Wendy Groiss M.A., M.ED
RDI® Certified Consultant, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Teacher
Location: West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Areas Serviced: British Columbia, Alberta, United Kingdom, China
Wendy resides in British Columbia, Canada and is the founder of Family Autism, Clinical Counselling and Education Services. Wendy holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Wendy is a certified Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Consultant. She is also a certified teacher and a registered clinical counsellor. Wendy often works with Over the Rainbow Family Based Paediatric Services in Edmonton, Alberta and also provides private RDI services to families living in various regions of British Columbia, Alberta, the United States, China and the United Kingdom.
Wendy has extensive experience working with young children and families. Before making the decision to focus her attention and talents solely in the field of autism, Wendy held positions in the field of education as a teacher, an elementary school counsellor and a case manager for students with special educational and behavioural needs.
Wendy’s interest in autism intervention was sparked in 2006. During this time Wendy attended a workshop on Relationship Development Intervention led by Dr. Steven Gutstein. Wendy was so impressed with Dr. Gutstein’s developmentally based, parent guiding program that she immediately took the steps needed to obtain certification as an RDI Certified Consultant.
Wendy continues to be an ardent supporter of RDI theory and practice, and she is passionate about educating parents about RDI and its benefits. Wendy is currently part of the Dynamic Intelligence Workgroup and participates in weekly discussion groups with Dr. Gutstein and other members of the Dynamic Intelligence Workgroup.