Ana Dodson, PsyD Intern
My name is Ana Dodson, and I am a third-year student in the School Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Colorado at Denver.
I was born in Peru and raised in beautiful Colorado! My interest in becoming a school psychologist grew out of my work with a non-profit organization founded in 2003 called Peruvian Hearts. The organization supports the education and empowerment of young women in Peru. Through my work with Peruvian Hearts, I became very interested in the impact of trauma and chronic stress on young people and its effect on their ability to function and meet their full potential.
Before entering the psychology doctoral program, I was a teacher, a tutor, and a reading specialist. My experience in teaching allowed me to work with children who had been diagnosed with reading problems, dyslexia, ADHD, and executive functioning deficits.
Last year, through the doctoral program, I worked at an elementary Denver Public School. I worked with kindergarten through fifth-grade students, parents, and faculty to ensure the students' social-emotional and academic well-being.
I am currently being trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and I am committed to helping individuals overcome trauma and other difficulties in their lives.
I am passionate about working with children, making a difference for individuals in the Colorado community, and working toward equity and social justice for all.
During my free time, I love reading, spending time with my family and friends, and spending time outdoors with my husband and our dog Marco!
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