Rachel Valleley, PhD

Rachel ValleleyRachel Valleley, PhD
Psychology Department
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: (402) 559-6408


Professional Summary:

Rachel J Valleley, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation and Associate Professor in Pediatrics and the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her PhD in school psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and did her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Munroe-Meyer Institute. Her research and clinical interests revolve around behavioral health in primary care. Specifically, she is interested in the impact that behavioral health problems have on primary care, demonstrating the effectiveness of the integrated model on behavioral health, and the unique contributions that behavioral health specialists can have upon primary care. She is currently Coordinator of MMI’s Outreach Behavioral Health Clinics, overseeing 9rural clinics, 11 Omaha area clinics, and 13 collaborating sites. She has published nearly 20 scientific papers and chapters related to children with behavioral health and academic concerns. She currently serves on an editorial board for a peer-reviewed journal related to the schools and frequently serves as a guest reviewer for other journals.

Education:

PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2001
BS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 1994

Courses Taught:

Assessment and Treatment of Child Psychopathology
Psychological Assessment I: Foundations
Statistics for Pediatric Dentists

Research Interests and Projects:

  • Integrating Pediatric Behavioral Health into Primary Care
  • Improving Access to Rural Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents
  • Developmental and psychosocial screening in primary care
  • The impact of behavioral health problems have on primary care
  • Physician impression of integrated behavioral health care

Publications: (within the last 5 years)

  • Roane, Valleley, & Allen (2012). Impact of ASQ scores on Pediatrician Referral Patterns. Infants and Young Children, 25, 149-157.
  • Meadows, Valleley, Haack, Evans, and Thorson (2011). Physician “Costs” in Providing Behavioral Health in Primary Care. Clinical Pediatrics, 50, 447-455.

Book Chapters/Conceptual Papers

  • Valleley, R.J.,& Roane, B. (in press). Review of Ages & Stages Questionnaires: A Parent-Completed Child Monitoring System, Third Edition. In J. Impara (Ed.), Mental Measurements Yearbook, Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
  • Valleley, R.J., & Clarke, B. (in press). The Roberts-2. In J. Impara (Ed.), Mental Measurements Yearbook, Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Manuscripts in Press:

  • Valleley, R.J., & Roane, B. (in press). Review of Ages & Stages Questionnaires: A Parent-Completed Child Monitoring System, Third Edition. In J. Impara (Ed.), Mental Measurements Yearbook, Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Manuscripts under Review:

  • Meadows, Valleley, Haack, Evans, and Thorson (submitted). Physician “Costs” in Providing Behavioral Health in Primary Care. Pediatrics

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Heartland Association for Applied Behavior Analysts
  • National Association for Rural Mental Health
  • Nebraska Psychological Association

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