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.
- $6M annual budget, greater than $3M in annual 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 than12,000 yearly patient visits.
- Emphasis on training in integrated primary care and in comprehensive school-based mental health services.
- 35 provider locations across the state in integrated care settings (25 outside Omaha).
- 25 types of services and clinics provided, including: In-person and telehealth delivered behavioral health services, behavioral parent training, anxiety disorders, depression, sleep disorders, elimination (toileting) disorders, oppositional and disruptive behavioral disorders, neuropsychological evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations.
Training and research activities
- Recent grants: $2,400,000 annual (GPE, BHWET, SAMSHA, OSEP).
- Peer reviewed publications and chapters: 22.
- 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% 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.
Mark Shriver, PhD, BCBA-D [bio] Associate Director, Psychology Educational Programs
Rachel Valleley, PhD [bio] Associate Director, Psychology Clinical Services
Jennifer Burt, PhD [bio] Fellowship Training Director, Psychology
Allison Grennan, PhD [bio] Internship Training Director, Psychology
Holly Roberts, PhD [bio] Outreach Clinic Liaison, Psychology