School Psychology Graduate Training Program
PSYX 524 Tests and Measurement (Fall)
PSYX 580 Principles and Practices of Professional School Psychology (Fall)
PSYX 587 (Section 2, Spring) School Psychology Methods
PSYX 680 Consultation and Supervision (Spring; Every other year)
PSYX 535 Child Interventions (Spring; Every other year)
Prospective Ph.D. Applicants in School Psychology
I will be accepting a Ph.D. school psychology student for mentorship in the 2022-2023 academic year (applications are due December 1st, 2021). Applicants with an interest in school-based crisis prevention and intervention, bereavement, resilience, and international school psychology are encouraged to apply. Please feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions.
If you want to find out more information about my research lab, I encourage you to visit the following website: http://hs.umt.edu/graylab
Please note that I only accept school psychology graduate students. If you're applying for the Clinical or Experimental Psychology programs, thank you for contacting a faculty within one of those programs to express your interest in working with them.
Ph.D., Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (School Psychology Emphasis, APA Accredited), University of California- Santa Barbara (2014)
APA Accredited Doctoral Internship, Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology- Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, 2013-2014
M.A., School Psychology, University of British Columbia (2010)
B.A., Psychology, Dalhousie University (2007)
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
School-based crisis prevention and intervention
Evidence-based support for bereaved students
Building resilience in school-age students
International School Psychology
Evaluation of a School-Based Resilience Program in Middle School Students
Brown, J. A. & Jimerson, S. R. (Eds.) (2017). Supporting Bereaved Students at School. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Examples of Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Brown, J. A., Goforth, A. N., & Machek, G. (2018). School Psychologists’ experience with and training in suicide assessment: Challenges in a rural state. Contemporary School Psychology, 22, 195-206. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-017-0147-9
Hun Lee, D., Khang, M., Shin, J., Jung Lee, H., & Brown, J. A. (2017). Life Experience of bereaved parents after the 2014 Sewol Ferry disaster in South Korea. OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying, 0, 1-29. doi: 10.1177/0030222817744954
La Salle, T. P., Wang, C., Parris, L., & Brown, J. A. (2017). Associations between school climate, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and ethnicity among middle school students. Psychology in the Schools, 10, 1294-1301. doi: 10.1002/pits.22078
Goforth, A. N., Yosai, E. R., Brown, J. A., & Shindorf, Z. R. (2017). A multi-method inquiry of the practice and context of rural school psychology. Contemporary School Psychology, 21, 58-70. doi:10.1007/s40688-016-0110-1
Brown, J. A., Watanabe, Y., Lee, D. H., & McIntosh, K. (2016). School psychology research and practice in East Asia: Perspectives on the past, present, and future directions of the field. School Psychology International, 37, 557-582. doi:10.1177/0143034316671354
Goforth, A. N., Brown, J. A., Machek, G., & Swaney, G. (2016). Recruitment and retention of Native American graduate students. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 340-357. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spq0000160
Brown, J. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2015). Towards understanding school psychology around the globe: Economical, educational, and professional factors. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 3, 73-84. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2014.983212
Brown, J. A., Jimerson, S. R., & Comerchero, V. A. (2015). Cognitive development considerations to support bereaved students: Practical applications for school psychologists. Contemporary School Psychology, 19, 103-111. doi: 10.1007/s40688-014-0018-6
Jimerson, S. R., Stein, R., & Brown, J. A. (2013). School psychology in the United States: Origins and contemporary context. International Journal of Education Sciences - Educatio, 3, 152-170.
Brown, J. A., Jimerson, S. R., Dowdy, E., Gonzalez, V., & Stewart, K. (2012). Assessing the effects of school-wide Second Step implementation in a predominately English Language Learner, low SES, Latino/a sample. Psychology in the Schools, 49, 864-875. doi: 10.1002/pits.21639
Examples of Book Chapters
Brown, J. A., Hattouni, E., & Russell, S. (in press). School-based mind body interventions in the treatment of childhood trauma. In M. Bray & C. Maykel (Eds.), Mind-Body Health: School Based Interventions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Jimerson, S. R., Brown, J. A., & Renshaw, T. L. (2016). Interventions to support youth following natural disasters: Evidence-based principles and practices. In L. Theodore (Ed), The Handbook of Applied Interventions for Children and Adolescents (pp. 31-42). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Jimerson, S. R., Brock, S. E., & Brown, J. A. (2013). Immediate school-based intervention following violent crises. In C. Franklin, Harris, M. B., & P. Allen-Meares (Eds.), The School Services Sourcebook (2nd ed., pp. 579-589). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Jimerson, S. R., Brown, J. A., Saeki, E., & Watanabe, Y., Kobayashi, T., & Hatzichristou, C. (2012). Natural disasters. In S. E. Brock & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.), Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (2nd ed., pp. 573-595). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Osher, D., Dwyer, K. P., Jimerson, S. R., & Brown, J. A. (2012). Developing safe, supportive, and effective schools: Facilitating student success to reduce school violence. In S. R. Jimerson, A. B. Nickerson, M. J. Mayer, & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice (2nd ed., pp. 27-44). New York, NY: Routledge.
Examples of Conference Presentations
Brown, J. A., Russell, S., Hattouni, E., & Jimerson, J. (2018, February). Supporting grieving students at school. Mini-skills session to be presented at the 2018 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.
Brown, J. A., Russell, S., Cyr, K., & Zuraff, H. (2018, February). Strategies for fostering resilience in underserved youth. Paper presented at the 2018 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.
Brown, J. A., Russell, S., & Jimerson, S. R. (2017, February). School-based strategies for supporting grieving students. Mini-skills session to be presented at the 2017 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.
Brown, J. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2016, February). Supporting bereaved students: Practical applications for school psychologists. Mini-skills session presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.
La Salle, T. P., Brown, J. A., Parris, L., & Wang, C. (2016, February). Student suicide prevention through school climate improvement. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.
Brown, J. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2015, August). Economical, cultural, and educational variables influencing international school psychology. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
Brown, J. A., Comerchero, V. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2015, February). Cognitive development interventions to support bereaved students. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.
Brown, J. A., Snyder, G., & Novak, M. (2015, February). It takes a village: Fostering resilience in high-risk youth. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.
Welcome to our lab website! I am an Associate Professor of Psychology and completed my doctoral degree in the combined Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to mentor students in their research and collaborate with them on publications and conference presentations. I feel fortunate to have a strong and engaged group of students. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and our dog Ulla, along with friends and family. You will often find me hiking, mountain biking, camping, and kayaking in the summer, and skiing in the winter. Montana is a beautiful place that offers a variety of outdoor activities. I also love traveling to different countries and experiencing what each culture has to offer.
Montana Association of School Psychologists
National Association of School Psychologists
American Psychological Association, Division 16 (School Psychology)