DIANE SMALLWOOD, PSYD, NCSP
Department of Psychology
Professor, Director of Professional Education in School Psychology, Director of Educational Specialist Degree Program


Diane Smallwood, PsyD, NCSP

Contact

Email: dianesm@pcom.edu
Office: 215-871-6564
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Dr. Smallwood joined the core faculty for the school psychology programs at PCOM in March of 2004, after working in public schools as a school psychologist for over 25 years.

In addition to school-based work experience, Dr. Smallwood was an adjunct faculty member at Rider University from 1989 through 2004, and she has also taught graduate courses in school psychology at Rutgers University and Lehigh University.

Dr. Smallwood has coauthored articles on behavioral consultation, peer assisted learning and parent involvement, and is the editor of Attention Disorders in Children: Resources for School Psychologists, published by the National Association of School Psychologists in 1997.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Smallwood has been involved in leadership activities at both the state and national levels. She is a former president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and has served on numerous committees and work groups within NASP. At the state level, Dr. Smallwood has been an active member of the Executive Board for the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists, serving as president, secretary, regional delegate, chairperson of the Children's Services Committee, and newsletter editor.

Dr. Smallwood's professional interests include school crisis prevention, intervention and response; social-emotional learning; classroom resiliency; and translating research to practice.

  • Education

    Dr. Smallwood completed her doctorate in school psychology at Rutgers University (Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology), and earned a master's degree and certification in school psychology at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University).

  • Courses

    Professional School Psychology (MS Program)
    Educational Research and Program Evaluation (EdS Program)
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy II (PsyD Program)

  • Research

    Research interests include school-based mental health services, cognitive behavior therapy in schools, and program evaluation.

  • Awards

    Honors and Awards

    NASP Presidential Awards, in recognition of ongoing contributions to the National Association of School Psychologists, March 2010, February 2008, April, 2004 and April, 1996.

    Education Institute, Rowan University; Dedication of Ninth Annual Symposium for School Counselors and Psychologists, in recognition of commitment to the field of school psychology and dedication to the well-being of children and families, October 31, 2003.

    Service to School Psychology Award, New Jersey Association of School Psychologists, May 2003.

    NASP Appreciation Award, in recognition of extraordinary contribution to the National Association of School Psychologists, March 25, 1995.

    Winifred Starbuck Scott Award for outstanding dissertation in school psychology, presented by the New Jersey Psychological Trust, May, 1986.

  • Publications

    Publications

    Armistead, R.B, and Smallwood, D.L. (2014). The National Association of School Psychologists’ Model of Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services. In A. Thomas and P. Harrison (EdS)., Best practices in school psychology VI. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

    Smallwood, D.L., Williams, B.B., & Monahon, L. (2012). Cognitive-behavioral approaches to school crisis response. In R. Mennuti, R. Christner, & A. Freeman (Eds.), Cognitive-behavioral therapy in educational settings, Second Edition.

    Williams, B.B., Smallwood, D.L., & Monahon, L. (2012). Cognitive-behavioral approaches to school consultation. In R. Mennuti, R. Christner, & A. Freeman (Eds.), Cognitive-behavioral therapy in educational settings, Second Edition.

    Smallwood, D.L., Christner, R.W., & Brill, L. (2007). Applying cognitive-behavior therapy groups in school settings. In R.W. Christner, J.L. Stewart, & A. Freeman (Eds.), Handbook of cognitive-behavior group therapy with children and adolescents: Specific settings and presenting problems. New York: Routledge.

    Forman, S.G., Smallwood, D.L., & Nagle, R.J. (2005). Organizational and individual factors in bringing research to practice: What we know, where we need to go. Psychology in the Schools, 42 (5), 569-576.

    Smallwood, D.L., Williams, B.B., & McDonald, D. (2005). Cognitive-behavioral approaches to school crisis response. In R. Mennuti, R.
    Christner, & A. Freeman (Eds.), Cognitive-behavioral therapy in educational settings.

    Williams, B.B., Smallwood, D.L., & Molony, T. (2005). Cognitive-behavioral approaches to school consultation. In R. Mennuti, R. Christner, & A. Freeman (Eds.), Cognitive-behavioral therapy in educational settings.

    Smallwood, D.L. (Ed.) (1997). Attention disorders in children: Resources for school psychologists. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

    Smallwood, D.L., Hawryluk, M.K., & Pierson, E. (1990). Promoting parent involvement in schools to serve at-risk students. In L.J. Kruger, Promoting success with at-risk students: Emerging perspectives and practical approaches. New York: The Haworth Press.

    Hawryluk, M.K., & Smallwood, D.L. (1988). Using peers as instructional agents: Peer tutoring and cooperative learning. In J. L. Graden, J.E. Zins, & M.J. Curtis (Eds.),Alternative educational delivery systems: Enhancing instructional options for all students. Washington, D.C.: National Association of School Psychologists.

    Hawryluk, M.K., & Smallwood, D.L. (1986). Assessing and addressing consultee variables in school-based behavioral consultation. School Psychology Review, 15, 519-528.

  • Memberships

    Leadership Positions

    National Association of School Psychologists:

    President, 2002-2003
    President-Elect, 2001-2002
    Program Manager for Information Services, 1999-2001
    Program Chair for 1999 National Convention, 1998-99
    Northeast Regional Director, 1996-98
    Strategic Resources Committee, 1994-97
    Publications Board, 1993-97
    NJ State Delegate, 1992-96

    New Jersey Association of School Psychologists:

    Newsletter Editor, 1991-95
    Past-President, 1989-90
    President, 1988-89
    President-Elect, 1987-88
    Secretary, 1986-87
    Regional Delegate, 1985-86