2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Psychology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Antonio Hardan, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Christina Mich is a fourth year undergraduate student studying psychology while also doing a coterm in the same field. She is from Sacramento, California where she was born and grew up. Christina is currently working in Dr. Antonio Hardan’s autism research lab in Stanford’s psychiatry department, mainly focusing on a study assessing the effectiveness of a pivotal response training therapy for children with autism when taught to parents in a group format. Christina’s future plans are to work in behavioral therapy with children with autism, and her ultimate goal is to become a clinical psychologist.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Comparing Communication Change Across 12 Weeks in Children with Autism After Their Parents' Participation in a Parent Education Group Versus a Pivotal Response Training Group

Christina Mich1, Grace Gengoux2, Mendy Minjarez2, Kari Berquist2, Rachel Travolta2, Robin Libov2, Antonio Hardan2
[Departments of Psychology1 and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences2, Stanford University]