- assessment of and intervention with children and adolescents having emotional and behavioral disorders;
- school crisis prevention and intervention;
- child and adolescent family and peer relationships.
She teaches courses in social, emotional, and behavioral assessment; psychotherapy with children; a research seminar; and an interdisciplinary course on emergency preparedness in schools. She received the National Association of School Psychologists Presidential Award in 2006 for her work on developing a standardized school crisis prevention and intervention training curriculum.
Published on Apr 18, 2013
Associate Professor Amanda Nickerson holds a Doctoral and Master of Arts in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Bates College. Her research focuses on violence prevention and intervention with an emphasis on bullying. She has also researched the critical role of parent and peer relationships, as well as strength-based assessment and intervention approaches for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. Nickerson's talk will focus on enhancing the social-emotional health of children and adolescents, emphasizing the critical strengths and skills needed for success. She will also talk about how schools and families can promote these strengths.