism spectrum in infancy, graduated in Mental Health at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. Alonim is the founder and Head of the Mifne Center for Treatment, Training, and Research, since 1987. The Mifne Center specializes in the treatment of infants diagnosed on the autism spectrum from all over Israel and the world. The treatment program encompasses the entire nuclear family.

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Daniela Gavankar

Specialist psychologist, behavior analyst, ABA consultant, AITA President

Daniela Gavankar - speaker IACB 2018Daniela Gavankar founded the Association for Therapeutic Intervention in Autism (AITA) in December 2008, where she coordinates the therapeutic programs of children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disorders. She is a specialist psychologist, accredited by the College of Psychologists in Romania, ABA consultant from 2010 and a specialist in early intensive intervention in the child with autism, supervisor and trainer accredited by the College of Psychologists in Romania. She has been participating in conferences since 2008 and has been providing continuous training courses for psychologists - COPSI accredited as well as for parents and educators.

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Gabriela Vilhelmsen

Psychopedagogue and advisor at the Årstad Pedagogical Center, under the Department of Psychological and Pedagogical Services in Bergen, Norway

Gabriela Vilhelmsen - speaker IACB 2018She 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.

She is Working directly with children with special needs in kindergartens or as an advisor for parents and staff. Her main interest is child communication and adjustment to the daily life, relationships with those around and play. Regardless of diagnosis, the child is part of the kindergarten or school group. The child takes part in, as much as possible, the same activities as the others.

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Sînziana Burcea

Principal clinical psychologist, adlerian psychotherapist, specializing in parenting and supervisor in clinical psychology

Sînziana Burcea - speaker IACB 2018Sînziana Burcea is a principal clinical psychologist, adlerian psychotherapist, specializing in parenting and supervisor in clinical psychology. She is the coordinator of The Early Intensive Care Center for the Autistic Child and His Family-Being MySelf from Piatra Neamț. She has over 15 years of experience in the therapy of the child with autism and 10 years since she introduced in Romania the concept of holistic approach to autism

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Carmen-Adriana Moldovan

Licensed tax expert, fiscal consultant, accredited accounting expert

Carmen-Adriana Moldovan - speaker IACB 2018Carmen-Adriana Moldovan is licensed tax expert of The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, a fiscal consultant, accredited accounting expert. She is also the mother of two twin boys aged 9 years diagnosed in 2012 with TSA, both of whom are taught in mainstream schools.

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Ana Turtureanu

Behavior analyst and President of Lumea lui Arthur / Arthur’s World Association

Ana Turtureanu - speaker IACB 2018Ana Turtureanu is a behavior analyst and President of Lumea lui Arthur/Arthur’s World Association. She has more than 10 years experience in the area of behavior analysis as well as coordinating child intervention programs in which she emphasizes the family’s involvement and creating an interdisciplinary team to make sure the recovery process is successful.

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Ionel Mocanu

Behavior analyst, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist

Ionel Mocanu - Speaker IACB 2018Ionel Mocanu is behavior analyst, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and founder member of the “The Therapeutic Intervention Association for the Child and Family - Activity”. He has 10 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, Behavioral 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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Ana Dragu

Psychologist, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist in supervision, ABA therapist, President "Asociația Autism Europa Bistrița"

Ana Dragu - speaker IACB 2018Ana Dragu is a psychologist, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist in supervision, ABA therapist, President "Asociația Autism Europa Bistrița", coordinator Center for Resource and Reference in Autism "Micul Prinț", Bistrita. She has over 8 years of experience in socio-therapeutic assistance for people with autism and their families. Ana Dragu is the author of the book "Mâini cuminti - Copilul meu autist" and founder of an autism magazine, "2 Elefanți".

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Alexandra Ababi

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist

Alexanda Ababi - speaker IACB 2018Ababi Alexandra, clinical psychologist - psychotherapist, graduate in Psychology and master in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. Graduate of the School of Psychotherapy - Classical Psihodrama within the framework of the Romanian Psychological Association with the title of Psychotherapist under Supervision - Director of Classical Psihodrama. She has an experience of over 8 years working with children, adolescents and adults with disabilities.

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Simona Marica

Psychologist, Member of the Romanian College of Psychologists, Supervisor in Clinical Psychology

Simona Marica - speaker IACB 2018 Simona Marica is a PhD Lecturer at Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, carrying out courses of Social Psychology, Psychopathology, Psychodiagnostic and Clinical Assesment, Clinical and Health Psychology. Simona Marica provides Clinical practice guidance for students - Masteral Program of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Intervention.

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Alexandra Comarniceanu

BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) Analyst, ABA consultant

Alexandra Comarniceanu - speaker IACB 2018Alexandra Comarniceanu has a 12years experience, in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She has graduated a MSc. in ABA at Bangor University, United Kingdom, and has become a BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) in 2012. She presented at conferences in Romania and UK, held trainings in various European countries, and, starting from March 2015, she is supervising the implementation of ABA at SACS AVA, an ABA centre in France.

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Roxana Maria Clinciu

Clinical psychologist and Speech therapist

Roxana Maria Clinciu - speaker IACB 2018Roxana Maria Clinciu is a clinical psychologist and speech therapist. She has been working with children with autism for 8 years, coordinating and implementing behavioral intervention programs. In 2017 she started Asociatia Uite cum cresc, where they develop therapy program and speech therapy for children with autism, development disorders, speech delay.

