Psychology Behavioral Health Specialists provide clinical services for a wide variety of infant, child, and adolescent behavioral, social-emotional, developmental and physical, and cognitive disabilities. The department emphasizes a behavioral approach to treatment, based on a functional assessment of problems in the natural environment. Services are provided within MMI, in hospitals, schools, and community-based clinics throughout the state. The MMI Psychology department operates a Rural Outreach Behavioral Health Clinics Program across Nebraska.
Each faculty member has extensive experience with common behavioral and emotional problems of childhood and adolescence, along with specialized areas of expertise (e.g., ADHD, autism, sleep, toileting, school problems, chronic illness, pain management) for which the faculty member is regionally or nationally recognized. The faculty work with parents and other caregivers on how to address important behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties to help children be successful at home, school, and in their community.