Social Skills Training Group Program - Our Team
Susan Bacalman, L.C.S.W.
Licensed 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.
Garrett Gower, B.S.
Social Skills Coordinator
Garrett Gower is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis MIND Institute. During his undergraduate career, Garrett was a research assistant for Dr. Andy Yonelinas in the Human Memory Lab exploring the relationship between acute stress and memory recognition. He also worked as a direct support professional at Summer House, Inc. doing hands on work for adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. Currently he is assisting in the coordination for the Social Skills Program and is involved in the Higher Cognition, Emotional Development, and Language Processing (HELP) study as well as the Cognitive Control in Autism (CoCoA) study. Garrett plans to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology in the future.
Danielle Haener, Psy.D.
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.
Erin Roseborough, CCLS
Child 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.
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.
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.