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B.A., Psychology, Rutgers University, Douglass College
M.A., Psychology, Montclair State University
Ph.D., School/Child Clinical Psychology, North Texas University
Clinical Internship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Postdoctoral Studies, Medical University of South Carolina
As Clinical Director of the Greensboro TEACCH Center, Dr. Pope is the administrator and psychologist of a regional clinic in this north central area of the state of North Carolina. This program serves individuals with autism spectrum disorder from preschool through adulthood and their families. The TEACCH program, which was founded by Dr. Eric Schopler in the late 1960s, provides diagnostic, treatment, consultation, and training services. This program is funded by the state of North Carolina through the university. The Greensboro Center serves eleven counties in this more populated, central area of the state. Staff includes six psychoeducational therapists and seven paraprofessionals who work with these clients, their families and the local agencies and professionals who serve them.
1. Saylor, CF, Pope, JA, Elksnin, N, and Farah, BA: Depends on who you ask: What maximizes participation of families in early intervention programs. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 15, 557-569, 1990.
2. Pope, JA: Siblings of autistic children: A supportive intervention study comparing direct and indirect measures of sibling coping. Dissertation, 1987.
3. Doster, JT, Pope, JA, and Sterling, J: Compliance factors in high risk infant programs. Unpublished paper, 1983.
4. Pope, JA: Self-directed desensitization for test anxiety. Unpublished Masters thesis, 1975.