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Fall 2014

School Psychology

Program Newsletter

*Incoming students……2-5 *Announcements………...6-7 *SASP……….8 *Internship & Practicum Placements...9 *Supervisors………..10 *Publications & Presentations…………...11
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Meet our Incoming Specialist Students

Jess Clark is a first year Ed.S. student in the School Psychology program. She is originally from Reading, Pennsylvania and graduated from Millersville University in 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. During her undergraduate career her research focused on male and female body image and anorexia nervosa. After graduation, Jess worked as Therapeutic Support Staff at a counseling services company in Reading. She is currently placed in Boyle County for practicum.

Ashante' Givens is a first year Ed.S. student in the School Psychology Program. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2014. Ashante' is currently pursuing the graduate certificate in Developmental Disabilities from the Human Development Institute. She is a Teaching Assistant in the Psychology Department. She is currently placed in Scott County for practicum.

Matthew Lakamp is a first year Ed.S student in the School Psychology Program. He received his B.S. in psychology from College of Mount St. Joseph. He also played intercollegiate base-ball for four years during his undergraduate career. Matthew is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. His research interests include Autism and bullying in schools. He is currently placed in Franklin County for practicum.

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Meet our Incoming Specialist Students

Kheo Ly is a first year student in the School Psychology Ed.S. Program. She has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi. During her undergraduate career, she worked as a research assistant and inquired on factors related to youth development and behavioral problems. This led her to become a co-author on a poster presentation at the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as the American Psychological Association in Orlando, Florida. She has also worked directly with at-risk children as a youth care worker at a psychiatric residential treatment facility. Kheo will be completing the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities through the Human Development Institute. She is currently placed in Clark County for practicum.

Diana Schreck is a first year Ed.S Student in the School Psychology Program. She graduated from University of Wisconsin Green Bay this past May with her B.A. in psychology. She is originally from Muskego, Wisconsin. During her undergraduate career her research focused on minority student success predictors within the classroom as well as invention techniques to improve their performance. She currently is a Graduate Assistant for the School Psychology Program. Her research interests include minority and low income student success within the classroom. She is currently placed in Franklin County for practicum.

Bethany Stump is a first year EdS student in the School Psychology program. She is from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Her undergraduate research included male and female percep-tions of marriage, and how room temperature affects emopercep-tions. Bethany will be working on the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities. She is also a Research Assistant at the Human Development Institute, working with the Post School Outcomes. She is currently placed in Franklin County for practicum.

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Meet our Incoming Specialist Students

Emily Yingling is a first year Ed.S student in the School Psychology program. She graduated from Butler University in 2012 with a BS in Early and Middle Childhood Education. Emily is a licensed special education and elementary school teacher. She taught special education for a year in Indi-ana and then 4th grade in Fayette County at Garden Springs Elemen-tary. As a school psychology student she is interested in issues of social justice and early interventions. She is currently placed in Scott County for practicum.

Katherine Terrell is a first year Ed.S student in the School Psychol-ogy program. Originally from Indiana, Katherine graduated from Indiana University in 2009 with degrees in History and Art History. She has spent the last 5 years as an elementary and middle school Special Educa-tion teacher in Nashville, Tennessee. She has a Master's in EducaEduca-tion from Belmont University. Katherine will be working on earning the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities through the Human Development Institute. She is also a Research Assistant for the Human Development Institute working with the Supported Higher Education Program (SHEP) and the College of Career Readiness projects. She is currently placed in Boyle County for practicum.

Cara Sumner is a first year Ed.S Student in the School Psychol-ogy Program. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio this past May. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Lexington in the beginning of August. This semester, Cara has a full-time assistantship with the Psychology department in the College of Arts and Sciences as a Teaching Assistant for several Psych 100 lab sections. She is currently placed in Clark County for practicum.

