Latest Center News

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Owens who was recently invited to join the Society for the Study of School Psychology

Congratulations to Craig Spiel who successfully passed his dissertation proposal meeting!

Congratulations to Nora Bunford and Julie Owens for their recent publication in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

Congratulations to Alex Holdaway who published his thesis project in Journal of Educational Psychology.

Dr. Steve Evans was awarded a four year research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to evaluate a high school-based treatment program for adolescents with ADHD. The project will be conducted with Dr. George DuPaul at Lehigh University and Dr. Julie Owens at the CIRS. Watch for the fall newsletter for additional information.



The Center for Intervention Research in Schools (CIRS) includes faculty, staff and students interested in improving our ability to help children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems through school-based interventions and supports. The CIRS team has a mission of research, training and service. We are dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research and providing innovative training experiences for students and professionals. Our current research focuses on the development and evaluation of school-based interventions for youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as other problems such as depression, conduct, anxiety and the impairments that are common for students with these difficulties (e.g., peer relations, academic problems, family distress and substance use). The Center is committed to providing high-quality training experiences that prepare undergraduate and graduate students to conduct interdisciplinary treatment outcome research and become effective practitioners. The Center is also dedicated to developing collaborative, mutually-beneficial relationships with schools and agencies that simultaneously advance scientific knowledge and address community needs.


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