Ms. Dorrie Barbanel is a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker (084344) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (001406). She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a focus on Early Childhood Development from Bryn Mawr College. Dorrie completed her Masters Degree at Columbia University School of Social Work specializing in Family, Youth and Children Services, and an advanced graduate degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Hunter College School of Education.
Dorrie is skilled at providing both DTT (discrete trial training for early learners) and NET (Natural Environment Teaching for more advanced young learners). She has specific experience addressing a wide array of early childhood behavioral and developmental challenges, such as global developmental delays, toilet training, picky eaters, biting, sleep challenges, aggressive behaviors, following routines, daily living skills, communication difficulties, underdeveloped social skills, underdeveloped play skills, and more.
Dorrie completed a post-graduate fellowship at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, earning the title “Child Development Specialist” and “Peer Playgroup Psychotherapist.” Her practice integrates a Social Work approach by meeting children where they are, and then guiding them to excel through the use of behavioral principles, playfulness and a genuine appreciation of the uniqueness of each child.
Dorrie also has experience providing telehealth and remote services to children and families.