Clinical & Behavioral Services
The Bi-County Collaborative Clinical Team
The Bi-County Collaborative Clinical Team consists of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologists, a Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychiatrist, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts, School Adjustment Counselors, Nurses, Educators, and other related service providers. All programs at the Bi-County Collaborative have access to the resources of a clinical team to support the behavioral, educational, physical, and social emotional needs of students.
Barry A Plumber, Ph.D.
Dr. Barry Plummer is a member of the Bi-County Collaborative Clinical Team. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Rhode Island and completed a fellowship in clinical psychology at the Devereux Foundation. Dr. Plummer is licensed as a clinical psychologist in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Dr. Plummer has extensive experience working in public school settings, special-education collaboratives, residential treatment facilities, day programs, and has had an outpatient psychology practice. Additionally, he was on staff at McLean Hospital at Harvard University and administrated an inpatient adolescent unit at Bradley Hospital. For the past 30 years, Dr. Plummer has been a faculty member at Albert Medical School of Brown University in the Department of Child Psychiatry, teaching and supervising Clinical Psychology Fellows and Child Psychiatry and Triple Board Fellows.
Craig Murphy, Ph.D. NCSP
Dr Craig Murphy is a nationally certified school psychologist. He received his PhD and MS from the Pennsylvania State University, both in school psychology. Craig worked as a school psychologist in numerous capacities for fifteen years. During that time, he developed a passion for understanding, evaluating, and supporting children who demonstrated challenging behaviors and/or fragile emotions. Craig’s research led to over $3 million in federal grant funds, and he readily assumed the director role for a three-year project that helped the Newton Public Schools form behavioral support teams and train hundreds of educators in a therapeutic approach for working with challenging students. Craig also specializes in comprehensive psychological assessments and has completed over 800 evaluations throughout his career as a school psychologist.
Craig currently works as an Associate Professor at William James College in the School Psychology Department. He serves as the resident expert for both statistics and research and also teaches numerous courses related to assessment and intervention. His work in re-defining emotional assessment has resulted in numerous presentations at the national level, most recently in Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA. Craig has also presented numerous times on the impact of social influence on child and adolescent development, and this remains a critical component of his work with students, families, and schools.
Finally, Craig recently opened the Family and Educational Wellness Center (www.fewcenter.com), along with Dr. Nadja Reilly, in Franklin, MA. Through the center, Craig works collaboratively with families and districts to support students who are struggling to make effective progress in school. Specifically, he conducts comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations, provides individual and family counseling, and serves as a consultant to numerous local school districts. Craig also provides regular professional development for educators at all levels.
Steve Bonauto, M.D.
Dr. Steve Bonauto is Board Certified in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. He completed his Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Brown University Hospitals in 1994. He maintains an office-based private practice and is also a member of the Bi-County Collaborative Clinical Team. Dr. Bonauto is also an attending psychiatrist at St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence, RI where he provides direct care to children in both acute and long-term residential treatment.
A licensed Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is onsite weekly as a member of a multidisciplinary team on Friday mornings. Student cases are presented at these clinical meetings. Medication is reviewed and consultation is provided to outside treating providers. Direct medication management is not offered.
In addition, a licensed Child and Adolescent Psychologist is onsite throughout the week at multiple Bi-County Collaborative educational programs to interview and observe students, review records, consult with staff and consult and meet with parents and outside providers. Psycho-educational training is also provided to staff during scheduled consultation times.