Michelle Byrd, Ph.D.

Michelle Byrd, Ph.D.


Michelle Byrd, Ph.D. - McCaskill Family Services - bio-photo-michelle-byrdDr. Michelle Byrd is the Clinic Director of our Brighton Office.

She is a fully licensed clinical psychologist who practices evidenced-based treatments for children, families, and adults. In particular, Dr. Byrd has experience and expertise in behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) modalities such as parent management training (PMT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as other mindfulness-based approaches to clinical care. In addition, Dr. Byrd has both clinical and research experience in the integration of behavioral and medical care in primary healthcare settings, particularly in the area of pediatrics.

Michelle Byrd, Ph.D. - McCaskill Family Services - bio-photo-michelle-byrd-extraA native of southeastern Michigan, Dr. Byrd earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and both her Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno. She returned to the Detroit area in 2001 to complete her pre-doctoral internship at Henry Ford Health Sciences in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, where she gained considerable training and experience working with medically ill populations. In addition to her clinical practice at McCaskill Family Services, Dr. Byrd is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University where she has been employed since 2002.

Dr. Byrd teaches graduate courses in Child and Family Therapy and Clinical Organizational Management while providing clinical supervision to doctoral students at a community health clinic. She has concentrated her research interests on integrated care and the development, dissemination and implementation of empirically validated treatments. Dr. Byrd has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on these topics, as well as having won awards for her mentoring and classroom teaching.

