University at Buffalo

Amanda B. Nickerson

Amanda B. Nickerson

Director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

Professor 10 Months

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


Specialty/Research Focus

Bullying; Mental Health; School Environment; Social and Emotional Development

Contact Information
428 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-3448
nickersa@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

Amanda Nickerson, PhD, NCSP, is a Professor and Director of the Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Dr. Nickerson’s research focuses on school crisis prevention and intervention, with a particular emphasis on violence and bullying. She has examined the role of schools, parents, and peers in preventing violence and enhancing the social-emotional strengths of children and adolescents. Dr. Nickerson is the lead author of Assessing, Identifying, and Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at School (2009, Springer), co-author of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model (2009, 2016, National Association of School Psychologists [NASP]), and co-editor of Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice, 2nd Edition (2012, Routledge). She has published over 85 journal articles and book chapters. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Educational Research Association, the NYS Office of Child and Family Services, The Committee for Children, and the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

Dr. Nickerson is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 16) and is Coordinator of Research for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) School Safety and Crisis Prevention Committee. She has served as associate editor of the Journal of School Violence and is a member of several other editorial boards (Journal of School Psychology, School Psychology Review). She serves on the executive board of the New York Association of School Psychologists and is a member of Governor Cuomo’s Suicide Prevention Task Force. Dr. Nickerson has received numerous awards for her work, including the NASP Presidential Award, the NASP Crisis Management Interest Group Award for Excellence, the STAR Research Award from the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education, and Reviewer of the Year from the Journal of School Psychology.

A licensed psychologist in New York state and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Dr. Nickerson is committed to the scientist-practitioner model of training. She views research and science as foundational to good practice, and helps practitioners use this knowledge to guide practice. Dr. Nickerson has conducted hundreds of presentations for educators and mental health professionals in the United States and other countries. She has also worked in close collaboration with schools and other child-serving agencies to guide them in using data to inform practice, particularly related to improving social-emotional and behavioral functioning and preventing bullying and violence. Graduate students are frequently co-authors and have many opportunities to engage in activities to further their professional development. She is particularly enthusiastic to mentor students who wish to pursue careers in academia as faculty members.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of South Carolina (2002)
  • MA, University of South Carolina (1999)
  • BA, Bates College (1994)
Awards and Honors:
  • Catalyst Scholar; School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference, Society for the Study of School Psychology; 2017-08-01;
  • STAR Research Award; University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education; 2017-05-10;
  • Reviewer of the Year; ; Journal of School Psychology; 2016-02-18;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Multi-media peer-to-peer abuse prevention; State; New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council; Awarded; (04/01/2018-09/30/2019)
  • Randomized controlled trial of Second Step Child Protection Unit.; Foundation and Research Organization; Committee for Children; Awarded; (05/01/2017-07/31/2019)
  • TeachLivE™: Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment; Local; University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education; Awarded; (09/01/2016-05/30/2017)
  • Evaluation of Second Step family videos to promote child personal safety; Foundation and Research Organization; Committee for Children; Awarded; (10/01/2015-12/31/2016)
  • Developmental Pathways of Violence and Substance Use in a High Risk Sample; Federal; NIH/NIDA; Continuing; (07/01/2015-03/31/2020)
Publications:
Book or Monograph:
  • Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., Reeves, M. A., Conolly, C., Jimerson, S. R., Pesce, R. C., & Lazzaro, B. (2016). School crisis prevention and intervention: The PREPaRE model (2nd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Journal Article:
  • Jenkins, L. N, & Nickerson, A. B. (2017a). Bullying participant roles and gender as predictors of bystander intervention. Aggressive Behavior, 43, 281-290.
  • Jenkins, L. N., & Nickerson, A. B. (2017b). Bystander intervention in bullying: Role of social skills and gender. Journal of Early Adolescence. Online first publication.
  • Livingston, L., Derrick, J., Testa, M., Wang, W., Nickerson, A., Espelage, D., & Miller, K. (2018). Proximal associations among bullying, mood, and substance use: A daily report study. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advanced online publication https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10826-018-1109-1?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017). Preventing and intervening with bullying in schools: A framework for evidence-based practice. School Mental Health. Advanced online publication https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12310-017-9221-8
  • Nickerson, A. B., Feeley, T. H., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2017). Applying mass communication theory to bystander intervention in bullying. Adolescent Research Review, 2, 37-48. doi: 10.1007/s40894-016-0030-3
  • Nickerson, A. B., Livingston, J. A., & