Second Year Postdoctoral Fellow
Twanesha Wilcox, PsyD
Dr. Wilcox received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seton Hall University. She then received her Master of Arts in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She went on to receive her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University. Her dissertation explored the effects of stigma aimed at children with autism and affiliate stigma (aimed at parents) on parental stress in fathers of children with autism; along with whether the father’s level of social support impacted these relationships. Dr. Wilcox completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Foundations Behavioral Health, providing behavioral health treatment for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. She then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lurie Center for Autism, providing neuropsychology evaluations and social skills groups to children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Her current clinical interests include conducting psychological evaluations and providing individual and group therapy to children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. During the current fellowship, Dr. Wilcox hopes to continue building her clinical skills, specifically in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and neuropsychological assessment.
First Year Postdoctoral Fellow
Yvette Bean, PhD
Dr. Bean received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Elon University. She then went on to receive a Master of Arts with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. She received a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational (School) Psychology from the University of Georgia. Her dissertation examined cultural differences in face processing and emotion recognition and its implications for autism assessment and treatment. Dr. Bean completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute providing behavioral treatment for children with severe problem behaviors and training for parents of children with developmental disabilities. Her current clinical interests include providing therapy and conducting psychological evaluations with children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. During fellowship, Dr. Bean hopes to enhance her clinical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.