Speaker Series | What Do Great Mentors Have in Common?
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About The Event
What do Great Mentors have in common?
What are the secrets to their success?
The Mentorship Symposium will cover tools, strategies and the science behind providing exceptional mentorship. Getting the best out of people is a key aspect to the role of a Behavior Analyst and 3 of our own (Love 2 Learn’s) successful mentors, Wynnette Sanchez, Melyssa Zive, and Yanik Bryan will lead the conversation on what it takes to be an exceptional mentor. The panel will spark discussions with the attendees to unravel the world of mentorship.
Join us in this important discussion on what makes for exceptional mentorship and how we all can grow as mentors.
2 Type 2 CEUs hours optional
All are welcome, and there is no charge for this workshop.
More About Our Speakers
Katie Cook, M.Ed., BCBA
After graduating with honors from California State University, Long Beach, Katie continued her education at National University, La Jolla, and earned her Master of Education with a Specialization in Autism. She later studied under Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, associate dean, professor, and head of the School of Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology. She has dedicated her professional career to building strategies that bring families into the therapeutic environment for children with autism. Parent education and caregiver involvement are her passions and she believes these are the cornerstones of successful ABA programs. Katie is guided by her love for ABA and has spent years building ABA Services into a wholehearted organization, characterized by complete sincerity and commitment to our families.
Wynnette Sanchez, M.S., BCBA
Wynnette started working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), in 2005, providing services to children and their families. She earned her Master of Science degree in Psychology, specializing in ABA in 2009 and became a BCBA in 2011.Wynnette has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with Love 2 Learn since
Wynnette has extensive experience in providing ABA-based services in the home, school, and clinic settings. As a classroom teacher for a non-public school, she implemented student IEP goals during the regular academic school year and implemented skill maintenance programs for students during seasonal camp programs. As a Behavior Consultant, Wynnette designed and implemented transition programs forschool-age, high school, and adult clients. She also managed staff training programs.Wynnette enjoys working with others in reaching a child’s potential. Her strong belief in ongoing collaboration on a child’s support team helps focus on strengths versus shortcomings. She abides by the saying, “team work makes the dream work” when it comes to her work ethic with others. Wynnette now works as a Clinical Program Manager, overseeing treatment programs and providing Parent Consultation. Her clients range from 16 months to 16 years of age. Wynnette is known for having exceptional attention to details and for making herself available to support both her families and staff alike.
Melyssa Zive, M.A., LCSW
Melyssa Zive attended the University of Denver and received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology and went on to receive her Masters in Social Work. She has been providing services to children and their families on the autism spectrum since 2007. Prior to moving to California, Melyssa ran a private practice in Denver, Colorado providing cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescence on the Autism Spectrum, running social skills group and facilitating sibling groups.
Melyssa enjoys supporting families in celebrating each and every accomplishment of their child. She loves seeing children learn a new skill and their smiles are highly reinforcing. She feels very strongly that we build upon a child’s strengths in order to decrease the deficits that he/she may have. Melyssa loves working within the team paradigm at Love 2 Lean and has been a Clinical Supervisor, Parent Consultant and now serves as a Clinical Program Manager.
Yanik Bryan, M.S., BCBA
Born in London, England Yanik Bryan traveled back and forth between countries as he
went to school both in the states and the UK. He attended Loyola Marymount University
where he received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. He then received his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Los Angeles. After receiving his undergrad, Yanik began practicing ABA therapy and went on to receive his BCBA license in 2013. Yanik specializes in aggressive behaviors and helping parents cope with their situation. Yanik has traveled throughout the UK, enjoys playing soccer, and working on motor cycles in
his free time. He also attends CalABA events, conferences regarding assessments, and makes an effort to keep up to date on his CEU’s. Yanik’s future goals are to ABA to multiple industries and possibly invent some form of independent reinforcement for children under the age of 10. He would also like to develop a support group for teenagers and adults with ASD.