Samantha Zajdel, B.A. Individual & Group Therapeutic 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.
Claire Fishkow, B.A. Individual & Group Therapeutic Facilitator Claire graduated from Temple University with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology. Her favorite aspects of working at SEC include helping clients make progress on their social and behavioral goals, forming and building upon therapeutic relationships with clients, and the endless opportunities for learning from coworkers, clients, and parents. Claire enjoys working with young people of all ages, and has a particular interest in adolescent psychology and treatment. In addition to her role at SEC, Claire works in a high school as a TSS implementing behavioral interventions for students with autism and ADHD. Claire is pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in child, adolescent, and family psychology at Immaculata University.
Julia Saul, B.A. Individual & Group Therapeutic Facilitator
Julia graduated from Temple University with a bachelor of liberal arts degree in psychology. During her time at Temple University, her interest in psychology grew through her involvement in the honors psychology program and her membership in Psi Chi Honor Society. Julia began working at Social Enrichment Center as an intern, in May of 2015, where she received hands on training from Beth and Michelle on Social Enrichment Center social skills curriculum. Starting in January of 2016, Julia began working as a child facilitator at SEC where she has led group and individual social skills sessions. Julia’s position at SEC has led to her passion for working with children and adolescents with ASD. She strives to create strong bonds with each child and loves to witness their growth and progress throughout their time at SEC. In addition to her work at SEC, Julia is in a clinical psychology doctoral program at La Salle University where she is working toward earning her PsyD.