Rebecca MacDonald, Ph.D., BCBA
Program Director

Dr. Rebecca MacDonald is a Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who serves as Program Director at The New England Center for Children®. She is the director for our London based services.  She is an adjunct professor in Western New England University’s graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis and an adjunct professor in Simmons College’s Special Education Department. Dr. MacDonald received her doctorate in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1983. Dr. MacDonald began at The New England Center for Children as the clinical director in 1983. She then taught for three years in the Graduate School of Education at Simmons College in Boston (1992-1995). In 1995 she returned to The New England Center for Children in her current position. Dr. MacDonald has presented her research at numerous conferences over the past twenty years and published studies that have appeared in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and Behavioral Interventions. Dr. MacDonald’s research interests currently include: assessment and teaching joint attention, teaching play and social reciprocity to children with autism using video modeling, and measuring clinical outcomes of early intensive behavior intervention.