Bryce McLeod, Ph.D.

mcleod

Associate Professor
Clinical Psychology
806 W Franklin, rm 203
bmcleod@vcu.edu
(804) 827-5230

Associate Professor (tenured)
Clinical Psychology
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia
Ph.D. (2004), University of California, Los Angeles

Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP)

Website: Research Lab


Research Interests

The McLeod lab is engaged in research projects designed to develop and evaluate treatment integrity tools, training strategies and interventions to help improve the quality of mental health care in community settings for youth and their families. A major theme in our research is developing and evaluating instruments designed to assess the core components of treatment integrity. Most of our current funded work focuses on developing pragmatic observer- and self-report treatment integrity instruments to support quality control efforts designed to promote the evaluation, implementation and sustainability of evidence-based programs in community settings.

Our research projects provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to learn about and participate in research focused upon improving the quality of care for youth and their families. As a mentor, I am dedicated to training graduate students to become the next generation of applied researchers focused upon improving the quality of care for youth and their families in community settings.


Select Publications

McLeod, B. D., Cox, J. R., Jensen-Doss, A., Herschell, A., Ehrenreich-May, J., & Wood, J. J. (2018). Proposing a mechanistic model of training and consultation. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Advance online publication.
McLeod, B. D., Southam-Gerow, M. A., Jensen-Doss, A., Hogue, A., Kendall, P. C., & Weisz, J. R. (2018). Benchmarking treatment adherence and therapist competence in individual cognitive-behavioral treatment for youth anxiety disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Advance online publication.
McLeod, B. D., Smith, M. M., Southam-Gerow, M. A., Weisz, J. R., & Kendall, P. C. (2015). Measuring differentiation for implementation research: The Therapy Process Observational Coding System for Child Psychotherapy Revised Strategies scale. Psychological Assessment, 27(1), 314-325.
McLeod, B. D., Southam-Gerow, M. A., Bair, C. E., Rodriguez, A., & Smith, M. M. (2013). Making a case for treatment integrity as a psychological treatment quality indicator. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20(1), 14-32.
McLeod, B. D. (2011). The relation of the alliance with outcomes in youth psychotherapy: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 603-616.

Recent Courses

  • Psychological Tests and Measurement, undergraduate level
  • Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment, graduate level

Recent Grants

A Conceptual Replication of BEST in CLASS: An Efficacy Study of BEST in CLASS-Elementary

Amount: $3,296,798
Role: Co-Investigator (PIs: Sutherland, Conroy)
Source: Institute of Education Sciences
Period: August 2018—July, 2022
Number: R305A180182

Developing a Robust Evidence-Based Implementation Package for Youth Autism

Amount: $706,069
Role: Principal Investigator (PIs: McLeod, Wood)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health
Period: August 2016—July 2018
Number: MH110591

Development of a Pragmatic Treatment Integrity Instrument for Child Therapy

Amount: $431,244
Role: Principal Investigator (PIs: Chapman, McLeod)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health
Period: March 2016—January 2018
Number: MH109666

BEST in CLASS-Elementary: A Preventative Classroom-Based Intervention Model

Amount: $1,461,562
Role: Co-Investigator (Co-PIs: Sutherland , Conroy)
Source: Institute for Education Sciences
Period: July 2015—June 2018
Number: R305A150246

Local Quality Assurance Tool for Family Therapy in Usual Care for ASU

Amount: $1,645,806
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Hogue)
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Period: February 2015—January 2019
Number: DA037496

Development and Validation of Treatment Integrity Measures for Classroom-Based Interventions

Amount: $1,599,923
Role: Principal Investigator (PIs: McLeod, Sutherland)
Source: Institute for Education Sciences
Period: September 2014—August 2018
Number: R305A140487

Establishing the Validity of the TPOCS-RS Family Subscale

Amount: $5,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: VCU Mini-PRIP
Period: July 2016—June 2017

Development and Validation of Child Therapy Integrity Measures

Amount: $1,597,425
Role: Principal Investigator (PIs: McLeod, Southam-Gerow)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health
Period: May 2010—February 2015
Number: RO1 MH086529

National Institute of Mental Health Diversity Supplement

Amount: $148,400
Role: Principal Investigator (PIs: McLeod, Southam-Gerow)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health
Period: August 2011—February 2014
Number: RO1 MH086529

Development and Validation of Treatment Integrity Measures for School-Based Interventions

Amount: $47,411
Role: Principal Investigator (PIs: McLeod, Sutherland)
Source: VCU Presidential Research Incentive Program
Period: July 2010—December 2011


Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, VCU Department of Psychology, 2016
  • Outstanding Research Award, VCU Department of Psychology, 2011
  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment Award Renewal, National Institutes of Health, 2011-2013
  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment Award, National Institutes of Health, 2006-2008

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