Sheryl Stevens graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College in 2007 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry. Her honors research project with Dr. Richmond Thompson examined gene expression patterns as they related to social behavior in goldfish. She received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University in 2010. Her master's thesis was completed under the direction of Dr. Matthew Sanders. The project examined the effects of chronic stress exposure on fear learning across development stages in mice as an animal model for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sheryl completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Marquette University in 2015. Her dissertation research used electroencephalography (EEG) to examine neural changes occurring in response to the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), a social skills intervention for teenagers on the autism spectrum.
From 2009-2014 Sheryl worked in Marquette University's Center for Psychological services providing individual psychotherapy and general psychological assessment services for people of all ages. She was also part of the treatment team for the Marquette PEERS group and completed comprehensive autism evaluations for children and adults in the Marquette Autism Clinic. In addition, Sheryl worked in Marquette's Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic providing comprehensive ADHD assessments and parent training services. Her external therapy practicum was completed at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin within the General Psychiatry and Feeding, Swallowing, and Nutrition clinics. Sheryl also completed two years of external assessment practicum in the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital's Child Neuropsychology Clinic where she worked with board certified neuropsychologists to provide neuropsychological evaluations to children of all ages and with various medical and psychiatric conditions.
Sheryl completed an APA-accredited internship during the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Sheryl's internship rotations included time in the Child Psychiatry and Pediatric Neuropsychology clinics. Upon completion of her internship Sheryl stayed on at the University of Minnesota where she is currently completing specialized post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology.