MarilynPerry03aMarilyn Perry, MFT, PhD

Professional Background & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • Developed, and implemented trainings in social and psychological subject areas for over 18 years
  • Developed Social Dance Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Created “Work-Force Program” for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that spans job-search through first six months of employment.
  • Frequent presenter at local Autism Conferences and support groups
  • Perform diagnosis and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders for ages 13 and higher.
  • Trained Community College Disability Counselors on ASD Students
  • Leadership and Executive Coach at Fortune 500 Company
  • Directed cross-functional, cross-cultural and cross global entities to enhance communication, problem-solving and organizational skills

RELEVANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • California Senate Select Committee on Autism 2009
  • Design Training for Department of Rehabilitation Counselors on serving the Autism Spectrum Disorder Consumer: To Be Deliver in Fall 2009
  • Director/Owner Sacramento Psychological Services (SPS)
  • Develop and lead Social Learning Groups at MIND Institute, and at SPS
  • Set-up job shadowing opportunities for clients with autism spectrum Disorders
  • Developed innovative Social Skills Program integrating community-based, sustainable, life-time activity for ASD clients
  • Received 1991 Achievement Award, National Association of Counties
  • Developed 3 Part Course: FAMILIES OF ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS WITH HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUSTIM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: Building Independence. “Transition through Post High School, College and Beyond”
  • Workplace Coaching for Aspergers Adults utilizing teleconferencing, text-messaging, instant-messaging and other technology assisted means to improve social, and executive functioning

PRESENTATIONS

  • Coaching for Success: Employment Toolkit for ASD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Motivation: Affects on Job Performance
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Autism Spectrum Disorder Anxiety Symptomatology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Motivation
  • Working Effectively with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Community College Educational Environment

PUBLICATIONS

  • Managing in the Information Age: Coping with Information Overload (PhD Dissertation)
  • Confronting Substance Abuse in the Workplace: A Supervisory Training (Masters Thesis)
  • Organizations Built To Innovate (White Paper)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

  • Capital Autism Conference 2007
  • Supported Life Conference 2007
  • MIND Institute PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
  • California State Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Correctional Educational Association

EDUCATION

  • Santa Clara University, BS (Sociology)
  • California State University, East Bay, MS (Counseling and Organizational Behavior)
  • Center for Psychological Studies, Berkeley, PhD (Organizational Behavior)

EMPLOYMENT

  • Sacramento Psychological Services, Owner/Director 2003
  • Present Electronic Data Systems, Manage Social Networks 2000 2007
  • Access Counseling Services, Owner 1991 2001

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

  • Marriage and Family Therapist Lic. 275994 CA
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, VA
  • Masters Certificate in Chemical Dependence Studies

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sacramento Chapter
  • Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) Autism Society of America
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Sacramento Family Law Section
  • Sacramento Pro Bono Mediation
  • Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
  • Teach Peace Foundation Therapists for Social Responsibility
  • Southern Poverty Law Center

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
  • Soldiers Project
  • Autism Aspergers Coalition for Education, Networking, and Development (AACEND.net)
  • California Senate Select Committee on Autism
  • University of California, Davis Committee on Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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