Cheryl Bodiford McNeil, Ph.D, is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Child program at West Virginia University. Her clinical and research interests are focused on program development and evaluation, specifically with regard to adapting treatments and managing disruptive behaviors of young children in both the home and school settings. Dr. McNeil has co-authored several books (e.g., Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Second Edition, Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Toddlers: Improving Attachment and Emotion Regulation), a continuing education package (Working with Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children), a classroom management program (The Tough Class Discipline Kit), and a Psychotherapy DVD for the American Psychological Association (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy). She has a line of research studies examining the efficacy of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Teacher-Child Interaction Training across a variety of settings and populations, including more than 100 research articles and chapters related to the importance of intervening early with young children displaying disruptive behaviors. Dr. McNeil is a master trainer for PCIT International and has disseminated PCIT to agencies and therapists in many states and countries, including Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.
Lauren Borduin Quetsch, M.S.,
will complete her doctoral degree in the Clinical Child Psychology program at West Virginia University in 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Cheryl B. McNeil. Mrs. Quetsch’s research interests include the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) in community settings as well as the adaptation of EBTs for young children with severe behavioral problems. As a research associate at West Virginia University, Mrs. Quetsch already has more than 20 publications and plans to continue in a research-focused faculty position after graduating from West Virginia University and completing her internship.
Cynthia M. Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D., is the Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis for the May Institute. She holds a joint appointment as the Director of the May Institute’s National Autism Center. Dr. Anderson provides consultation and support to clinical staff supporting individuals exhibiting challenging behavior such as self-injury, aggression, and property destruction. In addition, she also promotes research in and dissemination of evidence-based practices through the National Autism Center. Dr. Anderson received her Ph.D. in Clinical-Child Psychology from West Virginia University. She is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. Dr. Anderson currently serves as the Applied Representative on the Executive Council of the Association for Behavioral Analysis International, and is the Representative at Large for Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. She has provided editorial support to numerous journals including serving as Associate Editor for School Psychology Review and Journal of Behavioral Education, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, and other journals.