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Ashburn Psychological Services has been invited to conduct a workshop at the 2011 Accessibility Summit, a national conference for the disability community. Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Jay Lucker and Dr. Michael Oberschneider will be presenting from our team. The world renowned, Dr. Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker at the event. The Accessibility Summit will be held on April 1st and 2nd at the McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia.  For more information on our presentation and the conference, please visit:  http://www.accessibilitysummit.org or call:  (703) 779-2918.  Below is some information on our presenters and presentation.  We are presenting on April 2nd, from 1:30pm to 3pm.

Autism: A Comprehensive Overview of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

Dr. Michael Oberschneider, a highly accredited Psychologist, is the founder of Ashburn Psychological Services. He received his Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University and a B.S. in Psychology from Northwestern University. Dr. Oberschneider has spent the past 10 years working as a psychologist in a variety of capacities with children, adolescents and adults. He has practiced as a staff psychologist at an in-patient hospital unit, the United States Justice Department, the City of Alexandria (Youth and Family Services), and in private practice. Dr. Oberschneider is an independent syndicated columnist for the Washington Post and has been featured on television as a mental health expert (e.g., Good Morning America). He has published several articles in prestigious academic journals including: Clinical Child Psychiatry and Psychology, and the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. In 2009, Dr. Oberschneider was awarded the esteemed “Top Psychologist” ranking in the Washingtonian Magazine for his outstanding work with children and adolescents.

Dr. Amy Gordon, a Neuropsychologist, earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training was conducted at Tulane University in New Orleans, during which time she further specialized in clinical and forensic neuropsychology. While there, she provided clinical services to children and adults and conducted research in the areas of surgical treatment of epilepsy, malingering, memory, toxic exposure and forensic evaluations. Dr. Gordon has been in private practice since 1999. Her clinical experience has included working with individuals with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, head injury, and internationally adopted children. She has assisted parents with the IEP process in Fairfax and Loudoun County school systems in order to assure appropriate educational placements and/or accommodations for their children.

Dr. Margaret Wong, a Clinical Psychologist, received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from North Carolina State University, Master’s of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology from East Carolina University; and her B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University. Dr. Wong specializes in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, disruptive behavioral disorders, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, Tourette’s Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and learning issues through therapy and psychological evaluations. Experiences include working in private practice and outpatient, day treatment and inpatient psychiatric clinics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and schools. Other experiences include research, adjunct professor in the School Psychology program at the University of Iowa, Consulting Editor for the American Psychological Association’s Clinicians Research Digest, and doctoral level supervision in clinical settings.

Dr. Jay R. Lucker, a Speech and Language and Auditory Processing Specialist, is a certified/licensed audiologist and speech-language pathologist specializing in auditory information processing disorders (APD). Dr. Lucker is also an associate professor in the Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Howard University, Washington, DC. He co-authored Don’t You Get It?: Living with Auditory Processing Learning Disorders, A Guide for Parents and Professionals. He has also provided dozens of presentations on APD as well as published numerous articles and book chapters on the topic. He is involved in on-going research to help obtain a better understanding of what are APDs and to assess and treat specific APDs. He is president, co-founder, and chairman of the board of the National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders.

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Ashburn Psychological Services is expanding its team, and we invite interested psychologists and therapists in the area to apply. We are seeking:

  1. A therapist with a minimum of 5 years experience
  2. A therapist licensed in the State of Virginia
  3. A therapist with advanced training and experience in working with children, teens, adults and families
  4. A therapist who can work evening and Saturday hours
  5. A therapist who enjoys working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team assessment and treatment model

If you meet these requirements, and are interested, please fax your resume to our director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, at: (703) 723-4144 for consideration.

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