Dr. Amy-Jane Griffiths

Dr. Amy-Jane Griffiths

Assistant Professor
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Expertise: Transition Skills for Young Adults; psychological well-being; Academic and Behavioral Intervention; STEM programs for youth with disabilities; Autism Specturm Disorders; Disabilities and Employment;
Office Location: Reeves Hall 220
Education:
Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Master of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D.

Biography

Education:

Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA    

M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

B.A. Psychology, Chapman University, Orange, CA

 

Bio

Amy-Jane Griffiths, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 24536) and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She obtained her doctorate in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Griffiths is an Assistant Professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies and a research affiliate at the Thompson Policy Institute. Prior to her work at Chapman University, Dr. Griffiths served as a director for an intervention program designed to support teens and young adults with disabilities as they transition into adulthood. Scholarly and research interests include: student engagement, psychological well-being and mental health, targeted interventions for students with behavioral concerns, program evaluation, and supporting positive transition outcomes for youth with disabilities.

 

Recent Publications include:

Griffiths, A.J., Giannantonio, C.M., Hurley-Hanson, A.E., & Cardinal, D. (2016). Autism in the Workplace: Assessing the transition needs of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Business and Management.

Griffiths, A.J., & Hart, S. (2016). DSM 5 and School Psychology: Conduct Disorder. NASP Communiqué.

Hanson, T., Griffiths, A. J., & Furlong, M. (2012). The Impact of Safe Schools/Healthy Students Funding on Student Wellbeing: A California Consortium Cross-Site Analysis. The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice (2nd Edition).

Griffiths, A.J., Lilles, E., Furlong, M., & Sidwha, J. (2012). The Relations of Adolescent Student Engagement with Troubling and High-Risk Behaviors". In S. L. Christenson, A. L. Reschly, & C. Wylie (Eds.), The Handbook of Research on Student Engagement (chap. 27). New York, NY: Springer Science. 2012

Morrison, G. M., You, S., Sharkey, J. D., Felix, E. D., & Griffiths, A. J. (2012). Mediation of school bonding and peer norms on the reciprocal effects of friend victimization and problem behavior. School Psychology International, 1–20.

Sharkey, J. D., Sukkyung, Y., Morrison, G. M., & Griffiths, A. J. (2010). Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 Parent Report: Exploring a Spanish Version with At-Risk Students. Behavioral Disorders, 35,1.

Lilles, E., Griffiths, A. J., Lee, A., Cardenas, S., Chacko, Y., & Jimerson, S. R. (2008). A consultation model to facilitate reading success. The California School Psychologist, 13, 19-32.

Griffiths, A.J., Sharkey, J.D., Furlong, M. J. (2008). Targeted threat assessment: Ethical considerations for school psychologists. School Psychology Forum: Research in Practice, 2, 1-13.

Griffiths, A.J., Parson, L. B., Burns, M. K. & VanDerHeyden, A. M. (2007). Response to Intervention: Research for Practice. National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

Griffiths, A.J., VanDerHeyden, A. M., Parson, L. B., & Burns, M. K. (2006). Practical applications of response-to-intervention research. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 32(1), 50–57. 

Flowers, J. V., Schandler, S. L., Griffiths, A. J., & Ritchey, K. M. (Spring, 2005). Response to and recollection of the portrayal of psychotherapists in movies. Amplifier: Quarterly Journal of the Division of Media Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 16.

Schandler, S. L., Smith, A. L., Griffiths, A. J., Nicola-Menke, G., & Cohen, M. J. (2003). Stimulus Augmentation and Resistance to Startle Habituation in Adult Children of Alcoholics. Published Abstract, Society of Psychophysiological Research.

Furlong, M. J. & Griffiths, A.J. (2010) Review of the Chronic Violent Behavior Risk and Needs Assessment-2, Lincoln, NE: Buros Mental Measurement Yearbook.

