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Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Transylvania University and her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed a doctoral internship in Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the TEACCH program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a post-doctoral fellowship in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Kentucky and a Professor in the Eastern Kentucky University Department of Psychology.

Dr. Bundy’s specialty in both clinical practice and research relates to disabilities throughout the lifespan, especially the unique developmental differences associated with the autism spectrum. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and for the Journal of Psychological Practice. Dr. Bundy has served as an appointed member of the Kentucky Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders and has collaborated with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Autism Training Center on autism-related grant writing and funded project consultation. Dr. Bundy enjoys working with undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, occupational therapy, communication disorders, and special education and co-directs EKU’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate with faculty from each of these four disciplines. Her combined research and clinical programs involve collaboration between psychology and occupational therapy to create social groups for both children and adults on the autism spectrum, as well as parent consultation groups.

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