School Psychology Workshops



School Psychology

The National Association of School Psychologists has outlined 10 Domains of Professional Practice in its Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services. These 10 Domains address the many skills school psychologists are expected to have when practicing in the schools as well as provide a structure to ensure well-rounded training programs and professional development. Please join us for a series of the continuation of the trainings that began at UA Chandler last year and which each address one of 10 domains. Each training will strive to provide a balance of research based information and practical ways to implement best practices in the schools.


The five workshops will be as follows: (Click on links for more information and to register)

January 30, 2017

 9am – 12pm


Domain 8: Diversity in Development and Learning:

School Psychologists and Culturally Competent Practice

January 30, 2017

 1pm - 4pm


Domain 5: School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning:

The Roles of Teachers in Students’ Social and Emotional Adjustment

April 14, 2017

 9am - 12pm

 Domain 10: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice - Let Me Get Back To You On That 

April 14, 2017

 1pm - 4pm

 Domain 6: Preventive and Responsive Services 



Location: The location will be the same for all trainings -- Chandler City Hall. The address is 175 S. Arizona Avenue Chandler , AZ 85225. Training Room B, 2nd Floor. 

Cost: $35 per workshop


Program Director: 

The five (5) half-day workshops will be developed and presented under the direction of Marsha Spencer, PhD, NCSP, Assistant Professor of Practice, School Psychology Program and Assistant Program Coordinator, UA Chandler EdS Program. Individual workshops will be taught by professionals in the field of school psychology and crisis prevention/intervention. 


DOMAIN 8 Speakers:

Dr. Dalia Rostenberg obtained her BA in Psychology and her MA in School Psychology at the University of Texas-Pan American. Dr. Rostenberg earned her MA and PhD in Educational Psychology, emphasis in School Psychology, at Arizona State University. Dr. Rostenberg is currently the Lead Psychologist in the Isaac School District where she actively supervises school psychology graduate students, assists with development of district programs, manages her own case load of students and works to increase the cultural competence of professionals working in the schools. Dr. Rostenberg is a bilingual psychologist with expertise in the areas of bilingual and multicultural evaluations. Dr. Rostenberg is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Arizona’s school psychology training program at UA Chandler where she teaches courses on Diversity in School Psychology and Early Childhood Assessment.


Dr. Yadira Flores obtained her BA in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Flores obtained her MA and PhD in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in School Psychology at Arizona State University. She leverages her knowledge and experience in schools to share culturally responsive education and behavior practices to help students prosper. As a Nationally Certified School Psychologist she is an expert in bilingual assessments, school-wide systems and evidence-based learning strategies that impact teacher effectiveness and student’s health and well-being. Dr. Flores is a practicing school psychologist and consults with districts implementing PBIS. 


DOMAIN 5 Speaker:

Dr. Jina Yoon earned her MA and PhD in School Psychology at Texas A & M University. Dr. Yoon completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Scott & White Hospital, College Station, Texas with a specialization in Child Clinical Psychology. Dr. Yoon is currently the training director at the University of Arizona School Psychology Training Program. Her research and publications focus on topics such as cyberbullying, the role of teachers in school violence and bullying prevention, and peer victimization. Dr. Yoon regularly presents on these topics for National, State and Local training events.  


DOMAIN 10 Speakers:

Dr. Buchsbaum received his B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, his M.A. in School Psychology from Northern Arizona University, and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Buchsbaum has worked for the Tempe Elementary School District (TD3) as a School Psychologist for the past seven years and is currently serving as Co-Chair of the School Psychologists in the Student Support department for TD3. He is also currently an Assistant Professor of Practice for the UA-Chandler Ed.S. Program in School Psychology. Dr. Buchsbaum’s teaching interests focus on behavior modification and ethics in the field of School Psychology as well as employing best practices in the field. Beyond teaching graduate students, he also works to provide ongoing educational opportunities to practicing school psychologists. 

Dr. Marsha Spencer earned her BS in Psychology and Sociology at Iowa State University and went on to earn her MA and PhD in Educational Psychology (emphasis in School Psychology) at Arizona State University. Dr. Spencer has worked as a practicing school psychologist in the Tempe Elementary School District and the Mesa Public Schools. She has been working as the Assistant Program Coordinator for the UA Chandler School Psychology Program since 2012. Dr. Spencer’s teaching and professional interests are in the areas of psychoeducational assessment, effective report writing and supervision practices for graduate students in training and early career psychologists. 


DOMAIN 6 Speaker:

Dr. Sulkowski is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Arizona. He received his doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Florida in 2011. Dr. Sulkowski completed his predoctoral internship in the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium, an APA accredited and APPIC approved internship program based in the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. In the spring of 2012, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry at the University of South Florida, a specialty center for pediatric research and evidence-based treatment.

For his research, scholarship, and professional service, Dr. Sulkowski has received awards from the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the American Academy of School Psychology, the Florida Association of School Psychologists, the College of Education at the University of Florida, the University of Florida Alumni Association, the American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (APA Division 55), and the Society for General Psychology (APA Division 1). Dr. Sulkowski also is the Co-Chair for the NASP Early Career Workgroup and he is on the editorial board for the International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, the Journal of School Psychology, and School Psychology Quarterly. Lastly, Dr. Sulkowski is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), he is credentialed as a School Psychologist in Arizona, and he also is licensed as a Psychologist in the same state.