Faculty Profiles

Dr. Shannon Suldo

Dr. Shannon Suldo, Ph.D., Professor and director of clinical training

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Phone: (813) 974-2223 
Email: suldo@usf.edu

Dr. Shannon Suldo is a Professor of School Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist (PY #7704, Florida). She graduated with a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2004. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2007, she completed post-doctoral clinical work in Hillsborough County Public Schools, where she provided comprehensive mental health services (individual, group, and family counseling; teacher consultation; classroom management) to adolescents identified as having emotional and/or behavioral disorders.

Dr. Suldo's research interests include positive psychology applied to youth, including children and adolescents’ subjective well-being (e.g., positive indicators of well-being and a dual-factor model of mental health, interventions to promote students' subjective well-being, how adolescents' mental health is influenced by parent-child and student-teacher relationships), the social-emotional functioning of high school students participating in accelerated curricula such as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, and the provision of evidence-based school mental health services in a multi-tiered framework. She is an Associate Editor of School Mental Health, and on the editorial boards of School Psychology Review, Journal of School Psychology, Journal of Happiness Studies, and Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Dr. Suldo’s research on youth subjective well-being is summarized in her 2016 book “Promoting Student Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions in Schools.” This book is available as a print or e-book, through Guilford Press. To take advantage of a special offer from Guilford Press to Save 20 percent on this title, visit the Guilford Press website.

Courses Taught

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Article of the Year, School Psychology Review, 2016
  • Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award, USF Research & Innovation, 2016
  • Member, Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP), 2015
  • Reviewer of the Year Award, Journal of School Psychology, 2009
  • Lightner Witmer Award, presented by Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, 2009
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Article of the Year, School Psychology Review editorial board, 2008
  • Nominee, Early Career Teaching Award, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2006
  • Early Career Scholar, School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference, 2005
  • Outstanding Article of the Year, School Psychology Review editorial board, 2004
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Dissertation, International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, 2004
  • Ralph Tindall Fellowship, $2000 dissertation funding, presented by the USC Psychology Dept., 2003

Grants

Principal Investigator for a grant entitled “Facilitating Academic Success and Emotional Well-Being among High School Students in Accelerated Curricula,” funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences (IES). August 2015. Amount Awarded = $1,500,000. R305A150543

Principal investigator for a grant entitled “Intrapersonal Factors Associated with Academic Success among High School Students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (AP-IB) Programs,” funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences (IES). July 2010. Amount Awarded = $1,018,356. R305A100911

Co-principal investigator for a grant entitled “Increasing Middle School Students’ Happiness: Efficacy of a Positive Psychology Group Intervention” funded by the USF Collaborative for Children, Families, and Communities.  July 2007. Amount Awarded = $15,000.

Principal investigator for a grant entitled “Barriers to the Provision of Mental Health Services in Schools: Implications for Trainers of School Psychologists" funded by the USF College of Education Mini-Grant Competition. May 2006. Amount Awarded = $5,000.

Principal investigator for a grant entitled “A Comparison of the Mental Health of Students in International Baccalaureate and General Education Programs in Florida High Schools” funded by the USF New Researcher Grant Competition. December 2005. Amount Awarded = $9,980.34.

Principal investigator for a grant entitled “Dual-Factor Model of Mental Health in Youth: Prediction of Physical Health, Educational, and Social Outcomes” funded by the Pediatric Clinical Research Center (All Children’s Hospital- St. Pete). August 2005. Amount Awarded = $20,000.

Co-principal investigator for a grant entitled “An Examination of the Psychological Well-Being of Students in Bartow High School’s International Baccalaureate and General Education Programs” funded by the Pediatric USF Collaborative for Children, Families, and Communities. July 2005. Amount Awarded = $15,000.

Publications

Chapters in Books

Suldo, S. M., Parker, J. Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., & O’Brennan, L. (in press). Mental health interventions.  In J. Fredricks, A. Reschly, & S. Christenson (Eds.), Handbook of Student Engagement Interventions: Working with Disengaged Youth. Elsevier Press.

