BCAT Faculty

BCAT Faculty
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William Mansbach, PhD

Dr. Mansbach is the founder and CEO of Mansbach Health Tools LLC, which supports the BCAT Approach.  He is also the CEO and President of CounterPoint Health Services, a multi-disciplinary behavioral healthcare company specializing in geriatrics.  For many years, he was the COO of the largest geriatric behavioral healthcare company in the U.S. specializing in long-term care.  Prior to this, he was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Comprehensive Geriatric Services, a Maryland-based company providing mental health services to residents in long-term care settings.  Dr. Mansbach has a national reputation as a clinician and consultant in the aging field.  He has been a pioneer in the development of Memory Clinics, and is the creator of the BCAT® system, a series of cognitive tests and intervention strategies.  He has published and presented numerous articles and workshops on geriatric mental health and cognitive assessment, and is active in creating healthcare policy.  Dr. Mansbach sits on the Maryland Governor’s Alzheimer’s Disease Council.

 

Kristen Clark, C-SWCM

Kristen Clark is the Senior Vice President of Mansbach Health Tools, LLC, which supports the BCAT Approach. She coordinates BCAT training programs and collaborates on clinical research. She has 19 years of Long-Term Care administrative experience with particular expertise on regulatory issues and new market integration. For many years, she served in a senior operational role for one of the largest behavioral health care companies in the United States.  She has also been responsible for development and services integration in new markets. 

Kevin Lawlor, PsyD

Dr. Lawlor is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in health psychology and behavioral medicine. He received his education at the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He has worked as a clinician and Director for many years in the long-term care industry. As Behavioral Services Director, he hired, trained and supervised psychologists providing geriatric mental health care in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Dr. Lawlor is currently a senior clinician with CounterPoint Health Services in Maryland. His clinical work focuses on the assessment of cognitive functioning, particularly in rehabilitation settings, as well as nonpharmacological interventions for behavioral problems associated with cognitive loss.

Christina Haussener, OTR/L

Christina Haussener received her BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Houghton College in 1999 and her MS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Towson University in 2003. She has been an OT for 11 years with 8 years of management and 7 years of multi-site management experience. Christina specializes in geriatrics dementia care, and physical agent modalities. As a member of the BCAT faculty, she is responsible for educational programs and outreach to OTs, PTs, and SLPs. She is currently a staff Occupational Therapist with Gentiva Home Health and was previously a Rehab Director for Genesis Rehabilitation, managing multiple outpatient sites from 2007-2015. She is a certified Train the trainer in Dementia Care and Mental Health through The Alzheimer's Association.