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Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology

Elena Lilles Diamond

Associate Professor; School Psychology Program Director

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Elena Lilles Diamond received her PhD from the combined Counseling, Clinical, School Psychology program at the University of California, Santa Barbara with an emphasis in School Psychology. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed School Psychologist in Oregon. Dr. Diamond is an Associate Professor and the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator for the School Psychology program at Lewis & Clark College. 

Areas of Expertise

School Psychology Ethics, Clinical Supervision, School Readiness, Early Intervention, Consultation, International School Psychology 

Current Research

Dr. Diamond has primarily been engaged in research that has focused on Latino/a children’s school readiness and early screening for academic challenges. 

Publications

  • Griffiths, A. J., Diamond, E., Maupin, Z., Alsip, J., Keller, M., Moffa, K., Furlong, M. (in press). School Safety, School Climate, and Student Mental Health: Interdependent Constructs Built Upon Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Planning, In P. Lazarus, S. Suldo, & B. Doll (Eds.). Fostering the Emotional Well-Being of our Youth: A School-Based Approach. Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, A. J., Diamond, E., *Alsip, J., Furlong, M., Morrison, G. (2019). School-Wide Implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in an Alternative School Setting: A Case Study. Journal of Community Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.22203
  • Kelly, K., Diamond, E., Davis, S., & Whalen, A. (2019). Supervision in School Settings: Maintaining a Multicultural and Ethical Practice. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 13, 119-126. DOI: 10.1037/tep0000220
  • Griffiths, A. J., Diamond, E., Grief-Green, J., Kim, E., *Alsip, J., Dwyer, K., Meyer, M., Furlong, M. J. (2019). Understanding the critical link between school safety and mental health: Creating pathways to wellness, In D. Osher, R. Jagers, K. Kendziora, M. Mayer, & L. Wood. (Eds.). Keeping Students Safe and Helping Them Thrive: A Collaborative Handbook for Education, Safety, and Justice Professionals, Families, and Communities (2 vols.). New York, NY: Praeger.
  • Diamond, E., & Jaspers, K. (2018). Advocacy in action: Integrating a program-wide project to enhance social justice. Trainers’ Forum, 35, 27-36.
  • Diamond, E., & Whalen, A. (2018). Ethics and Social Media: Professional Considerations for the School Psychologist. Contemporary School Psychology. Published online first doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-017-0170-x
  • Diamond, E., Hart, S., *Carlson, J., &*Roth, A. (2018). Ready or not here they come: An overview of national school-readiness screening policy. Research and Practice in the Schools, 5, 19-28.
  • Diamond, E., Furlong, M., & Quirk, M. (2016). Academically Resilient Latino Elementary Students Bridging the Achievement Gap. Contemporary School Psychology, 20, 160-169.
  • Diamond, E., Gans, D., Mortola, P. (2016). Groups in Schools, In C. Haen & S Aronson (Eds.), The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists. [Invited book chapter contribution to an edited volume].

Presentations

*denotes student presenter

  • Kelly, K., Davis, S., Whalen, A., Diamond, E. (2020, February). Promoting Multicultural and Ethical School Psychological Practice. Paper presented at the 2020 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Luehring, M., C., Whalen, A., Davis, S., Kelly, K., Diamond, E. (2020, February). Exploring School Psychology Career Paths: Early Career to Experienced Professional. Paper presented at the 2020 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Davis, S., Kelly, K., Diamond, E., & Whalen, A. (2019, February). Supervision in School Settings: Maintaining a Multicultural and Ethical Practice. Paper presented at the 2019 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • *Bibo, C., *Wattman-Turner, M., *Sexton, J., Diamond, E., & Jaspers, K. (2018, February). Supporting LGBTQ Students: Ethical Considerations for School Psychologists. Poster presented at the 2018 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL. [Contributor]

  • Diamond, E., Whalen, A., Jaspers, K., *Zemantic, T. (2017, February). School Psychologists as Behavioral Consultants: Navigating Ethical Challenges. Mini-skills workshop presented at the 2017 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

  • Hart, S., & Diamond, E., (2017, February). Promoting Mindfulness from Pre-K to Post Doc. Mini-skills workshop presented at the 2017 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

  • Davis, S., Whalen, A., Kelly, K., Diamond, E. (2017, February). Tools for the Practicum Supervisor: Supporting the Novice Candidate. Mini-skills workshop presented at the 2017 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

  • *Carlson, J., *Roth, A., Diamond, E., & Hart. S. (2017, February). Ready or Not Here They Come: Current Nation-Wide School-Readiness Screening Practices. Poster presented at the 2017 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

  • Diamond, E., Whalen, A., *Kwasnik, A. (2016, February). Showcasing the Role of School Psychologists in RtI Schools. Facilitated Discussion presented at the 2016 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

  • Whalen, A., Diamond, E., Davis, S., Kelly, K. K. (2016, February). Making Good Decisions: Responding to Ethical Dilemmas in Supervision. Mini-skills workshop presented at the 2016 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

  • Griffiths, A. J., Diamond, E. (2016, February). Building a Meaningful Life: Helping Youth Find Hope and Happiness. Mini-skills workshop presented at the 2016 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

  • Hendricker, E., Saeki, E., Chaffin, J., Diamond, E. (2016, February). Distance Learning in School Psychology: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. Symposium presented at the 2016 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

  • Whalen, A., & Diamond, E. (2015, February). Effective Clinical Supervision: Tools and Tips for Success. Mini-skills workshop presented at the 2015 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

  • Diamond, E. L., & Hart, S. (2014, February). Leader, Collaborator, Coach, Mentor: Wearing the School Psychologist Consultant Hat. Mini-skills workshop presented at the 2014 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington DC.
  • Lilles, E., M., Quirk, M., Furlong, M. & Felix, E. (2011, February). Ready to Go: A Universal School Readiness Assessment Predicts Achievement. Paper presented at the 2011 meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA

Academic Credentials

2011 PhD, 2008 M.Ed. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005 BA University of Redlands