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Nicholas Long, Ph.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Section Chief, Psychology


  • Psychology


  • Psychology

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-1021
    Fax: 501-364-2840
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way, Slot 512-21
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • M.S., Mississippi State University, 1980
  • Ph.D., University Of Georgia, 1985
  • B.Sc., McMaster University, 1978


  • Post-Docotral Fellowship, Psychology, University Of Georgia, 1985-1986
  • Psychology Intern, Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, 1983-1984

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Arkansas Psychology Board

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Clinical Research, Education Research, Parenting education, parent training, and how parenting factors relate to various family and child outcomes

Recent Honors

  • Chancellor's Faculty Teaching Award, UAMS, 2008
  • 2007-2008 Educational Research Award, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2008
  • Book of Merit (for a parenting book that I co-authored)., Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2010
  • Joan Cranmer Mentor of the Year Award (Co-Runner-up), UAMS Department of Pediatrics, 2011
  • Dean's Educational Excellence Award/Incentive, UAMS COM, 2011
  • Nominated, Joan Cranmer Mentor of the Year Award, Department of Pediatrics, UAMS, 2012
  • Master Teacher Award, UAMS College of Medicine, 2012

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Forehand R., Parent J., Sonuga-Barke E., Peisch V., Long N., Abikoff H. Which type of parent training works best for preschoolers with comorbid ADHD and ODD? A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trail comparing generic and specialized programs. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2016 Feb (Epub ahead of print);
  • Journal Article, Abikoff, H., Thomposn, M., Laver-Bradburry, C., Long, N., Forehand, R., Miller-Brotman, L., Klein, R., Reiss, P., Huo, L., Sonuga-Barke, E. Parent training for preschool ADHD: A randomized controlled trial of specialized and generic programs.. 2015 56(6):618-631.
  • Journal Article, Stress and economic hardship: The impact on children and parents. Pediatric Dentistry 2014 36(2):109-114.
  • Journal Article, Wright A., Parent J., Forehand R., Edwards M., Conners-Burrow N., Long N. The relation of parent and child gender to parental tolerance of child disruptive behaviors. J Child & Family Studies 2013 22:779-785.
  • Journal Article, Parent J., Forehand R., Merchant MJ., Edwards M., Conners-Burrow N., Long N., Jones D. The relation of harsh and permissive discipline with child disruptive behaviors: Does child gender make a difference in an at-risk sample. J Family Violence 2011 26:527-533.
  • Journal Article, Forehand R., Parent J., Linnea K., Merchant MJ., Long N., Jones D. Why do parents seek help when their children’s behavior is within normative levels?. J Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment 2011 33:438-445.
  • Journal Article, Miller K., Lin C., Poulsen M., Fasula A., Wyckoff S., Forehand R., Long N., Armistead L. Enhancing HIV communication between parents and children: Efficacy of the Parents Matter! Program. AIDS Education and Prevention 2011 23(6):550-563.
  • Journal Article, Miller K., Forehand R., Wiegand R., Fasula A., Armistead L., Long N., Wyckoff S. Making HIV prevention programming count: Identifying predictors of success in a parent-based HIV prevention program for youth. AIDS Education and Prevention 2011 23(1):38-53.
  • Journal Article, Forehand R., Merchant MJ., Parent J., Long N., Linnea K., Baer J. An examination of a group curriculum for parents of young children with disruptive behavior. Behavior Modification 2011 23(1):235-251.
  • Journal Article, Parent J., Forehand R., Merchant MJ., Long N., Jones D. Predictors of outcome of a parenting group curriculum: A pilot study. Behavior Modification 2011 35(4):370-388.

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