Motivational Interviewing "Behavior Therapits Guide for Parents"

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.

“WE WALK THE WALK BUT DO WE TALK THE TALK?”

Dr. Monica Gilbert - Doral Psychologist

Psy.D.

Dr. Monica Gilbert is a Doral and Miami Psychologist and therapist with more than 15 years knowledge, is a Psychologist near to Doral. She and her team Crystal Minds Psychological Services are all Florida certified Psychologist, counseling and therapist supporting the application of treatments and testing with children and adults and is working on her dissertation on using motivation to integrate family members into therapeutic sessions.

Dr. Monica Gilbert is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and the founding president of Crystal Minds Psychological services. She graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in Behavior Analysis and Master of Science degree from FIU in Education with Mental Health Counseling as a minor. Dr. Gilbert then obtained a second master’s at Albizu University in Counseling and later on graduated with her PsyD (doctoral level in clinical psychology).

In Parent training; clinicians are in charge of giving caregivers the keys, showing them the door, even walking them towards the door. However, caregivers are responsible for turning the key and walking through that door.