Chad is the educational psychologist at Al-Bayan Bilingual School (BBS). He has worked with children in a range of settings: community-based organizations, residential treatment centers, juvenile court and community schools, private schools, and public schools – i.e., preschool, elementary, middle, and high school level. Trained in California and New York, Chad specializes in school-based psychological evaluations, cognitive behavior therapy, and solution-focused counseling. Areas of research and professional interest include empathy, resilience, mindfulness, stress management, executive functioning, adolescent development, and strengths-based assessments for student support programs. Chad has expertise in testing for emotional challenges, learning differences, focusing difficulties, and developmental needs.
Before joining the team at FSHN, Chad worked as a school psychologist and educational consultant for schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has practiced in the field of school psychology for 15 years. Prior to this, Chad worked with children and adolescents as a child development assistant, after school program staff, preschool teacher, and residential counselor. Chad serves as a co-chair for the National Association for School Psychologists (NASP), helping to promote culturally responsive practices for students and families.
Chad attended college at the University of California, San Diego and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He graduated with honors and completed a thesis on the social and cognitive development of school-age children. Chad received his 3-year master’s degree in the School Psychology program at Columbia University (NASP-accredited) in New York.
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