Stephen F. Austin State University

Doctoral Program

Doctoral Degree Plan

Year One

Philopsphy, Aims and Compentencies

The School Psychology Program's philosophy holds that one learns best by engaging in evidence-based intervention. The program mission is to apply behavioral scientific knowledge and methods to the assessment and treatment of learning, behavior, and psychosocial problems in regular and special education populations in the public schools. Our program emphasizes functional analytic, collaborative, and data-based decision making expressed in the following themes:

Graduates will be qualified to contribute substantially to the following needs and service trends:

Potential Students

Financial Support

Current Students

Doctoral Program Handbook

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Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dissertation Committee Establishment Form

School Psychology Program use only. This form is to be kept in the students' file maintained at the program level for reference. Do not send this form to Dean's office or Graduate School.

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Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2019

Dissertation Committee Change Form

Faculty substitutions must be at the same graduate faculty status or higher and in the same expertise; or in the case of replacing a member from outside of the program, the new committee member must also be outside of the program.

After signatures are obtained, this form is to be send to Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.

Dissertation Proposal Approval Form

Graduate School - Dissertation Proposal Form.
All committee members must hold approved Graduate Faculty status.
This form must be forwarded to the Dean of Graduate School after all above signatures are obtained.

Report of Final Comprehensive Final Examination

This form is to be completed and submitted to the Dean's Office. An additional copy should be kept in the students file at the local program.

18 Characteristics of the Doctoral Program

18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has requested all Texas public universities offering doctoral programs to post characteristics of each doctoral program in existence for three or more years on the institution's web site and update the data annually. We hope you find this information helpful.

School Psychology Doctoral Dissertations

Frank Gomez Predicting Academic Performance: A Commitment Perspective
Sarah Law Evaluating the Use of Brief Experimental Analyses of Writing Interventions with Elementary Students
Jackyln Peppard Moderating Effects of Parental Involvement on Bullying and Somatization
Summer Koltonski Using Relational Frame Theory to Teach Nutritional Skills
Mihaela Mateescu Academic Entitlement
Joshua Staley The College Athlete: An Investigation of Athletic Identify and Student University Fit as Predictors of a College Athletes Psychological Well-Being
Laura Cooper Complex Trauma and Peer Attachment in Juvenile Justice Involved Youth
Sarah Halle Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism: A Video Modeling Social Stories Approach
Elizabeth Kelly The Production and Validation of a Computer-based Designed Instructional Program for Teaching Behavior Analytic Concepts
John Thomas Lacy Increasing Students'' Time Outside and Rate of Participation with ActivExpression 2
Marilyn L. Rumph Application of Neural Network Technology for School Psychology
Carol Bradley Behavior Interventions for Food Refusal in Children
Melanie Kellam The Therapeutic Alliance as a Mediator between Attachment and Symptom Distress: Comparing Women With and Without a History of Child Sexual Abuse

Stevie Malnar