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John Carlson

 Professor
  Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
 Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
 443 Erickson
 517-432-4856
John Carlson is a professor of school psychology. He serves as the director of the School Psychology doctoral program and he is a Licensed Psychologist (MI). 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:

Carlson, J. S., Haggerty, D., & Askar, S. (in press). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In S. G. Forman & J. D. Shahidullah (Eds.) Handbook of Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Carlson, J. S., & Crossing, A. E. (in press). Arguments for and against the use of psychotropic medication within school-aged populations. In M. Burns (Ed.) Introduction to School Psychology: Controversies and Current Practices. Oxford University Press.

Carlson, J. S. & Voris, D. S. T. (in press). One year stability of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschoolers Second Edition. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Shahidullah, J. D., Carlson, J. S., Haggerty, D., & Lancaster, B. (2018). Integrated behavioral health treatment of ADHD in Pediatric Primary Care: A systematic review. Families, Systems, and Health, 2, 233-247.

Watson, G. C., Carlson, J. S., & Magen, J. (2018). Examining predictors of initial outpatient psychiatric treatment for conduct problems in youth: A records review. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 54, 168-175.

Bender, S. L., Carlson, J. S., Van Egeren, L. A., Brophy-Herb, H., & Kirk, R. (2017). Investigating parenting stress as a mediator between early childhood mental health consultation and children’s behavioral outcomes. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 7, 72-85.

Carlson, J. S., & Carlson, R. L. (2016). 101 Careers in Education. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

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