Shane Jimerson of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been named President Elect of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 16 – School Psychology. Jimerson has most recently served as Vice-President for Convention Affairs and Public Relations for Division 16.
The Division of School Psychology is composed of psychologists whose major professional interests lie with children, families, and the schooling process.The Division represents the interests of psychologists engaged in the delivery of comprehensive psychological services to children, adolescents, and families in schools. The Division is dedicated to facilitating the science and professional practice of school psychology and actively advocates in domains such as education and health care reform, which have significant implications for the practice of psychology with children.
Dr. Jimerson is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School. Jimerson continues to engage in leadership activities at the state, national, and international levels, advocating for children and bringing science to practice to promote the social and cognitive competence of children.
[Shane Jimerson is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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