Gretchen LeFever Watson – Long Bio

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Gretchen LeFever Watson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist whose research and intervention projects have received international scholarly and media attention, including appearances on TV and radio programs such as CNN Headline News, the PBS News Hour, and The Diane Rehm Show. Dr. Watson was among the first to document drug overtreatment for ADHD in the U.S. and to demonstrate that disruptive conduct can be successfully reduced through schoolwide behavioral interventions. In addition to positions as a hospital psychologist, medical school faculty member, and university professor, Dr. Watson served as Director of Patient Safety and Performance Excellence for a large healthcare system. Currently, she is president of Safety and Leadership Solutions, a consulting firm for organizational safety and change management.

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