Elana Bernstein, Ph.D.

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Elana Bernstein, Ph.D.

Clinical Faculty, School Psychology

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • EDC 516 Academic & Behavioral Assessment for Intervention
  • EDC 541 Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • EDC 548 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • EDC 568 Research & Evaluation in Human Services
  • EDC 610 Social & Behavioral Assessment for Intervention
  • EDC 611 Social & Behavioral Assessment for Intervention Practicum
  • EDC 710, 711, & 712 Internship in School Psychology
  • EDC 800 Thesis

Degrees

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan

Professional Activities

  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Ohio School Psychology Association
  • Southwest Ohio School Psychology Association
  • Trainers in School Psychology
  • Inter-University Council

Service Activities

  • School of Education & Health Sciences, Technology Committee, Member
  • School of Education & Health Sciences, Graduate Academic Affairs Committee, Member
  • School of Education & Health Sciences, CAEP Accreditation Committee, Member
  • Accreditation Program Report Writer for NASP Accreditation
  • Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA), Conference Planning Committee, Member
  • Trainers in School Psychology, Trainers' Forum, Editorial Review Board, Member

Research Interests

  • Transportability of evidence-based anxiety interventions to school settings
  • Teacher training to identify anxiety in students for the purpose of early intervention
  • Evidence-based interventions and mental health programming in schools
  • Prevention and early identification of anxiety problems in school-aged youth

Selected Publications

Christner, R.W., & Bernstein, E.R. (2016). Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy (CBGT) for Children and Adolescents. In: C. Haen & S. Aronson (Eds.), The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy. New York: Routledge.

Davies, S.C., Lewis, A.A., Anderson, A.E., & Bernstein, E.R. (2015). The development of intercultural competency in school psychology graduate students. School Psychology International, 36(4), 375-392.

Aldridge, M. J., Bernstein, E. R., & Davies, S. C. (2014).  Graduate preparation of school psychologists in serving English language learners. Trainers’ Forum, 33 (2), 42-70. 

McGivern, J.E., Ray, C.E., Bernstein, E.R. (2014). Best practices in establishing effective relationships to facilitate positive intervention outcomes. In P. L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology: Data-based and collaborative decision making. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Bernstein, E.R. (May 2013). What to do for anxious kids? Applications of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in schools. Spring newsletter of the Southwest Ohio School Psychologists Association (SWOSPA).

Morris, R.J., Kratochwill, T.R., Schoenfield, G., & Auster, E.R. (2007). Childhood fears, phobias, and related anxieties. In: R.J. Morris & T.R. Kratochwill (Eds.), The practice of child therapy, 4th Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Auster, E.R., Feeney-Kettler, K.A., & Kratochwill, T.R. (2006). Conjoint behavioral consultation: Application to the school-based treatment of anxiety disorders.Education and Treatment of Children, 29, 243-256.

Feeney-Kettler, K.A., Auster, E.R., & Kratochwill, T.R. (2005). School-based assessment and treatment of anxiety: A commentary. The Child and Adolescent Anxiety Special Interest Group Newsletter, 4, 26-27.

Selected Professional Presentations

Ferris, C., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2017). Evaluation of an Intervention for Children with ASD and Anxiety. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

Jones, B., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2017). Canine Assisted Reading Interventions: Attitudes and Perceptions of Educators. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

Kuebel, L.A., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2017). Effectiveness of Social Skills Curricula on Preschoolers’ Social-Emotional Functioning. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

Burdiss, L., Welch, M., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2016). Effectiveness of Anxiety Interventions for Students who are Twice Exceptional. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Stidham, K., & Bernstein, E.R. (Apr 2015). Teachers’ Perceptions of Educating Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. A poster accepted for presentation at the biannual meeting of the Ohio School Psychologists Association, Columbus, OH.

Bernstein, E.R., & Deacon, S. (Feb 2015). Training Teachers to Accurately Identify Students with Anxiety. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Stidham, K., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2015). Teachers’ Perceptions of Educating Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Thomas, M.C., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2015). Treating students with selective mutism: Applications for School Psychologists. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Bernstein, E.R. (November 2014). Early Identification and Support for Students with Anxiety: The Role of the School Nurse. An invited workshop presented at the 28thAnnual School Health Workshop sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (CCHMC), Cincinnati, OH.

Bernstein, E.R., Fletcher, B., & Gosser, B. (Feb 2014). Current practices for anxious students: A survey of school psychologists. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington DC.

Flynn, L.N., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2014). School Psychologists’ Use and Awareness of Social-Emotional Learning Programs. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington DC.

Hubbard, K.N., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2014).  Barriers to family involvement in schools: exploring the voice of the urban, high poverty family. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington DC.

Ayers, J., Bernstein, E.R., & Davies, S.C. (February 2013). What factors do parents consider when deciding to enroll or withhold their late-birthday child in kindergarten? A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

Aldridge, M.J., Bernstein, E.R., & Davies, S.C. (February 2013). Preparation of school psychologists to serve English language learning students. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

Bernstein, E.R., Aldridge, M.J., & May, J. (February 2013). Cognitive behavioral strategies for working with anxious youth in schools. A mini-skills workshop accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

Schanding, G.T., Bernstein, E.R., & Coffee, G. (February 2013). Early childhood education: Evidence-based multi-tiered service delivery. A mini-skills workshop accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

Davies, S.C., Bernstein, E.R., Aldridge, M.J., & May, J.M. (April 2012). The Importance of Cultural Immersion in Advancing Cultural Competency in School Psychology Graduate Students. A poster accepted for presentation at the biannual meeting of the Ohio School Psychologists Association, Columbus, OH.

Davies, S.C., Bernstein, E.R., & Aldridge, M.J. (February 2012). A Cultural Immersion Program for School Psychology Graduate Students. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.