PBIS Intervention Workshop for PES Students, Faculty, and Staff

ProjectREACHTuesday, October 11, 2016
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge, Gerald Corrigan Conference Center

Workshop 1
4:50-6:50 p.m.
Tier 1 Interventions

Workshop 2
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tier 2 & 3 Intervention Strategies

Presented by Dr. Laura Riffel
Dr. Laura A Riffel has over 30 years of experience as a general education and special education teacher, resource teacher, state program leader, director of a day clinic, and a parent. Dr. Riffel has studied general education, special education, behavioral interventions, applied behavior analysis, and cognitive and multiple disabilities.

Currently, she is the director of Behavior Doctor Seminars and travels the world sharing behavioral ideas with others who work with children with challenging behaviors. Her website is behaviordoctor.org.

This workshop is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Seats are limited.

Please RVSP to Linda Cheung by October 1, 2016 at Lcheung4@fordham.edu.


Project REACH, a federally funded grant, is proud to present this professional development workshop. Any question or concerns about the project activities can be addressed to Dr. Su Je Cho (scho@fordham.edu).


Childhood Special Education Focus Group

Dr. Su-Je Cho and Project REACH  will be conducting a focus group on October 21st and 29th from 5-6:30pm for 2013 and 2014 graduates of the Childhood Special Education MST program.

The focus group will investigate how graduates are using the evidence-based practices they learned while in the program.

Anyone interested should email Linda Cheung at lcheung4@fordham.edu for more information.

PES Newsflash

The PES Newsflash is a weekly news roundup from the Counseling and Counseling Psychology and School Psychology departments.

Dissertation Oral Defenses

Congratulations to the following students who successfully defended their dissertations!

Patricia Clauser
“Parenting Style as it Relates to Parenting Stress and Behavioral Outcome in Children with Autism”
Mentor: Dr. Yi Ding
Readers: Dr. Eric Chen and Dr. Su-Je Cho

Neil Crane
“Domain Specific Metacognitive Calibration in Children with Learning Disabilities”
Mentor: Dr. Akane Zusho
Readers: Dr. Anthony Cancelli and Dr. Yi Ding

Elizabeth S. Kwan
“Internalized Stereotypes and Ethnic Identity as Predictors of Self-Esteem and Help-Seeking in Chinese Americans”
Mentor: Dr. Abigail Harris
Readers: Dr. Jennie Park-Taylor and Dr. Joseph Ponterotto

Kathryn Rossbach
“Multicultural Personality, Cultural Intelligence, Everyday Multicultural Competence, and their Relation to Positive Psychology Factors”
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Ponterotto
Readers: Dr. Abigail Harris and Dr. John Houtz

Kristin Tortorici
“Examining the Role of Classroom Environment on Peer Comparisons and Academic Outcomes Among Pre-Adolescents”
Mentor: Dr. Akane Zusho
Readers: Dr. Fran Blumberg and Dr. Anthony Cancelli

Gregory Welikson
“Experiences of Unemployment in Young Adulthood Following the 2007-2009 Economic Recession”
Mentor: Dr. Margo Jackson
Readers: Dr. Akane Zusho, Dr. Joseph Ponterotto

Jessica Whitney
“Caring for a Son with Anorexia: The Psychosocial Impact on Mothers”
Mentor: Dr. Merle Keitel
Readers: Dr. Joseph Ponterotto and Dr. Melissa Parisi

Student and Faculty Presentations

Jessica Williams presented a poster based on her dissertation, “Advergames as a Developmental Challenge to Children’s Processing of Persuasive Messages,” at the ICPS conference in Amsterdam, March 13, 2015.

Co-authors on the poster were members of her committee, Dr. Fran Blumberg and Dr. Caroline J. Oates of the University of Sheffield, UK.

Faculty Presentations

Dr. Fran Blumberg moderated a roundtable discussion, “Addressing the decrease in access to child and adolescent participants: Creative solutions and considerations,” at this year’s Society of Research in Child Development conference.

The panel included Peter Ornstein of UNC-Chapel Hill, Alexandra of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Josh Brown and Celia Fisher of Fordham University-Rose Hill.

PES Newsflash

The PES Newsflash is a weekly news roundup from the Counseling and Counseling Psychology and School Psychology departments.

Student Presentations

Master’s Counseling student Jane Y. Lipnitsky, in collaboration with Dr. Mariya (an assistant professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College), is pleased to announce that her proposal entitled “Autonomy Support and Hindrance in Immigrant Families from the Former Soviet Union” has been accepted to the 2015 Cultural Impact Conference at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology on February 13. Jane’s faculty sponsor at Fordham is Dr. Yi Ding.

Read the abstract.

Faculty Publications

Ding Y., & Zhang, D. (2014). Developmental and cultural perspectives of social and emotional development and its relation to school success. In C. Zhang, C. R. McCray, & S.-J. Cho (Eds.), Using positive behavioral supports for promoting school success from early childhood to high school for culturally and linguistically diverse students: Practices and policies (pp. 25-44). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Faculty Presentations

On January 16, Dr. Amelio D’Onofrio and Dr. Zsuzsanna Kiraly led a Report Writing Workshop for Counseling and School Psychology students. The workshop addressed all components of psychological report writing (referral, background information, behavior observation, data analysis as well as data integration). It was a great opportunity to help students fine-tune their writing skills!