BRYAN ANDERSON, MSW
As a therapist, he carried out behavioral interventions and improved children’s cognitive, academic, occupational, recreational, and social functioning. Bryan specialized in applying strategies to reduce anxious, angry, and aggressive behaviors, and began various anger management training strategies that continue to be used at the clinic. Additionally, Bryan taught weekly social skills group, and co-authored a curriculum on adaptive basketball skills training. The basketball curriculum became the model for a pilot program of a basketball camp for children with Autism that was sponsored by UCLA Athletics and Prime Time Sports Camp.
Bryan received his Masters from Columbia University School of Social Work where he served as a social worker on an Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at St. Barnabas Hospital, and trained as a therapist for children and adolescents at the Child & Family Institute of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center. While at the St. Luke’s Child and Family Institute, Bryan created and led an anger management skills group for children 8-10 with mixed diagnoses, using the present curriculum as the primary model. Bryan co-authored a study on Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Preschoolers with Autism that was published in Behavior Disorders in 2010. Bryan currently resides in Los Angeles, where he offers behavioral therapy for children with Autism, and is a facilitator and member of Anderson & Anderson services.