Suldo, S. M., Hearon+, B. V., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (2018). Examining gifted students’ mental health through the lens of positive psychology. In S. I. Pfeiffer, E. Shaunessy-Dedrick, & M. Foley-Nicpon (Eds.), APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent (pp. 433-449). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/0000038-028

Suldo, S. M. (2016). Promoting student happiness: Positive psychology interventions in schools. Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series. New York: Guilford. View publication website

Suldo, S. M., & Ogg, J. (2014). Best practices in interventions for anxiety-based school refusal. In P.L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology: Student-level services (6th ed; pp. 365 – 380). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Suldo, S. M., Bateman, L., & Gelley, C. D. (2014). Understanding and promoting school satisfaction in children and adolescents. In M. J. Furlong, R. Gilman, and E. S. Huebner (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools (2nd ed; pp. 365-380). New York: Routledge.

Suldo, S. M., Bateman, L., & McMahan, M. (2014). School satisfaction. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 5707 – 5712). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Suldo, S. M., & Fefer, S. A. (2013). Parent-child relationships and well-being. In C. Proctor and P. A. Linley (Eds.), Research, Applications and Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Perspective (pp. 131 – 147). doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6398-2_8.  Springer.

Suldo, S. M., Huebner, E. S., Savage, J., & Thalji, A. (2011). Promoting subjective well-being.  In M. Bray & T. Kehle (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of School Psychology (pp. 504-522). New York: Oxford University Press.

Suldo, S. M. (2009). Parent-child relationships.  In R. Gilman, E. S. Huebner, & M. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology in the Schools (pp. 245 – 256). New York: Routledge.

Suldo, S. M., Huebner, E. S., Friedrich, A. A., & Gilman, R. (2009). Life satisfaction.  In R. Gilman, E. S. Huebner, & M. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology in the Schools (pp. 27 – 35).  New York: Routledge.

Huebner, E. S., Gilman, R., & Suldo, S. M. (2007). Assessing perceived quality of life in  children and youth. In S. R. Smith & L. Handler (Eds.), Clinical assessment of children and adolescents: A practitioner’s guide (pp. 347 – 363) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., & Gilman, R. (2006). Life satisfaction. In G. Bear & K. Minke (Eds.), Children’s needs III: Development, prevention, and correction (pp. 357 – 368).  Bethesda, MD: NASP.

Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., & Valois, R. F. (2005) Children’s life satisfaction. In K. A. Anderson & L. H. Lippman (Eds.), What do children need to flourish? Conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development. New York: Springer, 41 – 59.

Huebner, E. S., Nagle, R. J. & Suldo, S. M. (2003). Quality of life assessment in child and adolescent health care: The Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS). In J. Sirgy, D. Rahtz, & A. C. Samli (Eds.), Advances in Quality-of-Life Theory and Research. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Press, 179 – 190.

Journal Articles

Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Ferron, J., & Dedrick, R. (2018). Predictors of success among high school students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. Gifted Child Quarterly, 62 (4), 350-373. doi: 10.1177/0016986218758443

Wingate, E. J., Suldo, S. M., & Peterson, R. K. S. (2018). Monitoring and fostering elementary school students' life satisfaction: A case study. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 34 (2), 180-200. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2017.1403399

Roth, R., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (2017). Improving middle school students’ subjective well-being: Efficacy of a multi-component positive psychology intervention targeting small groups of youth and parents. School Psychology Review, 46 (1), 21-41. doi: 10.17105/10.17105/SPR46-1.21-41

Suldo, S. M., Thalji-Raitano, A., Kiefer, S. M., & Ferron, J. M. (2016). Conceptualizing high school students’ mental health through a dual-factor model. School Psychology Review, 45(4), 434-457. doi: 10.17105/SPR45-4.434-457

