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Annalise McGrath, PsyD

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Training Specialist

Annalise McGrath, PsyD, has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and has spent several years working across settings in behavioral healthcare, including short-term inpatient for children and adults in crisis, community outpatient for children, and long-term residential for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). She completed a dissertation on the user experience of online forums for patients and caregivers with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and received the 2018 Devereux Savin Scholar Award for her research study on the impact of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) on the quality of life (QoL) for adults with I/DD in residential settings. Topics of special interest are trauma-informed care, holistic supports for individuals with I/DD, and dignity of risk and self-determination.


In addition to experience within the behavioral healthcare system, Annalise has interest and experience in eLearning and instructional design, and received a post-baccalaureate certificate in eLearning Design from Penn State World. Currently, Annalise works as the Child and Adolescent Training Specialist at BHTEN, coordinating trainings on trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches for children and adolescents within the Philadelphia area. She has completed the Student Assistance Program (SAP) certification process and is part of the BHTEN SAP training team. In her role, Annalise develops and facilitates trainings on topics related to children and adolescents, trauma-informed care, and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

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