Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Alumna Kelly Edyburn appointed Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program at Loyola University

Dr. Kelly Edyburn, a 2019 alumna of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has been appointed Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education in Illinois. Loyola School Psychology scholars collaborate with peers, faculty, and the community as they are trained to support students, parents, and educators. The program is based on the scientist-practitioner model and...

Alumnus Aaron Haddock appointed Associate Professor of Practice in the Psychology Department at Clark University

Alumnus Aaron Haddock of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been appointed as Associate Professor of Practice in the Psychology Department and Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives and Programs at the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. The Mosakowski Institute envisions a world where all adolescents and young adults are supported in developing the social and emotional skills they need to...

Alumna Peggy O’Toole Lamb to hold a virtual author talk about her new book "Darling—Love Letters from WWII" on September 17

Peggy O’Toole Lamb, an alumna of UC Santa Barbara’s Teacher Education Program, will hold a virtual author talk about her latest book Darling—Love Letters from WWII on Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 pm (Pacific Time). The virtual event is hosted by Chaucer’s Bookstore and will take place on Zoom, Meeting ID: 990 1789 5990 Passcode: 301742

During WWII, Lieutenant Frank J. Foster wrote letters to his wife, Catherine, who kept...

UCSB Professor Tania Israel and her new book, Beyond Your Bubble

Don Lubach, GGSE alum and member of UCSB Office of the Ombuds, conducted a 20 minutes with Dr. Tania Israel. Watching the video one will learn about her attempt to save America with a flow chart; learn how she used a translation program to talk her book into existence. The professor inspires all of us to keep communicating across our differences. She gives very practical tips on how to do this crucial work.

New volume “Approaches to Lifespan Writing Research: Generating an Actionable Coherence” co-edited by alumnus Ryan Dippre, dedicated to Professor Charles Bazerman

The recently published Approaches to Lifespan Writing Research: Generating an Actionable Coherence (WAC Clearinghouse / University Press of Colorado, 2020), is co-edited by UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School  alumnus Dr. Ryan Dippre—with Dr. Talinn Phillips—and features a preface written by Dr. Charles Bazerman of the Department of Education. The book also features a chapter written by Department of Education Associate Professor Diana...

Isabel López selected as the recipient of the 2020 Louis H. Towbes Fellowship

Isabel López, a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz School, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Louis H. Towbes Fellowship.

The late Mr. Michael Towbes, local businessman, philanthropist, and former chair of The UCSB Foundation, established this fellowship in his father’s name in 1986 as a means of recognizing an academically exceptional first-year graduate student...

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj co-author of an EdResearch for Recovery brief supporting immigrant students during COVID-19

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Associate Professor at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, is a co-author—with Adam Strom (Re-Imagining Migration) and Veronica Boix Mansilla (Harvard University)—of the EdResearch for Recovery brief “Supports for Students in Immigrant Families.” The brief (available online), released by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and Results for America, addresses important COVID-related challenges...

Tania Israel's "Beyond Your Bubble" book release

Tania Israel's book Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work was released on August 11, 2020. This is a recording of the virtual book release event. Israel is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology.

More info available at http://taniaisrael.com/beyond-your-bubble/

Liz Holohan co-facilitator for UCSB Professional Women’s Association discussion of the docuseries "And She Could Be Next"

Liz Holohan, Development Assistant of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, will co-facilitate a discussion of the docuseries And She Could be Next on Tuesday, August 18 at 12 noon. The event is presented by UCSB’s Professional Women’s Association (PWA). Holohan and fellow PWA Steering Committee Member Richelle De Los Santos will facilitate the discussion using resources provided by the filmmakers.

And She Could Be Next...

Steve Smith appointed Interim Chair of CCSP and Director of the Hosford Clinic

Steve Smith has been appointed the Interim Chair of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, beginning July 1, 2020. He succeeds Dr. Tania Israel as Chair. Smith has also been appointed the Director of the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic. He succeeds Dr. Heidi Zetzer, who led Hosford from 2006-2020.

Smith is a Teaching Professor in the Department...

Four students given 2019-20 Ray E. Hosford Memorial Research Awards

Alissa A. Der Sarkissian, Adriana Sánchez, Ginnette Sims, and Ida Taghavi of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School received 2019-20 Ray E. Hosford Memorial Research Awards. This memorial fund was established in memory of former Education Professor, Ray E. Hosford by his surviving wife, Phyllis Hosford, former students, and friends. The awards support qualified graduate students...

Adrian Valadez named the 2020 Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award winner

Adrian Valadez of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been named the winner of the 2020 Maylon-Smith Scholarship. The American Psychological Association Division 44, Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, presents this annual award to advance research on sexual orientation and gender identity. Valadez’s project, which is also her pre-dissertation project, is entitled Implicit Internalized Binegativity:...

Tania Israel publishes “Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work”

Tania Israel, professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has published Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work (APA 2020). It is a practical, politically neutral book that offers concrete skills for holding meaningful conversations that cut across today’s intense political divide, showing readers how to connect to...

Andrés Consoli awarded the Excellent Contribution Award by the APA Division 17 International Section Award and Recognition Committee

Andrés J. Consoli, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has been awarded the Excellent Contribution Award by the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17 International Section Award and Recognition Committee. This award was given to Consoli for his contributions to international research, program development, and teaching and mentoring. Additionally, this is the only international...

Melissa Janson and Chongzheng Wei are winners of 2020 Graduate Student Internship Fellowships

Melissa Janson and Chongzheng Wei of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz Graduate School are two of the six winners of 2020 Graduate Student Internship Fellowships. Internships can unlock countless opportunities for graduate students to develop job skills that cannot be gained through their graduate studies, but are nonetheless crucial to their career success. UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate Student...

Alumna Jasmine (McBeath) Nation appointed assistant professor at Cal Poly

Alumna Jasmine (McBeath) Nation of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School has been hired as an assistant professor of Liberal Studies, Science Specialist at Cal Poly College of Science and Mathematics. Nation earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Education with an emphasis in Learning, Culture, and Technology in 2019. She studied with Dr. Richard Durán as her advisor. In 2019-20 she was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Irvine.

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Miya Barnett and Alison Cerezo awarded Hellman Fellowships

Miya Barnett and Alison Cerezo, Assistant Professors in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, were awarded Hellman Fellowships. The Hellman Fellows Program provides grants that substantially support the research of promising junior faculty who show capacity for great distinction in their field.

Dr. Barnett’s research focuses on improving the effectiveness of Parent-Child...

Chun Chen wins the 2019-20 International Center for School-Based Youth Development Award for Student Leadership

Chun Chen of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School won the 2019-20 International Center for School-Based Youth Development Award for Student Leadership in School-Based Research.

Chen successfully defended her dissertation this May, and will have an internship at the Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium during 2020-21. Her Ph.D. featured an emphasis in school...

Emily Evanstein wins a 2020 Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Emily Evanstein has earned a Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award for going above and beyond as a teacher at UC Santa Barbara. She was one of the eleven 2019-2020 winners selected from a pool of about 200 nominees.

Bernstein, a doctoral student studying Special Education in the Department of Education, is a teaching associate in the Teacher Education Program, supporting candidates who are pursuing a Mild/Moderate...

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