News and Highlights
In February 2022, nine first- and second-year students as well as three faculty from the school psychology program braved the cold and attended the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) convention in Boston. Several students attended as part of the grant-funded PAIR-IT scholars program, and some students contributed to and presented at poster sessions at the NASP convention or the concurrent Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) conference. Convention highlights included the keynote address by animal behaviorist and autism activist Temple Grandin.
Second year student presents poster "Making visible the cultures, values, and contributions of students from the African diaspora" at the 2022 Trainers of School Psychologists annual conference in Boston, MA
Dr. Cindy Faith Miller and second year students present poster "Teachers’ Gendered Perceptions of Students’ STEM Competencies and Career Pursuits" at the NASP 2022 national convention in Boston, MA
Dr. Dennison, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hall, three first-year, and 9 second-year students attend the 2022 annual NASP conference in Boston, MA
Fulbright Scholar in Viet Nam
Dr. Paul Jantz has returned to Texas State University after spending one year in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on a Fulbright Scholar Grant (July 2018-July 2019). While in Viet Nam, he gave lectures on psychology topics and helped the University of Social Sciences and Humanities develop a master’s degree program in school psychology. Dr. Jantz also gave lectures and workshops on helmet safety, traumatic brain injury, advanced neuroimaging techniques, and brain anatomy at various universities located throughout Viet Nam.
Dr. Jon Lasser's new book
Over the past few years, Dr. Jon Lasser has published picture books with the American Psychological Association's Magination Press (Grow Happy, Grow Grateful, and in 2020, Grow Kind). He also co-authored Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World (Oxford University Press).
Using Black Panther to Explain Choice Theory to Youth in Counseling
Dr. Andrea Dennison, along with School Psychology program students Amber Cross and Tim Mangum, presented a poster at the 2019 American Psychological Association Convention in Chicago. The poster is titled, “Using Black Panther to Explain Choice Theory to Youth in Counseling.”
Autism Assessment: Current Perspectives and Prospective Training
At the Trainers of School Psychologists Conference that took place in Atlanta in February 2019, Dr. Sue Hall and students Tori Baker and Mayra Sanchez presented a poster titled “Autism Assessment: Current Perspectives and Prospective Training.” With literature review and data collection contributions made by students Sara MacNeil, Elisabeth Marino, and Kelsey Smith, the poster represented a pilot study examining school psychology graduate student and practicing LSSP training experiences and needs related to working with students with autism.
Stephanie Kneedler, School Psychology Intern and Outstanding Graduate Student
Congratulations to Stephanie Kneedler, School Psychology Intern and Outstanding Graduate Student at the master/specialist level for the College of Education at Texas State! Stephanie is completing her internship in Round Rock ISD.
At the January board meeting of the Texas Association of School Psychologists, the Texas State University School Psychology Program was well represented.