Patrick Tyler, Ph.D.

Patrick Tyler , Ph.D.



Dr. Patrick Tyler has been the Research Clinician for the Center for Neurobehavioral Research since 2013. Dr. Tyler has over twenty years of clinical and administrative experience in residential and community based treatment services for children and families. He earned his doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in Education with an emphasis in emotional and behavioral disorders, a master's degree in Professional Counseling, a bachelor's degree in Psychology, and is an Independently Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Nebraska. He started at Boys Town in 2001 and has been a Director of Boys Town's Family Home Program as well as the Director of a randomized controlled trial of an aftercare intervention for youth returning home from Boys Town, called On the Way Home®.

Research Interests

Dr. Tyler's research interests include translating research into practice to improve the development, implementation, and dissemination of effective treatment interventions for children and families.

Selected Recent Publications: 

Tyler, P. M., White, S. F., Thompson, R. W., & Blair, R. J. (in press). Applying a cognitive neuroscience perspective to disruptive behavior disorders: Implications for schools. Developmental Neuropsychology. doi:10.1080/87565641.2017.1334782 

Tyler, P. M., Thompson, R. W., Trout, A. L., Lambert, M. C., & Synhorst, L. L. (2017). Important elements of aftercare services for youth departing group homes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(6), 1603-1613. doi:10.1007/s10826-017-0673-0  

Tyler, P. M., Thompson, R. W., Trout, A. L., Lambert, M. C. & Synhorst, L. L. (2016). Availability of aftercare for youth departing group homes. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 33 (3-4), 270-285. 

Tyler, P. M., Trout, A. L., Epstein, M. H., & Thompson, R. W. (2014). Provider perspectives on aftercare services for youth in residential care. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 31 (3), 219-229.

Trout, A. L., Lambert, M., Epstein, M., Tyler, P., Stewart, M., Thompson, R. W., & Daly, D. (2013). Comparison of On the Way Home Aftercare supports to usual care following discharge from a residential setting: An exploratory pilot randomized controlled trial. Child Welfare, 92(3), 27-45.

Trout, A. L., Jansz, C., Epstein, M. H., & Tyler, P. (2013). Evaluating service delivery in aftercare for school-aged youth departing out-of-home care. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 7, 142-153. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2013.770356