Ogg, J., Bateman, L., Dedrick, R., & Suldo, S. M. (2016). The relationship between life satisfaction and ADHD symptoms in middle school students: Using a bifactor model. Journal of Attention Disorders 20 (5), 390-399 doi: 10.1177/1087054714521292

Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., Bander, B., McCullough, M., Garofano, J., Roth, R., & Tan, S. (2015). Increasing elementary school students’ subjective well-being through a classwide positive psychology intervention: Results of a pilot study. Contemporary School Psychology, 19 (4), 300-311. doi: 10.1007/s40688-015-0061-y

Suldo, S. M., Minch, D. R., & Hearon, B. V. (2015). Adolescent life satisfaction and personality characteristics: Investigating relationships using a Five Factor Model. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16 (4), 965-983. doi: 10.1007/s10902-014-9544-1

Suldo, S. M., Dedrick, R. F., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Roth, R., & Ferron, J. (2015). Development and initial validation of the Student Rating of Environmental Stressors Scale (StRESS): Stressors faced by students in accelerated high school curricula. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33 (4), 339-356. doi: 10.1177/0734282914552164

Suldo, S. M., Dedrick, R. F., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Fefer, S.A., & Ferron, J. (2015). Development and initial validation of the Coping with Academic Demands Scale (CADS): How students in accelerated high school curricula cope with school-related stressors. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33 (4) 339-356. doi: 10.1177/0734282914552165

Suldo, S. M., Gelley, C. D., Roth, R. A., & Bateman, L. P. (2015). Influence of peer social experiences on positive and negative indicators of mental health among high school students. Psychology in the Schools, 52 (5), 431-446. doi: 10.1002/pits.21834

Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., Roth, R., & Fefer, S. A. (2015). Students’ perceptions of factors that contribute to risk and success in accelerated high school curricula. High School Journal, 98 (2), 109-137.

Dedrick, R., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (2015). Psychometric properties of the School Attitude Assessment Survey- Revised with International Baccalaureate (IB) high school students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 59 (1), 38-54. doi: 10.1177/0016986214559596

Cunningham, J. & Suldo, S. M. (2014). Accuracy of teachers in identifying elementary school students who report at-risk levels of anxiety and depression. School Mental Health, 6 (4), 237-250. doi: 10.1007/s12310-014-9125-9

Suldo, S. M., Frank, M. J., Chappel, A. M., Albers, M. M., & Bateman, L. P. (2014). American high school students’ perceptions of determinants of life satisfaction. Social Indicators Research, 118, (485-514). doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0436-2

Volpe, R. J. & Suldo, S. M. (2014). Introduction to the special issue on theoretical frameworks in school psychological intervention research: Interdisciplinary perspectives and future directions. School Psychology Review, 43 (2), 115 – 118.

Suldo, S. M., Gormley, M., DuPaul, G., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2014). The impact of school mental health on student and school-level academic outcomes: Current status of the research and future directions. School Mental Health, 6 (2), 84 - 98. doi: 10.1007/s12310-013-9116

Suldo, S. M., & Savage, J. A., & Mercer, S. (2014). Increasing middle school students’ life satisfaction: Efficacy of a positive psychology group intervention. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 19 – 42. doi: 10.1007/s10902-013-9414-2

Chappel, A., Suldo, S. M., & Ogg, J. (2014). Associations between adolescents’ family stressors and life satisfaction. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23 (1), 76 – 84. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9687-9

Suldo, S. M., McMahan, M. M., Chappel, A. M., & Bateman, L. P. (2014). Evaluation of the Teacher-Student Relationship Inventory in American high school students. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32 (1), 3 – 14. doi: 10.1177/0734282913485212

Hoy, B. & Suldo, S. M., Raffaele Mendez, L. (2013).  Links between parents’ and children’s levels of gratitude, life satisfaction, and hope. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14 (4), 1343-1361. doi: 10.1007/s10902-012-9386-7

