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Findings from Dr. Bry's ongoing studies of risk and protective factors have supported the development, evaluation, and dissemination of her manualized preventive intervention-- the school-based Achievement Mentoring Program. Because the program has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education's Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program and the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention as an effective strategy, Dr. Bry consults with schools and agencies who are adopting her program. The empirical bases and implementation for her intervention are covered in her book with Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Reaching Out in Family Therapy: Home-based, School, and Community Interventions.



Theoretical Foundations: Cognitive-Behavioral

Cognitive Behavioral Family Intervention for Adolescent Problems

Advanced Dissertation Research


Behavior analysis of, prevention, and early intervention for adolescent problems, including school failure, substance abuse, and juvenile delinquency. Focusing now on the challenges of faithful dissemination and implementation of her evidence-based Achievement Mentoring program.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Bry was appointed to the Psychology Alumni Board of Leaders for the Department of Psychological Sciences at University of Missouri-Columbia - April, 2008.