Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma


Pre-doctoral Intern

Aileen Herlinda Sandoval, M.A.


Has experience working within a psychiatric hospital serving patients with various diagnoses and symptoms including acute psychosis, dementia, developmental delays, drug detoxification, depression, and anxiety. These services were provided in individual and group settings, as well as for a forensic unit. Prior to this experience, Ms. Sandoval spent 2 years of practicum training in pediatric assessment. Her work included assessment of the neurocognitive latency effects of chemotherapy.  Ms. Sandoval has training in both intellectual and neuropsychological assessment, as well as training in psychotherapy, utilizing various modalities. She has also worked on projects with Break The Cycle and contributes to an organization called Redes de Amor, in Irapuato, Mexico.  This organization provides psychoeducation, basic employment training, referrals to safe houses and orphanages, as well as food and clothing. Most recently, she received training from a Board Certified Neuropsychologist and Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology.  Throughout this training she experienced referrals from most major medical specialties as well as very unique and challenging cases (e.g. active civil litigants, Primary Progressive Aphasia, environmental toxins, and liver/kidney transplant candidates), and is in the process of learning the clinical presentation of multiple complex neurocognitive disorders. Ms. Sandoval has served diverse populations throughout her training and experience, making her aware of pertinent clinical issues and sensitive to the effects of culture and effort upon both cognitive data and psychotherapy. She is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship with IVAT in order to obtain her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.