Joy R. Pemberton, M.A.
Joy R. Pemberton, M.A.

Joy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Samford University in May 2000. Her graduate research has focused on variables, especially family functioning variables, which influence the acceptability of behavioral treatments for children. She is currently working towards completion of her dissertation, examining factors which influence attrition and treatment outcome in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

Carol Jackson
Carol Jackson

Carol earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont in 2002 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Her current research interests focus on models of clinical competence within ethically diverse populations as well as professional development issues among clinical trainees and practitioners. She is currently working towards completion of her dissertation.

Stuart Spendlove
Stuart Spendlove

Stuart earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 2001. His graduate research has focused on sociocultural variables as they relate to psychological problems in Mexican-American children. For his dissertation, he studied Mexican-American teenagers involved in an alternative high school program for behavior problems to see how well they identified with their ethnicity.

Dissertation Title: "The Role of Ethnic Identity, Other Protective Factors, & Acculturative Stress in At-Risk Mexican-American Adolescents"

Rocio Villarreal
Rocio Villarreal

Rocio earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from St.Mary’s University in San Antonio,TX. Her research interests include working with minority and underserved groups, especially the Spanish speaking Hispanic population. She is also interested in working with children and she enjoys working with families in PCIT. Rocio's current research involves looking at the quality of life and body image perception of Hispanic children who are overweight and/or obese. In the future, she intends to pursue private practice and also working part-time in and academic setting.

Chikira Barker
Chikira Barker

Chikira graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. Her research interests include parent-child interactions in ethnic minorities and interventions for children experiencing trauma in urban cities.

Katrina Cook
Katrina Cook

Katrina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2006. Her current research interests include parent-child interactions with underserved populations (e.g., ethnic minorities, adolescent mothers).

Lindsey Burrell
T. Lindsey Burrell

Lindsey earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Her research interests include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, learning more about treatment techniques to help decrease behavior problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and hopefully expanding PCIT to help treat special populations such as children with ASD.

Simone Sherman
Simone Sherman

Simone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in May 2007. She enjoys working with children and their families. Her research interests include children with disruptive behavior problems and PCIT. Additionally, she is interested in weight management treatment in overweight children and families. She plans on investigating if there is a relationship between overweight young children and externalizing behavior problems.