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.
Phone: (307) 766-2762
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. (2012). Self-injury in a statewide sample of young children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disability, 5, 236-245
Lickel, A.H., MacLean, W.E., Jr., Blakely-Smith, A., & Hepburn, S. (2012). Assessment of the prerequisite skills for cognitive behavioral therapy in children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 992-1000
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.