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Irina Andreea Chiriac Badeanca

Psychotherapist, Psychopedagogoue and a Speech Therapist

Irina Andreea Chiriac Badeanca - speaker IACB 2018Irina Andreea Chiriac Bădeancă is a psychotherapist, psychopedagogue and a speech therapist. She has been working with children with autism for 11 years, coordinating and implementing behavioral intervention programs. She has been working with children with delay in development and language disorders for 8 years. She has also been a trainer in speech therapy courses.

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Amalia Lupu

Psychologist, speech therapist and ABA therapist

Amalia Lupu - speaker IACB 2018Amalia Lupu is a free practice psychologist in the field of Special Psychopathology, a speech therapist and ABA therapist with over 8 years of experience, a lecturer at the ABA conference and holds specialty courses for parents and speech therapists. She is the coordinator of the Speech Sherapy Department at Asociaței Help Autism and she is specialized in stimulating and correcting the verbal and non- verbal language of autistic children.

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Anne Marie Hoţoiu

Psychologist and speech therapist

Anne Marie Hoţoiu - speaker IACB 2018Anne Marie Hoţoiu graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Education Sciences Domain, Special Psychopedagogy Department, with Masters in the Inclusive School Psychopedagogy, within the University of Bucharest. She is an autonomous psychologist accredited by COPSI. The professional experience was acquired at a special school in Bucharest as a psycho-pedagogue teacher, where she practiced speech therapy.

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Elena Alexandra Nicolae

Psychologist, Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist

Alexanda Ababi - speaker IACB 2018Elena Alexandra Nicolae is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist. She has 10 years of experience in implementing and coordinating behavioral intervention plans for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, pervasive disorders and language development delay.

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Ionela Ferucă

Psychologist, Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, Behavior analist, ABA therapist

ionela Ferucă - speaker IACB 2018Ionela Ferucă graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and she is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist accredited by the College of Psychologists of Romania, behavior analist, ABA therapist and coordinator of intervention programs for the Helpautism Association

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Irina Isar

Psychologist, Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and ABA therapist

Irina Isar - speaker IACB 2018Irina Isar is a certified Psychologist, Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and ABA therapist for 4 years. Also she is an ANC Certified Trainer and Counselor for personal development. Irina Isar has an experience of 5 years in Counseling and Psychotherapy.

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Laura Radu

Cognitive-behavioral psychologist, Speech therapist

Laura Radu - speaker IACB 2018

Laura Radu is a speech therapist at the Asociația Help Autism. She is a free practice psychologist in Special Psychopedagogy and in professional training in hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She also teaches vocal-instrumental music classes at Fundația Bucuriile Muzicii. She is a lecturer at ABA Conference and she holds training courses for parents and therapists. Her work integrates psychology, psychopedagogy, speech therapy and occupational therapy through music and sound.

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Adriana Balsanu

Psychologist with free practice rights in the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and Special Psychopedagogy

Adriana Balsanu - speaker IACB 2018Adriana Balsanu is a licensed psychologist in the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and Special Psychopedagogy. She graduated from Psychodiagnosis and Psychological Counseling Masters, Ecological University, Bucharest and Masters of Applied Behavior Analysis from Clemson University, thus becoming Behavioral Analyst. Adriana is applying the applied behavioral intervention since 2008, is coordinating teams that work with children with different diagnoses and is training courses of initiation in ABA therapy and information courses for teachers and parents.

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Oana-Daniela Oprescu

Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, therapist and ABA program coordinator

Oana-Daniela Oprescu - speaker IACB 2018Oana-Daniela Oprescu is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, therapist and ABA program coordinator within the Help Autism Association. She has 9 years of experience in ABA techniques and language disorder therapy. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest and the Master of Cognitive Psychodiagnosis and Psychological Counseling, Ecological University. She has completed the specialization courses in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies within the Association of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy.

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Violeta Mihalașcu

Clinical psychologist, TCC psychotherapist and Behavioral analyst

Violeta Mihalaşcu - speaker IACB 2018She is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in cognitive-behavioral (autonomous) therapy, she has been working as a specialist in the recovery of children with autistic spectrum disorders since 2011. She works at the Help Autism Association, where she has been providing information for teachers and training courses for ABA therapists since 2014.

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Camelia Crîșmariu

Psychologist with rights for free practice in the field of Special Psychopedagogy

Camelia Crîșmariu - speaker IACB 2018Camelia Crîșmariu is a psychologist with rights for free practice in the field of Special Psychopedagogy. She started working with behavioral intervention since 2009. Starting 2015, she started her collaboration with the Help Autism association, where she coordinates the child intervention plans and teaches initiation courses in ABA therapy.

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Ramona Octaviana Gheorghe

Primary psychiatrist of children and adolescents, adlerian psychotherapist and accredited trainer

Ramona Octaviana Gheorghe - speaker IACB 2018Ramona 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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Ramona Stanciu

Ramona Stanciu, President of the Association of Parents of Children with Autism in Bacău

Ramona Stanciu - speaker IACB 2018

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.

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