Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2004
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2001
B.A. in Psychology, University of Connecticut, 1996
Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Psychology
JoAnne Bielecki is the Director of Training and Implementation for the National SafeCare Training and Research Center, which is housed within the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She has years of experience in behavioral training, guidance and clinical psychology.
Prior to joining SafeCare’s team, Dr. Bielecki was Director of Guidance at Annapolis Christian Academy in Corpus Christi, Texas, from 2015 to 2018. She also worked as a behavioral specialist for the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, N.C., and spent two years as a SafeCare consultant, evaluating the program’s curriculum and recommending improvements.
Van Camp, C.M., Lerman, D.C., Cherry, K.E., & Bielecki, J. (2006). A methodology for evaluating the relationship between staff attention and disruptive behavior displayed by nursing home residents with dementia. Clinical Gerontologist, 29.
Bielecki, J., & Swender, S. (2004). Assessment of social functioning in individuals with mental retardation: a review. Behavior Modification, 28, 694 – 708.
Matson, J.L., Bielecki, J., Mayville, S.B., & Matson, M.L. (2003). Psychopharmacology research for individuals with mental retardation: methodological issues and suggestions. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 24, 149 – 157.
Matson, J.L., Lott, J.D., & Bielecki, J. (2003). A data-based method of ranking departments, faculty and journals in professional impact. Higher Education Policy, 16, 109-120.
Matson, J.L., Mayville, E.A., Lott, J.D., Bielecki, J., & Logan, R. (2003). A comparison of social and adaptive functioning in persons with psychosis, autism, and severe or profound mental retardation. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 15. 57-65.