Suldo, S. M., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (2013b). Changes in stress and psychological adjustment during the transition to high school among freshmen in an accelerated curriculum. Journal of Advanced Academics, 24 (3), 195-218. doi: 10.1177/1932202X13496090

Suldo, S. M., Thalji-Raitano, A., Hasemeyer, M., Gelley, C. D., & Hoy, B. (2013). Understanding middle school students’ life satisfaction: Does school climate matter? Applied Research in Quality of Life, 8, 169 – 182. doi: 10.1007/s11482-012-9185-7

Suldo, S. M., McMahan, M., Chappel, A., & Loker, T. (2012). Relationships between perceived school climate and adolescent mental health across genders. School Mental Health, 4 (2), 69 – 80. doi: 10.1007/s12310-012-9073-1

Stewart, T., & Suldo, S. M. (2011). Relationships between social support sources and early adolescents’ mental health: The moderating effect of student achievement level. Psychology in the Schools, 48 (10), 1016 – 1033. doi: 10.1002/pits.20607

Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., & Friedrich, A. (2011). Mean levels and correlates of perfectionism in International Baccalaureate and general education students. High Abilities Studies, 22 (1), 61 – 77. doi: 10.1080/13598139.2011.576088

Suldo, S. M., & Thalji, A., & Ferron, J. (2011). Longitudinal academic outcomes predicted by early adolescents’ subjective well-being, psychopathology, and mental health status yielded from a dual-factor model. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6 (1), 17-30. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2010.536774

Suldo, S. M., Loker, T., Friedrich, A., Sundman, A., Cunningham, J., Saari, B., & Schatzberg, T. (2010). Improving school psychologists’ knowledge and confidence pertinent to suicide prevention through professional development. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 26 (3), 177 – 197. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2010.495919

Shaffer, E. J., Suldo, S. M., Loker, T., & March. A. (2010). How adolescents’ mental health predicts their physical health: Unique contributions of indicators of subjective well-being and psychopathology. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 5 (3), 203 – 217. doi: 10.1007/s11482-010-9105-7.

Suldo, S. M., Friedrich, A. A., & Michalowski, J. (2010). Factors that limit and facilitate school psychologists’ involvement in mental health services. Psychology in the Schools, 47 (4), 354 – 373. doi: 10.1002/pits.20475.

Saha, R., Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., & Valois, R. F. (2010). A longitudinal study of adolescent life satisfaction and parenting.  Child Indicators Research, 3 (2), 149 – 165. doi: 10.1007/s12187-009-9050-x.

Shaunessy, E. & Suldo, S. M. (2010). Strategies utilized by intellectually gifted students to cope with stress during their participation in a high school International Baccalaureate program. Gifted Child Quarterly, 54 (2), 127 – 137. doi: 10.1177/0016986209355977.

Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Thalji, A., Michalowski, J., & Shaffer, E. (2009). Sources of stress for students in high school college preparatory and general education programs: Group differences and associations with adjustment. Adolescence, 176, 925 – 948.

Suldo, S. M., Friedrich, A. A., White, T., Farmer, J., Minch, D., & Michalowski, J. (2009). Teacher support and adolescents’ subjective well-being: A mixed-methods investigation. School Psychology Review, 38 (1), 67 – 85.

Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Michalowski, J., & Shaffer, E. S. (2008). Coping strategies of high school students in an International Baccalaureate program.  Psychology in the Schools, 45 (10),960 – 977.

Suldo, S. M., Mihalas, S. T., Powell, H. A., & Witte, R. B. (2008). Ecological predictors of substance use in middle school students.  School Psychology Quarterly, 23 (3), 373 – 388.

Suldo, S. M., & Stewart, T. (2008). Test review: The Five-Factor Personality Inventory – Children. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 26 (2), 202 – 209.

Suldo, S. M., Shaffer, E. S., & Riley, K. (2008). A social-cognitive-behavioral model of academic predictors of adolescents’ life satisfaction. School Psychology Quarterly, 23 (1), 56 – 69.