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Meet our Incoming Doctoral Students

Colleen Cornelius is a first year doctoral student in

the school psychology program. Colleen graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Education and from the University of Virginia with an M.Ed. in Reading Education. She has 8 years of classroom teaching experi-ence and 3 years of experiexperi-ence as a reading specialist. She has worked with students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12 in classroom, small group, and one-on-one set-tings through her roles as teacher, reading specialist, tutor and coach. Her interests focus on attention and how it correlates with reading ability in females. She is currently placed in Boyle County for practicum.

Rachel Jacob is a first year PhD student in the school psychology program. She earned a B.A. in psychology from Binghamton University. Her undergraduate research took place in a psychopathology lab focused on schizophrenia. Upon graduation Rachel worked in a special needs preschool and kindergarten. She currently has a research assistantship with Dr. Campbell. Her research interests focus on children with Autism Spectrum disorder and their performance on intelligence tests. She is currently placed in Boyle County for practicum.

Chelsea E. Sheehan is a first year student in the School Psy-chology PhD program. She graduated from Castleton State College with a B.A. in psychology. While at Castleton she was part of a research team, which focused on the blame of rape victims and how to overcome this obstacle. They presented their research at the 2014 American Psychology-Law Conference. They also presented at the annual Scholarship Celebration at Castleton. While doing so they received the Dean's Scholar Award for outstanding student work. While at Castleton Chelsea was also the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award for the Psychology Department. She currently has an assistantship with Dr. Fisher as her research assis-tant. Chelsea's research interests are minority students, specifically mixed racial individuals. She is currently placed in Boyle County for practicum.

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Faculty/Student Publications and presentations

Publications:

Barger, B. D., Campbell, J. M., & Simmons, C. A. (2014). Measuring five factor personality traits in autism during early childhood. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. DOI 10.1007/s10882-014-9392-2

Campbell, J. ., & Hammond, R. K. (2014). Best practices in rating scale assessment of children's behavior. In P. L. Harris on & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology: Data-based and collaborative decision making. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Campbell, J. M., Ruble, L. A., & Hammond, R. K. (2014). Evidence-based assessment of autism spectrum disorders. In L. A. Wilkinson (Ed.), Autism spectrum disorders in children and adolescents: Evidence-based assessment and intervention

(pp. 51-73). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Dickey, L., Fedewa, A. L., & Hirsch, A. (2014). DSM 5 and School Psychology: Gender Dysphoria (302.6/F64.2; 302.85/F64.1). School Psychology Communiqué: February.

Erwin, H. E., Ickes, M. J., Ahn, S, & Fedewa, A. L. (2014). A meta-analysis of the impact of recess interventions on children’s physical activity. American Journal of Health Promotion. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.120926-LIT-470

Fedewa, A. L., Courtney, A., & Hinds, C. (2014). The use of food as a reward in classrooms: The disadvantages and the alternatives. White Paper.

Fedewa, A. L., Black, W. & Ahn, S (2014). Children with Same-Gender Parents: A Meta-Analytic Approach in Assessing Out comes. Journal of LGBT Family Studies. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2013.869486 (Voted Editor’s Choice Article of 2014)

Fedewa, A. L., Davis, M. C., & Ahn, S. (in press). A Randomized controlled design

investigating the effects of stability balls on children’s on-task behavior, achievement, and discipline referrals. Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Fisher, S., Reynolds, J., Hsu, W., Barnes, J., & Tyler, K. (2014). Examining Multiracial Youth in Context: Ethnic Identity and Mental Health Outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43 (10), 1688-1699.

Hammond, R. K., & Hoffman, J. M. (2014). Adolescents with high functioning autism: An investigation of co-morbid anxi ety and depression. Journal of Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities, 7, 246-263.

Heyvaert, M., Saenen, L., Campbell, J. M., Maes, B., & Onghena, P. (2014). Efficacy of behavioral interventions for reduc ing problem behavior in persons with autism: An updated quantitative synthesis of single-subject research. Re search in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2463-2476.

