School of Psychology and Counseling
- Seminar in Child and Adolescent Intervention
- Prevention and Intervention
- Pediatric Psychology Dissertation Seminar
- History and Systems of Psychology
- Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
- Cognitive-behavior therapy with youth
- School-based mental health delivered through a multi-tiered system of supports
- Understanding and meeting the needs of vulnerable and at-risk youth in schools
- Social justice in schools
- Family-based interventions to address mental health concerns
- BA, Union College, Schenectady, NY
- MA, The University of Texas at Austin
- PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
I have been preparing school psychologists since 1996 and joined the faculty in School Psychology in FDU in 2018. My primary teaching responsibilities are in the area of school-based mental health. I also teach a 2-part Dissertation Seminar through which I guide PsyD students in preparing a dissertation proposal. Additionally, I direct a school-based mental health practicum through which PsyD and Ph.D. students deliver individual counseling to students in local schools. My theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral, although I also include trauma-informed and DBT in my work. I also lead an active research group that is focused on understanding and meeting the needs of vulnerable and at-risk youth in schools through tiered mental health interventions and trauma-sensitive initiatives. In 2019, I received a 5-year grant from the US Department of Education through which School Psychology students from FDU are delivering counseling to students in 6 demonstration schools in the Newark Public Schools.
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