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Elissa Wilburn

CredentialsLicensed Psychologist
PhD, Clinical Psychology
Parent Child Interaction Therapy Within Agency Trainer
TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPSY Psychiatry, College of Medicine
DivisionPSY Psychologist
Address1210 Wolfe St.
Mail Slot # 568
Little Rock AR 72202
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8087-641 Additional info
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    Elissa Wilburn, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Wilburn’s clinical work is dedicated to delivering evidence-based assessment and interventions for children and adolescents with histories of traumatic life experiences. Dr. Wilburn is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist and PCIT Within Agency trainer. She is also a certified therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and nationally rostered in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Additionally, Dr. Wilburn is co-leading the development of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for teens and their families at the Child Study Center at UAMS. Furthermore, her research interests are focused on contributing to the scientific literature examining the risk factors associated with child and parent characteristics that independently and together contribute to both the exacerbation and undermining of child psychopathology following traumatic life experiences. Recently, Dr. Wilburn has collaborated with early childhood education programs in efforts to implement and/or strengthen trauma-informed care practices. Dr. Wilburn earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University and completed both her doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UAMS.

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    University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TXB.A05/2012Psychology; Health
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TXPhD05/2020Clinical Psychology
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TXM.A12/2014Clinical Psychology

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    2018-V2-GX-0058     (GHEYARA JOHN, SUFNA)Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2020
    US Department of Justice - Pass Through: Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration
    The ARBEST Trauma Assessment and Mental Health Case Management Program
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Pemberton, J. R., Quetsch, L. B., Mesman, G. R., Vanderzee, K. L., Dougherty, E. H., Williams, C. A., Davis, R.F., III, & Morton, A. R. Drills in the PCIT child-directed interaction phase: A compilation with recommendations for appropriate use. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2022.
    2. Wilburn, E. D., John, S. G., Edge, N. A., Sutton, M. & Hickman, K. S. . Examining the implementation of Conscious Discipline®: A qualitative study utilizing the i-PARIHS framework. Early Childhood Education Journal. 2022.
    3. Dougherty, E. H., Edge, N. A., Vanderzee, K. L., John, S. G., Roberts, L. T., Mesman, G. R., & Pemberton, J. R. . Pairing policy change with investments in supports to improve outcomes for children impacted by family violence: The Arkansas experience. Special Issue on Family Violence and Public Policy: Existing Trends and Emerging Needs. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 2021.
    4. Mesman GR, John SG, Dougherty EH, Edge NA, Pemberton JL, Vanderzee KL, McKelvey LM. Sleep as a Moderator of Young Children's Traumatic Stress and Behavior Problems: a Treatment-Referred Sample. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2021 Sep; 14(3):311-319. PMID: 34471450.
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