Dr. McPherson was trained as a school psychologist at North Carolina State University. As a graduate student, she taught several undergraduate courses and fell in love with teaching. She also completed extensive clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center’s ADHD and Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinics and was an active member on the Preschool Evaluation Team for Johnston County Public Schools. Together, she has conducted over 200 assessments on a diverse population including preschoolers; students with pediatric illnesses and low incidence disabilities; students with intellectual disabilities; and students with emotional/behavioral problems. Today, she is fortunate to fill her professional hours with her two loves: teaching and clinical work.
Ph.D. in Psychology, 2012; North Carolina State University
M.S. in Psychology, 2006; North Carolina State University
B.A. in Psychology, 2001; University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider Psychologist (HSP-P) in North Carolina
Licensed Psychologist, Greenlee Psychological & Support Services
Clinical Associate, Duke University Medical Center Pediatric Neuro-Psychology Clinic
Predoctoral Intern, Duke University Child and Family Studies Clinic; Johnston County Public Schools
McPherson, A. V. (in progress). A pilot study investigating financial debt and stress in undergraduate students. Unpublished manuscript.
McPherson, A. V., Lewis, K. M., Lynn, A. E., Haskett, M. E., & Behrend, T. S. (2009). Predictors of parenting stress for abusive and nonabusive mothers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 61-69.