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About

Let me introduce myself! I am a psychologist, parenting expert, teacher, immigrant, mom and queer person. As a therapist my approach emphasizes warmth and connection. I also draw on a very wide range of life experiences that help me bring understanding and empathy to my work. You’ll quickly notice that I care deeply about my clients and want to help you realize the vision you have for your life. 

 

I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!

Below is an overview of formal research and presentations I have conducted. Most recently I also taught a course on Advanced Theories and Techniques in Counseling in the Special Education and Counseling Department at Cal State LA:

Reff, F.(2012).  One High School’s relationship with absentees: A process analysis. (Doctoral Dissertation).  Abstract retrievable at: http://gradworks.umi.com/35/39/3539793.html

Reff, F (July, 2015). Baby University: Using Community Building and Support to Create Engagement.  Presentation at the annual  Delta Regional Forum, Clarksdale, MS

 

Ford, J.; Patric, P.; Reff, F.;  Snell, S. & Tooke, M. (July, 2015). Early Childhood Efforts in the Delta: Breastfeeding to Pre-K. Panel Discussion at the annual  Delta Regional Forum, Clarksdale, MS

 

Reff, F.  (October, 2016). It Takes a Village:  Collaborating With Families and Caregivers to Create Nurturing and Educational Environments For Very Young Children. Presentation at the Mississippi  Early Childhood Association Annual Conference, Natchez, MS.

 

Reff, F. (April 2021). Fostering Creativity in Young Children through Process Art and Art Invitations. Presentation at the California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Virtual. 

 

Reff, F. (April 2022). Meet Me Outside! Considerations for Venturing into Nature with Young Children. Presentation at the California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference.

 

Reff, F. (April 2022). Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking to Parents about Developmental Delays and Behavioral Issues at School.  Presentation at the California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference.

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