Training Team

Our Training Team members are experts in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT).  The team consists of licensed therapists and doctoral-level graduate students who are recognized content leaders in the field.

Chris Campbell, Ph.D. (Global Trainer)

Training Team - Chris CampbellChris Campbell, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at East Central University where he is the Co-Director of the PCIT and TCIT Research Labs.

Dr. Campbell received his doctorate from the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (recently recognized as the “Outstanding Training Program” in 2013 by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies).

After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Campbell completed an APA-accredited internship and 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma.

Prior to accepting his faculty position at East Central University, Dr. Campbell completed a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship through the National Institute of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  The fellowship allowed Dr. Campbell to continue to conduct services and research on his Teacher-Child Interaction Training – Comprehensive Program (TCIT-C).

PCIT Experience

Since 2011, Dr. Campbell has helped conduct over 60 PCIT trainings for over 400 trainees.  Dr. Campbell’s has conducted on-site trainings at agencies in 10 U.S. States and Canada:

Canada Training

TCIT Experience

Dr. Campbell initially developed the Teacher-Child Interaction Training – Comprehensive Program (TCIT-C) with colleagues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. 

Dr. Campbell has been awarded two federal research grants to conduct his work with TCIT, and he has a decade of TCIT experience. 

  • His first grant was awarded by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families in 2010. 
  • In 2013, Dr. Campbell was awarded a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship by the National Institute of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Danielle Campbell, M.S. (Global Trainer)

Danielle Campbell, M.S., Danielle Campbell Picis currently completing her Doctoral Degree in School Psychology at Oklahoma State University.

Danielle completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Oklahoma in 2012.  Afterwards, Danielle was employed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she worked closely with Dr. Beverly Funderburk (Vice President of PCIT International, and co-author of the PCIT International Protocol) as the PCIT Training Coordinator for 3 years. 

PCIT Experience

Since 2013, Danielle has coordinated over 40 PCIT trainings for over 200 trainees.  Additionally, Danielle helped coordinate one of the first federally-funded PCIT Learning Collaboratives for 24 clinicians and senior leaders from around the United States. She has also coordinated numerous off-site trainings at several agencies across the country.

TCIT Experience

Prior to becoming the PCIT Training Coordinator, Danielle was a member of the TCIT Research Lab.  She has conducted research on over 200 children and 24 teachers at several Head Start Centers.  Danielle has over 15 professional presentations on TCIT that have been conducted at numerous national conferences.  Additionally, she is a co-author of two TCIT professional manuals: (1) Behavioral Observations of Preschoolers System (BOPS) and (2) the Student-Teacher Interaction Coding System (STICS).

Amber Brick, LCSW (Global Trainer)

Amber Brick, LCSW, is Amber Bricklocated in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. In 2010, Amber completed her PCIT Training at the University of Florida, and she became a Certified PCIT Therapist in 2014.  Amber attended the first research collaborative cohort of the Teacher-Child Interaction Training – Comprehensive Program (TCIT-C) in 2018, and began implementing TCIT-C in the Kids First Early Learning Center in January 2019.

Amber graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor Degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  She received her Master of Social Work degree from The University of Pennsylvania in 2007.  Amber’s past work experiences includes working in child welfare, corrections social worker and case management for adults and children with disabilities. Amber became certified as a lead instructor for the Strengths Based Family worker trainings in 2009, and the Leadership Strengths Based Family Worker training in 2010, teaching over 25 cohorts to date.

Amber is the Clinical Director of Intensive Family Services for Kids First in Hollidaysburg.  The Kids First intensive Family Services Program specializes in work with families of children ages birth to five at an increased risk of child abuse or neglect.  Amber is currently a community representative for the Blair County Head Start Policy Council and a member of the Blair County Children’s Roundtable 2.

