Students at conference

The Attallah College of Educational Studies sent a multitude of students and faculty to the recent California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Convention in Garden Grove held October 5-7, 2017. This year’s theme was equity. See below for a list of Attallah College presenters and workshop leaders:


  • Chapman Ph.D. Student and EdS alum Joe Rubio was recognized as Outstanding School Psychologist at the CASP Awards Luncheon
  • Chapman alum Libby Barnish, EdS, LEP, MA, Lead School Psychologist for Green Dot Public Schools, CA, helped lead the workshop: “PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals”
  • Chapman graduate students James Alsip and Arielle Knorr presented their paper: “Laying the Foundation for a Trauma-Informed Approach”
  • Chapman graduate student James Alsip and Attallah College Assistant Professor Dr. Amy-Jane Griffiths presented their paper: “Working Together for Positive Outcomes: Tips for Getting ‘Tough’ Team Members on Board”
  • Chapman EdS and PhD alum Rachel Round presented her paper: “School-Based Protective Factors to Mitigate Suicidal Ideation in Transgender Youth”


  • Chapman graduate students Arielle Knorr, Courtney Mizar and Whitney Lewis presented their paper: “Inclusive Sex Education for a New Generation”
  • Chapman PhD students Giselle Jimenez, Ed.S.; Sherika McKenzie, MS, MA. Ed; Brianna Meshke McLay, Ed.S., and Mary Ann Seng, MA presented their paper: “Another Dimension to Evaluation”
  • Chapman PhD alums Dr. Courtney Matz, school psychologist, Centinela Valley Union High School District, and Dr. Stephanie Domzalski, school psychologist, Huntington Beach City School District and Chapman University, presented their paper: “Interventions for Equity: How to Support Students with Trichotillomania (TTM)”
  • Professor and Director of Counseling and School Psychology programs at Chapman University Dr. Michael Hass was one of the leaders of a 6-hour workshop titled: “Mindfulness and Beyond: Implementing Mindfulness Programs in the Schools as a Multi-Tiered System of Supports”
  • Chapman PhD alums Dr. Jeanne Anne Carriere, the Director of the Educational Assessment Team with the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Counseling & School Psychology Program at Chapman University, and Dr. Kelly Kennedy, an associate professor and associate dean in the Attallah College at Chapman University, along with Dr. Angela Davis, NCSP, led a three-hour workshop on “School-Based Autism Assessments”


  • Chapman PhD students Brianna Meshke McLay, Ed.S. and Sherika McKenzie, MS, MA.Ed., school psychologists, presented their paper on “Counseling and Other Considerations for Students At-Risk of Dropping Out of High School”
  • Chapman PhD alums Dr. Courtney Matz, school psychologist, Centinela Valley Union High School District and Dr. Stephanie Domzalski, NCSP, LEP, and school psychologist, presented a paper on “Advocacy and Equity: Why Parents Pursue Assistance with the IEP Process”
  • Chapman PhD student and Eds alum, Giselle Jimenez, school psychologist, presented her paper: “What Do Teachers Think About Social Emotional Learning?”
  • Grace Sizelove, a Chapman Eds alum, was one of the leaders of a mini-skills workshop titled “A School Psychologist’s Role in Supporting Transgender and Genderqueer Youth”
  • Chapman graduate students Melissa McIntire and Tien Tran, with Dr. Amy-Jane Griffiths, PhD, a professor at Chapman, presented their paper on “Autism into Adulthood: From Schools to the Workplace”