Suldo, S. M. & Shaffer, E. J. (2008).  Looking beyond psychopathology: The dual-factor model of mental health in youth. School Psychology Review, 37 (1), 52 - 68.

Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., & Hardesty, R. B. (2008). Relationships among stress, coping, and mental health in high-achieving high school students. Psychology in the Schools, 45 (4), 273 – 290.

Powell, H., Mihalis, S., Onwuegbuzie, T., Suldo, S. M., & Daley, C. (2008). Mixed-methods research in school psychology: A mixed methods investigation of trends in the literature. Psychology in the Schools, 45 (4), 291 – 309.

Suldo, S. M., Shaffer, E. J., & Shaunessy, S. E. (2008). An independent investigation of the validity of the School Attitudes Assessment Survey-Revised for use in a general population of high school students. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 26 (1), 69 – 82.Suldo, S. M. & Shaffer, E. J. (2007). Evaluation of the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children in two samples of American adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25 (4), 341 – 355.

Haranin, E. C., Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2007). Predictive and incremental validity of global and domain-based adolescent life satisfaction reports. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25, 127 – 138.

DeSantis, A. L., Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., & Valois, R. F. (2006). An ecological view of school satisfaction in adolescence: Linkages between social support and behavior problems.  Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1, 279 – 295.

Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., Valois, R. F., & Drane, J. W. (2006). The Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale: Sex, race, and grade effects for applications with middle school students.  Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1 (2), 211 – 216.

Huebner, E. S., Seligson, J. L., Valois, R. F., & Suldo, S. S. (2006). A review of the Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale. Social Indicators Research, 79, 477 – 484.

Suldo, S. M., Riley, K. & Shaffer, E. S. (2006). Academic correlates of children and adolescents’ life satisfaction. School Psychology International, 27 (5), 567 – 582.

Valle, M., Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2006). An analysis of hope as a psychological strength. Journal of School Psychology, 44, 393 – 406.   

Suldo, S. M. & Huebner, E. S. (2006). Is extremely high life satisfaction during adolescence advantageous? Social Indicators Research, 78, 179 – 203.

Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., Hardesty, R. B., & Shaffer, E. S. (2006). School functioning and psychological well-being of International Baccalaureate and general education students: A preliminary examination.  Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 17, 76 – 89.

Ardoin, S. P., Suldo, S. M., Witt, J. E., Aldrich, S., & McDonald, E. (2005). Accuracy of readability estimates’ predictions of CBM performance. School Psychology Quarterly, 20 (1), 1 – 22.

Valle, M. F., Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2004). Further validation of the Children’s Hope Scale. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 22 (4), 320 – 337.

Nagle, R. J., Suldo, S. M., Christensen, S. L., & Hanson, A. L. (2004).Graduate students’ perspectives of academic positions in school psychology. School Psychology Quarterly, 19 (4), 311 – 326.

Suldo, S. M., & Huebner, E. S. (2004). Does life satisfaction moderate the effects of stressful life events on psychopathological behavior during adolescence? School Psychology Quarterly, 19 (2), 93 – 105.

Ardoin, S. P., Witt, J. C., Suldo, S. M., Connell, J. E., Koenig, J. L., Resetar, J. L., Slider, N. J., Williams, K. L. (2004). Examining the incremental benefits of administering a maze and three vs. one curriculum-based measurement reading probes when conducting universal screening. School Psychology Review, 33 (2), 218 – 233.

Huebner, E. S., Valois, R. F., Suldo, S. M., Smith, L. C., McKnight, C. G., Seligson, J. L., & Zullig, K. J. (2004). Perceived quality of life: A neglected component of adolescent health assessment and intervention. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34 (4), 270 – 278.

Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S., Valois, R. F., Drane, J. W., & Zullig, K. (2004). Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale: Sex, race, and grade effects in a high school sample. Psychological Reports, 94, 351 – 356.

