Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School will take part in eight events at the 2009 California Association for School Psychologists (CASP) Convention in Riverside, CA, March 12-14. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as youth in alternative education, positive psychology, and universal screening.
The theme of the 2009 CASP Annual Convention is “Advancing into the Future.” Founded in 1953 and located in Sacramento, the California Association of School Psychologists is the statewide membership organization for school psychologists in California. With a membership close to 3,000, CASP is the largest statewide organization of school psychologists in the nation and the strongest voice for psychologists practicing in California’s schools. In addition to providing liaison with various state boards and commissions, CASP actively represents the profession to legislative audiences, governmental officials, and other policy-making bodies.
Gevirtz School faculty and graduate students will take part in the following:
Dowdy, E., Kamphaus, R.W., Eklund, K., & Miller, D. Universal screening: Who, what, when, where, why, and how. Paper presentation.
Dowdy, E., Padilla-Williams, L., Guerrero, C. Providing culturally competent services: Using interpreters in schools. Symposium presentation.
Furlong, M. J., Jones, C., & Eklund, K. Positive psychology Take 2: The role of psychological well-being in adolescent mental health assessment. . Presentation.
Griffiths, A-J., Furlong, M. J., & Chavez Lopez, L. Youth in alternative education: Characteristics, challenges, and the implementation of a school-wide positive behavior support system. Presentation.
Hart, S. R., & Brock, S. E. Treatments and Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder. Half-day workshop.
Lilles, E., Furlong, M. J., & Quirk, M. A three-year follow-up of a First 5 preschool-to-kindergarten bridging initiative. Paper presentation.
O’Brennan, L., & Furlong, M. J. Examining the relation between school connectedness and student well-being. Paper presentation.
Sharkey, J. D., Norris, E., Chavez-Lopez, L., Sass, L., & Shekhtmeyster, Z.Using systemic responsiveness to enhance intervention with youth at-risk for gang membership. Paper presentation.
Sullivan, K, Beem, S., Saeki, E., Singh, R., Quirk, M., & Furlong M. Identifying students for response to intervention programs: The implications of using reading fluency measures on English language learners and "word-callers." Paper presentation.
[Gevirtz School faculty and graduate students are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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