Morlock, L., Reynolds, J.L., Grant-Fisher, S. (2014). Effects of Video Modeling in Language Acquisition of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Child Language Teaching and Therapy.

Reynolds, J., Fisher, S. (2014). Multiple Consultee Consultation to Modify Behaviors in a Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-8.

Reynolds, J., Fisher, S., Morlock, L. (2014). SLD Eligibility Decisions: A Survey of School Psychology Training Programs.

Trainers’ Forum.

Young AM, Elliston A, Ruble LA. (in press) Attitudes toward childhood vaccination among parents of children with au tism. International Public Health Journal 7(3).

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Faculty/Student Publications and presentations

Presentations:

Aiello, R., & Ruble, L., (May, 2014). Influence of Child and Teacher Characteristics on Educational Placement

of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Au

tism Research. Atlanta, GA.

Belkin, T., McGrew, J., & Ruble, L. (May, 2014).

Predictors of Child and Parent-Domain Stress Profiles in Parents of

Children with Autism

. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Atlanta, GA.

*Black, W., *Mosley, D.V., Kwakye, C., *Ruderman, A. & Fedewa, A. L. (2014, August).

Hashtags and Hip-Hop:

A pilot media literacy training for hip-hop identified youth.

Poster presented for the American Psychologic

al Association Annual Convention. Washington DC.

Fedewa, A. L. (2014, May).

Cyber-bullying in Schools: The nature and prevalence of apervasive problem and strate

gies for the school-based practitioner. Journal of Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Workshop

Fedewa, A. L. & *Davis, M. C. (2014, September).

Physical activity and children’s fluid intelligence

. Paper present

ed for the Kentucky Association for Psychologists in the Schools. Lexington, KY.

Odom, J., Belkin, T., Ruble, L., & McGrew, J. (May, 2014).

Longitudinal Outcomes of Adults with Autism

. Poster

presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Atlanta, GA.

Rodgers, A., Ruble, L., & McGrew, J. (September, 2014).

Examining the Effects of COMPASS on the Self-Efficacy

of Teachers of Students with Autism.

Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools. Louisville,

KY.

Ruble, L., Murray, D., McGrew, J., & Wong, V. (May, 2014).

Validity and Reliability of the Parent Activation Meas

ure for Developmental Disabilitie

s. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research.

Atlanta, GA.

Wong, V., & Fisher, S.

Perceived Safety, Social Problem Skills, and the Nature of Bullying.

Poster to be presented

at the National Association of School Psychologists. Orlando, FL.

Wong, W.H., Ruble, A. L., & McGrew, J. (2014, Aug).

The Theory of Planned Behavior and influences of special

education teachers’ intentions to collect data.

Electronic poster presented at the annual meeting of the

American Psychological Association (student forum). Washington D.C.

Wong, W.H., & Ruble, A. L. (2014, Aug).

Applying social network analysis as a clinical measure: A case study of

evaluating the effectiveness of social interventions.

Electronic poster presented at the annual meeting of

the American Psychological Association (student forum). Washington D.C.

Wong, V., Ruble, L, & McGrew, J. (September, 2014).

The Theory of Planned Behavior and influences of special

education teachers’ intentions to collect data.

Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools. Louis

ville, KY.

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Additional Honors, awards, and announcements

Congratulations to Katie Hastings!

Katie Hastings, a second year EdS

student in the School Psychology

program was awarded the Jennie

S. Ewald scholarship through the

Kentucky Association of Psychologists in the Schools

(KAPS). This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate

student demonstrating leadership and promise in the field

of school psychology.

Photo credit: Callie Tucker

Congratulations to our August graduates! Ashley Candelaria, PhD

Chelsea Denham, Ed.S Nicholas Flaim, Ed.S

Zach Goble, Ed.S Rebecca Goodney, PhD

Kelsi Gosnell, Ed.S Emily Hogston, Ed.S Melissa Murphy, PhD Sara Sharpe, Ed.S Rachel Wagner, Ed.S

DJ Young, Ed.S Whitney Ziegler, Ed.S

Check us out on Facebook!

