We are frequently asked to provide the names of professionals who use the Social Thinking Methodology in their programs or services in local communities or across states and countries. To make this information easily available, we created an online Directory of Clinical Trainees to provide a resource listing the names of clinicians and educators who have attended our Clinical Training Program. This list is comprised primarily of professionals (and some parents) who sought additional observation-based training related to applying the Social Thinking Methodology.
Attendees of our Clinical Training Program only receive a Certificate of Attendance and are not officially certified or endorsed. A Certificate of Attendance in no way implies that Social Thinking (or its employees) endorse, approve of, or can attest to the clinical abilities of the attendee posted on our Directory of Clinical Trainees. It is designed to verify that a professional has attended training in the Social Thinking Methodology. It is your responsibility to determine whether the individual has the expertise that meets your needs.
The Clinical Training Program was formerly known as Social Thinking® Mentor Training. A limited number of people have also participated in the Social Thinking® Clinical Internship Program (also known as Level 2). We have currently discontinued this program and have no plans to reestablish it.
A Note to Parents: Finding the Right Clinician
Finding the right professional to work with your child can feel like a daunting task. Social Thinking's article Parents: Is Your Treatment Team Teaching Social Thinking Well? Questions to Ask Professionals in Private Practice was written to help you evaluate the knowledge and experience of any of the professionals listed in our directory. We encourage you to use this as a guide to find the one best suited to your child’s needs.