Suldo, S. M. & Huebner, E. S. (2004). The role of life satisfaction in the relationship between authoritative parenting dimensions and adolescent problem behavior. Social Indicators Research, 66 (1-2), 165 – 195.

Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., Smith, L. C., McKnight, C. G. (2004). Life Satisfaction in children and youth: Empirical foundations and implications for school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 41 (1 ), 81 – 93.

McKnight, C. G, Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2002). Relationships between stressful life events, temperament, life satisfaction, and adolescent mental health. Psychology in the Schools, 39 (6), 677 – 687.

Suldo, S. M., Olson, L. A., & Evans, J. R. (2001). Quantitative EEG evidence of increased alpha peak frequency in children with precocious reading ability. Journal of Neurotherapy, 5 (3), 39 - 50.

Suldo, S. M. & Sandberg, D. A. (2000). Relationship between attachment styles and eating disorder symptomatology among college women. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 15 (1), 59-73.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Newsletters

Suldo, S. M., & Wingate, E. J. (in press). Happiness and self-esteem: Helping handout for the school and home. In G. Bear & K. Minke (Eds.), Helping Children Handouts: Prevention and intervention strategies for common concerns at school and home. National Association of School Psychologists: Bethesda, MD.

Suldo, S. M., O’Brennan, L. M., Storey, E. D., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (2018). “But I’ve never had to study or get help before!”: Supporting high school students in accelerated courses. NASP Communiqué, 46 (6), 1, 18-21.

Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., Dickinson, S., Esposito, E., Wesley, K. L., Lynn, C., & Lam, G. Y. H. (2015). Adapting positive psychology interventions for use with elementary school children. NASP Communiqué, 43 (8), 4 – 8.

Suldo, S. M. (2010). Building a sustainable and meaningful research agenda through engagement in one’s community: Success through university-district collaboration. The School Psychologist, Spring, 26 – 29.

Shaunessy, E, & Suldo, S. M. (2010). What teachers should know and do about IB students’ stress levels. Teaching for High Potential, Spring, pp. 1, 10, 12-13.

Suldo, S. M., Friedrich, A., White, T., & March, A. (2008). Associations between student-teacher relations and students’ academic and psychological well-being.  NASP Communiqué, 37 (2), 14 – 15. 

Suldo, S. M., Michalowski, J., Minch, D. & Thalji, A. (2008). Best practices in evaluating student-teacher relations and students’ functioning.  NASP Communiqué, 37 (2),16 – 17.Suldo, S. M., Hardesty, R. B., Mihalas, S. T., Powell, H. A., & Witte, R. B. (2007). The role of teacher support in preventing substance use.  Psychology Teachers Network, 16 (4), 19 - 22.

Suldo, S. M., Shaffer, E. S., & Michalowski, J. (2006). The risks and benefits of participation in college preparatory programs during high school. Communique, 35 (3), 18 – 19.

Presentations

Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., O’Brennan, L., Parker, J., Dedrick, R., Ferron, J., Shum, K., Moseley, A., Hanks, C., & Storey, E. (2018, August). Supporting freshmen in stressful curricula: Acceptability of new universal and targeted interventions. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Suldo, S. M., Smith, B., Strait, G., Shum, K., Lee, J., & O’Brennan, L. (2018, August). Contemporary applications of motivational interviewing to youth in school settings. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Singleton, D. L., Hanson, P., Wingate, E., & Suldo, S. M. (2018, August). Targeted intervention to improve elementary school children’s subjective well-being. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Wingate, E., & Suldo, S. M., Shum, K. Z., Smith, N., & Tanaka, M. (2018, August). Promoting students’ subjective well-being within an MTSS framework. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., O’Brennan, L. M., Parker, J., Moseley, A., Ferron, J., & Dedrick, R. F. (2018, April). Development of an intervention to support Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Students’ Coping and Engagement. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

