Gvantsa Chvamania

Clinical Director

Education

2012-2017- Florida Institute of Technology, Applied Behavior Analysis Verified course sequence:

  1. concepts and principles of Behavior analysis;
  2. Behavior assessment and program evaluation;
  3. behavior change procedures and ethical considerations
  4. Developing, Strengthening and Maintaining Behavior – Florida Institute of Technology;
  5. Intro to Ethical & Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts – Florida Institute of Technology; Decreasing, Eliminating, and Replacing Problem Behavior;
  6. Targeted Topics in Behavior Analysis: Essentials of Organizational Behavior Management
  7. Ethical and Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts
  8. Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis
2014- 2016- Ilia State University, The Degree of Master of Psychotraumatology;
2006-2010 –  Tbilisi State University, The degree of Bachelor of social sciences in Psychology;

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 – present  – Georgia Association of Behavior Analysts – Chairman

 

2019 –present  –  Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia,  continuing education standards in Applied Behavior Analysis, team member.

 

2018 – 2019  –  Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia, standards of delivery of  Applied Behavior Analysis services , team member

 

2018-2021 –  “Prevalence, clinical characteristics and risk-factors of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Georgia” funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, team member.

 

2017-2018 –  Supervised Independent Fieldwork  in ABA 1510 hours, supervisor Name: Madonna Bonny (BACB Account ID #: BACB235927)

 

2017 –  Georgia Association of Behavior Analysts – Founder member

 

2015 –present Mental Health Center, Psychologist, Behavioral Therapy Supervisor, head of department of abilitation and rehabilitation.

 

2012 – 2015 – The Neurodevelopment Center, Psychologist, Behavioral Therapy Supervisor,  multidisciplinary diagnostic team member;

 

2012-2014 –  Supervised Independent Fieldwork  in ABA 1000 hours, supervisor Name: Yulia Erz (Certification Number: 1-09-6507);

 

2012 –present – Trainer and Supervisor using behavior analysis

 

2010-2012  – Mental Health Department of M.Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital, Psychologist, Behavioral Therapist;

 

2010-2012   Mental Health Department of M.Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital Psychologist, Behavioral Therapist

 

2009-2010  – NGO Georgian Association for Psychosocial Aid NDOBA, psychologist on emergency telephone psychological assistance center;

Conferences, Trainings and Courses

2019, October 1-3 – Conference: Managing Clinical Complexity in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Tbilisi, Georgia. –  Invited speaker, workshop: “ABA for the better life of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”;

 

2018, September – ABA training by Madonna Bonny, MS.ED, BCBA, LBA

  • Functional Behavioral Assessment – 3 hours
  • Selecting Intervention Outcome Strategies – 2 hours
  •   Behavior Change Procedures – 3 hours

 

2018, May 28-31 – Conference: 30th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disabilities (EACD);

 

2017, September – Georgian Association for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, workshop on How to Set up Gold Standard Eating Disorder Service;

 

2017, September – Georgian Association for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, workshop on Tourette and ADHD in Children and Adolescents, CBT based treatment;

 

2016 – Georgian society of Psychotrauma(GSP), Foundation “Global Initiative of Psychiatry – Tbilisi” and Ilia State University Mental Health Center. Workshop on Research Methodology: Randomized controlled trial, Systemic Review and Meta-analysis;

 

2016 – Georgian society of Psychotrauma(GSP), Foundation “Global Initiative of Psychiatry – Tbilisi” and Ilia State University Mental Health Center. Workshop on Brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD;
2012- Training in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) – Pyramid Educational Consultants

 

2011 – Applied Behavior Analysis and Applications to Autism – Ilia State University and Global Initiative on Psychiatry;

 

2011 – Theory and Practice in Applied Behavior Analysis – Israel Center of ABA education;

 

2010 – Summer School in Speech Disorders and Communication Forms – Ilia State University;

 

2009 – Training In Psychological Crisis Support Service Structure – NGO Georgian Association for Psychosocial Aid NDOBA;

Language: English, Russian