CMU Psychology Professor Will Present Sharon Bischofshausen Lecture April 7

April 5, 2017
Larissa NiecLarissa Niec, Ph.D., courtesy photo

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WACO, Texas (April 5, 2017) – Larissa Niec, Ph.D., psychology professor at Central Michigan University, will present the 2017 Sharon Bischofshausen Lecture Friday, April 7, at Baylor Univeristy.

The lecture, which focuses on parent-child interaction therapy, will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Room 301 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.

Niec is the director of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Clinic at CMU and is the principal investigator of a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded project to evaluate the relative efficacy of group and individual PCIT. She has numerous conference presentations and publications on disruptive behavior disorders, child maltreatment and PCIT.

“We are looking forward to having Larissa Niec deliver the Sharon Bischofshausen Lecture on April 7,” said Christine Limbers, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor. “She will be speaking about an evidence-based approach to addressing behavioral problems in children and general principles about interactions between parents and their children.”

This event is free and open to the public.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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