Recent Happenings and Accomplishments

NASP Posters and Presentations (student names italicized):

§  Cruz, M., Gesmondi, D. (Co-Presenter), Holmblad, J. (Contributor), Pittman, M. (Contributor), and Winters, E. (Contributor) (Mini-Skills, February, 2017). Asking the Hard Questions: Suicide Risk Assessment.

§  Cruz, M. and Gesmondi, D. (Practitioner Conversation, February, 2017).  Suicide Risk Assessment: What’s in Your Toolbox?

§  Cruz, M. and Gardner, T. (Mini-Skills, February, 2018).  Now What? School Re-Entry Support Following a Suicide Attempt.

§  Cruz, M. and Gardner, T. (Practitioner Conversation, February, 2018).  Managing the Impact of Suicide: Suicide Clusters, Contagion and the Media.

§  Mesmer, E., Mabry, J., Cruz, M. and Dove, E. (Mini-Skills, February, 2018).  Assessing SLD: Considerations for Data-Based and Ethical Decision Making.

§  Mesmer, E., Jackson, C., and Bagnall, T. (Contributor) (Practitioner Conversation, February 2018). The Evolution and Practice of Curriculum-Based Assessment.

§  Nickerson, A., Cook, E., Cruz, M. and Parks, T. (Poster, February, 2018).  PREPaRE School Crisis Training: What Predicts its Use in Practice?

VASP State and Regional Presentations:

§  Mesmer, E., Cruz, M. and Winters, E. (Fall 2016).  Ethics and Interventions: Considerations in an Era of Intervention-Based Services.

§  Cruz, M., Mabry, J., Mesmer, E. and Dove, E.  (Fall 2017).  The SLD Evaluation Process: Following Best Practice through Use of RtI and PSW.

§  Mesmer, E. and Dove, E. (VASP Regional, Roanoke, Fall, 2017).  Ethical Practice in School Psychology: Addressing Practice Challenges.

§  Mabry, J. and Cruz, M. (VASP Regional, Abingdon, Fall, 2017).  Ethical Practice in School Psychology: Addressing Practice Challenges.

Local Presentations (student names italicized):

§  Cruz, M., Gesmondi, D. (Co-Presenter), Edwards, K. (Co-Presenter), Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Stafford County Public Schools, Stafford, VA. (April 12, 2016).

Recent Research Activity, Publications and Grants:

§  Mabry, J and Dove, E. received a King Grant to provide direction intervention services to high school students with weaknesses in executive functioning.

§  Mesmer, E. and Cruz, M. are currently examined factors that contribute to teachers’ interpretation of behavioral progress monitoring data.