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Our Team

Who We Are

The Alabama Psychiatric Medication Review Team (APMRT) is a collaborative group of licensed behavior analysts, a behavioral pharmacologist, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Together, we work with Alabama Department of Human Resources (ALDHR) to serve foster families and families involved with ALDHR. 

Mission

In response to a federal mandate, the APMRT's mission is to serve the behavioral and medication needs of Alabama's foster children and children at risk of being placed in foster care.

  • Behavioral Needs: The APMRT works closely with foster and biological families to provide parent training and behavioral interventions to treat challenging behaviors that medications are often used to manage.
  • Medication Needs: The APMRT works to educate the public on the appropriate use of behavioral medications as well as collaborate with various stakeholders to monitor and better manage these medications in Alabama's foster youth. 

John Rapp
John Rapp
Professor
Director of ABA Program
Psychological Sciences
Chris Newland
Chris Newland
Professor
Psychological Sciences