Claire Schutte, PsyD, BCBA-D
(formerly Claire Blankemeier, PsyD, BCBA-D)
Claire Schutte, PsyD, BCBA-D, is Staff Psychologist at The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in General Education. She completed graduate training at Florida Institute of Technology, completing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Dr. Schutte has treated a diverse population of children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including community clinics, college counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, private practice, and private treatment programs. She has extensive experience in the area of child and adult psychological evaluation and assessment, and recently completed a postdoctoral residency in psychological evaluation.
Her graduate training led Dr. Schutte to discover an interest in helping individuals with autism and developmental disorders. She has provided individual therapy, group therapy, and social skills training to individuals on the autism spectrum, and is excited to continue helping those with autism and related disorders by providing psychological evaluations at JCCHD.
Regan Roth Fitzgerald, M. Ed, BCBA
Regan serves as a consultant to the Behavioral Services Department at The Johnson Center. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and has a Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Intervention from the University of North Texas. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over twelve years experience; she has had the opportunity to work with children on the autism spectrum from ages 18 months through adolescence. She has served as a moderator for a social skills group for teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome, worked as an in-home ABA therapist and consultant in Texas and California, and was a case manager at an inclusive private preschool. In addition, she has served as the only Behavior Analyst in one of the largest school districts in Texas where she oversaw the district’s first implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Regan, in conjunction with Studio Movie Grill initiated a program to host private screenings for children with special needs and their families, a program that is now offered at all DFW and Houston Studio Movie Grill locations and is now expanding nationwide. Regan is an active member in many professional organizations and has presented many workshops and presentations at various regional and national conferences.
Amanda Tami, MA, LPC, BCBA
Amanda holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and has completed a recertification program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience working with both children and adults on the autism spectrum and other pervasive developmental disorders as both an ABA therapist and a counselor.
Amanda is pleased to be able to share her experience and knowledge in the Johnson Center’s Behavioral Services program, giving her the opportunity to pursue her passion in helping children with special needs. She is as excited to help the children in the program and their families as she is about all that she learns from each one of them. Amanda comes from a unique position in her education and background to understand the challenges that clients and their families face - developmentally, behaviorally, emotionally, and systematically - to see the patterns and teach the skills needed to improve quality and functioning in all aspects of life.