Hello everyone, my name is Nicole Dorner!
I am so excited to be a part of the Student Services family and help students on the Columbia College campus. A little bit about myself, I am a Columbia College Alumni and local to the Tuolumne County area. I love the mountain life and mindfulness that it embraces. I feel I can relate to the excitement and questions that students may have about transferring to a four year university after attending Columbia College because I have traveled this journey already myself. I transferred to California State University, Stanislaus to complete my Bachelors in Sciences Psychology degree. I also completed my Masters in Sciences Psychology with Emphasis in Behavior Analysis degree at CSU Stanislaus. I have a little over 10 years of experience in the psychology and child development fields. My background in these fields is very diverse. It includes: providing behavior intervention therapy to various age groups, diagnoses, and in different settings, crisis center counseling work, individual and group therapy to different populations, school-based counseling for elementary and high school students, and conducting Social Thinking groups to children/teens with social skill deficits. I am currently completing counseling hours for my Marriage and Family Therapy license while preparing to take my Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam. Aside from clinical work I have experience in behavioral research projects with animals; such as my thesis “Evaluating the Influence of an Established Social Relationship When Utilizing Model Rival Training with Domestic Canines”.I enjoy discussing options about transferring to four year universities and different careers/research in psychology, social work, and child development fields. I love sharing knowledge that I have already acquired to help others accomplish their goals. Hope to meet you at an appointment or in class soon!
- Dorner, Nicole. Evaluating the Influence of an Established Social Relationship When Utilizing Model Rival Training with Domestic Canines. 2018. Web.