Faculty & Staff

Dr. Adena Meyers

Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • PSY 590.02Sec 030 Advanced Practicum Assessment
  • PSY 590.04Sec 030 Advanced Practicum Consultation/Program Evaluation
  • PSY 590.01Sec 030 Advanced Practicum Intervention
  • PSY 590.03Sec 030 Advanced Practicum Supervision
  • PSY 390.Sec 030 Advanced Research Apprenticeship
  • PSY 402.Sec 030 Applied Research Experience In School Psychology
  • PSY 599.Sec 030 Doctoral Research In Psychology
  • HON 286.Sec 002 Honors Undergraduate Research II
  • PSY 499.Sec 030 Independent Research For The Masters Thesis
  • PSY 400.Sec 030 Independent Study
  • PSY 500.Sec 030 Independent Study Psychology
  • PSY 290.Sec 030 Special Projects:Research Apprenticeship
  • PSY 291.Sec 030 Special Projects:Undergraduate Teaching
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
    • School-based interventions to promote Social and Emotional Learning

    • Systems-level interventions and consultation

    • Contextual influences on child and adolescent development

  • Ph D Clinical/Community Psychology - 1997
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Urbana, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Prenatal services for adolescents: Institutional factors and personal experiences
  • MA Psychology - 1993
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Urbana, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Effects of clinic characteristics on teenagers’ experiences with birth control side effects
  • BA Women's Studies - 1990
  • Brown University
  • Providence, RI
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Rhode Island women activists in the 1934 general textile strike
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Fladhammer, A. B., Lyde, A. R, Meyers, A. B., Clark, J. K., & Landau, S. (2016). Health concerns regarding children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In M. R. Korin (Ed.), Health promotion in children and adolescents (Chapter 7, pp. 145-165). New York: Springer.

  • Huber, B. J., Austen, J. H., Tobin, R. M., Meyers, A. B., Shelvin, K. H., & Wells, M. B. (2016). Overcoming barriers to rural children's mental health: An interconnected systems public health model. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 9, 219–241.

  • Meyers, A. B., Tobin, R. M., Huber, B. J., Conway, D. E., & Shelvin, K. H. (2015). Interdisciplinary collaboration supporting social and emotional learning in a rural school system. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 25, 109–128.

  • Berk, L. E. & Meyers, A. B. (2015). Infants, Children, and Adolescents, (8th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.

  • Meyers, A. B. & Hickey, A. M. (2014). Multilevel prospective dynamics in school-based social and emotional learning programs. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 13, 218-231.

  • Meyers, A. B. & Berk, L. E. (2014). Make-believe play and self-regulation: Key ideas. In: M. Blaise, S. Edwards, & E. Brooker (Eds.), Handbook of play and learning in early childhood (Chapter 4, pp. 43-55). London: Sage.

  • Meyers, J., Truscott, S.D., Meyers, A.B., Varjas, K., & Kim, S. (2014). Qualitative and mixed-methods designs in consultation research. In: W.P. Erchul, & S.M. Sheridan (Eds.), Handbook of research in school consultation (2nd ed.) (Chapter 5, pp. 89-114). New York: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

  • Berk, L. E. & Meyers, A. B. (2013). The role of make-believe play in the development of executive function: Status of research and future directions. American Journal of Play, 6(1), 95-107.

  • Meyers, A. B. & Berk, L. E. (2012). How parents can improve their children’s developmental trajectories. In: S. Olfman & B. D. Robbins (Eds.), Drugging our children: How profiteers are pushing antipsychotics on our youngest (Chapter 9, pp. 151-169). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

  • Meyers, A. B., Meyers, J., Graybill, E. C., Proctor, S. L., & Huddleston, L. (2012). Ecological approaches to organizational consultation and systems change in educational settings. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 22, 106-126.

  • Meyers, A. B., Sylvester, B. A., Landau, S. (2010). Pregnancy in adolescence: Information for parents and educators. In A. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.), Helping children at home and school III: Handouts for families and educators. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

  • Sylvester, B. A., & Meyers, A. B. (2010). Sexual development and education in young children: Tips for parents and preschool staff. In A. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.), Helping children at home and school III: Handouts for families and educators. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1989