Krystal Simmons
Clinical Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 716A Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-3447
Primary Emphasis Area: School Psychology
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Research Interests
Crisis prevention and intervention
Minority populations
Parent involvement in education
School interventions for disruptive behavior disorders
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Riccio, C.A., Cook, K.T., Fenning, P., & Harris, A.M. (2015). Determining readiness for internship: A complex process. Psychology in the Schools, 52, 998-1007.

2. Cook, K.T. (2015). Discovering opportunities in times of change: The revision to Head Start’s Performance Standards and its implications to future childhood development research. Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders, 1(1:3), 1-5.

3. Cook, K. T. (2014, July). Counseling students in levels 2 and 3: A PBIS/RTI guide: Counseling in schools differs from counseling in private settings. The School Psychologist: Newsletter of Division 16, 68(3)

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Catapult Round 4 - Up, Up, and Away: Expanding and Enriching CEHD Global Education Experiences ($30,000). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018/01/15 - 2019/06/15
Total Funding: 0.
SPSY 612 Individual Assessment
Educational and clinical applications of individual assessment; diagnostic measures of intelligence, perception and/or achievement. Integration of test results into an educational assessment report including instructional and educational recommendations.
SPSY 683 School-Based Practicum
The student applies the knowledge and skills obtained during graduate coursework, including, but not limited to the following: assessment for intervention; direct interventions such as counseling, behavior management; indirect services such as consultation, in-service, and program evaluation. The student performs a variety of school psychologist activities with children with and without disabilities of all ages.
SPSY 683 Therapy Practicum
This course is designed to provide an introductory practicum experience in clinic-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents. This course will provide you with hands-on experience in conducting intake assessments, formulating and implementing treatment plans, evaluating client progress, writing clinical reports (e.g., intake reports), and completing clinic paperwork.
SPSY 617 Emotional Disturbance in Children
Diagnostic procedures and techniques in personality assessment and identification of emotional disturbance in children and youth.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Amanda Catherine Kearns (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Board Member-TASP Journal
Research and Practice in the Schools: The Official Journal of the Texas Association of School Psychologists

(2016). Award, CEHD Climate Chair.  Climate Award

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