Deborah Circo, PhD

Dissertation Director, Department of Psychology


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Developing services and programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Program review and evaluation of services for individuals with profound disabilities.
  • Developing behavioral health programs and services for children and families.
  • Program review and evaluation of services for children and families.


  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.S.W., University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • B.S., University of Nebraska-Omaha


Item Analysis of the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale

Selected Publications

  • Darling, J. E, & Circo D. K. (2015). Measuring happiness in individuals with profound multiple disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities 47, 117-125.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Consultant OMNI Behavioral Health
  • Board Member NOVA Therapeutic Community
  • Social Work Department Director, University of Nebraska Medical Center