Publications

  • Byrd, M., Warfield, C., Brookshire, K., & Ostarello, L. (In press). Screening for behavioral health problems in adult primary care. In Duckworth, M. & O’Donohue, W. (Eds.)  Behavioral Medicine and Integrated Care: Efficient Delivery of the Most Effective Treatments.Springer:  New York.
  • Byrd, M., Warfield, C. & Ostarello, L. (2018). Treatment of pediatric sleep resistance in integrated healthcare settings. In Maragakis, A. & O’Donohue, (Eds.) Principle Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings. Springer: New York.
  • Byrd, M.R., Kentor, R., and Perez, M. (2017). Promoting active treatment engagement in child and family therapy. In Practical strategies and tools to promote treatment engagement, O'Donohue, W.T., James, L, and Snipes, C. (Ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Byrd, M.R., O’Donohue, W.T., & Maragakis, A. (2015). Pilot testing of the pediatric screening inventory in the primary care setting. Acta Psychopathologica, Vol. 1, No. 1:8.
  • Drayton, A.K., Byrd, M.R., Albright, J.J., Nelson, E.M., Andersen, M.N., & Morris, N.K.(2017). Deconstructing the time-out: What do mothers understand about a common disciplinary procedure? Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 39 (2).
  • 10.1080/07317107.2017.1307677
  • Sexton, M.B. &  Byrd M.R. Disclosure of Fertility-Related Negative Emotions: Supports Utilized and Relationships to Resilience, Psychiatric Symptoms, and Infertility-Specific Distress in Women Seeking Medical Interventions.(2015). Acta Psychopathologica, 1:24.doi: 10.4172/2469-6676.100024
  • Alschuler, K. N., Hoodin, F., & Byrd, M. R. (2009).  Rapid assessment for psychopathology in a college health clinic: Utility of college student specific questions. Journal of American College Health.
  • Alschuler, K. N., Hoodin, F., & Byrd, M. (2008).  Integrated care in a college health center:  A preliminary investigation. Health Psychology, 27, 388-393.
  • Anson, H. M., Byrd, M.R., and Koch, E. I. (2009). Cognitive behavioral treatment to improve adherence to hemodialysis fluid restrictions: A case report. Case Reports in Medicine.
  • Byrd, M.R. and Alschuler, K.N. (2008). Assessment in integrated care. In James, L.C. & O’Donohue, W.T. (Eds.) The Primary Care Toolkit. Springer: New York.
  • Byrd, M.R., Henderson, D.A., Oksol, E., Ferguson, K. & O’Donohue, W.T. (2005). Integrating the behavioral treatment of asthma into the primary care setting. In O’Donohue, W.T., Byrd, M.R., Henderson, D. A., & Cummings, N. A., (Eds.), Behavioral Integrative Care. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
  • Byrd, M.R., Kentor, R., and Perez, M. (2017). Promoting active treatment engagement in child and family therapy. In Practical strategies and tools to promote treatment engagement, O'Donohue, W.T., James, L, and Snipes, C. (Ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Byrd, M.R., Nelson, E.M., & Manthey, L. (2006). The treatment of thumbsucking. In Fisher, J. & O’Donohue, W. (Eds.), Practitioners Guide to Evidence Based Psychotherapy, Kluwer Academic Publications.
  • Byrd, M.R., O’Donohue, W.T., & Cummings, N.A. (2005). The case for integrated care: Coordinating behavioral healthcare with primary care medicine. In O’Donohue, W.T., Byrd, M.R., Henderson, D. A., &  Cummings, N. A., (Eds.), Behavioral Integrative Care. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
  • Byrd, M.R., O’Donohue, W.T., & Maragakis, A. (2015). Pilot testing of the pediatric screening inventory in the primary care setting. Acta Psychopathologica, Vol. 1, No. 1:8.
  • Byrd, M., Warfield, C., Brookshire, K., & Ostarello, L. (In press). Screening for behavioral health problems in adult primary care. In Duckworth, M. & O’Donohue, W. (Eds.)  Behavioral Medicine and Integrated Care: Efficient Delivery of the Most Effective Treatments. Springer:  New York.
  • Byrd, M., Warfield, C. & Ostarello, L. (2018). Treatment of pediatric sleep resistance in integrated healthcare settings. In Maragakis, A. & O’Donohue, (Eds.) Principle Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings. Springer: New York.
