Beth L. Goodlin-Jones, Ph.D.

Program Director (Group Ages 11-13)

Dr. Goodlin-Jones, a clinical developmental psychologist, is an active member of the MIND Institute’s clinical research teams.  These research teams see a wide range of children with at-risk development and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and fragile X syndrome. Her focus of research involves sleep patterns in typically developing children and children with autism, developmental delay, and fragile X syndrome. Dr. Goodlin-Jones works closely with several colleagues at the MIND Institute on the early indicators of autism and parent-child interaction patterns in families with fragile X syndrome and autism. She is also a lead clinician on the Social Skills Program.Dr. Goodlin-Jones, a clinical developmental psychologist, is an active member of the MIND Institute’s clinical research teams. These research teams see a wide range of children with at-risk development and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and fragile X syndrome.  Her focus of research involves sleep patterns in typically developing children and children with autism, developmental delay, and fragile X syndrome. Dr. Goodlin-Jones works closely with several colleagues at the MIND Institute on the early indicators of autism and parent-child interaction patterns in families with fragile X syndrome and autism. She is also a lead clinician on the Social Skills Program.

Susan Bacalman, L.C.S.W.

Susan Bacalman, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker (Parent Group)

Susan Bacalman, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders. Susan currently works in the Massie Family Clinic assisting with intake assessments. She also co-leads the Social Skills Training Program, Social Skills Parent Group, and works in several research projects at the MIND Institute.

Danielle Haener, Psy.D.

Danielle Haener, PsyD.

Psychologist (Group Ages 14-17)

Danielle Haener, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist at UC Davis MIND Institute with specialized training in psychological assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Haener has also had extensive training in work with children and families with trauma, mood and behavioral disorders.

Sarah Mahdavi, B.S.

Sarah MahdaviSocial Skills Coordinator

Sarah is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She assists Dr. Marjorie Solomon in autism research and coordinates the Social Skills Training Program. During her undergraduate studies, Sarah assisted with research involving children with autism, Fragile X, and Down syndrome. Sarah was previously a Child Life Program Student Assistant at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She is a member of the UC Davis Willow Clinic and helps provide preventive health care for the homeless population of Sacramento. Sarah hopes to attend medical school in the future.

Erin Roseborough, CCLS

Erin Roseborough, CCLSChild Life Specialist (Sibling Group)

Erin Roseborough is our Certified Child Life Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator.  She attended California State University, Sacramento and received her degree in Child Development. Erin completed her Child Life Internship with UC Davis Children's Hospital.  She began her career at Methodist Hospital, later working at Shriners Children’s Hospital. She joined the staff of the MIND Institute as its first child life specialist in the fall of 2003. In 2004 Erin joined the Social Skills team in coordinating day-to-day program processes and developed the Sibling Group Program.  Erin strives to reduce the negative impact of stressful or traumatic life events and situations that affect the development, health and well-being of infants, children, youth and families.

Andrea Schneider, Ph.D.

Andrea Schneider, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist (Group Ages 8-10)

Currently, Dr. Schneider's main research interest is the association between genetic and brain abnormalities underlying the neuropsychopathology, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms in individuals with the fragile X spectrum disorders and autism.  Her major research approach focuses on a number of psychophysiological indicators, like electroencephalography / event-related potentials (EEG/ERP) measures in fragile X spectrum disorders and ASD, prepulse inhibition, eye tracking, and biofeedback.  Dr. Schneider is strongly committed to understanding, prevention, care, and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Romina Stanislavsky, Ph.D.

Romina Stanislavsky, Ph.D

Psychologist (Parent Group)

Romina Stanislavsky, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the MIND Institute UC Davis currently providing psychological intakes and assessments at the Massie Clinic. Dr. Stanislavsky also co-leads the Social Skills Training Program, Parent Group and the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Parent Group.