School Psychology Program

Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Kentucky-School-Psychology

School Psychology Alumni Page:

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Faculty announcements

Congratulations to Dr. Hammond for her

promotion from Lecturer to Clinical

Associ-ate Professor!

Dr. Ruble’s Invited Speaking Engagement

Dr. Ruble presented in Sydney Australia in

August. More than 450 participants attended

the inaugural Aspect Autism in Education

Conference. Aspect Autism serves more

than 1,000 students with autism spectrum

disorder and is the largest educational

pro-vider in Australia.

Congratulations to Dr. Fedewa for her promotion to

Associate Professor with Tenure!

Dr. Fisher’s NIH/NIDA Funding

Co-Investigator ($155,000). Research Supplement to Promote

Diversity in Health-Related Research, received investigator level

support for a project investigating the use of mindfulness as an

intervention for substance users with high levels of negative

urgency (5P50DA005312 PI: Michael Bardo). Funded through

the National Institute of Health (NIH) – National Institute on

Drug Abuse (NIDA) on 7-1-2014 through 6-30- 2016. (2014)

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Student Affiliates in School Psychology

SASP had a booth at the annual COE K-Week

event, informing incoming graduate and

under-graduate students about school psychology and

the SASP organization.

SASP is participating in UK’s intramural flag

football league this fall. The team plays other

organizations/student affiliate groups, such

as the Medical School, Pharmacy School, and

ROTC.

Since the beginning of the semester, SASP has already

made a strong presence in the College of Education

and School Psychology program. Many more exciting

events are already planned for the year. Join the SASP

listserv to get up to date information regarding events!

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Congratulations to our students on internship

Specialist Students on Internship

Megan Hobbs-Begovic, Fayette County Schools: KY

with Robyn Henrich

Alyssa Diefenthaler, Indianapolis Public Schools: IN

with Barb Pipher

April Sigler, Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cop-op: IN

with Renee Rogers

Callie Tucker, Jessamine County Schools: KY

with Allison Hardin

Elizabeth Wilcox: Fayette County Schools: KY

with Dr. Lesa Billings

Doctoral Students on Internship

Martha Hinchey, Florida State University: FL

with Dr. Lauren Hutto

Jennifer Hoffman, Prince George’s County Schools: Washington D.C.

with Dr. David Medoff

Jill Rogers, Fayette County Schools: KY

with Dr. Bobbie Burcham

We hope you join us for our end of the year supervisors’ luncheon,

in appreciation of you for your time and commitment to our

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Practicum supervision

Our sincere appreciation to the following individuals for

sharing their time and expertise while supervising our students

First Year Practicum

Jess Clark with Melissa Campbell: Boyle School District

Ashante Givens with Jennifer Leslie: Scott County School District

Kheo Ly with Allison Neal: Clark County School District

Katherine Terrell with Melodie Slone: Boyle County School District

Colleen Cornelius with Allison Justice: Boyle County School District

Chelsea Sheehan with Tracey Ward: Boyle County School District

Rachel Jacobs with Pam Tamme: Boyle County School District

Diana Schreck with Lindsey Myers: Franklin County School District

Bethany Stump with Abby Hawboldt: Franklin County School District

Cara Sumner with Christina Stacy: Clark County School District

Emily Yingling with Rachel Rice & Catherine Fischer:

Scott County School District

Matt Lakamp with Mike Stapleton: Franklin County School District

Second Year Practicum

Cailin Collins with Amber Bruner: Jessamine County School District

Katie Hastings with Susan Rudzik: Anderson County School District

Kirsten Scheil with Tiffany Martinez: Fayette County School District

Kyle Widdison with Brandon Huss: Jessamine County School District

Venus Wong with Scott County: Scott County School District

We hope you join us for our end of the year supervisors’ luncheon,

in appreciation of you for your time and commitment to our

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