O’Brennan, L. M., Parker, J., Shum, K. Z., Storey, E., & Suldo, S. M. (2018, February). Integrating practical mindfulness strategies into a coping skills curriculum. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Suldo, S. M., Storey, E., Hanks, C., Wingate, E., Collier, A., Smith, N. & Shum, K. (2018, February). Positive psychology programs and practices: Options for cultivating student happiness. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wingate, E., Suldo, S. M., Shum, K., Tan, R., Storey, E., & Dickinson, S. (2018, February). Improving children’s positive mental health within a MTSS framework. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Moseley, A., Hanks, C., Shum, K. Z., O’Brennan, L. M., & Suldo, S. M. (2018, February). Evoking students’ motivation: Capitalizing on strengths, values and goals. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Storey, E., Suldo, S. M., Moseley, A., Hanks, C., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Ferron, J., & Dedrick, R. F. (2018, February). Identifying high-achieving students with academic or emotional risk factors. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Shum, K. Z., Suldo, S. M., O’Brennan, L. M., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. S. (2018, February). Ways to increase cognitive engagement among students in accelerated curricula. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Hanks, C., Suldo, S. M., O’Brennan, L. M., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. S. (2018, February). How much is too much: Extracurriculars and the overscheduling dilemma. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Moseley, A., Suldo, S. M., & O’Brennan, L. M. (2018, February). Is all stress bad- Exploring eustress among high-achieving students. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Smith, N. D. & Suldo, S. M. (2018, February). Conceptualizing elementary students mental health through a dual-factor model. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Lee, J., Suldo, S., O’Brennan, L., Storey, E., Hanks, C., Shum, K. Z., Collier, A. Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (2018, February). Increasing school psychologists’ competency in motivational interviewing through supervised practice. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wingate, E., & Suldo, S. M. (February, 2018). How supportive classrooms influence elementary school children's subjective well-being. Paper presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mazza, J. & Suldo, S. M. (February, 2018). Enhancing emotion regulation and happiness through blending innovative SEL programs. Mini-skills presented at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Storey, E., Suldo, S. M., Wingate, E., Rubio, D., Smith, N., Shum, K. Z., Hanks, C., Moseley, A., & Hearon, B. (October, 2017). Evidence-based practices to promote children’s happiness: A multicomponent classwide positive psychology intervention. Skill-building session presented at the annual conference on Advancing on School Mental Health, Washington, DC.

Suldo, S. M., O’Brennan, L. M., Parker, J., Storey, E., Moseley, A., & Shum, K. Z. (October, 2017). Optimizing Academic Outcomes of High-Achieving High School Freshmen via a Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Mental Health. Paper presented at the annual conference on Advancing on School Mental Health, Washington, DC.

Parker, J., O’Brennan, L. M., Suldo, S. M., Hanks, C., Shum, K. Z., & Storey, E. (October, 2017). Promoting school connectedness among high school students in stressful, accelerated curricula. Skill-building session presented at the annual conference on Advancing on School Mental Health, Washington, DC.

Suldo, S. M. & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (July, 2017). A research-based intervention for IB diploma student success. Paper session presented at the 2017 IB Global Conference, Orlando, FL.

Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., Ferron, J. M., & Dedrick, R. F. (April, 2017). Attaining optimal academic and emotional well-being in advanced placement and international baccalaureate: The role of students’ stress, coping, and engagement. Paper presented at symposium on “The impact of academic workload on students’ stress and well-being in rigorous college prep programs” at the American Educational Research Association 2017 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.  

