Chrystal C. Maher, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist PSY 23065
Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral 1-07-3240
Dr. Chrystal Maher received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in 1999. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Philip's Graduate Institute in 2002 and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College in 2005. Her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis was completed at University of Southern Illionis at Carbondale in 2006. She earned her BCBA in 2007 and became a Licensed Psychologist in 2009. She is currently finishing a post-doctoral certificate in Neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University, which involved 2 years of post-doctorate studies and supervision in the area of Neuropsychology.
Dr. Maher has 17 years of experience experience implementing, designing, and supervising ABA programs for children with developmental disabilities. Her training and experience includes using a wide range of ABA methods, including: Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Natural Environment Training (NET), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Planned Activities Training (PAT), and Verbal Behavior. She began her career as a Behavior Interventionist in 2000. She became a Supervisor, designing and implementing ABA programs in 2002. In 2004, she became a Clinical Director of at an agency providing ABA services to children. She was previously on staff as a Psychology Consultant at a California Regional Center. As part of her current work, she is a consultant for Glendale Unified School District, training and supervising their direct line behavior intervention staff and teachers. She has previously taught in an approved ABA course sequence at National University and enjoys supervising individuals pursuing certification as Behavior Analysts. In fact, she has supervised individuals remotely in Canada and Utah.
Dr. Maher has been in private practice since 2010. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children ages 18 months to 18 years old.
Mary David, Psy.D.
Dr. David completed her bachelors degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2004. She completed her Master's in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2006. During this time, Dr. David worked at a psychiatric hospital as a group therapist, conducting group therapy sessions for adults with chronic mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Upon completion of her Master's degree, Dr. David enrolled at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles in pursuit of her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. During this time, Dr. David completed her practicum at AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES, along with internships at the Los Angeles County Women's Jail in Lynwood and Occidental College's counseling center.
Concurrent to her practicum and internship placements, Dr. David maintained employment at a non-public agency, contracted with LAUSD and numerous Regional Centers in Los Angeles county. Dr. David's role included supervision of behaviorists providing 1-to-1 intervention to children diagnosed with Autism, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Additional duties included collaboration with IEP team members, parent training, implementation of ABA, DTT, and Adaptive Skills Training.
More recently, Dr. David completed coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis and obtained supervised experience, working toward certification as a Behavior Analyst.
Dr. David enjoys working with children and their families and strives to ensure a strong therapeutic bond with the children along with empowering parents through education and consultations.
Sandy Tadrous-Furnanz received her Bachelor's degree from Biola University in 2008 before completing her Master's degree in 2013 at Fuller. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree through Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena. Sandy is a registered Psychological Assistant in the State of California under the supervision of Dr. Chrystal Maher. In addition to serving as a psychological assistant at Our Kids Developmental Services, her clinical work has focused on conducting neuropsychological assessment at City of Hope and providing psychotherapy treatment to patients dealing with severe psychological illness at Aurora Las Encinas Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Her research focus has been on Eating Disorders and Trauma. Her long term goal is to work with kids conducting neuropsychological assessments. Sandy is fluent in both Arabic and English.
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