Sabina Agostino

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Sabina Agostino Psychologist

M.Ed. Counselling Psychology

With several years of solid experience providing top level psychology service to diverse populations Deep understanding of responding to challenging behavior Superb ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information. Excellent ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client. Uncommon knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current special education methodologies and techniques. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility. Remarkable ability to analyze behavior and plan design and implement management programs. Sound knowledge of individual program planning. Excellent interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills. Solid ability to work effectively with service users, staff and other professionals in a high-intensity environment. Great ability to function well within multidisciplinary teams. Strong technical knowledge and outstanding communication skills. Remarkable ability to assess mental status in clients and to develop individual treatment goals and plans. Excellent skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.

(514) 601-7241

Education and Professional Certificate

  • Antioch New England Graduate School – Master’s Degree - Psychology (2003)
  • Concordia University – Bachelor’s Degree – Psychology (1999)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ)
  • Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)

Professional Experience

  • Psych-Rx (Private Practice) - Psychologist
  • Diagnose and evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administer programs of treatment
  • Treat psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments utilizing various psychological techniques
  • Select appropriate treatment approach and plan frequency, intensity, and duration of individual, couple, and family therapies
  • Assess patient progress and modify treatment programs accordingly; communicate with and counsel family members as appropriate
  • Document therapy in accordance with policies and procedures regarding medical records; implement and adhere to policies that ensure patient confidentiality
  • Provide crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment
  • Participate in educational programs and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques
  • Provide psychological consultations to other mental health professionals within hospitals, clinics, and other community-based agencies with regard to clients and patient care
  • Jewish General Hospital (Psychiatry Continuing Care Clinical)
  • Researcher / Resident Psychologist
  • September 2002 – April 2003Administered psychological testing
  • Designed, planned and implemented overall clinical research
  • Evaluated and analyzed clinical data and coordinated activities to ensure compliance with protocol
  • Prepared technical reports, summaries, protocols and analyses
  • Statistical evaluation of data
  • Co-led a group therapy with patients diagnosed with severe psychosis
  • Worked with a multidisciplinary team
  • Principle Researcher for study on Insight and Dangerousness in severe psychosis
  • Jewish General Hospital – Psychiatry Adult In-patient & Acute Care ServicesResident Psychologist
  • September 2001 – June 2002Treated first-hand psychopathology and neurosis
    Provided medical information to families and patients
    Provided psychotropic drug information
    Co-led a group therapy with patients diagnosed with severe psychosis
    Worked with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams
    Prepared Court-Ordered Forced Treatment Orders and testified on behalf of the treating psychiatrist