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Elana Bernstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School Psychology

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Counselor Education and Human Services

Contact

Email: Elana Bernstein, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-3624
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Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 629E

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Degrees

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

Licensures & Certifications

  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), #43168
  • Licensed School Psychologist (#OH3114403), Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

Courses Taught

  • EDC 514 Academic Assessment for Intervention
  • EDC 515 Academic Assessment for Intervention Practicum
  • EDC 516 Academic & Behavioral Assessment Instruments
  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA)
  • Southwest Ohio School Psychologists Association (SWOSPA)
  • Inter University Council (IUC) of Ohio School Psychology Graduate Programs

Service Activities

  • National Association of School Psychologists (Faculty Advisor to NASP Student Leader)
  • Ohio School Psychology Association (Invited Reviewer on Selection Committee for Student Scholarship Award, Conference Planning Committee Member)
  • Trainers in School Psychology (Editorial Review Board Member)
  • Inter-University Council of Ohio School Psychology Graduate Programs (President: 2019-20, Annual Ohio Intern conference Planning Committee Member: 2012, 2015, 2018)
  • Invited reviewer for Psychology in the Schools
  • Invited reviewer for School Psychology Review
  • Invited reviewer for Journal of Applied School Psychology
  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards Writing Group, Selected Member by Ohio Department of Education

Grants & Sponsored Research

  • Davies, S. C., Bernstein, E., & Daprano, C. (2017-18). Social and emotional support for students with persistent TBI symptoms. Grant from Ohio Department of Public Safety, EMS Division. Funding: $38,589.

Awards & Honors

  • University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) Outstanding Teaching Award for Clinical Faculty, 2015
  • Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) Outstanding Dissertation, April 2010

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 in school-aged youth
  • Social emotional learning – implementation and evaluation in schools

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

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.

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.

McGivern, J.E., Ray, C.E., Auster, E.R. (2008). Best practices in establishing effective relationships to facilitate positive intervention outcomes. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology (5th ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists

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.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Davies, S.C., Bernstein, E.R., & Daprano, C.M. (2019). A Qualitative inquiry of social and emotional support for students with persistent concussion symptoms. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10474412.2019.1649598 

Daprano, C.M., Davies, S.C., & Bernstein, E.R. (2019). Parent perspectives on youth sport concussion management. Journal of Amateur Sport, 5(1), 1-20.

Davies, S.C., Crenshaw, M., & Bernstein, E.R. (2019). A Qualitative examination of college disability services for students with traumatic brain injuries. The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 32(2), 133-146.

Bernstein, E.R., & Davies, S.C. (2018). Persistent social–emotional symptoms following a concussion: Recommendations for school psychology practice. School Psychology Forum: Research in Practice, 12(4), 106-117.

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0143034315592664

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. https://ecommons.udayton.edu/edc_fac_pub/11

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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/42899884

Publications in professional organization newspapers, magazines and other periodicals

Bernstein, E.R. (2019). The graduate assistantship program at UD: An overview. Fall newsletter of the Southwest Ohio School Psychologists Association (SWOSPA).

Bernstein, E.R. (2019). Contributed content to article entitled: Keep calm and parent on: Helping your child manage anxiety, worry-free by Wendi Williams, contributor to Dayton Parent Magazine.

Davies, S.C., & Bernstein, E.R. (2019). Social and emotional support for students with persistent concussion symptoms. The Ohio School Psychologist (TOSP), 63(2), 17-19.

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).

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

Peer-Refereed

Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2020). Enhancing consultation skills to support students with anxiety in schools. A practitioner conversation session accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Baltimore, MD.

Dalpiaz, A., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2020). The relationship among social media use, media literacy and anxiety. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Baltimore, MD.

Dudley, B., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2020). Teachers’ perceptions and school discipline: Does race matter? A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Baltimore, MD.

Wohlgamuth, T., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2020). Teaching SEL alongside Language Arts: A Qualitative Evaluation of Feasibility. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Baltimore, MD.

Bernstein, E.R., & Davies, S.C. (Feb 2019). Social and emotional support for students with persistent TBI symptoms. A paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

Tipple, C., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2019). Teachers’ knowledge of suicide warning signs and risk factors. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

Berlin, K., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2019). Examination of the relationship between growth mindset and psychological well-being. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

Bernstein, E.R., & Christner, R. (Feb 2018). Case conceptualizations to drive modular CBT interventions in schools. A mini-skills workshop accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Ameigh, A., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2018). The Sparkle Effect: Impact on Adolescent Self-Esteem and Social Relationships. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Lazarte, K.O., & Bernstein, E.R. (Feb 2018). Thinking Outside the (Worry) Box for Tier Two Anxiety Interventions. A poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

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., 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. (Feb 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. (Feb 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. (Feb 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. (Feb 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. (Apr 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. (Feb 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.

Invited Lectures & Presentations

Bernstein, E.R. (Nov 2018). Presentation on self-care for school psychologists attending the monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Educational Service Center, Dayton, Ohio.

Bernstein, E.R. (Sep 2018). Basics of Single Case Designs: Internal Validity, External Validity, and Visual Analysis. Guest Lecture in SPSY8012: Behavioral Research and Accountability Methods, University of Cincinnati. Instructor: Dr. Danny Newman, Assistant Professor in School Psychology.

Bernstein, E.R., & Kuebel, L.A. (Fall 2017). School Psychologists’ Perspectives on Dyslexia Identification & Services in Ohio. Guest Lecture. Course: EDT 467/567 - Advanced Phonics and Multisensory Instruction; Instructor: Karen Swisher, Course Instructor. University of Dayton, Department of Teacher Education.

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