Ms. O’Connell-Nordin has joined NESCA as a clinician in the innovative AASC (Anxiety & Attention Skills Coaching) Program, where she will work with Angela Currie, Ph.D.
She brings to NESCA a wide range of clinical
experience, having served most recently as a substitute school social worker. Ms.
O’Connell-Nordin has provided one-on-one consultation and case management
support to students in the Duxbury Partnership Program. She has also
provided both short- and long-term care to high-risk adolescent females and
their families, which included conducting Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups.
She has work and volunteer experience as a victims’ advocate and
Jill O’Connell-Nordin received her M.S.W. from Boston College. Her email address is email@example.com.
About the AASC Program
Anxiety and Attention Skills Coaching (AASC) Program is a time-limited,
intensive intervention focused on developing self-regulation skills in children
and adolescents with anxiety and/or attentional difficulties that are
interfering with their ability to fully engage in their academic, social,
recreational, or home environments.
It was developed on the belief that
children and adolescents best learn new skills through well-focused interventions
that allow for frequent repetition and rehearsal.
The program uses a short-term, intensive skills-based approach to teaching emotional awareness and
self-regulation. It is designed for children and adolescents who, for a variety
of reasons, cannot wait a year to make progress in traditional once-weekly interventions,
or whose parents report “we tried individual therapy and it did not work.”
Individualized interventions encourage quick acquisition of skills through personalized
psychoeducational plans and aids, as well as opportunities for generalization
to outside environments.
For more information about AASC, please contact Dr. Angela Currie at 617-658-9825, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.