The primary goal of this manual is to shape clinicians’ communication approach to foster a working alliance with parents, teachers and other professionals working in the field of behavior analysis. A Motivational Intervention (MI) approach will enhance the quality of treatments such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities since it will encourage greater parental involvement in sessions.
Clinical Psychologist, LMHC, BCBA-D
Dr. Gilbert is the founder and president of Crystal Minds Psychological Services (CMPS) serving in the Doral and throughout South Florida area with more than 15 years of experience. Dr. Monica Gilbert is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Psy.D.), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level (BCBA-D). She and her team at CMPS are either Florida Licensed Psychologist, Doctoral level clinicians, or Licensed Registered Interns clinicians.
Dr. Gilbert graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She then continued at FIU and obtained her Master's in Education with a minor in Mental Health Counseling. Shortly after Dr. Gilbert pursued her education at Albizu University and obtained a second Master’s Degree but this time in Psychology with a focus in Mental Health Counseling and lastly graduated with her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) One of Dr. Gilberts strengths is using motivation to integrate family members into therapeutic sessions by using a Motivational Intervention (MI) approach. All of the clinicians at CMPS support the application of treatments and testing for children and adults.