Dr. Cameron Neece

Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

Email cneece@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8615
Fax 909-558-0171

Department of Psychology
Loma Linda University, Central Building, Office 117
11130 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Partnerships in Research for Optimizing Parenting (PRO-Parenting Project)


  • 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)

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Psychologist, CA Board of Psychology,  #26308
  • 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)

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • 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.
  • McIntyre, L. L., & Neece, C. L. (2016). Parent training. In N. S. Singh (Ed.), Handbook of evidence-based practices in intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (pp. 467– 492). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI 10.1007/973-3-319-26583-4_17.


  • 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.
  • Neece, C.L. (2016). The Impact of Behavior Services and Parent MBSR on Child Behavior Problems: Implications for a Combined Treatment Model. In N. Ekas (Chair) Parent and Child Outcomes Following Parent-Focused Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based, and Gratitude Interventions. Symposium presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.
  • Neece, C.L. (2015). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Parents of Children with Developmental Delays: A Focus on Latino Families. In LL. McIntyre (Chair) New Perspectives on Interventions for Children with IDD. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.