AprilFernandoApril D. Fernando, PhD is the TCOM Operations Lead at Chapin Hall.  Prior to joining Chapin Hall, April was the Chief of Clinical Operations, Research & Training at WestCoast Children’s Clinic, where she worked for over 20 years. April serves as the Secretary of the board of directors for the California Psychological Association, and the Treasurer for Division I: Clinical and Professional Practice. She has focused much of her professional career on the professional development of psychologists, and has been involved in psychology training on the state and national levels. April was previously an associate professor at Holy Names University, teaching courses in clinical and counseling psychology.
April has been providing training and technical assistance on the CANS since 2009. She received the CANS Program Outcome Champion Award from the Praed Foundation in 2011 for her work, which included the development of the CANS-Commercially Sexually Exploited version that is used in several states. April’s other professional interests include child psychoanalysis and ethnic identity development. She maintains a private practice with children, adolescents and families in Berkeley, California.