SUU Child Behavioral Health Conference


Keynote Address

Gregory Snyder

Gregory Snyder, Ph.D.

Dr. Snyder is currently the Director of Research in the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, located outside of Omaha, Nebraska. In his capacity, he serves both as a supervising psychologist in the Center for Behavioral Health for pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellows. He received his MS and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University. He completed his internship at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and post-doctoral training at Children's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout his career, he has been active in the professional issues and scientific exploration of child/adolescent behavior, ADHD, and developmental disabilities. He has served in the executive committee as the Legislative Director within the Nebraska Psychological Association from 2007-2010. He has participated in the state level on licensure technical review committees, most recently that involving licensure of Applied Behavior Analysts in 2010.He is affiliated faculty in the Department of Psychology and University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Department of Psychiatry at Creighton University Medical School and the Department of Psychology at Creighton University.

Session Speakers

Lindsey Ricciardi

Lindsey Ricciardi, Ph.D.

Dr. Ricciardi has been involved in eating disorder research, clinical practice, and education for 18 years. She completed her internship and fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals Department of Psychiatry Eating and Weight Disorders Program and went on to direct two multidisciplinary outpatient eating disorder clinics in Las Vegas, NV. She is certified in family-based treatment for eating disorders and has been comprehensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive-behavior therapy and their application to eating disorders. Dr. Ricciardi has worked with hundreds of clients with various types of feeding and eating disorders across the age, gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic spectrum.

Julia Thompson

Julia Thompson, Ph.D.

Dr. Thompson is a Licensed Psychologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City and an Assistant Professor through the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Medicine. Her doctoral training is in Clinical Psychology, with a graduate minor in Disaster Science and Management. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology in Rural Integrated Care and a postdoctoral fellowship through the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody. Currently, her clinical time is focused on providing comprehensive assessments to children exposed to traumatic stress and providing integrated behavioral health services through Children’s Mercy Clinic at Operation Breakthrough. Her research interests include building sustainable behavioral health services in a pediatric primary care setting, providing classroom behavior interventions in a Head Start setting, and integrating trauma sensitive practices into resident training.

Kelsie Hendrickson

Kelsie Hendrickson, Ph.D.

Dr. Hendrickson is a Licensed Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and families. She completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in child/pediatric psychology and currently works at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. Much of her clinical work focuses on disruptive behaviors in youth as well as medical noncompliance for those diagnosed with acute and chronic illnesses. Dr. Hendrickson’s professional interests also include mindfulness and the ways in which people can utilize mindfulness in daily activities, such as parenting, to improve clinical outcomes. She has published studies on mindfulness in a variety of well-known journals including Health Psychology, Mindfulness, and Behaviour Research and Therapy.