Faculty and students present at the 2012 annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Faculty and students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will take major roles in 16 events at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in Philadelphia, PA on February 21-24. 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.

The Gevirtz School presentations are:

Brown, J., Rime, W. J., Gonzalez, V., Stewart, K., Jimerson, S., Dowdy, E., & Chin, J. (2012, February). Effects of Second Step on student behavior and teacher perceptions. Paper.

Chin, J., Shenouda, A., Prothro, E., & Dowdy, E. (2012, February). Putting behavioral RTI into practice: guidelines for researchers and practitioners. Paper.

Fong, W., Singh, R., Dowdy, E. & Jimerson, S. (2012, February). Promoting social competence for school-aged deaf or hard of hearing children. Paper.

Jimerson, S. R. (2012). International School Psychology Reception. Hosted.

Jimerson, S. R. (2012). International School Psychology: Information About School Psychology Around the World. Paper.

Jimerson, S., Brown, J., Saeki, E., & Watanabe, Y. (2012, February). Natural disasters: Preparing for and responding to the unpredictable. Paper.

Jimerson, S. R. & Conolly-Wilson, C. N. (2011, February). Crisis Prevention & Preparedness: The Comprehensive School Crisis Team. Workshop.

Jimerson, S. R., Ishikuma, T., Watanabe, Y., Ozawa, M., Nishiyama, H., Ikeda, M., Pfohl, B., Reeves, M., Cowan, K., Brock, S. (2012, February). Responding to the 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake: Efforts to Support Students, Families, and Schools. Symposium.

Jimerson, S., Saeki, E., Haddock, A., & Gillespie, A. (2012, February). Playground strategies to promote problem solving and reduce discipline referrals. Poster.

Ruderman, M. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2012, February). Protective Factors Among Students Involved in Bullying. Paper.

Ruderman, M., Stein, R., Stifel, S. F. & Jimerson, S. R. (2012). Promoting Positive Peer Relationships: A School Resource to Reduce Bullying. Workshop.

Saeki, E., & Quirk, M. (2012, February). Engagement and motivation: Relations to social-emotional and behavioral functioning. Participant Information Exchange.

Sharkey, J. D., Nylund-Gibson, K., Rivera, N., Mayworm, A., Potter, M., & Purisch, L. (2012, February). School system responsibility for adolescent Latino male gang involvement.Paper.

Shenouda, A., Chin, J., Prothro, E., & Dowdy, E. (2012, February). Social validity of universal screening: An exploration of related factors. Paper.

Stein, R. & Jimerson, S. R. (2012). Promoting Positive Peer Relationships Bullying Program: Exploring Gender Effects. Paper.

Watanabe, Y., Jimerson, S., Saeki, E., & Kido, Mayumi (2012, February). Cross national insights regarding emotional literacy and social skills acquisition. Poster.

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