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Barbara Schaefer

Dr. Barbara A. Schaefer

Associate Professor of Education (SPSY)

Phone: 814-865-1953

104 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802

Department(s)

  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Center(s)

  • Dr. Edwin L. Herr Clinic

Biography

Dr. Schaefer is an Associate Professor of Education at Penn State and the Director of Training for the Graduate Program in School Psychology. Her research interests are in educational and behavioral assessment, learning behaviors, gender and cultural differences, and instrument development/scaling. She teaches graduate seminars on intellectual assessment and school-based interventions, as well as an multidisciplinary undergraduate honors course on child development from a global perspective. She is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist who supervises in the CEDAR School Psychology Clinic which provides psychoeducational evaluations for children and youth with academic or behavioral difficulties. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and the International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, and is a trainer for the National Association of School Psychologists' PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention workshops.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Childhood
Early Childhood

Learning

Learning Assessment

Education Levels

Early Childhood Ed
Middle School/Junior High
Primary/Elementary
Secondary/High School

Educational Studies

Globalization
International Ed

Individual Difference

Cognition
Gender
Health Issues
Stress/Coping

Methodological Research

Evaluation
Measurement
Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Race and Ethnicity

Teacher Preparation

Professional Development
Supervision

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Supervision
School Psychology
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