Dr. Melissa DeRosier is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. She obtained her master’s degree in child developmental psychology from the University of Virginia and received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. DeRosier has been an active researcher and clinician in the area of children’s social relationships for more than a dozen years. She has directed a violence prevention program for the Wake County Public School System and has worked with the US Secret Service and the US Department of Education in the recently published Threat Assessment in Schools Guidelines. Dr. DeRosier frequently presents workshops regarding the identification and treatment of peer problems in the school system. She has published numerous peer-review journal articles and book chapters on the subject of accurate identification and effective intervention for peer relationship problems.
Dr. DeRosier currently holds faculty appointments at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center and the Clinical Psychology and School Psychology Departments at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Group Exercises and Activities for Building Children’s Communication, Cooperation, and Confidence (DeRosier, 2002), which outlines the 3-C Social Skills Group Intervention (S.S.GRIN), the basis for many of the groups offered at 3-C Family Services. Dr. DeRosier owns 3-C Family Services and 3C Institute.