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Dr. Michael R. Petronko



Michael R. Petronko, Ph.D., ABPP, FAAIDD, FAClinP

Michael R. Petronko joined the faculty as a research professor in 1992. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the APA and fellow of the AAIDD. He served from 1976-1991 as director of the Division of Psychological Services at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also held the rank of professor. Prior to that, he was chief psychologist of the American Institute for Mental Studies, The Vineland Training School. While at Fairleigh Dickinson, Dr. Petronko pioneered the development of Natural Setting Therapeutic Management (NSTM), a community-based multiple-model service delivery program for the developmentally disabled and their families. This program has been adopted as a prototype for state and national mental health care delivery and has been funded by the State of New Jersey's Division of Developmental Disabilities since 1980.

In addition to Dr. Petronko's interest in developmental disabilities and exploring multiple alternatives to service delivery, he maintains an active research and applied interest in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders, and post traumatic stress, especially resulting from the Vietnam War.

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