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Behavioral Health Clinic: Our Professional Staff

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Clinic Director

J. Christopher McGinnis, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist (PY6149) with extensive experience helping children and families overcome social, emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges. Dr. McGinnis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) and is certified as a health service psychologist (HSP) and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).

Dr. McGinnis earned his doctorate at the University of Southern Mississippi and served a psychology internship at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. He then lived and worked for more than 15 years in southwest Florida, where he has been a school psychologist, outpatient clinic owner and director, postdoctoral residency trainer, educational consultant, adjunct faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University, and board member of national and regional nonprofit organizations serving children and families.

Dr. McGinnis has also served as a subject matter expert for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and has co-authored peer-reviewed journal publications on topics such as behavioral pediatrics, motivation, and gifted education. He recently assisted with the National Autism Center's National Standards Project, which exhaustively identified best practices in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. His passion is prevention, and Dr. McGinnis is committed to efficient, ​evidence-based practices in collaboration with parents, teachers, pediatricians, neurologists, and other professionals.

Articles by Dr. McGinnis


Postdoctoral Fellow

Steve Arcidiacono, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow, under the supervision of Dr. McGinnis. He completed his clinical internship at Boys Town's headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and he conducted his predoctoral fellowship at Boys Town South Florida under Dr. McGinnis' supervision. Dr. Arcidiacono's doctorate degree is from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Arcidiacono has broad clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families through his formal training in outpatient behavioral health, residential treatment, group counseling, parent training, and psychological assessment. He is an affable and conscientious professional who emphasizes strengths and promotes change through evidence-based interventions.

Our Locations

Please call 561-612-6056 to schedule an appointment at any location.

Boys Town South Florida (West Palm Beach)
Behavioral Health Clinic
1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 102
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Collocation with Palm Beach Pediatrics
at Palms West in Loxahatchee
12955 Palms West Drive, Suite 100 (Building 8)
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Collocation with Palm Beach Pediatrics
at Boynton Beach
8200 Jog Road, Suite 101
Boynton Beach, FL 33472