Professional Practices Related to Bullying

Bullying is a national problem that plagues many schools across the United States. However, there is a scarcity of literature regarding the professional practices of school counselors and school psychologists in addressing school bullying. Whereas numerous programs are available that address bullying in schools, there is limited research on the types of programs used by professionals in schools to address bullying. Additionally, little is known about the measures and strategies school counselors and psychologists used to identify children who engage in bullying behavior or who are targets of acts of bullying (e.g., victims). The Professional Practices Related to Bullying study was conducted by Dr. Blake and members of the PRA Lab to identify the assessment and intervention practices that school psychologists and school counselors implement to address school bullying. Data collection for this study is complete. Below please find a list of publications and presentations from this study.

Lund, E. M., Blake, J. J., Ewing, H. K., & Banks, C. S. (accepted).  School Counselors’ and School
         Psychologists’ bullying prevention and intervention strategies: A look into real world practices.  Journal of
         School Violence.

Blake, J. J., McLean, L., Gamez, B. A. & Darensbourg, A. (2011, February).  School professionals' assessment
         and intervention strategies for bullying and victimization.  Poster presented at the National Association of
         School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, California.

Jensen-Vaughan, J., Gamez, B., & Blake, J. J. (2010, October).  School-based mental health professionals’
         strategies for identifying and assessing student bullying and victimization.  Poster presented at the Texas
         Association of School Psychologists’ 18th Annual Professional Development Conference, Irving, Texas