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Erika Franta Bretscher, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She completed her doctoral internship at Travis County Juvenile Probation in Austin, TX and completed her post-doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. 

Dr. Franta serves as the School Mental Health Program Director for the Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), a SAMHSA funded regional training center tasked to provide training an technical assistance to the four-state region of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. As the School Mental Health Program Director, Dr. Franta coordinates a team of faculty and regional trainers working to enhance the implementation of evidence based comprehensive school mental health frameworks and interventions. Dr. Franta also serves as the  is the School Mental Health Program Director for the MMI Psychology Department and the Co-Coordinator for the Comprehensive School-Based Mental Health Training Program, where she aids in aligning school mental health training and research efforts across the MMI Psychology Department. She also provides supervision and training in systems consultation, school mental health intervention, and school-based psychoeducational assessment and consultation services. 

Dr. Franta's clinical interests include comprehensive school-based mental health services and consultation, psychoeducational and risk assessment, and prevention, evaluation, and treatment of youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Dr. Franta's research interests includes implementation science, school-based mental health services, and data-based problem solving and decision making.