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Faculty and Staff|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

William MacLean Jr., Ph.D

William E. MacLean is a professor of psychology at the University of Wyoming and executive director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. He earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in 1980. He completed a clinical internship in pediatric psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and then returned to Peabody where he spent the next 15 years as a professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Development.

MacLean moved to the University of Wyoming in 1996 where he served as the psychology department chair and director of clinical psychology training program. MacLean was editor of the American Journal on Mental Retardation from 2002-2008 and is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. He was elected president of the Division on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of the American Psychological Association and was a member of the Human Development and Aging Study Section of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review. Dr. MacLean is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the American Psychological Association and the Society for Pediatric Psychology.

Dr. MacLean's research interests in the field of intellectual disability include the development of stereotyped and self-injurious behavior, ritualistic, and compulsive behavior of young children with autistic spectrum disorders and psychopathology of children and adults with intellectual disability.

William MacLean Jr., Ph.D Curriculum Vitae

Contact

E-mail: maclean@uwyo.edu
Phone: (307) 766-2762

Publications/Products (Since 2000)

Symons, F.J. & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2000). Analyzing and treating severe behavior problems: Observational methods using computer-assisted technology. In T. Thompson, D. Felce, & F.J. Symons (Eds.), Behavioral observation: Technology and applications in developmental disabilities (pp. 143-157). Baltimore: Brookes.

Roof, E., Stone, W., MacLean, W., Feurer, I, Thompson, T., & Butler, M.G. (2000). Intellectual characteristics of Prader-Willi syndrome: Comparison of genetic subtypes. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 44, 25-30.

MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2000). Down syndrome. In A.E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (pp.75-78). New York: Oxford University Press.

MacLean, W.E., Jr., & Symons, F.J. (2002). Self-injurious behavior in infancy and young childhood. Infants and Young Children, 14, 31-41.

McKay, W., MacLean, W.E., & Bourgeois, M. (2002). Cluster analysis of maternal characteristics and perceptions of child behavior problems in a behavioral pediatrics practice. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 23, 31-36.

Canen, E.L. & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2003). Rett's syndrome. In T. H. Ollendick & C.S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pediatric and child psychology (pp. 551-553). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Miller, M.L. & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2003). Dual diagnosis: Mental retardation and psychiatric disorders. In T. H. Ollendick & C.S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pediatric and child psychology (p. 190-192). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Roebel, A.M. & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2003). Fragile X syndrome. In T. H. Ollendick & C.S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pediatric and child psychology (pp. 249-250). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2003). Mental retardation. In T. H. Ollendick & C.S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pediatric and child psychology (pp. 371-373). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

MacLean, W. E. Jr. (2003). Down syndrome. In T. H. Ollendick & C.S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pediatric and child psychology (pp. 188-190). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

MacLean, W.E., Jr., & Hartley, S.L. (2005). Down syndrome. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development. Sage.

Hartley, S.L., MacLean, W. E., Jr., Butler, M., Zarcone, J., & Thompson, T. (2005). Maladaptive behaviors and risk factors among the genetic subgroups of Prader-Willi Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 136A, 140-145.

Hartley, S.L., & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2005). Perceptions of stress and coping strategies among adults with mild mental retardation: Insight into psychological adjustment. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 285-297.

Hartley, S.L., & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2006). Reliability and validity of Likert-type scales for people with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50, 813-827.

Horrell, S.V., MacLean, W.E., Jr., & Conley, V.M. (2006). Patient and parent/guardian perspectives of the health care of adults with mental retardation. Mental Retardation, 44, 239-248.

Roebel, A.M. & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2007). Spontaneous eye-blinking and stereotyped behavior in older persons with mental retardation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 28, 37-42.

Hartley, S. L., Horrell, S. V., & MacLean, W. E., Jr. (2007). Science to practice in intellectual disability: The role of empirically supported treatments. In J.W. Jacobson, J.A. Mulick & J. Rojahn (Eds.), Handbook of intellectual and developmental disabilities (pp. 425-443). New York, NY: Springer.

Hartley, S.L. & MacLean, W.E. (2007). Staff-averse challenging behavior in older adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 20, 519-528.

MacLean, W. E., Jr. (2008). Mental retardation. In E. Anderman (Ed.), Psychology of classroom learning: An encyclopedia. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.

Hartley, S.L. & MacLean, W.E. (2008). Coping strategies of adults with mild intellectual disability for stressful social interactions. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 1, 109-127.

Hartley, S.L., Lickel, A. H., & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2008). Reassurance-seeking and depression in adults with mild intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52, 917-929.

MacLean, W. E., Jr. (2008). Special Olympics: The rest of the storey. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 33(3), 146-149.

Hartley, S.L. & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2009). Stressful social interactions experienced by adults with mild intellectual disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114, 71-84.

Hartley, S.L. & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2009). Stressful social interactions, attributions, and coping in depressed adults with mild intellectual disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114, 147 - 160.

Hepburn, S.L., & MacLean, W.E., Jr. (2009). Maladaptive and repetitive behaviors in children with Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders: Implications for screening. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2(2),67-88.

MacLean, W. E., Jr., Tervo, R.C., Hoch, J., Tervo, B.S., & Symons, F.S. (2010).  Self-injury among a community cohort of young children at risk for intellectual and developmental disabilities.   The Journal of Pediatrics, 157, 979-983. 

MacLean, W. E., Jr., & Dornbush, K. (in press). Self-injury in a statewide sample of young children with     developmental disabilities. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disability.

Lickel, A.H., MacLean, W.E., Jr., Blakely-Smith, A., & Hepburn, S. (in press). Assessment of the prerequisite skills for cognitive behavioral therapy in children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Presentations

MacLean, W.E., Jr., (2013, March). Which came first? Anxiety, repetitive behavior, and hoarding in PWS, ASD, ID, and OCD. Symposium discussant at the 46th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. San Antonio, TX.

MacLean, W.E., Jr., Heath, D., & Carter, C. (2013, June). Comparison of the Inventory for Client and Agency Planning and the Supports Intensity Scale. 137th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Pittsburgh, PA.

Spofford, L., Tervo, R.T., MacLean, W.E., Jr., Hoch, J., & Symons, F. (2013, March). Self-injury and stereotyped behavior in young children with and without developmental delays. 46th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. San Antonio, TX.

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