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Jessica Espanto, LPT, MA, RPsy

Expert's Profile

Jessica C. Espanto is a licensed professional teacher and a registered psychologist of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). Espanto has 14 years of experience in special education and clinical psychology. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the University of the Philippines. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University. She received her certification in the administration of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2) in the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. She obtained a copyright for the Relationship-based Social Cognitive Intervention (RBSCI) from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

Espanto specializes in the assessment and intervention of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders as well as child and adolescent mental health. Espanto was the Program Coordinator of the Social Thinking Workshop in MedMom Child Development Clinic, the Project Director of the Social Smarts Program in the Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychological Services, and a Clinical Psychologist in Gray Matters Psychological Center.

Currently, Ms. Espanto is a consultant psychologist at In Touch Community Services, Inc. She is also a clinical psychologist in MedGrocer, an online pharmacy and corporate healthcare solutions provider. She is likewise a reviewer in Hello Doctor Philippines. Furthermore, Espanto is an active member of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). Her research interests are interventions for persons with disability, autism intervention, psychological assessment, social skills training as well as innovative therapeutic techniques and research methodologies.

Credentials & Highlights

EDUCATION

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Bachelor of Science in Special Education

University of the Philippines

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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Ateneo de Manila University

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Certification in the administration of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2)

Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

EXPERIENCES

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Program Coordinator of the Social Thinking Workshop

MedMom Child Development Clinic

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Project Director of the Social Smarts Program

Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychological Services

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Clinical Psychologist

Gray Matters Psychological Center

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