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Dr. Kelly Kennedy

Associate Professor
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Expertise: School-Based Mental Health; School-Based Counseling; LGBTQ Youth; Program Evaluation; Assessment
Office Location: Reeves Hall 103
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Education:
University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Science
University of California, Santa Barbara, Master of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Kelly Kennedy joined the faculty of the Attallah College of Educational Studies in 2007. She teaches primarily in the School Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) graduate programs and is currently the Director of the CSP programs as well as the Program Coordinator for the School Psychology program. Dr. Kennedy's courses include school psychology practicum and internship (fieldwork), group counseling, multicultural counseling, assessment, program evaluation, and research methods. She has also taught travel courses to Guatemala, Cambodia, and Vietnam. In addition to mentoring M.A. and Ed.S. students, Dr. Kennedy works with students in the Ph.D. in Education program as a mentor, dissertation committee member, and chair.

Dr. Kennedy's scholarly interests include program evaluation, best practices in alternative education settings, delinquency, recidivism of juvenile offenders, strength-based school psychology, culturally competent practice, tracking efficacy of interventions, supporting LGBTQ students, and the international practice of school psychology. Dr. Kennedy has co-authored two books relevant to counselors and psychologists working in school settings: Responsive School Practices to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students and Families and Counseling Diverse Populations.  She is a past Editor of the Trainers’ Forum and is currently an Associate Editor for Contemporary School Psychology.

 

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Kennedy, K., Griffiths, A., & Abdou, A. (2020, February). LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum, School Climate, and School Safety. Presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Baltimore, MD.
Gomez, L., Elmished, L., & Kennedy, K. . (2020, February). Teen Dating Violence: School Based Risk and Protective Factors. Presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Baltimore, MD.
Associate Editor, Contemporary School Psychology
Ocampo, A., & Kennedy, K. (2019). The relationship of collaboration and job satisfaction between speech-language pathologists and school psychologists. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 4(1), 188-203. doi:10.1044.PERS-SIG16-2018-0003
Kennedy, K. (2018). Publishing in Trainers’ Forum. In R. G. Floyd (Ed.), Publishing in school psychology and related fields: An insider’s guide. New York: Routledge
Associate Editor, Contemporary School Psychology
Kennedy, K. (in press). Publishing in Trainers’ Forum. In R. G. Floyd (Ed.), Publishing in school psychology and related fields: An insider’s guide. New York: Routledge.
McGill, R., Kennedy, K., & Busse, R. (2016). Data-based decision making in school counseling: Utilizing multiple single-case indicators to evaluate interventions. The Practitioner-Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 5, 104-121.
Editor, Trainers' Forum
Editor, Trainers' Forum
Associate Editor, Contemporary School Psychology
Kennedy, K., McGill, R., & Busse, R. (under review). Utilizing single-case design to assess school counseling intervention outcomes. Submitted with revisions to: Professional School Counseling
Busse, R., McGill, R., & Kennedy, K. (2014). Methods for assessing single-case intervention outcomes. Contemporary School Psychology, 18. doi:10.1007/s40688-014-0025-7
Editor, Trainers' Forum
Associate Editor, Contemporary School Psychology
Kennedy, K. (2013). Accessing community resources: Providing support for all. In E. Fisher & K. Kermosa-Hawkins (Eds.) Creating school environments to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and families: A handbook for school professionals (pp. 243-255). New York: Routledge.
Busse, R., Carriere, J.A., Hass, M., & Kennedy, K. (2013). Assessing intern impact factors for program evaluation and improvement. Trainers’ Forum, 31(2), 61-70.
Fisher, E., & Kennedy, K. (2012). Responsive practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and families. New York: Routledge.
Giess, S., Rivers, K., Kennedy, K., & Lombardino, L. (2012). Effects of multisensory phonics-based training on the word recognition and spelling skills of adolescents with reading disabilities. International Journal of Special Education, 12(1), 1-15.
Fisher, E., Kennedy, K., & Morrison, G. (2011). Contemporary approaches to assessing school discipline. In S. Jimerson, A. Nickerson, M. Mayer, & M. Furlong (Eds.) Handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice, 2nd Edition (pp. 305-316). New York: Routledge.
Dodd, J. L, Campo, A., Montgomery, J. & Kennedy, K. (2011). Perspective-taking through narratives: An intervention for students with ASD. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 33(1), 23-33.
Graydon, K. S., Jimerson, S. R., & Fisher, E. S. (2010) Death and grief in the family: Providing support at school. In A. S. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.). Helping children at home and school: Handouts from your school psychologist (3rd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Graydon, K. S., Jimerson, S. R., & Fisher, E. S. (2010). Death and grief in the family: Tips for parents. In A. S. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.). Helping children at home and school: Handouts from your school psychologist (3rd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Fisher, E. S., Jimerson, S. R., Barrett, B. N., & Graydon, K. S. (2010). Crisis: Helping children cope with grief and loss. In A. S. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.). Helping children at home and school: Handouts from your school psychologist (3rd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Kennedy, K. & Fisher, E. (2010). Bisexual students in secondary schools: understanding unique experiences and developing responsive practices. Journal of Bisexuality, 10, 472-485.
Hass, M., & Graydon, K. (2009). Sources of resiliency among foster youth. Child and Youth Services Review, 31 (4), 457-463.