Elana Bernstein

Contact Information

  • Email: Elana Bernstein
  • Phone: 937-229-3624
  • Location: College Park Center, Room 629E

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Elana Bernstein

Clinical Faculty, School Psychology

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • EDC 510 Consultation in the Schools
  • EDC 511 Consultation Practicum
  • EDC 548 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • EDC 610 Social & Behavioral Assessment for Intervention
  • EDC 611 Social & Behavioral Assessment for Intervention Practicum
  • EDC 710 Internship in School Psychology
  • EDC 800 Thesis

Degrees

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Wisconsin
  • M.S., School Psychology, University of Wisconsin
  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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 28th Annual 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.