Provide training, research and clinical services to children, adolescents and families with behavioral, emotional, social, physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- More than 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: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) master’s degree and ABA doctoral degree.
- $4M yearly budget, greater than $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 2017-2018: $1,350,000 (GPE, BHWET, Samsha, OSEP, United Way, OPS).
- Peer reviewed publications and chapters in 2018: 34.
- Involved in education of medical students, residents, fellows, interns, allied health professionals, PhD and MS students. Students from over 45 nationwide universities and colleges.
- 8 postdoctoral fellows
- 19 predoctoral interns
- Interns attracted from Universities across nation
- 47% of 2017-18 class staying in Nebraska
- 16 doctoral graduate students
- 15 masters students
- 30 family practice residents
- Annual participants in workshops, conferences, teleconferences and other community education activities.
- 19 graduate courses taught by our faculty.
- 30 national presentations, keynote addresses, workshops and symposia.
Keith D. Allen, PhD, BCBA-D – Director of Psychology – 402-559-6408
Mark Shriver, PhD, BCBA-D – Associate Director of Educational Programs - 402-559-6408
Rachel Valleley, PhD – Associate Director of Clinical Services – 402-559-6408