Andre Labao, M.Psy is a third year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP), specializing in clinical neuropsychology. Prior to matriculating into the Psy.D program, Andre received a Masters in Clinical Psychology (M.Psy) from the Adler Graduate and Professional School (AGPS) in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and an Honors B.A. from York University, Toronto. During his master’s program Andre completed externship training at the school board where he worked with children and adolescents providing neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments and therapy. Furthermore, post graduation he worked for two years for the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) as a Psychoeducational Consultant in the Psychology Department. Andre’s theoretical orientations include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Play Therapy with children.
Andre has interests in pediatric neuropsychology and currently sits as the co-representative of the neuropsychology concentration for the Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST). Currently, he is actively involved in research, where he is investigating the efficacy of neurofeedback as a treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition to his interests in pediatrics, Andre has interest in working with the LGBTQAA+ community. To this end he has tied his two interests together and is focusing his dissertation research on the effects of cross-sex hormone therapy on cognitive functioning in trans individuals. After graduation, Andre seeks to gain board certification with the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN), and with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
Aside from clinical psychology and neuropsychology, Andre enjoys Latin ballroom dancing, folklore dancing, going out with friends/colleagues, and enjoying time with family.