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Christopher Van Houten
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Education:     Master of Arts and C.A.S in School Psychology, anticipated May 2011

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

                        Bachelor of Science in Psychology, May 17, 2008

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

                        Psi Chi, National Honor Society of Psychology, April 2009

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

                        Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, Apr. 2009

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

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Experience:    Upward Bound, Summer 2009.

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

                        • Supervise high school aged students enrolled in an academic summer program

                        • Provide tutoring services in various subjects when applicable

                        • Plan activities for the students to do when they were done with academics

                        • Participate in community service

                        • Drove and joined selected students for the end of the summer trip aboard the

                          Harvey Gammage Ocean Classroom.

                        Graduate Assistantship- Project Coordinator, Fall 2009-Present

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

                        • Become familiar with study protocols and measures

                        • Supervise participant recruitment

                        • Keep records and manage databases

                        • Assist in and/or supervise participant visits

                        • Supervise and plan undergraduate research assistants activities

                        • Maintain all study supplies and materials

Nexus: A Social Competency Program for Children with Asperger’s

                        Sydrome, Fall 2008-Spring 2009

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

                        • Supervise children ages 9-16 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders

                        • Teach specific social skills pertaining to Asperger’s Syndrome

                        • Provide prompts and rewards for good behavior     

Arthur P. Momot Elementary, Fall 2008-Present

                        Plattsburgh, New York

                        • Facilitate a Banana Splits counseling group

                        • Teach the Second Step Program to a Kindergarten class

                        • Observe School Psychologist for guidance and experience

                        • Teach Steps to Respect Program to a Fifth grade class

                        • Mentor students in a one-on-one counseling session

                        Research Assistant: Socio-emotional Regulation in Infants, Fall 2007

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

                        • Mailing out questionnaire’s to potential research participants

                        • Enter file information into a computer data center

                        • Meet and discuss plans for future research

                        Teacher Assistant: History and Modern Systems of Psychology, Spring 2008

                        State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

                        • Responsible for grading tests and quizzes

                        • Handing out practice tests and quizzes

                        • Being available for study hours and questions from students

Community

Service:           • The Annual North Country Buddy Walk, 2004-2008

                        • The Annual Alzheimer’s Walk, 2004-2007

                        • The Annual Walk for Special Olympians, 2004-2007

                        • The Annual Crop Walk for Hunger, 2004-2007

                        • The Annual Autism Awareness Walk, 2009

 

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