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Graduate student Sepideh Shirafkan and professor Deborah Stiles

Educational, School Psychology Faculty, Students Present Research

March 16, 2017

Students and faculty in Webster University’s Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs have added to a growing list of publications and academic presentations over the last few weeks at conferences in New York and New Orleans, with topics including the impact of Ferguson on schools and youth suicide prevention.

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Webster presenters Benjamin Koenig, Laura Grizzle, Centron Felder and Debbie Stiles

Applied Educational Psychology, School Psychology at ISPA in Amsterdam

October 04, 2016

Students and faculty in Webster University's Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs presented five poster presentations at the International School Psychology Association (ISPA) in Amsterdam. For their ISPA presentations, Webster participants focused on school psychologists as mental health advocates.

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Jameca Falconer, Deborah Stiles, Ericka Boney and Rhonda Bluehen-Unger

Researchers Take Culturally Grounded Approach to Youth Suicide Prevention

March 01, 2016

Applied Educational Psychology faculty and students presented in Portland, Oregon, on their research into youth suicide prevention programs for Native American and African American youth. While many programs take a one-size-fits-all approach, their study took a culturally grounded approach. Their presentation was for a conference of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research.

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Applied Educational Psychology at Webster University

Ferguson: Applied Educational Psychology Research Published

February 17, 2016

Research conducted by Webster Applied Educational Psychology faculty and students into 54 schools' response to the Ferguson crisis has been published in Educational and Child Psychology, a journal of the British Psychological Society. Their paper, "Practising Psychology in Challenging Times; Schools and the Ferguson Crisis" focused on how schools and individuals could use the crisis as an opportunity for learning, healing and community building.

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Webster University faculty members Debbie Stiles and Jameca Falconer presented their research at the longest running professional education program on cultural issues in psychology and education.

Ferguson Crisis in the Classroom: An Applied Educational Psychology Perspective

March 02, 2015

Media outlets from around the world descended on Ferguson in 2014 covering the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting and putting St. Louis in a global spotlight. News stories focused on the facts and rumors of the case, the effect on businesses, racial history of the area, civil rights and the response of law enforcement. Students and faculty members in Webster University’s School of Education saw one group that was not getting the media’s focus – children and youth in schools.

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