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    Dr. Thomas Massarelli, Director of the School and Community Psychology Program, was awarded New Jersey School Psychologist of the Year n May 4, 2012, by the New Jersey Association of School Psycholo- gists (NJASP). Dr. Massarelli has been a practicing school psychologist for the past twenty-four years working at the Middlesex County Vocational-Technical Schools in East Brunswick, New Jersey. At the beginning of his ca- reer he also taught high school English and Biology and was a school counselor.

    At Seton Hall University, Dr. Massarelli is the Director of Training for the M.A., Ed.S. programs in School and Community Psychology. As Director, his job responsibilities include: internship supervisor, Ed.S. advisor, NCATE SPA writer, along with teaching courses in child psychopathology, tests and measurements, learning and behavior modification and introduction to school psychology. Dr. Massarelli is also an active mem- ber in the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) serving as chair of the special interest group, Psychology in the Schools (PINS). Dr. Massarelli is honored by this award and thankful for those who nominated and voted for him.


    I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E :

    Minority Scholarship


    Sexting Workshop


    Message From Dean


    NASP Con- ference


    Word from Director


    Grief Work- shop


    NJASP Con- ference


    S C H O O L P S Y C H O L O G Y L E A D E R S H I P A S S O C I A T I O N O F S E T O N H A L L



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    School psychology


    strive to become


    socially conscious

    and reflective


    SPLASH Presents a Workshop on Sexting By: Lauren Schaeffer


    Fanwood, Edison, and fellow SPLASH members were in attendance. The presentation entitled " A Proactive Ap- proach to Combat Sex- ting" had important infor- mation regarding sexting in- cluding; what is sexting, the prevalence, technology use, the impact, New Jersey Legisla-

    On March 9, 2012 our very own SPLASH members, Ashley Alvernes, Christina Beisaiada, LaToya Gaines, and Lauren Schaeffer, presented at The Academy in Roselle Park . Professionals from Wood- bridge Township, Union Township, Clark, Paterson, Springfield, Scotch Plains-

    tion, and tips on how to talk to your students and adults.

    S C H O O L P S Y C H O L O G Y N E W S L E T T E R






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    National Association of School Psychologists Annual

    Convention - February 21-24, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA

    Promoting Multimedia Teach- ing Strategies Among English Language Learners

    Marlody Noda and Silvia Moran

    A Program to Counteract the Effects of Violent Video Games

    Jacqueline Karlsson, Ashley Pagan, and Brad Harris

    S C H O O L P S Y C H O L O G Y N E W S L E T T E R






    Seton Hall Student Presentations

    School Psychologist Role in Teach- ing Non-Punitive Touch

    Angela Larmony and Abena Douglas

  • National Association of School Psychologists Annual

    Convention - February 21-24, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR

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    Dear Students:

    As many of you know I was the recipient of the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists of the Year award. This is a won- derful award and I am very hon- ored to receive such a distinction. I am even more touched that many of the students at Seton Hall were behind me being nominated. I have had such a great experience being a school psychologist and wouldn't trade a moment of it for any- thing. School Psychology has been very good to me. Many people

    search their entire lives to find a profession that they love. I have been blessed to find school psy- chology as my profession. My fa- ther had said to me when I was much younger, "If you find a job that makes you happy, you'll never work a day in your life." Those words have stuck with me over the years. I feel that school psychology is not a job but a vocation and something I am grateful for being part of over the past twenty-four years. I hope that all of you share the same passion and love for the

    profession that I have experi- enced. We need good school psy- chologists working in our schools. You are our future!

    Thank you for your endorsement of this prestigious award.


    Dr. Massarelli

    Program Director

    NJASP School Psychologist of the Year - Dr. Thomas Massarelli


    Heather Rickmers, Jackie Karlsson, and Dr. Joseph Colford

    which is relieving individuals who are dying, from suffering. Corso did a wonderful job in giving an over- view of Hospice and the end of life services they provide.

    Corso presented an overview of spirituality, crisis, companionship, suffering, personal narratives and making meaning from it, interven- tions, bereavement care, and the

    grieving process. Through personal stories and comics, he was able to use humor while discussing matters that are very serious. We thank Corso for a great job presenting to students, staff, and other profes- sionals here at Seton Hall Universi- ty.

    On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, Rev. Vince Corso, M.Div., LCSW-R, CT, presented at Seton Hall University on psychosocial care at the end of life. He is a manager at Hospice Psychosocial Services and specializ- es in providing psychosocial ser- vices to patients who are terminally ill. Hospice is an organization that holds a philosophy of palliative care,

    SPLASH Presents a Workshop on Grief Counseling By: Kristina Kanaropoulos

    Seton Hall Students Attend the NJASP Spring Conference

    Ryan Rollins, Heather Rickmers, Jackie Karlsson,

    Dr. Susan Swearer and Dr. Thomas Massarelli

  • Upcoming Conferences


    SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM For more information, contact: Thomas Massarelli, Ph.D. Program Director College of Education and Human Ser- vices Seton Hall University 400 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079 Phone: (973) 761-9451 E-mail:


    The School Psychology Leadership Association of Seton Hall (SPLASH) represents the inter- ests of graduate school psychology students engaged in the enhancement of Seton Hall

    Program. The mission of SPLASH is to height- en the awareness of and advocate for issues relevant to the professional field of school psy- chology. Members of SPLASH intend to ac- complish this through building a strong net- work of colleagues, remaining informed about current issues that affect our profession and encouraging others to enter the school psy- chology profession. It is our goal as future school psychologists to become competent, socially conscious and reflective professional leaders who advocate for the needs of a di- verse society of students, families and commu-

    nities (2005).