About Me

Victoria M. Boone, M.A., BCBA, LBA

EDUCATION                                                                                                  

 

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Expected April 2021

Pepperdine University

 

Master of Arts, Psychology, December 2016

Pepperdine University            

 

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, April 2014

Pepperdine University           

 

CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                        

 

Licensed Behavior Analyst

State of Nevada

March 2019

 

Licensed Behavior Analyst

State of Hawaii

February 2019

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst, # 1-17-26066

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

May 2017

 

Certified PEERS©Provider

UCLA PEERS©Clinic

December 2015

 

CLINICAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE                                              

 

Individual Therapist

Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (externship)

Camarillo, CA

June 2019 - July 2019

 

Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with a team of professionals to provide ongoing therapy sessions for clients ages 14-22 in both individual and group format. Conducting individual and group therapy sessions surrounding topics of relapse prevention, identifying triggers for emotional dysregulation and coping skills. Carry an individual case load of 10-12 clients and also administering various assessments to rule out diagnoses.

 

Individual Therapist

Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic (externship)

Los Angeles, CA

September 2017 – June 2019

 

Responsibilities: Providing individual and family therapy sessions for clients ages 13-30 using various treatment modalities in an outpatient community mental health setting; Maintaining a caseload of approximately 5-8 clients per week conducting mental health assessments and psychotherapy; Conduct intake interviews, assign diagnoses and create collaborative treatment plans based diagnostic assessments. 

 

 

Clinical Director

The Hamilton Center for Mental and Behavioral Health Services

June 2017 – present

 

Responsibilities: Founder and CEO of a psychotherapeutic and behavioral health agency; Conducting various groups in the clinic and community settings on the following topics: parent education, family dynamics, substance use prevention, self-care, recognizing triggers, codependency and journaling. Providing ABA interventions to individuals diagnosed with various disorders; Effectively collecting and analyzing treatment data; creating a detailed and comprehensive training system for all clinic staff and supervisors; Providing ongoing training and supervision for all clinical and administrative facilitators and staff (approximately 50 individuals); Conducting assessments for individuals of all ages in order to develop appropriate treatment plans for ongoing services. 

 

ABA Training Instructor, Clinical Supervisor 

Learning and Behavioral Center, LLC

Tarzana, CA

February 2015 – May 2017

 

Responsibilities: Conduct applied behavior analysis interventions for clients with developmental disabilities and social restrictions in school and home settings. Serve as the Clinical Supervisor by conducting functional behavior assessments, developing customized programs to meet assessment goals, and attending IEP meetings. Collect data to compose assessment and progress reports. Assist in clinical meetings, parent education training and therapist training. Organize and lead all parent and community training courses geared toward the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, functions of behavior and schedules of reinforcement, foundations of psychology. 

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE          

                                    

Teaching Assistant

Pepperdine University 

Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Los Angeles, CA

June 2016 - June 2018

                                  

Responsibilities: Responsible for performing teaching, tutoring and teaching-related duties to assist faculty members, professors, department heads and other faculty in Applied Behavior Analysis and Psychology graduate courses. Additionally, I created and administered all quizzes, homework assignments and exams.

 

Research Assistant

UCLA PEERS©Clinic

Department of Child Psychiatry

University of California, Los Angeles, CA

September 2015 – September 2016

 

Responsibilities: Screen potential clients and their social coaches and co-facilitate initial assessments. Scoring and verifying outcome measures for the PEERS® for Adolescents, PEERS® for Young Adults, and PEERS® for Preschoolers. Conduct research on the topic of ASD and its effect on social skills. Serve as a social skills behavior coach during young adult group intervention meetings.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS        

                                                            

Boone, V., (2018). A Parent's Guide to Behavior Therapy for ADHD. Presented as part of a Parent Training Series at CHADD of San Fernando Valley.
 

Boone, V. (2018). Positive Parenting for Autism. Berkeley, CA: Althea Press.

 

Boone, V. (2017). Child Maltreatment as a Predicting Factor in the Etiology of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Poster presented at Mental and Behavioral Health Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

Sisneros, N., Hakopian, N., Boone, V., Egbuonu, N. (2016). Investigating the Roles of Socioeconomic Status, Gender, Immigrant Status and Psychiatric and/or Cognitive Diagnosis in Youth Gang Involvement. Poster presented at Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, D.C., USA

 

Hakopian, N., Sisneros, N., Egbuonu, N., Boone, V. (2016). Combining Risk Factors and Preventative Measures to Help At-Risk Youth. Poster presented at Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, D.C., USA.

 

Boone, V., Ghatan, B. (2016). Parent Training Workshop: Creating and Implementing a Token Economy System in the Home Setting. Presented as part of a Parent Training Series at the Learning and Behavioral Center, LLC.

 

Boone, V., Ghatan, B. (2016). Parent Training Workshop: Understanding the Four Functions of Behavior. Presented as part of a Parent Training Series at the Learning and Behavioral Center, LLC.

 

Boone, V., Bolton, C., Bolourian, Y., Veytsman, E., Laugeson, E. (2015). Understanding the Relationship between Empathy and Social Responsiveness in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at American Psychological Association (APA), Denver, CO, USA.

 

Boone, V., Wortman, S. Chang, D., Riehl, C., Larsen, K., Parmelee, H. (2014). Research and Guest Lecturer as part of a Relationship IQ Series at Pepperdine University. Research topics include: human sexuality, developing friendships, romantic relationships and intimacy and creating boundaries.

 

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