Resume and Experience

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions regarding my experience, or my practice in general.

 

 

Parent Coach for Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder,

Private Practice, 2012 - Present.

 

Oak Creek Counseling Center, www.oakcreekcenter.org, Therapist Intern. 2012 -2014.

 

Camp Altitude: Partnering with Families, www.camp-altitude.com, Clinical Specialist. 2011-2015

  • Serve as a behavior consultant for overnight, two-week, traditional camp experience fortified with therapeutic accommodations for 10 – 17 year-olds with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Maintain onsite residency and 24 hours on-call status for the duration of camp.
  • Facilitate behavioral changes through the creative use of interventions while collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals and interns.

 

La Cheim Schools Incorporated, www.lacheim.org, Therapeutic Behavior Specialist. November 2010 – March 2012.

  • Provided one-to-one counseling for children and adolescents at risk of losing their current living situation and/or academic status due to continuous maladaptive behaviors.
  • Helped youth and family, caregiver, or guardian learn new ways of controlling maladaptive behaviors while reinforcing replacement behaviors that allowed the youth to be successful.
  • Facilitated behavioral changes through the creative use of cognitive-behavioral interventions and collaboration with the youth, parent /caregiver, and a multidisciplinary team of professionals (i.e. Social workers, Teachers, Probation Officers, Direct Care Staff).

 

New Leaf Services, Therapist Intern. September 2008 – September 2010.

  • Provided psychotherapy services for clients with mental health, substance abuse, and general life concerns.
  • Facilitated substance recovery support groups.
  • Gained familiarity with the Harm Reduction approach to substance abuse, recovery, and health.

 

Toolworks, www.toolworks.org, Independent Living Skills Worker (for adults with disabilities). June 2007 - August 2009.

  • In addition to providing emotional and social support, aided with daily living including, but not limited to medical needs, budgeting, safety awareness, and maintaining a clean and healthy living environment.
  • Provided case coordination: made referrals, monitored client's progress
  • Provided instruction and encouragement regarding client rights and self-advocacy.

 

Fox Vocational Services, Job Coach (for adults with disabilities). April 2006 – June 2007.

  • Vocational Trainer for adults with varying intellectual disabilities. Responsible for regular visits to job sites and follow-up.
  • Planned recreational activities, exercise schedule, and community integration activities for each client.
  • Maintained regular communication with the client’s family, care staff, and social workers.

 



 

 

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Please note that I am currently providing in-home visits for clients within the city of San Francisco only.  I do offer virtual consultation throughout the U.S. via Zoom.

How to contact me:

Abel Grebenik, M.A.

 

Phone: 415. 212. 8705

 

Email: abelgrebenik@me.com

 

For in-home behavior consultation I offer an initial phone call at no charge and am available during most evenings and weekends. My Consultation hours are by appointment.

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