Benjamin Wessels earned a master’s degree in the administration and management of social services from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. Benjamin’s past clinical experience includes providing group social work sessions to youth at a community center in Chicago and to adolescents with disabilities, as well as providing direct ABA therapy.
While attending DePaul University, Benjamin worked under the instruction of Dr. Karen Budd, whose research examines the effectiveness of Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Additionally, Benjamin’s past experience includes grant writing and program development for youth programs as well as program evaluation and quality improvement. While at the University of Chicago, he also consulted for the Urban Education Institute’s 5Essentials program, which measures school success and outlines specific areas for improvement.
In 2009, prior to co-founding CEAS, Benjamin began providing direct ABA therapy services to families in Chicago. His role at CEAS includes counseling families on securing coverage for their child’s therapy, coordinating with insurance, quality improvement and human resource management.