Faculty and students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will take major roles in 26 events at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in San Francisco, CA on February 22-25. The 2011 theme is “Positive Relationships, School Success.” The National Association of School Psychologists represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children. Its annual conference brings together leading researchers and scholars in the field as a way to disseminate the latest findings in the field.
The Gevirtz School’s School Psychology doctoral program, part of its Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, is fully approved by NASP, making it one of only two such lauded programs in California.
UC Santa Barbara participants (in bold) and topics:
Tuesday February 22
Eklund, K. & Dowdy, E. (2011, February). Behavioral and Emotional Screening versus Traditional Teacher Referral Systems. Paper presentation.
Boewe, J., Laija-Rodriguez, W., Leung, B. P., Sharkey, J.D., Sinfield, D., Stern, A., & Shekhtmeyster, Z. (2011, February). The ultimate learning relationship: School psychology supervision. Symposium.
Lau, W.F. & Quirk, M. (2011). Examining Family Involvement as a Protective Factor to Academic Performance."
Dowdy, E., Furlong, M., Sharkey, J. D., Felix, E. D., & Ritchey, K. (2011, February). The relation of connectedness with student emotional and behavioral wellbeing. Paper presentation.
Wednesday February 23
Jimerson, S.R., Stifel, S., Ruderman, M., Renshaw, T., & Earhart, J. (2011, February). Promoting Positive Peer Relationships A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Bullying. Paper presentation.
Saeki, E., Jimerson, S., & Martinez, N. (2011, February). Playground strategies to promote problem solving and reducing discipline referrals. Poster presentation.
Twyford, J., Dowdy, E., Sharkey, J. D., Fox, A., Nylund-Gibson, K., & Furlong, M. (2011, February). Describing youth offenders in terms of hope and grit. Paper presentation.
Eklund, K., & Duncan, B. (2001, February). Using Your Degree for Diplomacy: Putting Advocacy Into Action. Special Session.
Chin, J., Twyford, J., & Dowdy, E. (2011, February). Contribution of Non-Academic Factors to Standardized Test Scores. Poster presentation.
O’Brennan, L. M., Bradshaw, C. P., Pas, E. T., Ritchey, K., & Waasdorp, T. E. (2011, February). Examining the Link between Bullying and School Connectedness. Symposium.
6:30 Awards Ceremony
Karina Ortega, Graduate Student, receives NASP Education and Research Trust Scholarship
Thursday February 24
Jimerson, S.R., & Nickerson, A. (2011, February). PREPaRE Workshop #1: Prevention and Preparedness—The Comprehensive School Crisis Team. Workshop presentation.
Furlong, M. J., Quirk, M., & Lillis, E. Ready to Go: A Universal School Readiness Assessment Predicts Achievement. Paper presentation.
Ritchey, K. M., & You, S. (2011, February). School Membership Profiles and Social-Emotional Well-Being. Poster presentation.
Sullivan, K., Cosden, M., Pitts, M., & Summer, T. (2011, February). High-School to College Drinking Trajectories: Risk Factors and Implications for Intervention. Poster presentation.
Jimerson, S.R., Stifel, S., Ruderman, M., Renshaw, T., Earhart, J., & Hart, S. (2011, February). Effects of the Promoting Positive Peer Relationships Classroom Resource. Miniskills presentation.
Saeki, E., Stewart, K., Singh, R., Jimerson, S., Earhart, J., Hart, S., & Renshaw, T. (2011, February). Current challenges and emerging possibilities in social-emotional and behavioral RtI. Paper presentation.
Chin, J. & Dowdy, E. (2011, February). Screening to Predict School Behavior Problems. Poster
Sharkey, J. D., Ortega, K., Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., & Rivera, N. (2011, February). Check, Connect, & Respect: Healthier outcomes for elementary students. Paper presentation.
Jimerson, S. R., Hatzichristou, S., & Nastasi, B. (2011, February). International School Psychology: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future. Paper presentation.
Brown, J. A., & McIntosh, K. (2011, February). Factors that affect student-teacher relationships for students with ASD. Poster presentation.
Shekhtmeyster, Z., Sharkey, J. D., You, S., & Potter, M. (2011, February). Protective role of school factors on adolescent substance use. Paper presentation.
Jimerson, S. R. (2011, February). International School Psychology Reception. Special session and presentation.
Shenouda, A., Twyford, J., Prothro, J. E., & Dowdy, E. (2011, February). Predicting Mental Health and Behavioral Outcomes Using a Parent Screener. Paper presentation.
Friday February 25
Singh, R. S., & Quirk, M. P. (2011, February). Adolescent obesity, bullying, and academic achievement. Poster presentation.
Doane, K., Eklund, K., Chin, J., & Dowdy, E. (2011, February). Identifying behavioral and emotional problems: Comparing screening and teacher nomination. Paper presentation.
[Presenters are available for interviews; to arrange an interview, contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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