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Marsha Spencer offered a free webinar series to help school psychologists, administrators, and related professionals

May 1, 2020

School Psychology Assistant Professor of Practice Marsha Spencer offered a free webinar series to help school psychologists, administrators, and related professionals identify helpful resources. The series kicked off on April 21, with a general overview of telepractice resources and Arizona parameters. Throughout the weeks, topics ranged from supporting...

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Free Webinars for School Psychologists

April 23, 2020

To support the education community during this challenging time, the college is offering a series of short, focused (and FREE!) webinars for school psychologists. Join Assistant Professor of Practice Marsha Spencer and her guests to learn about helpful resources available to school psychologists, administrators and related professionals. Topics range from telepractice to supporting teachers and parents to resources for coping with anxiety and...

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Associate Professor Michael Sulkowski featured podcast

April 1, 2020

Associate Professor Michael Sulkowski offered suggestions for ways parents can cope with life during COVID-19 in this podcast (go to 12:45 minutes to hear).

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Advice for parents adjusting to a new normal

March 26, 2020

Arizona Public Media spoke with Associate Professor of School Psychology Michael Sulkowski about how parents can cope with a new normal of both working from home and trying to continue some measure of education for their children.

"His first suggestion: Pause and ask your kids what they’ve heard about coronavirus."

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Paula McCall is the brainchild behind Prepared Parenting

March 1, 2020

Psychologist and adjunct faculty member Paula McCall is the brainchild behind Prepared Parenting, an annual event in Chandler, Arizona, aimed at helping parents and children overcome anxiety and depression. Many of our second-year school psychology graduate students...

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Associate Professor Michelle Perfect was accepted into the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute

Feb. 1, 2020

Associate Professor Michelle Perfect was accepted into the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute, a year-long endeavor, limited to approximately 36 selected people. Perfect will connect with other mid-career professionals who want to become effective leaders and learn from and be mentored by leaders in the...

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College-choice experiences of first-generation Latinas

Nov. 1, 2019

Associate Professor Desiree Vega and graduate students Jaclyn Wolf, Michele Stathatos, Dylan Barton, Veronica Guzman, and Juanita Arellano published this ...

Examining the relationship between teaching practices and peer victimization

June 19, 2019

Peer victimization negatively impacts academic, psychological, and physical functioning in children. Studies have shown that whether and how children defend their victimized peers has a significant impact on victims’ adjustment. By examining the dynamic between teachers and students in fourth and fifth-grade classrooms over three years, this project will look at the complex ways in which teachers’ characteristics, practices, and actions...

Disrupting bullying behaviors

June 19, 2019

In an effort to provide teachers with curricular resources for incorporating anti-bullying lessons into social studies content, William SmithJina Yoon, and Charlotte Iurino are working to disrupt bullying behaviors in middle and high school. The initial phase of research includes outreach to social studies teachers, which was funded by the Smith Endowment.