I achieved my Doctorate in Educational Psychology in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a major in School Psychology, a minor in Cognition and Learning, and a minor in Educational Administration. I have been teaching at the university level since 1995 and have achieved tenure at Chapman University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. My research, writing, and presentations include the topics of direct academic assessment, school-based consultation, methods for assessing response to intervention, selective mutism, and child psychopharmacology.
Areas of Scholarly Interests
- Development of a direct assessment measure of academic task attack skills
- Development of a manual and methods for the treatment of selective mutism
- Development of a measure of other-esteem
- Meta-analytic applications of single-case outcome effect sizes
- Validation of criterion based single-case outcome methods
- Exploration of the validity of cognitive processing assessment
Recent Scholarly WritingBusse, R.T.
, & Yi, M. (in press). Behavioral and academic rating scale applications within the problem-solving model. In R. Brown (Ed.), Assessment for intervention: A problem-solving approach (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford. [student co-author]
Larson, J., & Busse, R.T.
(in press). A problem-solving approach to school violence prevention. In. S. Jimerson & M. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of school violence and school safety (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.Busse, R.T.
, & Downey, J. (2011). Selective mutism: A three tiered approach to prevention and intervention. Contemporary School Psychology, 15, 53-63 [student co-author]Busse, R.T.
, Elliott, S.N., Kratochwill, T.R. (2010). Convergent evidence scaling for multiple assessment indicators: Conceptual issues, applications, and technical challenges. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 26, 149-161.
Powers, K., Hagans, K., & Busse, R.T.
(2008). School psychologists as instructional consultants in a response to intervention model. The California School Psychologist, 13, 41-53
McGill, R.J, & Busse, R.T.
(2011). A meta-analytic review of social stories research: Examining interventions for decreasing problem behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA. [student directed paper]
McGill, R.J., & Busse, R.T.
(2011). Convergent evidence scaling methods for assessing response to intervention. Poster presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA. [student directed research]Busse, R.T.
, & Kennedy, K. (2011). Methods for assessing response to intervention. Workshop presented at the convention of the California School Psychologists Association, Costa Mesa, CA.Busse, R.T.
, Hass, M., & Domzalski, S. (2011). Assessment of academic task attack strategies. Workshop presented at the convention of the California School Psychologists Association, Costa Mesa, CA. [student co-presenter]Busse, R.T.
(2011). Selective mutism: School psychologists’ role in assessment and intervention. Workshop presented for the San Bernardino Valley Association of School Psychologists, San Bernardino, CA.