MEET ROCHELLE PICARDO
Rochelle is an assessment clinician who earned her Master’s of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2019. Prior to completing her Master’s degree, she worked as an intern at the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). In this role, she travelled all over British Columbia to conduct psychoeducational assessments of students with Autism. Currently, she helps Dr. Juliana conduct psycho-educational assessments. In addition to this service provision role, Rochelle is a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When she graduates, she hopes to permanently move home to British Columbia and work as both a Registered Psychologist and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Until then, her certification requires her to work under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist like Dr. Juliana.
Rochelle has over 8 years of experience working with children and youth, particularly those with autism, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities. Her experiences have spanned different settings, including schools, homes, psychology clinics, and Autism clinics in both British Columbia and Louisiana. Clinically, her experiences have included assessment, intervention, and consultation. She is passionate about psychological service provision to diverse populations, and she is always striving to learn more about this topic. She enjoys finding creative solutions to make assessment fun for kids of all ages!
Rochelle is trained in mental health first aid through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She has a Master’s of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology, which allows her to work as a school psychologist under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist.
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
In her spare time, Rochelle enjoys hanging out with her family, her friends, and her dog Kaju. She also loves to read, bake, kayak, and hike.