Rise NDIS registered PBS Practitioners work in partnership with individuals, families and support teams to identify the reason for a behaviour and co-develop the strategies and supports that will improve the persons quality of life.
I am a PBS practitioner with a psychology background. I graduated from UWA in 2020 with a First Class Honours in Psychology. My previous experience includes working as a rehabilitation consultant and a provisional psychologist. I like to work with clients at different age groups (children, adolescents, young adults, elderlies). I also have experience working with clients with different disabilities (e.g., autism, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, ADHD). I am dedicated to helping clients improve their quality of life. Through assessment and observation, I assess the needs of my clients and the system, then I develop a plan for staff members to better support my clients by using evidence-based interventions. I always believe that there is a function behind all behaviours, and we can better support our clients by understanding those functions. During my free time, I enjoy reading and playing board games.
"My name is Maria, I am from Colombia, and I have lived in Australia for 13 years. I have a psychology education background which explains my passion to support people and their challenges. I look for different ways to engage with my clients such as meal preparation and cooking. This is a great strategy to break down the barriers and build rapport. I love to travel and get to know new places and to spend quality time with my family! And of course my love for coffee is ...very Colombian!
If you bump into the Antonio or Maria in one of our offices or Supported Accommodation venues, please say Hi!
Contact us to find out more : 0408 946 149 or PBS@risenetwork.com.au