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Sharon Qi, PhD, BCBA, APCC

Sharon Qi is a highly qualified professional with a diverse background and a broad range of
expertise in the field of education and counseling. Her academic achievements include a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in Counseling Education from San Jose State University. Also, she holds a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) license, specializing in treating individuals with autism spectrum disorders at various levels.

 

Her focus is on assisting adolescents, young adults, and their parents in navigating life
transitions, especially during the crucial stages of high school, college, and early career
development for individuals with high-functioning autism. Meanwhile, as an APCC (Associate
Professional Clinical Counselor), she has additional treatment options to address emotional
regulation challenges in social interactions among her autism clients.

 

Sharon's professional journey is marked by a diverse set of experiences, ranging from teaching
students of different age groups in school districts to conducting research at the prestigious
Stanford Research Institution (SRI). She has also served as a product/program manager at a high-technology company. Currently, she is part-time teaching and working at San Jose State
University. This varied background has equipped her with a deep understanding of individuals
from different walks of life, allowing her to approach her clients with empathy and apply
effective motivational strategies.

 

Her training encompasses various treatment approaches, supporting her commitment to tailoring solutions to individual needs. Sharon is particularly interested in Applied Behavior Analytics (ABA), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Bibliotherapy, and Client-Centered Multicultural Therapy. Her therapeutic service involves identifying the primary sources of stress, understanding environmental factors contributing to stress, emotional disturbance, or depression, and customizing treatment solutions on a case-by-case basis.

 

Sharon's strong passion for helping clients is evident in her belief that every individual deserves a better quality of life. With her diverse skill set, rich life experiences, and commitment to personalized treatment, she strives to make a positive impact on the lives of those she serves.
 
Sharon Qi 是一位资深的自闭症行为及心理治疗专业人士。她在宾夕法尼亚州匹兹堡大学
获得了教育专业的博士学位,并在加州州立大学圣荷西分校获得了教育心理咨询硕士学位
。她拥有 BCBA(Board Certified Behavior Analyst)加州执照,擅长帮助高功能自闭症
患者,尤其是青少年或刚刚步入社会的年青人,帮助他们顺利度过步入高中、大学或职业
生涯初期时面临的种种挑战,并且善长培训他们的家长。同时,因为她有
APCC(Associate Professional Clinical Counselor)的训练和经验,她在治疗自闭症人
群因社交障碍而引起的情绪控制方面,手段更为丰富。

 

与一般的行为治疗师或心理治疗师不同的是,她拥有广泛的职业经验和生活阅历。她曾在
不同学区教过各个年龄段的学生,在斯坦福研究所从事过教育研究工作,还在一家高科技
公司担任产品和项目经理。目前,她在圣荷西大学任教和工作。她是一个四口之家的母亲

,育有一女一男,两个孩子都已经成年并就业。因此,她的丰富人生经历使她在与有特殊
需求的个体交往时,更加容易沟通,更容易体谅对方,也更能够灵活运用各种治疗手段。

 

她接受过多种行为治疗方法和心理治疗方法的培训,她特别喜欢应用行为分析法(ABA),同时也辅助运用认知行为疗法(CBT)、接受与承诺治疗法(ACT)、阅读疗法(Bibliotherapy),以及以人为本的多元文化疗法(Client-centered Multi-cultural Therapy)。

 

她的教育背景和广泛的生活经历及心理咨询经验使她在帮助治疗自闭症人群方面独具优势
。更重要的是,她怀有一颗真诚愿意帮助他人的爱心,坚信每个人包括有自闭症的人,都
值得拥有一个美好的生活。

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