Dr. Natasha Radojevic honored with The Commitment to Students Award

Dr Natasha Radojevic, a Pre-Doctoral Intern in the School Based Program and Comprehensive Assessment Services Program is honored with The Commitment to Students Award by the students of Village High School in Pleasanton Unified School District. On June 13, 2014 the students of Village High School honored Dr. Radojevic for her commitment to working with the students at VHS. A participant of Dr. Radojevic’s group presented the certificate to Dr. Radojevic along with a bouquet of flowers after sharing the impact of the services on his ability to become academically successful. Dr. Radojevic shared her sentiments about the honor and states, “My heart is smiling! It was super heartwarming.” Three additional awards were distributed during the award ceremony for staff members of Village High School. The award ceremony was held on campus with student and staff of the school site present.

Dr. Radojevic has been in the School Based Program since 2012. She began as the first practicum student in the program in 2012 and stayed on for her Pre-Doctoral Internship which began in 2013. As a Mental Health Consultant and Clinician in the School Based Program, Dr. Radojevic provides prevention, early intervention, and treatment services at Village Alternative High School. She is tasked with providing groups and individual services to students, parents, and working with staff utilizing Mental Health Consultation. She has successfully developed and facilitated the Stress and Anger group and Creative Group at the site for two consecutive years as well as seen numerous students individually and has worked with parents and teachers to better understand the behaviors of their student. Her supervisor, Dr. Natasha Molony, described the moment as “This award is a testament to the hard work Natasha has put in over the last two years. I am not at all surprised that the students chose to honor her in this way. Her dedication, compassion, warmth, and authenticity make it easy for the students to feel connected to her. I am glad that I was able to attend the assembly because it was incredibly moving to see how the students responded to her. We don’t often get to hear that we are doing a good job but I hope the resounding applause in that auditorium continues to ring in Natasha’s ears long after she has left this program. Congratulations!” Dr. Natasha Radojevic will be moving to New York for her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Kurtz Psychological Consulting in Fall of 2014. Thank you to Dr. Radojevic from all of us at The Hume Center and especially from the School Based Program Staff for her dedication and commitment to the work.

By: Lourdes Valdez, PsyD
Department Manager, School Based Services
July, 2014

 

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