Dr. Kathryn Kramer

From Nan: Dr Katie Kramer

From Nan: Dr Katie Kramer

Our dear Katie Kramer peacefully passed on July 13th, 2014 from metastatic breast cancer….  read more about this sad news here.

Katie’s professional background and work experience….

Qualification Highlights

  • Exceptional clinical and analytic skills
  • Skilled at developing curricula and training programs for educators and professionals who work with children on the spectrum
  • Proven ability to supervise and coach beginning therapists
  • Excellent management and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities

Education

  • Michigan School of Professional Psychology, Farmington Hills, MI
    Graduated with Doctorate:  April 2009
  • Center for Humanistic Studies, Detroit, MI
    Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (1999)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Arts (1993)

Experience

2009 – xxxx  Siskin Children’s Institute, Chattanooga, TN
Instructional Intervention Coach

  • (update coming soon)

2006 – 2009  Ann Arbor Center,  Ann Arbor, MI
Senior Consultant

  • Provide in-home therapy services for children with autism
  • On-site school visits for children with autism
  • School advocacy for parents with children on the autism spectrum
  • Provide supervision for clinician working with special needs children
  • Public speaking to promote early intervention for autism

2005 – 2006  Cross Bridge Academy,  Plymouth, MI
Director

  • Hire and manage staff
  • Create and implement educational plans
  • Recruit students; doubled size of student body
  • Actively engage in fundraising and community awareness activities
  • Develop and implement training and in-service days to enhance staff effectiveness
  • Coordinate parent advocacy and advisory council
  • Participate in monthly board meetings and strategic planning

Katie at work2004 – 2011  Autism Consultation & Educational Services,  Ypsilanti, MI
Founder and Consultant

  • Provide in-home therapy and educational consulting for families with children diagnosed with Autism
  • Advocate and educate families throughout the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process
  • Create and coordinate comprehensive therapy services for families seeking integrated therapeutic approaches
  • Facilitate community-based referrals
  • Address and coordinate behavioral plans
  • Train and educate para-professionals on the needs of autistically impaired children in their care

2005 – 2006  Mindworks Learning,  Ann Arbor, MI
Certified Learning Specialist

  • Implemented reading remediation program for children and adolescents
  • Assisted parents in understanding assessment tools
  • Facilitated generalized learning principles
  • Advocated for children in IEP process

2001 – 2004  University of Michigan, Behavioral Pediatrics,  Ann Arbor, MI
Play Project Home Consultant

  • Trained more than 60 families with children with Autism in Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime/DIR model as part of an intensive early intervention therapy
  • Trained and supervised UM interns to provide frontline therapy services
  • Created and implemented ongoing parent training to support and expand mastery of parents’ play therapy techniques
  • Performed bi-annual assessments of child’s progress for longitudinal studies

2001 – xxxx  Oakland Community College,  Auburn Hills, MI
2002 – xxxx  Washtenaw Community College,  Ypsilanti, MI
Adjunct Teaching Faculty, Introduction to Psychology

  • Develop and implement lesson plans
  • Convey basic principles, theories and concepts of psychology
  • Foster curiosity, interest and excitement about the field of psychology and how it can help people live more meaningful lives
  • Ensure an atmosphere of active learning where students feel comfortable questioning, challenging and interpreting material while applying newfound information to their own experiences

1999 – 2000
Various
Held a variety of educator, supervisor and therapist positions in several local organizations including the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, Camp Tamarack in Ortonville and The Relationship Institute in Royal Oak.

Internships/Volunteer Activities

2005 – xxxx  Judson Center Autism Connections,  Royal Oak, MI
Psychological Practicum Internship

  • Created and implemented social skill groups in the clinic and school based settings for children diagnosed with Autism
  • Conducted therapy with parents of children in the clinic and home settings
  • Facilitated and co-supervised weekly supervision for bachelors and masters level therapists
  • Created service provider plans for families interested in comprehensive therapy and community referrals
  • Participated in strategic planning meetings to develop the Autism program

1998 – 1999  Evergreen Counseling,  Bloomfield Hills, MI
Psychological Practicum/Internship

  • Co-facilitated addiction group for men and women
  • Administered and interpreted assessments, including WAIS, WISC, WIPPC, MMPI, WRAT, Bender Gestalt, TAT, CAT, Kinetic Family Drawing and the House Tree Person.
  • Conducted long term therapy with core group of clients

1999 – 2000  City of Madison Heights Crisis Response Team
Crisis Response Team Member

  • Utilized Mitchell Method crisis response team training techniques to immediately aid and debrief victims of violent crimes
  • Worked closely with police department to assess and debrief victims

Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan Association for Professional Psychologists – Member
  • (1995 – 1997) President – Roundtable for Women

Professional Speaking Engagements

  • Monroe County Intermediate School District
  • Grosse Point Special Education Forum
  • Plymouth Speech and Language Systems
  • Michigan School of Professional Psychologists

 

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Our dear Katie Kramer peacefully passed on July 13th, 2014 from metastatic breast cancer….  read more about this sad news here.