O’Brennan, L., Parker, J., Hanks, C., Shum, K. Z., & Suldo, S. M. (February, 2017). Fostering student engagement among high schoolers in accelerated curricula. Mini-skills presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Harris, B., Cook, C., Hoffman, J., Keller-Margulis, M. & Suldo, S. M. (February, 2017). Academic parenthood: Perspectives from early career, mid-career, and senior faculty members. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Storey, E., Suldo, S. M., Ferron, J., & Romer, N. (February, 2017). Identifying adolescents with internalizing symptoms: Explaining variability in teachers’ accuracy. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., O’Brennan, L., Storey, E., & Shum, K. Z. (February, 2017). Evidence-based practices for supporting Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Students. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Storey, E., Hearon, B., Collier, A., Hanks, C., Peet, C., Shum, K. Z. & Suldo, S. M. (February, 2017). Promoting hope in students: Methods of assessment and brief interventions. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B., Storey, E., Wingate, E.., Shum, K. Z., Rubio, D. & Smith, N. (February, 2017). Promoting all children’s happiness: A 10-week classwide positive psychology intervention. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Hearon, B. V., Suldo, S. M. & Ferron, J. (February, 2017). Evaluating a multicomponent classwide positive psychology intervention for elementary school students. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Suldo, S. M., McCullough, M., Storey, E., Shum, K., Wingate, E., Smith, N., & Rubio, D. (November, 2016). Promoting children’s happiness through a classwide positive psychology curriculum. Mini-skills session presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Palm Harbor, FL.

Storey, E., Collier, A., Hanks, C., Peet, C., Shum, K., & Suldo, S. M. (November, 2016). Promoting hope in students: Assessment, intervention methods, and implications. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Palm Harbor, FL.

O’Brennan, L., Parker, J., Storey, E., Gormley, R., Wang, J., & Suldo, S. M. (November, 2016). Integrating mindfulness strategies into a high school coping skills curriculum. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Palm Harbor, FL.

McCullough, M., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (November, 2016). Strengths-based intervention for teachers: Impact on student mental health. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Palm Harbor, FL.

Esposito, E., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (November, 2016). Longitudinal relationships between high schoolers’ academic achievement and life satisfaction. Poster presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Palm Harbor, FL.

Storey, E., Suldo, S. M., Ferron, J., & Romer, N. (November, 2016). Teacher characteristics that affect accuracy in identifying emotionally distressed students. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Palm Harbor, FL.

Roth, R. A., & Suldo, S. M. (September, 2016). Increasing middle school students’ happiness: a multi-component positive psychology intervention involving youth and parents. Paper presented at the Advancing School Mental Health Conference, San Diego, CA.

Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., O’Brennan, L., Storey, E., & Shum, K. Z. (September, 2016). Evidence-based practices for supporting the mental health needs of high-achieving youth in stressful academic programs. Practice skills workshop presented at the 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, San Diego, CA.

Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., O’Brennan, L., Parker, J., Hanks, C., & Collier. A. (September, 2016). The importance of university-school partnerships: Integrating student, teacher, and parent voice into evidence-based practices. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, San Diego, CA.

Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B., McCullough, M., Lam, G. Y. H., Dickinson, S., & Esposito, E. (February, 2016). Targeted evidence-based positive psychology interventions to improve students’ happiness. Mini-skills presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

McCullough, M., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (February, 2016). Improving teacher wellness: A strengths-based positive psychology approach. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Suldo, S. M., Wang, H. W., Hofmann, N., Hearon, B., Schick, C., Hernandez, O., Cambric, M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Ferron, J., & Dedrick, R. (February, 2016). Cultivating students’ coping skills: Managing stressors at school and beyond. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Storey, E., Suldo, S. M., LaRosa, K., & Mattison, A. (February, 2016). Supporting students’ mental health by helping teachers identify and refer students with signs of emotional distress. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Conroy, M., Fabiano, G., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., & Sutherland, K. (December, 2015). School-Family Partnerships from PreK-12: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing School-Based Interventions. Session presented at the 2015 IES Principal Investigators’ Meeting, Washington, DC.

Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., Ferron, J., Dedrick, R. F., & Hearon, B. (2015, November). Predictors of Academic and Psychosocial Success in International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.

Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., & Roth, R. (November, 2015). Fostering complete mental health: Evidence-based practices to improve students’ subjective well-being. Mini-skills session presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, New Orleans, LA.