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John Carlson

 Professor
  Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
 Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
 431 Erickson
 517-432-4856
John Carlson is a professor of school psychology and director of the School Psychology doctoral program, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Psychologist. His research interests include examining the utility of medical and psychological interventions on school-aged children's behavior in educational and other learning contexts. The impact of children's anxiety on their functioning in schools and at home is a primary focus of his research. Other interests include assessment, prevention and intervention for externalizing behaviors that impact preschool and classroom functioning. The primary focus of his work pertains to ensuring equitable and effective educational and mental health services for those children who are experiencing challenges at school, home or in the community.

Classes taught:

  • CEP 885 Behavior Disorders
  • CEP 893K Practicum in School Psychology
  • CEP 894K Internship in School Psychology
  • CEP 994K Internship in Doctoral School Psychology

Recent publications:

Shepard, J., Shahidullah, J., and Carlson, J. S. (2013). Counseling Students in Levels 2 and 3: A PBIS/RTI Guide. Corwin/Sage Publications Company: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Bendor, S. L., and Carlson, J. S. (2013). An initial investigation of parenting stress, social-emotional protective factors, and behavior concerns within a Head Start population. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 3, 113-123.

Segool, N., Carlson, J. S., Goforth, A., von der Embse, N., and Barterian, J. (2013). Heightened test anxiety among young children: Elementary school students’ anxious responses to high-stakes testing. Psychology in the Schools, 50, 489,-499. doi:10.1002/pits.21689

Carlson, J. S., Mackrain, M. M., Van Egeren, L. A., Brophy-Herb, H., Kirk, R., Marciniak, D., Falvay, S., Zheng, Y., Bender, S., and Tableman, B. (2012). Implementing a statewide early childhood mental health consultation approach to preventing child care expulsion. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33, 265-273.

Bendor, S. L., Fedor, M., and Carlson, J. S. (2011). Examining protective factors and risk factors in urban and rural Head Start preschoolers. Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 908-921.

Carlson, J. S., Tiret, H., Bender, S., and Benson, L. (2011). Preschool teachers’ self-perceptions of classroom management strategies following group training in the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Program. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 27, 134-154.

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