The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has selected Dr. Deborah Umansky as a recipient of the 2022 NASP Model School Psychology Intern Supervisor award. Umansky is the lead clinical supervisor of the Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium (SB-PIC), based at the Gevirtz School.
“I am impressed by Dr. Umansky’s ongoing commitment and contributions to providing high-quality supervision to doctoral school psychology students completing their internships in schools throughout Santa Barbara county,” says Dr. Shane Jimerson, co-Director of the SB-PIC, and a professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. “Her contributions to the development and preparation of professionals are essential in efforts to provide social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and mental health supports for children at school. With her supervision, these young professionals master the skills and strategies to support teachers, aids, administrators, and other professionals in schools, and thereby to support the well-being and success of students."
The Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium (SB-PIC) represents the collaborative effort between the Santa Barbara County SELPA office, school districts throughout Santa Barbara county, and contributions of the school psychology faculty of UC Santa Barbara, to share resources for the purpose of providing a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional psychological practice.