Kelly Kincaid, LPC (Global Trainer)

Kelly Kincaid, LPC, is the Kelly KincaidCounseling Director of Outpatient Services at The Children’s Place in Kansas City, Missouri.  She graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor in Public Administration and Psychology and graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Avila University.  Kelly is a registered play therapist and level 1 PCIT trainer.  She has extensive experience in delivering high quality therapeutic services to young children and families impacted by trauma and have significant behavioral and emotional difficulties.  She has been trained in multiple evidence-based theoretical models such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Theraplay, and Play Therapy.

Alicia Meyer, Ph.D. (Global Trainer)

Alicia Meyer, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted the last decade of her career to the health and well-being of children, families, and trauma survivors.  She graduated with honors from an Ivy League university (Brown) and was promptly accepted into a competitive graduate program in Washington, DC (Catholic University of America).  During graduate school she earned a specialization in the “Children, Families, and Cultures” track and was awarded a fellowship through the prestigious Minority Fellowship Program.  She gained specific training in cultural competency and has a personal and professional affinity with the culture of the military.  To complete her graduate education, Dr. Meyer was accepted into the internship program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), an organization that is internationally recognized as experts and leaders in the field of trauma psychology.  Inspired by the work she completed at MUSC, Dr. Meyer then devoted her post-doctoral training to the area of child abuse (and its related branches of parenting, family transitions/reunification, etc.), in which she is now considered a clinical and forensic expert.  Regarding the latter, she is experienced in writing forensic evaluations for both children and adults and in testifying in court.

Dr. Meyer went on to become the Mental Health Director of the Tree House Child Assessment Center, the Child Advocacy Center in Montgomery County, MD.  She established a training program there for psychology graduate students interested in the area of childhood trauma.  She then became the Director of Mental Health at the Child Abuse Program at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) and completed her studies to become a National Trainer in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  She is also a certified therapist and trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is working towards certification in Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT). Simultaneously, Dr. Meyer founded Alicia’s Place, a non-profit agency that utilizes a cognitive-behavioral, multi-systemic, empirically-validated approach to the psychological assessment and treatment of children, families, and trauma survivors.  Dr. Meyer is also the president of the Tidewater Academy of Clinical Psychologists.

Catherine Roring, Ph.D. (Global Trainer)

Catherine RoringCatherine Roring, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist.  She currently serves as Program Director for the School Psychology and School Psychometry programs at East Central University.  Dr. Roring is the Co-Director of the PCIT and TCIT Research Labs at East Central University.

Dr. Roring received her doctorate in School Psychology from Oklahoma State University’s APA and NASP approved program in 2013.  Her APA approved internship was with the psychological and social services department at Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, Texas where she continued specialized training in crisis response, cognitive-behavioral therapy and behavioral intervention.  She completed her post-doctoral work at Norman Counseling Clinic where she provided psychological evaluations and behavioral treatment for children and adolescents.

Dr. Roring continues to work in private practice, providing psychological and psychoeducational evaluations as well as providing Parent Child Interaction Therapy and consulting with local school districts.

Katie Smith, LCSW (Global Trainer)

Katie Smith, LCSW, currently works for TFI Family Services in Pittsburg, KS as a Clinical Supervisor of PCIT Therapists. She completed her undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Arkansas.  Katie has been trained in PCIT for 3 years, and she has been a PCIT Trainer since 2020.  Her primary practice is conducting PCIT, and she specializes in providing services for children and families in the child welfare system.

Trista Vonada, LCSW (Global Trainer)

Trista Vonada, LCSW, is currently the Mental Health Coordinator for an Early Head Start program across the state of Montana. With a master’s in social work and special interest in Infant Early childhood mental health she has been working in early intervention for the past 9 years. This work has lent to teacher support, systems building, and providing quality direct care to children and their families. Certified in PCIT and trained in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, she continues to serve families that have infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Meghan McManners, B.A.

Meghan McMannersMeghan McManners, B.A., is the Assistant Training Coordinator for the PCIT & TCIT Training Programs. 

Meghan is also the Research Coordinator for the PCIT and TCIT Research Labs at East Central University.

Meghan is currently a graduate student in the Master of Science in Psychological Services Counseling Program at East Central University.