  • Byrd, M.R., Richards, D., & Friman, P.C. (2001). The treatment of trichotillomania in a young child using response blocking. Invited paper for Behavior Modification.
  • Drayton, A.K., Byrd, M.R., Albright, J.J., Nelson, E.M., Andersen, M.N., & Morris, N.K.(2017). Deconstructing the time-out: What do mothers understand about a common disciplinary procedure? Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 39 (2).
  • Friman, P.C., Byrd, M.R., & Oksol, E. (2001). Oral digital habits: Demographics, phenomenology, causes, functions, and clinical associations. In D. Woods & R. Miltenberger (Eds.), Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and Other Repetitive Behavior Disorders: Behavioral Approaches to Analysis and Treatment. New York, New York: Kluwer Academic Press.
  • Hayes, S.C., Wilson, K.G., Gifford, E., Bissett, R., Piasecki, M., Batten, S.G., Byrd, M.R., & Gregg, J. (2005). A randomized controlled trial of twelve-step facilitation and acceptance and commitment therapy with polysubstance abusing methadone maintained opiate addicts. Behavior Therapy, Vol. 36(1).
  • O’Donohue, W.T. & Byrd, M.R. (2000). Silence: Sexual harassment commentary heard only as a whisper. Review of the book Organizing silence: A world of possibilities. Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, 45(5), 514-516.
  • O’Donohue, W.T., Byrd, M.R., Henderson, D. A., &  Cummings, N. A., (Eds.). (2005). Behavioral integrative care: Treatment that work in the primary care setting. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
  • O’Donohue, W.T., Beitz, K., & Byrd, M.R. (2006). Overview of behavioral assessment with adults. In M. Hersen (Ed.) Clinical Handbook of Behavioral Assessment (CHOBA), New York: Academic Press.
  • Runaas, L., Hoodin, F., Munaco A., Fauer, A., Sankaran, R., Churay, T., Mohammed, S., Seyedsalehi, S., Chappell, G., Carlozzi, N., Fetters, M., Kentor, R., McDiarmid, L., Brookshire, K., Warfield, C., Byrd, M., Kaziunas, S., Maher, M., Magenau,, J., An, L., Cohn, A., Hanauer, D.A.,  & Choi, S.W. (2018). Novel health IT tool use by adult patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: Longitudinal quantitative and qualitative patient reported outcomes. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2, 1-12. DOI: 10.1200/CCI.17.00110.
  • Sehgal, R., Saules, K., Young, A., Grey, M.J., Gillem, A.R., Nabors, N.A., Byrd, M.R., Jefferson, S. (2011). Practicing what we know: Multicultural counseling competence among clinical psychology trainees and experienced multicultural psychologists. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology 
  • Sexton, M.B. & Byrd, M.R. (2015). Disclosure of fertility-related negative emotions: Supports utilized and relationships to resilience, psychiatric symptoms, and infertility-specific distress in women seeking medical interventions. Acta Psychopathologica.
  • Sexton, M.B. & Byrd M.R. Disclosure of fertility-related negative emotions: Supports utilized and relationships to resilience, psychiatric symptoms, and infertility-specific distress in women seeking medical interventions.(2015). Acta Psychopathologica, 1:24.doi: 10.4172/2469-6676.100024. 
  • Sexton, M. B., Byrd, M.R., O’Donohue, W.T., & Jacobs, N. (2010).  Web-based treatment for infertility-related psychological distress. Archives of Women’s Mental Health.
  • Sexton, M.B., Byrd, M.R., and von Kluge, S. (2009). Measuring resilience in women experiencing infertility using the CD-RISC: Examining infertility-related stress, general distress, and coping styles. Journal of Psychiatric Research.
  • Wilson, K. G. & Byrd, M. R. (2005). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Substance Abuse and Dependence. In S. C. Hayes & K. Strosahl, (Eds.) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Wilson, K.G., Hayes, S.C., & Byrd, M.R. (2000). Exploring compatibilities between acceptance and commitment therapy and 12-step treatment for substance abuse. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 18(3), 207-232.

