Dr. Michael Selbst, PHD

Dr. Michael Selbst, PHD

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Dr. Michael Selbst, PHD is a psychologist in Somerset, NJ. He specializes in psychology, counseling, and more.Read his story

35 Clyde Rd Ste 101

Somerset, NJ 08873

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This content was provided by Dr. Selbst "Michael C. Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D is Director of Behavior Therapy Associates, P.A. He is a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified School Psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level. He earned an undergraduate Honors Degree in Psychology at the University of Delaware, having completed a thesis on Creativity, and resulted in publication in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Selbst was awarded a University Fellowship to Temple University, where he attained his Masters in Education and Ph.D. in School Psychology. Dr. Selbst has co-founded and is the Executive Director of HI-STEP® Summer Program, which is an intensive five-week day program for children to improve their social skills and problem solving ability, and the Director of the Weekend to Improve Social Effectiveness (W.I.S.E.). Both programs focus on teaching social-emotional skills via small-group training, recreational activities, and cooperative problem-solving, within school- and natural-environment settings. Dr. Selbst and Dr. Steven Gordon have co-authored the new social-emotional skills program POWER-Solving: Stepping Stones to Solving Life's Everyday Social Problems. Dr. Selbst has collaborated with three colleagues to co-author the Behavior Problems Resource Kit: Forms and Procedures for Identification, Measurement and Intervention. Dr. Selbst has expertise in therapy, social skills training, parent training, consultation, training, functional behavior assessments, social skills evaluations, Psychoeducational and Psychological Evaluations. Referral sources commonly include parents, school districts, employers, advocates, attorneys, mental health professionals, and the result of due process hearings. Evaluations are completed in the office for children and adults, at the child's school, and/or the child's home to determine strengths and needs, diagnostic impressions and the appropriateness of a child's Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.). Dr. Selbst advocates for the child's best interests, regardless of the referral source. He is also skilled in providing independent and objective consultation to assist school districts and parents resolve disputes via effective problem-solving. Dr. Selbst is a member of the following professional organizations: American Psychological Association; National Association of School Psychologists; Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies; Association for Behavior Analysis International; Association for Contextual Behavioral Science; and New Jersey Psychological Association.He has previously served as a member of a Human Rights Committee for adults with developmental delays. Dr. Selbst has also served as a substitute lecturer for a graduate course on cognitive-behavioral interventions."
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8  Specialties

  • Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Developmental Disabilities Psychology
  • School Psychology

0  Board Certifications

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  • English

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