Dr. Ciera E. Schoonover

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ciera E. Schoonover
(615) 898-2584
(615) 898-5027
Room 331, Academic Classroom Building (ACB)
MTSU Box 87, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

*FALL 2021*

Mondays/Wednesdays 2 - 3

BY APPOINTMENT/EMAIL ONLY-ZOOM

Degree Information

  • PHD, Central Michigan University (2019)
  • MPH, University of Georgia (2013)
  • MSW, University of Georgia (2013)
  • BS, West Virginia University (2010)

Areas of Expertise

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Behavioral Parent Training Interventions

Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Childhood

Child Welfare, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Childhood Traumatic Stress

Increasing access to evidence-based services for underserved children and families, with an emphasis on parenting interventions and prevention.

Publications

  • Niec, L. N., Egan, R., Schoonover, C. E., & Brodd, I. (2020). Selection and training of paraprofessionals in core parent-child interaction therapy skills. Children and Youth Services Review, 111.
  • Niec, L. N., Brodd, I. & Schoonover, C. E., (2018). Parent-child interaction therapy as prevention: Innovations to reach underserved families. In (Niec., L. N., Ed.) Handbook of Parent-child interaction therapy: Innovatio...
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  • Niec, L. N., Egan, R., Schoonover, C. E., & Brodd, I. (2020). Selection and training of paraprofessionals in core parent-child interaction therapy skills. Children and Youth Services Review, 111.
  • Niec, L. N., Brodd, I. & Schoonover, C. E., (2018). Parent-child interaction therapy as prevention: Innovations to reach underserved families. In (Niec., L. N., Ed.) Handbook of Parent-child interaction therapy: Innovations and Applications to Reach Underserved Families. Springer.  
  • Dodd, C. G., & Schoonover, C. E. (2018). The Camberwell Interview for Assessing Expressed Emotion in Families. In J. L. Lebow, A. L. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer.  
  • Barnett, M. L., Niec, L. N., Schoonover, C. E., & Peer, S. O. (2016). Comprehensive Manual for the Therapist-Parent Interaction Coding System (TPICS). Center for Children, Families, and Communities. Unpublished manual (as cited by Barnett, M. L., Niec, L. N., & Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D. (2013). Assessing the key to effective coaching in parent–child interaction therapy: The Therapist-Parent Interaction Coding System. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36, 211-223. 
  • Niec, L.N., Solomon, D.T., & Schoonover, C. E. (2016). The impact of foster parent training on parenting skills and child disruptive behavior: A meta-analysis. Child Maltreatment. 

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Courses

*FALL 2020*

PSY 3230

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY