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
Years at Tulane:
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. Dr. Stevens serves as the Clinical Director at the Center for Resilience.
Pearson, K., Marques, L., Stevens, M., & Marcell Williams, E. (2019, June). Trauma and discipline disproportionality: Treating the underlying concerns. Paper to be presented at the Spencer Foundation Conference for Reducing Suspensions and Expulsions of Students with Disabilities: Linking Research, Law, Policy and Practice, Chicago, Illinois.
Trigg, A., Keyes, A., Marques, L., & Stevens, M. (2019). Behavior Interventions Portfolio. Louisiana Department of Education. Baton Rouge, LA.
Stevens, M.L. & N’Zi, A.M. (2019). Parent Child Interaction Therapy. In C. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition. New York: Gilford.
N’Zi, A. M., Stevens, M. L., & Eyberg, S. M. (2016). Child Directed Interaction Training for young children in kinship care: A pilot study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 55, 81-91.