“What is your favorite part of working at In STEPPS?”

Elise Landgraf

Case Supervisor and Social Skills Coordinator

As coordinator of the social skills program, Elise Landgraf implements a challenging yet fun curriculum for children to enable them to foster social relationships and make and keep friends. Elise provides Pivotal Response Therapy (PRT) in homes, schools and in community settings. Her clients have ranged in age from 10 months to 26 years. A Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) and a Peers Certified Provider from the UCLA PEERS@ Clinic, Elise has worked with In STEPPS since 2009. Earlier, she worked with the homeless population providing cognitive behavioral therapy and also worked in juvenile detention. Elise earned her bachelor’s in psychology, with an emphasis in human development, and a master’s in clinical psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California. She regularly attends the ABAI Conference and was a poster presenter in 2016.

Get to know Elise:

What are three items on your bucket list?

Live in another country for a year, write a children’s book and climb Half Dome

Before working at In STEPPS, what was the most unusual or interesting job you had?

Performer at Disneyland Resort

What’s your favorite place in the world?

Byron Bay, Australia

What’s your most prized possession?

1968 Shelby powder blue beach cruiser

What is your fantasy occupation?

Olympic curling team member