» Dr. Kelly S. Kennedy
Associate Professor, Associate Editor, Contemporary School Psychology

College of Educational Studies
Dr. Kelly S. Kennedy
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Education
University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Science
University of California, Santa Barbara, Master of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D.
Biography
Kelly (Graydon) Kennedy joined the faculty of the College of Educational Studies in 2007.  She teachers primarily in the School Counseling and School Psychology graduate programs.  Dr. Kennedy's courses include school psychology practicum (fieldwork), group counseling, multicultural counseling, assessment (doctoral level), and research methods (doctoral level).  She has also taught a travel course (interterm to Guatemala in 2010), and is planning another for the summer of 2012 (Cambodia and Vietnam).  In addition to mentoring M.A. and Ed.S students, Dr. Kennedy works with students in the Ph.D. in Education program, as a mentor and dissertation committee member and chair.

Dr. Kennedy's scholarly interests include: grade retention, program evaluation, best practices in alternative education settings, delinquency, recidivism of juvenile offenders, strength-based school psychology, culturally competent practice, LGBTQ students, and the international practice of school psychology.  She is a member of CASP-V (the Consortium to Advance School Psychology in Vietnam) and has facilitated a training workshop on school psychology in Ho Chi Minh City.  Dr. Kennedy has recently co-authored a book on school-based supports for LGBTQ students (Responsive School Practices to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students and Families), which will be released in early 2012.

Scholarly Research Interests:

Supporting LGBTQ youth in school settings, teaching multicultural competence in school psychologists and school counselors, and the international practice of school psychology.

Recent Publications and Presentations:

Kennedy, K. (under review). Accessing community resources: Providing support for all.  In E. Fisher & K. Kermosa-Hawkins (Eds.) Creating school environments to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and families: A handbook for school professionals. New York: Routledge.
 
Fisher, E. & Kennedy, K. (2012, August).  Developing positive school and classroom climates for LGBTQ students and families.  Workshop presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Fisher, E. & Kennedy, K. (2012, March).  Strategies for individual counseling with LGBTQ students.  Workshop presented at the California Association of School Psychologists Convention, Costa Mesa, CA.

Fisher, E., & Kennedy, K. (2012).  Responsive practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and families. New York: Routledge.

Dodd, J. L, Campo, A.,  Montgomery, J. & Kennedy, K. (2011). Perspective-taking through narratives: An intervention for students with ASD. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 33(1), 23-33.
 
Fisher, E., Kennedy, K., & Morrison, G. (2011).  Contemporary approaches to assessing school discipline.  In S. Jimerson, A. Nickerson, M. Mayer, & M. Furlong (Eds.) Handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice, 2nd Edition (pp. 305-316).  New York: Routledge.
 
Busse, R.T., & Kennedy K. (2011, April).  Methods of assessing response to intervention.  Presented at the California Association of School Psychologists Convention, Costa Mesa, CA.

Kennedy, K. & Komosa-Hawkins, K. (2011, April). Creating school environments to support LGBT students and families. Workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Chicago, IL.

Kennedy, K. & Fisher, E. (2010). Bisexual students in secondary schools: understanding unique experiences and developing responsive practices.  Journal of Bisexuality, 10, 472-485.

Graydon, K., Belisle, V., & Olvera, P. (2010, June). Navigating the job hunt and thriving as a new school psychologist.  Presented at the California Association of School Psychologists Convention, Azusa, CA.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Kennedy, K., McGill, R., & Busse, R. (under review). Utilizing single-case design to assess school counseling intervention outcomes. Submitted with revisions to: Professional School Counseling
Busse, R., McGill, R., & Kennedy, K. (2014). Methods for assessing single-case intervention outcomes. Contemporary School Psychology, 18. doi:10.1007/s40688-014-0025-7
Editor, Trainers' Forum
Associate Editor, Contemporary School Psychology
Kennedy, K. (2013). Accessing community resources: Providing support for all. In E. Fisher & K. Kermosa-Hawkins (Eds.) Creating school environments to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and families: A handbook for school professionals (pp. 243-255). New York: Routledge.
Busse, R., Carriere, J.A., Hass, M., & Kennedy, K. (2013). Assessing intern impact factors for program evaluation and improvement. Trainers’ Forum, 31(2), 61-70.
Fisher, E., & Kennedy, K. (2012). Responsive practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and families. New York: Routledge.
Giess, S., Rivers, K., Kennedy, K., & Lombardino, L. (2012). Effects of multisensory phonics-based training on the word recognition and spelling skills of adolescents with reading disabilities. International Journal of Special Education, 12(1), 1-15.
Fisher, E., Kennedy, K., & Morrison, G. (2011). Contemporary approaches to assessing school discipline. In S. Jimerson, A. Nickerson, M. Mayer, & M. Furlong (Eds.) Handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice, 2nd Edition (pp. 305-316). New York: Routledge.
Dodd, J. L, Campo, A., Montgomery, J. & Kennedy, K. (2011). Perspective-taking through narratives: An intervention for students with ASD. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 33(1), 23-33.
Graydon, K. S., Jimerson, S. R., & Fisher, E. S. (2010) Death and grief in the family: Providing support at school. In A. S. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.). Helping children at home and school: Handouts from your school psychologist (3rd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Graydon, K. S., Jimerson, S. R., & Fisher, E. S. (2010). Death and grief in the family: Tips for parents. In A. S. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.). Helping children at home and school: Handouts from your school psychologist (3rd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Fisher, E. S., Jimerson, S. R., Barrett, B. N., & Graydon, K. S. (2010). Crisis: Helping children cope with grief and loss. In A. S. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.). Helping children at home and school: Handouts from your school psychologist (3rd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Kennedy, K. & Fisher, E. (2010). Bisexual students in secondary schools: understanding unique experiences and developing responsive practices. Journal of Bisexuality, 10, 472-485.
Hass, M., & Graydon, K. (2009). Sources of resiliency among foster youth. Child and Youth Services Review, 31 (4), 457-463.