NASP 2013 Summer Conferences
Leigh Armistead, EdD, NCSP, is a school psychologist and an associate professor in the Winthrop University School Psychology Program. Dr. Armistead served as a member of the writing group for the 2010 revision of NASP's professional standards and is currently the chair of the NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee.
Stephen E. Brock, PhD, is a professor and school psychology program coordinator at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). He worked for 18 years as a school psychologist with the Lodi Unified School District (Lodi, CA) before joining the CSUS faculty. As a school psychologist, Dr. Brock helped to develop the district's school crisis response protocol, served on an autism specialty team, and specialized in functional behavioral assessment. Dr. Brock's academic work has included study of school-based crisis intervention; suicide prevention, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, violence prevention and threat assessment, reading, PTSD, and autism. His curriculum vitae lists over 200 publications (including 11 book titles) and over 140 invited or refereed state/national conference presentations.
Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN, obtained her doctorate in school psychology from the College of William and Mary in 1993, and has been a school psychologist in public school, neuropsychiatric inpatient, and university settings for the past 29 years. Dr. Fletcher-Janzen received her Diplomate in Pediatric Neuropsychology in 2010. She is currently a professor of school psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Illinois. Dr. Fletcher-Janzen's research interests address cross-cultural aspects of cognitive abilities, the impact of socioeconomic status on intelligence scores and the identification of learning disabilities, neuropsychological aspects of chronic illness, and the systematic management of pediatric chronic illness in school and clinical settings. Dr. Fletcher-Janzen has coedited and authored sixteen books and reference works.
William R. Jenson, PhD, is a professor and past chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. He received his PhD in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University in 1975. He directed the Adolescent Residential Unit in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Children's Behavior Therapy Unit (CBTU) for Salt Lake Mental Health. CBTU is a day hospital program for severely emotionally disturbed and autistic children. Dr. Jenson's interests include behavior management for severe behavior problems, behavioral assessment, school based interventions, parent training, applied technology, and meta-analytic research. He has authored and coauthored more than 100 articles, chapters, and books.
Lisa Kelly-Vance, PhD, NCSP, is the director of the School Psychology Program at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She has experience as an early childhood school psychologist serving the birth to five population in homes, child care programs, Head Start, and preschools. Her research focuses on developing appropriate assessments and interventions for young children.
Karen McAvoy, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the director of the Center for Concussion at the Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute. She graduated with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver and went on to complete a pediatric psychology internship at The Children's Hospital in Denver and an adult/pediatric behavioral medicine postdoctorate fellowship at Farren Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts. She has more than 20 years of experience both as a clinical psychologist and as a school psychologist. Most recently, Dr. McAvoy has been the Coordinator of Mental Health Services and Brain Injury Services for Cherry Creek School District. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. McAvoy was the clinical manager on a Centers for Disease Control study of concussion in high athletes. As the result of that study, Dr McAvoy authored REAP - A Community-Based Concussion Management Program for Families, Schools and Medical Professionals. In partnership with HealthONE Emergency Departments, REAP provides communities with an immediate and comprehensive concussion management protocol.
Melissa A. Reeves, PhD, NCSP, LPC, is a school psychologist, licensed special education teacher, licensed professional counselor, and former district coordinator of social/emotional/behavioral services. She worked for the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado and is currently employed as a lecturer for Winthrop University in South Carolina. Prior work experiences also include day treatment, residential treatment, and outpatient psychiatric settings. She is a coauthor of the PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention Curriculum and three recently released books.