University of Southern Mississippi, 2006, B.S., Psychology
University of Florida, 2008, M.S., Clinical and Health Psychology
University of Florida, 2011, Ph.D., Clinical and Health Psychology
Tulane University School of Medicine, 2010-2011, Clinical Psychology Internship
Tulane University School of Medicine, 2011-2012, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology
Dr. Stevens has been with Tulane since 2010 and also serves as Milieu Director of the New Orleans Therapeutic Day Program
Dr. Stevens specializes in treating disruptive behavior disorders and uses her experience with relationship-based assessment and interventions to treat the underlying causes of these issues. Dr. Stevens has extensive experience addressing the impact of trauma on children and their families. Dr. Stevens is particularly interested in understanding risk and resiliency factors among youth exposed to chronic stress, and she emphasizes individual, family, and community strengths in her work. While at Tulane, Dr. Stevens has practiced in various community agencies including those that serve the needs of very young children. She also has experience working with adolescents with severe psychiatric conditions in the hospital and school setting.
Publications & Presentations
Larrieu, J. A., Stevens, M., & Zeanah, C. H. (2014). The Working Model of the Child Interview. In P. Holmes & S. Farnfield (Eds)., Attachment: Theory, assessment and interventions. New York: Routledge.
Stevens, M.L., Larrieu., J., & Zeanah, C. (Winter, 2011). Development of Attachment Relationships in Young Children. Child Welfare 360: A Comprehensive Look at a Prevalent Child Welfare Issue. A publication of the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare of the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work.
Stevens, M.L. & Eyberg, S.M. (2011). Hygiene problems: Psychosocial interventions for common health-related behavior problems. In G.P. Koocher & A.M. La Greca (Eds.), Parent’s Guide to Emotional First Aid: Helping Children and Adolescents with Predictable Life Crises. City: Publisher.
Callahan, C.L., Stevens, M.L., Eyberg, S.M. (2010). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Preschoolers with Disruptive Behavior Problems. In C. Schaefer (Ed.), Play Therapy for Preschool Children. City: Publisher.