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Sara Castro-Olivo
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 704J Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-9722
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Short Bio
Dr. Castro-Olivo is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She received her doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the development and validation of culturally responsive social-emotional and behavioral interventions for Latino ELL youth and families.
Dr. Castro-Olivo has over 15 years of experience working as an interventionist for Spanish-speaking populations in Texas, California and Oregon. She has worked as a bilingual community health educator, social skills trainer, parent trainer, school psychologist, and mental health care provider.
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Ura, S. , Castro-Olivo, S & d[48]19Abrue, A. (2019). Outcome measurement of school-based SEL interventions: Current trends and future directions. Journal of Assessment for Effective Intervention. (Impact Factor= .73).

2. DAbreu, A., & Castro-Olivo, S., & Ura, S. (2019). Understanding the role of acculturative stress on refugee youth mental health: An ecological approach to assessment and intervention. School Psychology International 40 (2), 107-127. (Impact Factor= N/A).

3. Graves, S. & Castro-Olivo, S. (2018). Introduction: Incorporating culture in school-based interventions. Psychology in the Schools, 55(1), 5-7

4. Castro-Olivo, S., Preciado, J., Sprague, J., Le, L., Marciante, M.*, & Garcia, M.* (2018). The effects of a combined culturally responsive behavioral and academic intervention in Latino ELs enrolled in Kindergarten and First grade. Psychology in the Schools, 55(1), 36-49. *

5. Pham, A., Castro-Olivo, S., Chun, H., Goforth, A. (2017). Cognitive abilities in bilinguals when tested in L1 and L2. In A. Ardilla, A. B., Cieslicka, R. R. Heredia, and M. Rosselli, (Eds). Psychology of Bilingualism: The Cognitive World of Bilinguals. Springers Publications.

6. * Castro-Olivo, S. M. (2017). Introduction to special issue: Culturally responsive school-based mental health interventions. Journal of Contemporary School Psychology, 21(3), 177-180.

7. Pham, A. V., Goforth, A. N., Chun, H., Castro-Olivo, S.M, & Costa, A. (2017). Cultural variations in consultation participation process: A sociocultural framework for mental health services. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, (27) 3, 277-281

8. * Graves, S. & Castro-Olivo, S. (2017). Introduction: Incorporating culture in school-based interventions. Psychology in the Schools. *

9. Goforth, A. N., Pham, A., V., Chun, H., Castro-Olivo, S. (2017). Introduction to the Special Issue: Acculturation and Sociocultural Factors in Children[48]19s Mental Health Services: Applying Multicultural Consultation Frameworks. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, (27) 3, 239-244

10. Castro-Olivo, S., Cramer, K.*, & Garcia, N. *(2016). Manualized school-based intervention curricula for ethnic minorty populations. In S. L. Graves and J. Blake (Eds). Psychoeducational Assessment and Intervention for Ethnic Minority Children: Evidence Based Appraoches. APA Publications. *

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

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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Oscar Widales-Benitez (Summer, 2019), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Journal of School Psychology

Editorial Board Member (2013 - 2017). Journal of Contemporary School Psychology

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