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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Diego Campus

Alan Lincoln, Ph.D., MSCP, BCBA-D


Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Clinical Psychopharmacology

Assessment of Intelligence

Early childhood psychopathology; biological and neuropsychological basis of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders; neurodevelopmental effects of child abuse; attention deficit/hyperactivity and severe language disorders; assessment of children; differential diagnosis and treatment of childhood psychotherapy

Fishman I, Yam A, Bellugi U, Lincoln A, Mills D. Contrasting patterns of language-associated brain activity in autism and Williams syndrome. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2010 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20802091

Taylor D, Lincoln AJ, Foster SL. Impaired behavior regulation under conditions of concurrent variable schedules of reinforcement in children with ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2010 Jan;13(4):358-68. Epub . PubMed PMID: 19520999.

Keehn B, Lincoln AJ, M#ller RA, Townsend J. Attentional networks in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2010 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20456535.

Keehn B, Brenner LA, Ramos AI, Lincoln AJ, Marshall SP, M#ller RA. Brief report: eye-movement patterns during an embedded figures test in children with ASD. J Autism Dev Disord. 2009 Feb;39(2):383-7. Epub 2008 Jul 1. PubMed PMID:18592365; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2905648.

J Autism Dev Disord. 2009 Feb;39(2):299-321. Epub 2008 Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 18704672.

Lincoln A, Swift E, Shorteno-Fraser M. Psychological adjustment and treatment of children and families with parents deployed in military combat.J Clin Psychol. 2008 Aug;64(8):984-92.

Keehn B, Brenner L, Palmer E, Lincoln AJ, M#ller RA. Functional brain organization for visual search in ASD. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2008 Nov;14(6):990-1003. PubMed PMID: 18954479.

Minassian A, Paulus M, Lincoln A, Perry W. Adults with autism show increased sensitivity to outcomes at low error rates during decision-making. J Autism Dev Disord. 2007 Aug;37(7):1279-88. Epub 2006 Nov 1.

Nonland, R., Cason, N., & Lincoln, A.J. (2007) Building a foundation for successful school transitions and educational placement. In: R. Gabriels & D. Hill (Eds.), Growing Up with Autism: Working with School-age Children and Adolescents. The Guilford Press, New York, 205-227.

Rose, F., Lincoln, A.J., Lai, Z., Ene, M., Searcy, Y., & Bellugi. (2007). Orientation and Affective Expression Effects on Face Recognition in Williams Syndrome and Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. Mar;37(3):513-22.

Lincoln, A.J., Hanzel, E., & Quirmbach, L. (2007). Assessing intellectual abilities of children and adolescents with autism and related disorders. In: S. Smith (Ed.), The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Practiotioners Guide. MidAtlantic Books and Journal, Baltimore, MD.

Lincoln, A.J., Searcy, Y., Jones, W., & Lord, C (2007). Social interaction behaviors discriminate young children with autism and Williams syndrome. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Mar;46(3):323-31.

Perry, W., Minassian, A, Lopez, B., Maron, L., & Lincoln , A. (2006). Sensorimotor gating deficits in adults with autism. Biological Psychiatry.

Lopez, B., Lincoln, A., Ozonoff, S., & Lai, Z. (2005). Examining the relationship between executive functions and restricted, repetitive symptoms of autistic disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Aug;35(4):445-60.

Levitin, D., Cole, K., Lincoln, A.J., & Bellugi, U (2005). Aversion, awareness, and attraction: investigating claims of hyperacuisi in the Williams syndrome phenotype. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46(5):514-23.

Levitin, D., Cole, K., Chiles, M., Lai, Z., Lincoln, A.J., Bellugi, U. (2004). Characterizing the Musical Phenotype in Individuals with Williams Syndrome. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn C Child Neuropsychol. 2004 Dec;10(4):223-47.

Searcy, M.Y., Lincoln, A.J., Rose, F.E., Klima, E.S., Bevar, N. & Korenberg, J.R. (2004). The relationship between age and IQ in Williams syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 2004 May;109(3):231-6.

Akshoomoff, N., Lord, C., Lincoln, A.J., Courchesne, R., Carper, R., Townsend, J., Courchesne, E. (2004). Outcome Classification of Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders using MRI Brain Measures Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 3, 349-358.

Quirmbach LM, Lincoln AJ, Feinberg-Gizzo MJ, Ingersoll BR, Andrews SM. Social stories: mechanisms of effectiveness in increasing game play skills in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder using a pretest posttest repeated measures randomized control group design.

Academic History and Background

Post-doctoral Master of Science Clinical Psychopharmacology

Ph.D. California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, 1980

Fellow: San Diego Psychological Associatio

American Psychological Association (APA)

California Psychological Association

Professional Practice and Community Service

Reviewer NIH Small Business Innovative Research

Director: Center for Autism Research, Evaluation and Service, Inc.

Investigator NIH sponsored research

Board Member San Diego County Autism SocietySouthern California Regional Autism Task Force