Faculty and students from the Gevirtz School present at the 2018 annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists

Friday, March 2, 2018
NASP 2018 Conference logo

Faculty and students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School took major roles in 15 events at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in Chicago, IL from February 13-16. 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 were:

Bertone, A., Edyburn, K. L., & Dowdy, E. Using the Spanish BASC-3 Behavioral Emotional Screening System in preschool. Poster presentation.

Chen, C., Yang, C. & Bear, G. The Relationships between social-emotional competencies and bullying victimization. Poster presentation.

DiStefano, C., Greer, F., Dowdy, E. Multitrait multimethod investigation of parent and teacher behavior ratings. Paper presentation.

Edyburn, K. L., Swami, S., Scheller, J., Feinberg, D., Quirk, M., & Goldstein, A. Assessing language instruction practices that support preschool dual language learners. Poster presentation.

Greer, F., DiStefano, C., Dowdy, E. Parent and teacher screening of preschool behavioral and emotional risk. Paper presentation.

Kim, E., Mayworm, A., Wagle, R., & Dowdy, E. Implementing family-school partnerships: emotional and behavioral screening. Paper presentation.

Mayworm, A. M., Sharkey, J. D., & Nylund-Gibson, K. Understanding School Discipline Climate: A Multi-Level Latent Class Analysis. Poster presentation.

Moffa, K., Moore, S., Dowdy, E., Furlong, M.J., & Nylund-Gibson, K. Initial validation of the Social-Emotional Distress Survey to support complete mental health screening. Poster presentation.

Moore, S., Moffa, K., Wagle, R., & Bertone, A. Dual-factor mental health in adolescence: Longitudinal trends to inform screening. Paper presentation.

Sander, J., Sharkey, J. D., Raines, T. C., Jefferson, R., Biehl, A., Williams, A., Moses, M., Swami, S., White, T., Fenning, P., Janes, L. Morris-Hibbler, & Rye. School Psychology and Juvenile Justice: Assessment Tools, Intervention, and Disparities. Symposium presentation.

Swami, S., Goldstein, A., Edyburn, K. L., & Moffa, K. An exploration of important issues in supervision. Practitioner conversation.

Swami, S. , Quirk, M., & Sharkey, J. D. Kindergarten readiness and high school discipline infractions in Latinx students. Poster presentation.

Wagle, R., Bertone, A., Moffa, K., & Edyburn, K. L. Mental health screening in a culturally responsive way. Practitioner conversation.

Yang, C. & Chen, C. Adolescents’ social and emotional competencies and cyberbullying victimization: The protective role of school climate. Paper presentation.

Yang, C., Sharkey, J.D., Chen, C., & Dowdy, E. Student engagement of bullying victims: The moderating role of school climate. Poster presentation.

[Gevirtz School faculty and graduate students are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]