Terri Mathews, PhD, APRN

Terri Mathews, PhD, APRNTerri Mathews, PhD, APRN
Developmental Pediatrics and Psychology Department
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985380 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-5380

Phone: (402) 559-6408
E-mail: tmathews@unmc.edu

Professional Summary:

Dr. Terri Mathews is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Mathews has joint appointments in the Departments of Developmental Pediatrics and Psychology at the Munroe Meyer Institute. She also has a faculty appointment at the UNMC College of Nursing in the Department of Community Based Health. She provides diagnostic, advanced practice nursing management and psychotherapeutic clinical services for children with developmental disabilities and related mental health problems. Dr. Mathews supervises social skills groups for children with high functioning autism, ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, and anxiety disorders.


PhD, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2007
MS, University of Missouri, Kansas City, KS, 1990
BS, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 1985

Courses Taught:

Nursing 864 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Children and Adolescents
ABSc Course 690/691 Practicum in Community Health and Development
HDFL 560 Juvenile Justice System: A Behavioral and Legal Perspective
HDFL 694 Practicum in Juvenile Problems
HDFL 410 Behavioral Approaches in Working with Adolescents
Nursing 581 Nursing Management I
Nursing 583 Nursing Management II
Nursing 577A Advanced Health Assessment
Nursing 578 Pharmacological Foundations of Primary Care Practice
Nursing 561C Secondary Prevention in the Care of Children

Research Interests and Projects:

Dr. Mathew’s current research interests include social skills training for children with autism spectrum disorders. Current projects include evaluation for maintenance of social skills training in a group setting and parent management training to support generalization and maintenance of skills. Other research interests include community based participatory research, and interventions that increase protective factors in children with history of maltreatment.

Selected Publications: (within the last 5 years)

  • Mathews, T., Fawcett, S. B., & Sheldon, J. B. (2009). Effects of a Peer Engagement Program on Socially Withdrawn Children with a History of Maltreatment. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 31, 270-91.
  • Mathews, J. R., Mathews, T. L., Mjawa, E. (2009). Girls Take Charge. “Girls Take Charge”: A Community-Based Participatory Research Program for Adolescent Girls. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. (In press.)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Heartland Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Midwest National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
  • Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics