Faculty Research Lab
The CREATE Lab
Dr. Neece's lab focuses on developing and testing family-based interventions to reduce behavior problems and comorbid psychopathology in young children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.Visit Lab Website
- PhD, Clinical Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
- MA, Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
Areas of Specialization
- Developmental psychology
- Childhood disorder (emphasis on intellectual disabilities, autism, and disruptive behavior disorders)
- Parenting and family processes
- Treatment outcome research (focus on mindfulness approaches)
Current Research Projects
Professional Licenses and Memberships
- Licensed Psychologist, CA Board of Psychology, #31139
- International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (APA Division 33)
- Clinical Child Psychology (APA Division 53)
- American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
- Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
- Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)
- Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD)
- Neece, C.L., McIntyre, L.L, & Fenning, R.M. (2020). Examining the Impact of COVID-19 in Ethnically Diverse Families with Young Children with Developmental Delays. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.
- Roberts, L.R., Boostrom, G., Dehom, S., & Neece, C.L. (2019). Self-reported parenting stress and cortisol awakening response following an MBSR intervention for parents of children with developmental delays. Biological Research in Nursing.
- Neece, C.L., Chan, N.L., Roberts, L., Klein, K., Fenning, R. (2019). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Parents Children with Developmental Delays: Understanding the Experiences of Latino Families. Mindfulness.
- Chan, N. & Neece, C. L. (2019). Parenting stress and emotion dysregulation among children with developmental delays: The role of parenting behaviors. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
- Emerson, N. D., Morell, E. R., Neece, C., Tapanes, D., & Distelberg, B. (2019). Multi-level model of parent-child attachment, depression and self-concept in pediatric chronic illness. Family Processes.
- Sanner, C. M. and Neece, C. L. (2018). Parental distress and child behavior problems: Parenting behaviors as mediators. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(2), 591-601. doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0884-4.
- Emerson, N. D., Morell, E. R., Mahtani, N., Sanderson, L., Neece, C.L., Boyd, K. & Distelberg, B. (2018). Preliminary Validation of a Self-Efficacy Scale for Pediatric Chronic Illness. Child: Care, Health & Development.
- Neece.C.L. (2018). Sara S. Sparrow Early Career Award Keynote Address. Invited address given at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.