Faculty and graduate students from the Gevirtz School present at the 2012 California Association for School Psychologists Convention

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School will take part in 12 events at the 2012 California Association for School Psychologists (CASP) Convention in Costa Mesa, CA, March 22-23. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as bullying, test anxiety, and positive peer relationships.

The theme of the 2012 CASP Annual Convention is “Meeting Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs of California’s Students.” 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:

Thursday, March 22

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Furlong, M. (2012, March).  Let’s Assess Mental Health, Not Just Mental Illness. Paper presentation.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Stifel, S.W.F., Ruderman, M., & Stein, R. (2012, March).  Promoting Positive Peer Relationships: A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Bullying. Mini-skills presentation.

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Jimerson, S. R., Gillespie, A., & Haddock, A. (2012, March). Power of Play: Playground Strategies to Facilitate Pro-Social Play Activities and the Development of Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving. Paper presentation.

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Shahroozi, S.R. (2012, March). Utilizing Video Self-Modeling and Reattribution Training to Alleviate Test Anxiety. Paper presentation.

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Ruderman, M. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2012, March). Protective Factors Among Students Involved in Bullying. Paper presentation.

6:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.
Stifel, S.W.F., Jimerson, S.R., & Ruderman, M. (2012, March). The Bullying Attitudes Measure (BAM): Students’ Attitudes Related to Bullying. Paper presentation.

Friday, March 23

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Quirk, M., Schell, J., Brewer, M., & Furlong, M. Social-Emotional School Readiness – A Building Block of Educational Success. (2012, March). Paper presentation.

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Stein, R. (2012, March). Promoting Positive Peer Relationships (P3R) Bullying Program: Exploring Gender Effects. Poster presentation.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Jimerson, S. R., Brown, J. A., Shahroozi, R., & Watanabe, Y. (2012, March). PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Curriculum: International Perspectives. Paper presentation.

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Rebelez, J., & Furlong, M. (2012, March). A Longitudinal Look at the Well-Being of Youth Transitioning into Middle School. Paper presentation.

12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m.
Rivera, N., Mayworm, A. M., Sharkey, J. D., & Purisch, L. (2012, March).  Have you been bullied? Behavioral strengths and risks of youth who accept the bully-victim label. (2012, March). Paper presentation.

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Sharkey, J. D., & Potter, M. (2012, March). Implementing balanced discipline practices to improve school climate and student behavior. Paper presentation.

[Presenters from UCSB are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]