Child Facilitators

Julia Saul, B.A. Child Facilitator Julia is a recent graduate of Temple University with a degree in Psychology. She is looking to continue her education in psychology by attending a graduate program and hopes to continue to work with children. Julia began working at the Social Enrichment Center as an intern, in May of 2015, where she received hands on training from Michelle and Beth on the Social Enrichment Center social skills curriculum. Starting in January of 2016, Julia began working as a child facilitator where she has led group and individual social skills sessions. She has a passion for working with and helping children

Samantha Zajdel, B. A Child Facilitator Sam recently graduated from Temple University with a bachelor of liberal arts degree in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. While studying at Temple University, Samantha was interning at the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorder Clinic where she became the head research assistant during her second year of the internship. While in the clinic, she was responsible for data compilation and data entry for specific analyses associated with a study that analyzed the efficacy of two CBT treatments for children with ASD and anxiety disorders. Samantha began interning at the Social Enrichment Center in 2014 and was hired as a child facilitator in 2015. Although initially interested in research, SEC has helped Samantha discover her passion for clinical work with ASD; Samantha is intrigued by the variety of skills and behaviors that each client manifests. Samantha enjoys having a direct relationship and impact on each client she works with at SEC. Alongside SEC, Samantha functions in combination of a PCA and TSS role servicing autistic children throughout the school day.  Samantha is in pursuit of her master’s degree in counseling with plans to earn her LPC.