Dr. Shane Jimerson, Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara, has recently received two distinguished awards recognizing his outstanding leadership service, which incorporates his scholarship and brings science to practice.
Dr. Jimerson received the 2006 PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for his important leadership and contributions to The Crisis Prevention and Intervention Workgroup in an effort to develop a nation-wide network of school based mental health professionals with school crisis intervention skills and knowledge. The NASP Presidential Award is presented to a select group of individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession, to NASP, and to the specific goals set forth by the president that year. The PREPaRE school crisis prevention and intervention training curriculum has been developed to give school-based mental health professionals guidance on how to best fill the roles and responsibilities generated by their membership on school crisis teams. PREPaRE stands for:
[Shane Jimerson is available for interviews; to set up an interview contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789.]