PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Cohort Four Fellow
Director, Center on Children, Families, and the Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Field of Study
Areas of Expertise
Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Families and Family Systems, Home Visiting and Maltreatment Prevention, Maternal Health, Mental Health and Well-Being, Program Evaluation, Regression Modeling, Content Analysis, Mixed Methods, Infants and Toddlers, Low-Income Families and Individuals, Preschool-aged Children
Alayna Schreier is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Her clinical and research interests focus on the development and dissemination of effective intervention and prevention programs for at risk and maltreated children and families. In particular, Ms. Schreier is interested in the inclusion of maltreatment prevention within existing early childhood intervention programs. In addition to the Fellowship, Ms. Schreier's dissertation is funded by a Head Start graduate student research grant from the Administration for Children and Families. Ms. Schreier currently serves on the Executive Board of the Nebraska Psychological Association and is the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students' State Advocacy Coordinator for Nebraska. Clinically, Ms. Schreier was a mental health consultant to Early Head Start (EHS) where she provided individual and family therapy to EHS families. She also provides individual and group therapy to sexually abused youth and their non-offending caregivers through a local Child Advocacy Center. Ms. Schreier received a master's degree in clinical psychology from UNL and a bachelor's degree in psychology and women's studies from the University of Michigan.