Providing training, research and clinical services to children, adolescents and families with behavioral, emotional, social, physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- 25 faculty and staff
- Divisions: Clinical and Outreach Services, Educational Services, Research Programs
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- Internship Program: Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology
- Graduate programs: ABA masters degree and ABA doctoral degree
- 4M yearly budget, >$1M in federal, state grants and contracts
- Rune Simeonsson was one of the first psychologists hired at the Meyer Children’s Rehabilitation Institute (MCRI).
- Psychologists, Drs. Jack Stark and John McGee joined MCRI in the 1970’s concentrated upon serving individuals with developmental disabilities and psychiatric behavior disorders.
- In 1986 Dr. Joe Evans was hired to direct the MCRI Psychology Department. Under his leadership, 42 integrated behavioral health clinics have been introduced to urban and rural primary care practices in Nebraska and the MMI model is being replicated across the country.
- More than 12,000 yearly patient visits
- Emphasis on integrated care training and service
- 35 provider locations across the state in integrated care setting (25 outside Omaha).
- 25 types of services and clinics provided including: Academic and educational interventions, Autism care for toddlers (ACT), Behavioral health services, Chronic and recurrent pain management, Neurobehavioral clinic, Sleep disorders clinic, Elimination (toileting) disorders, Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Oppositional & disruptive behavior
Training and research activities
- Grants and Contracts in 2015-2016: $1,350,000 (HRSA, OSERS, AAP, United Way, OPS)
- Peer reviewed publications and chapters: 23
- Involved in education of medical students, residents, fellows, interns, allied health professionals, PhD and MS students. Students from over 45 nationwide universities and colleges.
- five postdoctoral fellows
- 14 predoctoral interns
- Interns attracted from Universities across nation
- 56 percent of 2015-16 class staying in Nebraska
- Seven doctoral graduate students
- 21 masters students
- 19 family practice residents
- Annual participants in workshops, conferences, teleconferences and other community education activities.
- 18 graduate courses taught by our faculty.
- 30 national presentations, keynote addresses, workshops and symposia
Awards and Recognitions
- Dr. Mark Shriver – Award of Excellence – Heartland Association of Behavior Analysis
- Dr. Cate Jones-Hazledine – Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner – Nebraska Rural Health Association
- Dr. Keith Allen – Inducted as Fellow in the Association for Behavior Analysis International
- Dr. Billy Higgins - Accepted as a Scholar into the Great Plains Leadership Institute