Sheryl Stevens graduated from Bowdoin College in 2007 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry, and is currently in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Marquette University.
Sheryl completed her master’s thesis in March 2010 under the direction of Dr. Matthew Sanders. Her project examined the effects of chronic stress exposure on fear learning across developmental stages in mice as an animal model for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Currently Sheryl is completing her dissertation qualifying exam, which is focused on reviewing the literature on electroencephalogram (EEG) and its application in adolescents on the autism spectrum. She hopes to pursue dissertation research examining the neurological outcomes of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), a social skills intervention for teenagers on the autism spectrum.
Sheryl also works in Marquette University’s Center for Psychological Services as part of the treatment team for the Marquette PEERS group, in the Marquette Autism Clinic completing comprehensive autism evaluations for children and adults, and providing individual psychotherapy and general psychological assessment services for people of all ages. She has also worked in the Marquette ADHD Clinic providing comprehensive ADHD assessments and parent training, and recently began an external assessment practicum at the Froedtert Hospital Child Neuropsychology Clinic.
In her free time, Sheryl enjoys playing with her dog and visiting her family in Canada.