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Cassie G

- Research Program Mentor

MA/PHD candidate at University of Southern California (USC)

Expertise

Psychology, Public Health, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodevelopment Disabilities, Access to Mental Health Services

Bio

Both my research work and work as a therapist focuses on autism spectrum disorder, access to mental health treatment, and supporting self-advocacy. My research focuses on understanding why some people get great autism services while others do not and developing treatment programs that improve access for all. As a therapist, I love working with families, teenagers, neurodivergent youth, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Centering Neurodivergent Voices

Autistic adults have long advocated for autism related services and supports to center the voices and opinions of autistic people. A cool project idea would be to interview or survey neurodivergent people of different backgrounds on what they would like to see change about mental health services.

Mental Health Services during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for people to get mental health support. A project idea would be to create a podcast or report on challenges to accessing mental health care and tips on the best way to get support.

Coding skills

R studio

Teaching experience

I have two years experience of teaching college students (2 classes of 25 students/semester) in experimental research methods and introduction to psychology.

Credentials

Work experience

University of California Los Angeles (2017 - 2019)
Staff Research Associate
University of California San Francisco (2016 - 2017)
Clinical Research Coordinator

Education

University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
BA Bachelor of Arts (2016)
Psychology and Public Health
University of Southern California (USC)
MA Master of Arts
Clinical Psychology
University of Southern California (USC)
MA/PHD Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Clinical Psychology

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