Professional Presentations

  • Alschuler, K., Hoodin, F., & Byrd, M. (2007, November).  Screening for psychopathology in the college health care population: The benefits of adding college-specific questions.   Poster presented at the 41st conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Alschuler, K., Hoodin, F., & Byrd, M. (2007, March).  Why college health care would benefit from integrated care.   In Paper Session:  Optimizing Health Care Delivery.  Oral presentation conducted at the Society of Behavioral Medicine's 28 th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Washington, D.C.
  • Batten, S.V., Follette, V.M., Byrd, M.R., and Rice, N.M. (November, 1996). The development of the self and it’s relationship to childhood sexual abuse. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, San Francisco, California.                       
  • Brookshire, K., Warfield, C. Hoodin, F.,  Kentor, R., Perez, M., Ostarello, L., Byrd, M., Kulgren, K., & Yanik, G. (2016). Miscarried helping in pediatric oncology: Psychometrics of the HHI in caregivers. Poster presented at the Health Psychology Research Symposium at the University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • Byrd, M.R. (2000). Managed care in the new millennium: Where do we go from here?. Chair, symposium presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans. 
  • Byrd, M.R., Hoodin, F., Lynch, T.J., Shadle, M.B., & Saules, K.K. (2003). Exploring the mind-body connection: Mediating and moderating variables in providing behavioral health care within a physical health context. Panel discussion presented at the 37th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.
  • Byrd, M. and Manthey, L. (May, 2003). Causal attribution errors in integrated care settings: Tales from the trenches of consultation-liaison psychiatry. Paper presented at the 75th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Byrd, M.R. & O’Donohue, W.T. (2002, November). Assessing behavioral problems in the primary care setting: The development and preliminary evaluation of the pediatric screening inventory. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV
  • Byrd, M.R. & O’Donohue, W.T. (2000). Understanding the scope of managed care: A broad overview. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans. 
  • Byrd, M.R., Fruzzetti, A.E. & Rubio, A. (2000). Assessing parenting skills in distressed mothers. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans.
  •  Byrd, M. R. & Fruzzetti, A.E. (November, 1998). Assessing parenting skills in distressed mothers. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D.C.
  • Byrd, M.R. & Fruzzetti, A.E. (November, 1997). Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for multi-problem parents. Poster presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Miami, Florida.
  • Byrd, M.R., Ross, J.H., Fruzzetti, A.E., and Saedi, N. (June, 1997). The efficacy of two methods for assessing parenting style. Paper presented at the Fifth International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, New Hampshire.
  • Byrd, M.R., Kavanagh, E., & Drayton, A.K. (2011, Sept.). Understanding Barriers to Successful PCIT Training: Deconstructing Parental Conceptualizations of Time Out as a Disciplinary Procedure. Poster presented at the Biennial International Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Convention, Gainesville, FL. (Blue Ribbon for Best Poster of Tour)
  • Byrd, M.R., Shadle, M.B., Manthey, L.A., & Weatherup, L.M. (2004).  Applying ACT to a Substance Abusing Population. Paper presented at the Behavioral Analysis Association of Michigan, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Carey, J., Hoodin, F., Alschuler, K., Kuhl, E., Byrd, M., Lynch, T., Mendelow, M. (2009, November). Quality of Life in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Roles of Pain Perception and Parental Psychopathology. Poster accepted for presentation at Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, New York.
  • Carey, J., Hart, L., Hoodin, F., Byrd, M., Kuhl, E., Lynch, T. Alschuler, K., Mendelow, M. (2009, April). Depression in parents of adolescents with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is related to ethnicity and patient functioning. Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine 30th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Canada
  • Carey, J., Hoodin, F., Lynch, T. J., Alschuler, K., Byrd, M., Pouliot, G., & Mendelow, M. (2008).  Complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) utilization among individuals with adolescent  idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).  Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine's 29th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA.
  • Colbert, A., Reynolds, C., Oswald, K., & Byrd, M. (2014). Exploring Relationships Between Child and Parent Mindfulness and Negative Affective States in a Non-Clinical Sample. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies International Conference (Parenting and Families Special Interest Group), Philadelphia, PA.  
  • Drayton, A.K., & Byrd, M. (2011, May). Deconstructing the Time Out: What Do Mothers Understand About a Common Disciplinary Procedure? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Denver, CO. 
  • Drayton, A.K., & Byrd, M. (2009, May). A rose by any other name: 
  • Deconstructing the major parent management training programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • Fruzzetti, A.E., Saedi, N., and Byrd, M. (June, 1997). The functions of aggression and violence in couples: The role of intimacy. Paper presented at the Fifth International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, New Hampshire.
  • Fruzzetti, A.E., Byrd, M.R., Rubio-Kuhnert, A., and Thorp, S.R. (April, 1998). Understanding couple interactions: Implications for individuals and relationships. Invited symposium presented at the Western Psychological Association Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Graham-Bermann, S.A., DeVoe, E., Robohm, J., and Byrd, M. (July, 1995). Correspondence between post-traumatic stress symptoms of mothers and children in families with domestic violence. Paper presented at the Fourth International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, New Hampshire.
