Alex MacLean manages NFSTAC (National Families Support Technology Assistance Center) on behalf of the Partnership, working to advance positive family-driven partnerships between service providers and families to provide family support across the lifespan. The center of excellence seeks to improve resources, training, and technical assistance for families, caregivers, professionals, and organizations.
Alex also coordinates the Treating Teens study, which aims to better equip the community-based workforce treating adolescent substance use and other externalizing problems. To achieve this goal, the team has developed an online video-based training system focused on the core elements of family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Alex is a graduate of Fordham University and received her Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.