Associate Professor

Director, Center for Training, Evaluation, and Community Collaboration (C-TECC)

University of Delaware
800 Barksdale Road
Newark, DE 19716


Background and Interests

Dr. Beveridge is interested in developing, implementing, and evaluating academic and community mental health partnerships that facilitate the effective dissemination and implementation of science-based mental health care. His past work utilized a social-contextual approach to explore how collaborative relationships and cognitive appraisals relate to successful problem-solving and learning in married couples and parent-child dyads. This research has informed his current work that emphasizes a transactional flow of information in which scientists, community administrators, community clinicians, and family members work together to successfully implement EBPs in community settings. His collaborative approach to dissemination and implementation of science in the community is consistent with a knowledge utilization framework that capitalizes on unique expertise from community stakeholders that informs laboratory treatment development and treatment implementation. This method contrasts a unidirectional top-down model of dissemination that does not maximize the value of community, clinical, and laboratory collaborations that can produce more potent, implementable treatments for society.

Dr. Beveridge is working with national clinical science leaders to develop training models for students that emphasize continuity among the broad spectrum of intervention research and clinical activities in the community. Specifically, he is a member of the Delaware Project leadership committee, a project that he co-chaired, focused on the integration of community clinical training with traditional laboratory research (​).

Additionally, he is the co-founder and Director of the University of Delaware’s Center for Training, Evaluation, and Community Collaboration (C-TECC ).This Center allows graduate and undergraduate students to collaborate with community partners on several large dissemination and implementation efforts within the State of Delaware. Students are trained to plan, train and implement, and evaluate the effectiveness, uptake, sustainability, and community satisfaction of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC), Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER), and the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN), in community settings.


​Ph.D., University of Utah

Courses Regularly Taught

PSYC365: Field Placement

PSYC432: Health Psychology

PSYC821: Individual Intelligence and Achievement Testing

PSYC867: Clinical Supervision

Recent Publications

Beveridge, R.M., Fowles, T.R., Masse, J.J., Parrish, B.P., Smith, M.S., Circo, G., Widdoes, N.S. (2015).  The dissemination and implementation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): Lessons learned from a state-wide system of care. Children and Youth Services Review, 48, 38-48.

Shoham, V., Rohrbaugh, M.J., Onken, L.S., Cuthbert, B.N., Beveridge, R.M., & Fowles, T.R. (2014).  Redefining clinical science training: Purpose and products of the Delaware Project.  Clinical Psychological Science, 2, (1), 8-21.

Beveridge, R.M. & Graber, E.C. (2013). Family Relationships. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. (Vol. 2, pp. 780-782).  New York, NY: Springer

Graber, E.C. & Beveridge, R.M. (2013). Family Social Support. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. (Vol. 2, pp. 769-771). New York, NY: Springer.

Berg, C. A., Schindler, I., Smith, T. W., Skinner, M., & Beveridge, R. M. (2011).  Perceptions of the cognitive compensation and interpersonal enjoyment functions of collaboration among middle-aged and older married couples. Psychology and Aging, 26 (1), 167-173.

Smith, T.W., Uchino, B.N., Florsheim, P., Berg, C. A., Butner, J.A., Hawkins, M., Henry, N.J., Beveridge, R.M., Pearce, G., Hopkins, P.N., Yoon, H. (2011).   Affiliation and control during marital disagreement, history of divorce and asymptomatic coronary artery calcification in older couples. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73(4), 350-357.

Smith, T. W., Berg, C. A., Florsheim, P., Uchino, B. N., Pearce, G., Hawkins, M., Henry, N. J. Beveridge, R.M., Skinner, M., & Olsen-Cerny, C. (2009).  Conflict and collaboration in middle-aged and older married couples:  I:  Effects on self-reported affect, spouse appraisals, and observed behavior. Psychology and Aging, 24 (2), 259-273.

Smith, T. W., Uchino, B. N., Berg, C., Florsheim, P., Pearce, G., Hawkins, M., Henry, N., M., Beveridge, R.M., Skinner, Ko, K. J., & Olsen-Cerny, C. (2009).  Conflict and collaboration in middle-aged and older married couples:  II;  Age, sex, and task context moderate cardiovascular reactivity during marital interaction.  Psychology and Aging, 24 (2), 274-286.

Smith, T. W., Uchino, B. N., Berg, C. A., Florsheim, P., Pearce, G., Hawkins, M., Henry,N., Beveridge, R.M, Skinner, M., Hopkins, P. N., & Yoon, H. (2008).  Associations of self- reports versus spouse ratings of negative affectivity, dominance, and affiliation with coronary artery disease:  Where should we look and who should we ask when studying personality and health. Health Psychology, 27 (6), 676-684.

Story, N., Berg, C.A., Smith, T.W., Beveridge. R.M., Henry, N.J., & Pearce, G., (2007). Age, marital satisfaction, and optimism as predictors of positive sentiment override in middle-aged and older married couples. Psychology and Aging, 22, (4), 719-727.

Berg, C.A., Smith, T.W., Ko, K., Story, N., Beveridge, R.M., Allen, N., Florsheim, P., Pearce, G., Uchino, B., Skinner, M., & Glazer, K. (2007).  Task control and cognitive abilities of self and spouse in collaboration in middle-aged and older couples. Psychology and Aging, 22 (3), 420-427.

Berg, C.A., Wiebe, D.J., Beveridge, R.M., Palmer, D.L., Korbel, C.D., & Upchurch, R.  (2007).  Mother-child appraised involvement in coping with diabetes stressors and emotional adjustment. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32 (8), 995-1005.

Beveridge, R.M., & Berg, C.A. (2007).  Parent-adolescent collaboration: An interpersonal model for understanding optimal interactions. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review 10, (1), 25-52.

Beveridge, R. M., Berg, C.A., Wiebe, D.J., & Palmer, D. L. (2006).  Mother and adolescent representations of illness ownership and stressful events surrounding diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31 (8), 818-827.

Wiebe, D.J., Berg, C.A., Korbel, C.D., Palmer, D.L., Beveridge, R.M., Upchurch, R.,Lindsay, R., Swinyard, M.T., & Donaldson, D.L. (2005).  Children’s appraisals of maternal involvement in coping with diabetes: Enhancing our understanding of adherence, metabolic control, and qualityof life across adolescence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30 (2), 167-178.

Palmer, D.L., Berg, C.A., Wiebe, D.J., Beveridge, R.M., Korbel, C.D., & Upchurch, R. (2004). The role of autonomy and pubertal statues in understanding age differences in maternal involvement in diabetes responsibility across adolescence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 29 (1), 35-46.