Griffiths, A.J., VanDerHeyden, A.M., Skokut, M., & Lilles, E. (2009). Progress Monitoring in Oral Reading Fluency within the Context of RTI. School Psychology Quarterly, 24(1), 13-23.

Griffiths, A.J., Sharkey, J. D., & Furlong, M. J. (2009). Student engagement and positive school adaptation. In R. Gilman, E. S. Huebner, & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology in the schools (pp. 197-212). New York: Routledge.

 

Recent Presentations include:

Griffiths, A.J.  (2014). Building a meaningful life: Helping youth with exceptional needs find hope, health, and happiness. Invited presentation at the 2013 Advance LA Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Griffiths, A.J., McKinnon, K., Taitz, H., & Izumi, J. (2014). Interagency collaboration: Working together to improve behavior intervention outcomes for children with ASD. Paper to be presented at the 2014 meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Chicago, IL

Griffiths, A.J. & Round, R. (2014). Conducting a comprehensive autism spectrum disorder assessment in the schools. Paper presented at the 2014 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.

Griffiths, A.J., & Round, R.L. (2013). Promoting Fulfilling Futures: Assessing Transition-Readiness in Students with ASD. Mini-Skills Presentation presented at the 2013 meeting of the California Association of School Psychologists, Newport, CA.

Griffiths, A.J.  (2013). Innovations in Transition: Evidence-based approaches to transition planning. Invited presentation at the 2013 Advance LA Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Round, R.L., & Griffiths, A.J. (2013). Tools for Transition: Using Self-Monitoring to Increase Independent Living Skills in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster accepted to be presented at the 2013 meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Autism Conference, Portland, OR.

Griffiths, A.J. & Round, R. (2013). Thriving in Transition: A strengths-based approach to transition planning. Mini Skills Workshop presented at the 2013 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

Griffiths, A.J. (2012). Thriving in transition: Creating a plan for success for teens and young adults with learning differences. Paper presented at the 2012 The Help Group’s Summit Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Griffiths, A.J. (2012). The building blocks of transition: Creating a plan for success. Paper presented at the 2012 Advance LA Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Griffiths, A.J., & Hoefflin, K. (2012). Using self-monitoring to increase self-care behaviors of young adults with ASD. Poster presented at the 2012 meeting of the Applied Behavior Analysis International Autism Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Griffiths, A.J., & Romeyn, J. (2011). Applying a positive behavior support treatment model with adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Poster presented at the 2011 meeting of the Applied Behavior Analysis International Autism Conference, Washington, DC.

Griffiths, A.J., Furlong, M. J., & Chavez Lopez, L. (2009). Youth in Alternative Education: Characteristics, Challenges, and the Implementation of a School-Wide Positive Behavior Support System. Paper presented at the 2009 meeting of the California Association of School Psychologists, Riverside, CA.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Griffiths, A.J., Giannantonio, C.M., Hurley-Hanson, A.E., & Cardinal, D. (2016). Autism in the Workplace: Assessing the transition needs of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Business and Management.
Griffiths, A.J., & Hart, S. (2016). DSM-5 and School Psychology: Conduct Disorder. NASP Communiqué.
Hanson, T., Griffiths, A. J., & Furlong, M. (2012). The Impact of Safe Schools/Healthy Students Funding on Student Wellbeing: A California Consortium Cross-Site Analysis. The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice (2nd Edition).
Griffiths, A.J., Lilles, E., Furlong, M., & Sidwha, J. (2012). The Relations of Adolescent Student Engagement with Troubling and High-Risk Behaviors. In S. L. Christenson, A. L. Reschly, & C. Wylie (Eds.), The Handbook of Research on Student Engagement (chap. 27). New York, NY: Springer Science. 2012
Morrison, G. M., You, S., Sharkey, J. D., Felix, E. D., & Griffiths, A. J. (2012). Mediation of school bonding and peer norms on the reciprocal effects of friend victimization and problem behavior. School Psychology International, 1–20.