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Shawna Ueyama started working with individuals with autism in 2010. She received training at the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA and the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University. She also has a special interest in Tic Disorders and OCD. She is trained in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD. She utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in her assessment and treatment of individuals with autism, ADHD, and challenging behaviors for which she also provides parent training. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
Shawna received her B.S. in Psychology from Yale University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. Shawna is a certified PEERS® trainer and leads the parent training groups.
SHAWNA UEYAMA, PSY.D., BCBA-D
Jordan Gibson has a broad range of training in ABA, social skills groups, and school-based interventions for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. He began his training in 2011 at the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA. Since then, has worked with individuals with autism in schools, clinics, and community settings in New York City, Philadelphia, South-East Alaska, and Hawaii. He has experience as a researcher at both UCLA and University of Pennsylvania, studying the effects of ASD interventions in school settings. He is especially interested in culturally sensitive applications of evidence-based interventions.
Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University, where he played Division I Basketball, and his Master’s degree in Anthropology and Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Jordan is a certified PEERS® Social Skills trainer and leads our Social Skills and Executive Function Skills groups.
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MIKAYLA MANZANO, PSY.D.
Mikayla was born and raised in Hawai’i and has a strong passion for working with diverse populations on the island of Oahu. Her journey in the field of psychology began during her clinical training as a practicum student at Island Behavioral Health, where she started working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Mikayla continued working in a private practice that focused on neuropsychological assessments for individuals with various conditions, including learning disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, and mood disorders. For her internship, Mikayla joined the Hawai'i Internship Psychology Consortium, where she worked with preschool, elementary, and high school students in the Windward District of Oahu. Her interest in the effects of families who have children diagnosed with ASD led her to conduct research for her dissertation, titled "Exploring the Experiences of a Parent Who Has a Child Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Given her passion for working with individuals with ASD, Mikayla returned to Island Behavioral Health to complete her post-doctoral fellowship, where her training initially began.
Mikayla received her B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Communication from Hawai’i Pacific University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology (HSPP) at Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Mikayla enjoys spending her free time at the beach and attending Zumba classes, allowing her to relax and engage in self-care outside of her professional endeavors.