Fernande Ayoub

Fernande Ayoub

Counselor

Class 2000 graduate with a Master Degree in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology, with therapy and counseling experience for children, Adolescents, Adults, and Diverse population. Professional skills include: preventive therapy applications of high risks teens and children of diverse population. Background includes: Conducting and facilitating individual and group therapy working directly with children, their families, case workers, and the court system for proper evaluation and treatment plans. Working as a Trauma specialist and supervising staff working with Traumatized children and Adolescents. Tutored languages to college students helping them improve their academic performance in linguistics. Educational special emphasis on clinical and Humanistic psychology, diagnostic, evaluations, psycho diagnostic tests and therapy and therapeutic models including play therapy, drawing therapy, trauma therapy, CBT, TF-CBT, IMH model , specializations in treating child abuse, neglect, traumatic experiences, counseling, abnormal, cognitive, social, and personality disorders. Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems. Capability to handle effectively stressful situations, and work persistently to reach specific goals. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Languages spoken include English, French, Arabic, and some Spanish. Rendered direct casework services to individuals, families and groups using psychological assessments, diagnosis and different therapeutic models. Assessed and treated patients of all ages with physical, sexual abuse, substance abuse, anger management problems, traumatic experiences. Depression, marital problems, low self-esteem, attachment disorders etc, supervised clinicians as a Trauma specialist supervisor in TF-CBT and guided them in applying proper interventions for traumatized children of diverse cultures. Conducted workshops and lecture for parents and foster parent to educate them about child development and appropriate positive parenting. Organized and performed Anger and stress management seminars as well as Behavioral modification workshops for patients and the community. Administered psychological testing such as MMPI, WISC, and House Tree Person etc…
Worked as a contractual therapist in the foster care system directly with the court system as an expert witness for cases of abuse. Teamed with social workers, foster care workers and psychiatrist to properly diagnose and treat different cases in order to reach specific goals with maximum results. Crisis Prevention instructor CPI training instructor for over 125 staff. Teaching verbal De-escalation techniques, Building Rapport, Trauma informed care and how to deal effectively in crisis situations, teaching holding skills techniques to provide Care, Welfare, safety and security for all. Currently working on obtaining my Doctoral Degree in Psychology.