Kelsey McCoy, B.A.

Kelsey is currently a second year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her clinical and research interests include the emotional and behavioral functioning of abused and neglected children, factors associated with risk and resilience, and evaluating clinical interventions. She currently works as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant at Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders County, specifically with the Early Head Start Home-based program and Head Start school-based program. 

Kelsey graduated from West Virginia University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She worked in a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy lab, as well as a social psychology lab. During her time as a research assistant and as a Ronald E. McNair scholar, she conducted research that she presented at numerous state and national conferences. In addition, she was a teaching assistant for an undergraduate psychology course.

Book Chapters

Jackson, C. B., Chen, Y-C., Williford, D. N., McCoy, K., Highlander, A., Veshecco, E., & McNeil, C. B. (2017). Assessment and treatment of trauma in preschool children. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychological research (Vol. 119; pp. 23-46). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Professional and Poster Presentations

Biles, B. L., Meidlinger, K., Theimer, K., Pogue, J., Schreier, A., McCoy, K. M., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (November, 2016). Sexually Abused Youth Presenting to Treatment: Understanding Predictors of Negative Abuse Attributions. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Schreier, A., McCoy, K. M., Pogue, J. K., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (November, 2016). Predictive Risk Models of Maltreatment Status in Early Head Start: Implications for Clinical Intervention. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

McBride, S., Smaltz, L., Bjokgren, K., Cupini, J., Drain, C., McCoy, K., Wallace, N., Robinson, C., Quetsch, L. (2016). Is Change in Therapist Competency Related to Outcomes of Child Behavior Problems for Staff-Child Interaction Therapy? Poster presented at Tri-State Psychology Conference, Huntington, WV.

McCoy, K. M., Wallace, N. M., Robinson, C., Quetsch, L., Drain, C., El-Khatib, J., & McNeil, C. B. (November, 2016). Staff-Child Interaction Therapy: Assessing Therapist Competency and Behavioral Knowledge. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City, NY.

Moran, K. M., DeLong, K. L., McCoy, K. M, Wiley, J., & Gentzler, A. L. (April, 2016). Maladaptive Emotion Regulation Mediates the Relationship between Distress Tolerance and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents. Poster presented at Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

McCoy, K. M., Thompson, A., El-Khatib, J., & McNeil, C. B. (February, 2016). Staff-Child Interaction Therapy: Measuring the Indirect Effects of Client Diagnosis on Therapist-Client Relationship and Child Disruptive Behavior. Poster. Thirteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Charleston, WV.

McCoy, K. M., Wallace N. M., Robinson C., Quetsch L., Glover, H., & McNeil C. B. (October, 2015). Staff Child Interaction Therapy: Behavioral Skills to Behavioral Knowledge. Poster presented at PCIT International     Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Wallace, N. M., Robinson, C., Quetsch L., McCoy K. M., Erhardt, T., & McNeil, C. B. (October, 2015). A Comparison of Staff-Child Interaction Therapy Workshops to Attention Control Workshops in Staff and Child Outcomes. Poster    presented at PCIT International Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Wallace, N. M., Norman, M., Robinson, C., Quetsch, L. B., Babe C., Ives, L., McCoy, K. M, Stankus, J., & McNeil, C. B. (October, 2015). Staff-Child Interaction Therapy for in-home bachelors level staff: Measuring the indirect effects of an adapted intervention on therapist-client relationship quality. Poster presented at the 2015 Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

McNeil, C. B., Wallace, N. M., Norman, M., Robinson, C., Quetsch, L. B., Babe, C., Bjorkgren, K., Cupini, J., Erhardt, T., McBride, S., McCoy, K. M, & Veschecco, E. (October, 2015). Parent-directed interaction with the McNeil lab. Mini workshop at the 2015 Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robinson C., Wallace N. M, Quetsch L. B., Bjorkgren K., McCoy K. M., Erhardt, T., Cupini J., McBride, S., Veshecco E., & McNeil C. B. (October, 2015). Staff-Child Interaction Therapy for Home-Based Mental Health Providers: Evaluation of Staff Skill Change. Poster presented at PCIT International Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

McCoy, K. M., Wallace, N. M., & McNeil C. B. (June, 2015). Staff Child Interaction Therapy: Behavioral Skills to Behavioral Knowledge. Paper presented at the McNair Research Symposium, Morgantown, WV.

Borduin, L., Wallace, N.M., McCoy, K. M, Ives, L., Babe, C., Veschecco, E., Stankus, J., Somerville, K., Bailey, B., & McNeil, C. B. (November, 2014). Emotion Regulation in Families of Children with Behavior Problems versus Nonclinical Comparisons. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (Parenting Poster Session), Philadelphia, PA.