“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela, leader and advocate.
My name is Marina Barbosa, and I am an educational and behavior interventionist. I provide therapy and support for children struggling with academic, behavior, or social skills.
Educational and behavioral psychology is at the core of what I do. Educational psychology is the study of the learning process; how learning happens, the ways motivation and goals affect learning, special education, and all related topics. To learn more about my education and experience visit my LinkedIn professional webpage by clicking here.
My Qualifications Include:
- Masters Degree in Educational Psychology
- CBEST Teaching Credential
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA fieldwork)
As an alumni of Chapman University’s educational psychology/school psychology program, I have studied the most recent, and scientifically based ways to educate and motivate children. My areas of knowledge include;
- Learning and education for special needs students.
- Learning and education for general education students.
- Clinical and applied child psychology.
- SFBT counseling.
- School based psycho-educational assessment.
- Educational systems including primary and secondary schools.
- Leadership and development.
Behavior Modification Specialist:
A Board Certified Behavior Analysis, or “BCBA” is the title given to an individual who is an expert in behavior psychology and a certified behavior analyst. Behavior analysts are mental health professionals who apply behavioral psychology techniques to help individuals succeed. I am currently completing the applied portion of my BCBA certification. While many psychologists use their BCBA credential to focus on the treatment of individuals with Autism, I strive to bring applied behavior analysis to a variety of different settings and people including parents, children, and teachers. Click here to learn more about board certified behavior analysts.
Eighteen years ago I began working with children of all ages and abilities. Over nearly two decades I have been lucky enough to have touched the lives of many children, of all ages and abilities as an educator, special needs instructor in a non-public school, tutor, behavior therapist, conflict resolutions manager, care taker, and respite care provider.
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