The Department of Psychology at Utah State University has both specialist (EdS) and doctoral (PhD) programs in School Psychology. If you are interested in working in my lab as a graduate student, you can apply for either program to begin the next academic year. If you have questions about my lab or the school psychology programs at USU, please contact me directly via email.
Following are brief bios for my graduate students at LSU:
Shelley Upton, BS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Shelley is in her third year of the School Psychology Doctoral Program at LSU. Her research interests center on mindfulness education programs and how they can be used to delay or prevent the onset of risk behaviors. Her thesis project was a laboratory study testing the immediate effects of the mindful body scan exercise on risk-taking behavior. Shelley enjoys reading, going to plays, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Tony Roberson, MA, LSU, & BS, Truman State University. Tony is in his fourth year of the School Psychology Doctoral Program at LSU. His research interests focus on using positive psychology in school-based mental health systems to improve long-term student well-being outcomes. His thesis project was a preliminary measure development study of the Student Wellbeing Teacher Report Scales. Tony enjoys playing the double bass, attending concerts, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
Sarah Bolognino, MA, LSU, & BS, Le Moyne College. Sarah is in her fifth year of the School Psychology Doctoral Program at LSU and is currently on internship at the Sarah A. Reid Children's Center in Erie, PA. Her research interests are focused on measures and supports for student and teacher wellbeing in schools. Sarah's thesis project was an exploration of responses to the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener, whereas her dissertation study was a controlled trial testing the differential effects of brief mindful breathing and loving-kindness exercises. Sarah enjoys training for marathons, practicing mindfulness meditation, and sharing meals with friends.