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California School of Professional Psychology

Clin. Psychopharmacology

San Diego Campus

Interim Program Director


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