  • Hoodin, F., Mendelow, M., Byrd, M., Alschuler, K., Lynch, T. J., & Saunders-Scott, D. (2007, November).  Do depression and anxiety affect self-reported disability in scoliosis patients?   In D. McNeil (Chair), Pain and Comorbidity: Basic Research Leading to Clinical Interventions. Symposium conducted at the 41st conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hoodin, F., Kaur, A., Mendelow, M., Byrd, M., Alschuler, K., & Lynch, T. (2007, November).  Which contributes more to depression and anxiety in orthopedic patients:   Skeletal deformity or body-image?  Poster presented at the 41st conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Kavanagh, E., Byrd, M., & Drayton, A.K. (2011, March). Disciplinary and General Parenting Practices of Fathers. Poster presented at the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Fair, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Kentor, R., Ostarello, L., Perez, M., Armstrong, R., Slaughter, K., Hoodin, F., Byrd, M., Kullgren, K., Stanton, C., Mody, R., & Yanik, G. (2015, November). To Divulge or Not To Divulge? The impact of illness-information disclosure by caregivers to their children with oncologic diseases. Poster presented at the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Conference, Ypsilanti, MI. 
  • Kentor, R., Perez, M., Ostarello, L., Armstrong, R., Slaughter, K., Hoodin, F., Byrd, M., Kullgren, K., Stanton, C., Mody, R., & Yanik, G. (2015, November). When “no news” isn’t good news: Experiential avoidance and information disclosure to pediatric cancer patients. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Kuhl, E.S., Hoodin, F., Byrd, M., Lynch, T., and Mendelow, M. (2007, March). 
  • Coping and quality of life of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. Poster 
  • presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington DC.
  • Lynch, T.J., Hoodin, F. Rice, J., Lupo, R., Byrd, M., Mendelow, M.J. (2009, April). A Modified Daily Reconstruction Method and Replicated Single-Subject Design Reveal Variables Influencing Objectively Measured Adolescent Brace-wear for Scoliosis. Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine 30th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Canada.
  • Lynch, T.J., Hoodin, F., Lupo, R., Byrd, M., Rice, J., Mendelow, M.J. (2009, April). Problems in objectively and subjectively measuring adherence: What EMA and a modified day reconstruction method reveal. Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine 30th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Canada.
  • Manthey, L.A., Shadle, M.B., Harcleroad, K., & Byrd, M.R. (2004).  Future Directions:  Where Do We Go from Here?  Paper presented at the Behavioral Analysis Association of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Nelson, E.M., Byrd, M.R., & Manthey, L. (2003). The Relationship Between Attributions and Staff Disciplinary Behaviors of Direct Care Staff in a Residential Treatment Facility. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.
  • Ostarello, L., Armstrong, R., Kentor, R., Perez, M., Slaughter, K., Hoodin, F., Byrd, M., Kullgren, K., Stanton, C., Mody, R., & Yanik, G. (2015, November). Will primary caregivers answer questions regarding disclosure of medical information to their children with oncologic disorders? Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Ostarello, L., Armstrong, R., Kentor, R., Perez, M., Slaughter, K., Hoodin, F., Byrd, M., Kullgren, K., Stanton, C., Mody, R., & Yanik, G. (2015, November). Will primary caregivers answer questions regarding disclosure of medical information to their children with oncologic disorders? Poster presented at the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Conference, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Ostarello, L., Armstrong, R., Kentor, R., Perez, M., Slaughter, K., Hoodin, F., Byrd, M., Kullgren, K., Stanton, C., Mody, R., & Yanik, G. (2015, November). Will primary caregivers answer questions regarding disclosure of medical information to their children with oncologic disorders? Poster presented at the Pediatric Research Symposium of University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Patra, K. K., Byrd, M.R., and Mahr, G. C.(2002). Examining the practice of mental health within the medical setting: What constitutes a quality consultation?. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, Nevada.
  • Perez, M., Slaughter, K., Armstrong, R., Ostarello, L., Kentor, R., Stanton, C., Byrd, M., Hoodin, F., Kullgren, K., Mody, R., & Yanik, G. (2015, November). Parent-factors affect what medical information parents choose to disclose to their children with cancer. Paper presented at the Pediatric Research Symposium of University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Ross, J.H., Byrd, M.R., and Fruzzetti, A.F. (November, 1997). Research in parenting behavior: A comparison of subject identified vs. anonymous sampling methodologies. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy Convention, Miami, Florida.
  • Shadle, M.B., Byrd, M.R. (2004).  A Brief Introduction to the Science and Practice of ACT. Paper presented at the Behavioral Analysis Association of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Slaughter, K., Perez, M., Armstrong, R., Ostarello, L., Kentor, R., Stanton, C., Byrd, M., Hoodin, F., Kullgren, K., Mody, R., & Yanik, G. (2015, November). Parenting and pediatric oncology: Parent-factors affect what medical information parents choose to disclose to their children with cancer. Poster presented at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Slaughter, K., Perez, M., Armstrong, R., Ostarello, L., Kentor, R., Stanton, C., Byrd, M., Hoodin, F., Kullgren, K., Mody, R., & Yanik, G. (2015, November). Parenting and pediatric oncology: Parent-factors affect what medical information parents choose to disclose to their children with cancer. Poster presented at the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Conference, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Wilson, K. G. & Byrd, M. (June, 2003).  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Experiential Workshop I.  Presented at the Pine Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Hamburg, MI.
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