My name is Frances Victory, Ph.D., C.P.C., I am a Certified Life Coach, Speaker, Developmental Psychologist, and Adjunct Assistant Professor. In addition, I write a monthly column for kids in Outfox magazine and various articles for parents & professionals in the Jewish Week New Normal Blog.
I have enjoyed working with children with autism in a variety of different capacities such as early intervention centers, special education classrooms, and summer camp programs. I completed my doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. My training focused on understanding each individual as a product of the different forces within their environment. Through the years I studied the variety of factors that influence a child with autism's social emotional skills; and examined the importance of professional development for teachers in parochial preschools. In addition, I examined the role of religion on the daily life, coping skills, and parenting of mothers and fathers of children with autism.
I have used my fundamental knowledge of development and life coaching plus my years of teaching experience as a college professor, to create workshops for professionals & families of children with autism. During our group sessions, I use a fun and interactive approach so that participants can walk away feeling stronger and more empowered. I will make sure that everyone feels respected, challenged, accepted, and understood. I aim to shine a light on their inner potential and help them recognize what they can accomplish.
If you are a parent or organization/school representative looking to get more information about my workshops, please contact me at (917) 583-6172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.