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Supervision Team

Case Supervisors provide on-going supervision and parent training to develop the child’s intervention program. Minimally, Supervisors have a master’s degree in psychology or a related field; have three or more years of clinical experience working directly with children; and use developmental, relationship-based, behavioral interventions to address the child’s developmental needs in the home, school and/or community.

Esther Arnold, M.A.
Case Supervisor/Trainer

Pavlina Bramson, M.A.
Case Supervisor
Pavlina has a master’s in Psychology and specializes in early childhood development. She has 8 years of experience implementing interventions that utilize behavioral techniques and the Developmental Individual-difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) model to support children’s social-emotional development. Understanding the individual differences of each child to help children reach their full potential is an important aspect of her program development.

Clarissa Cota, M.A.
Case Supervisor

Erin Eger, M.A.
Case Supervisor
Erin has a master’s in Clinical Psychology and specializes in child development. She has over a decade of experience in working with extraordinary children from ages 2-18 years and their families.

Linda Glasser, L.C.S.W.
Case Supervisor/Assessor
Linda is a Psychotherapist and Child Development Specialist. She is the Assessor for clients referred to our clinical programs. She has an extensive background in early childhood development and specializes in clinical intervention with young children with special needs and their families.

Trinh Hong, M.S.W., P.P.S.C.
Case Supervisor/Trainer/Program Coordinator
Trinh has a master’s in Social Work and a background in research, staff development and behavior with more than 15 years of experience in working with children (3-22 years) and families. She has a passion for integrating technology and program development as well as creating treatment programs that implement behavior strategies within a developmental framework. In addition to case supervision, she manages the VHAP web site, conducts training workshops and is involved in special projects.

Melinda Martinez, M.A.
Case Supervisor

Debbie Spengler, M.A.
Case Supervisor

Cheryl Umali, M.A., B.C.B.A.
Case Supervisor/Assessor/Trainer
Cheryl has a master’s in Educational Therapy with a strong background in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has 16 years experience working with children with special needs in the San Fernando Valley. Cheryl conducts training workshops and adaptive skills assessments.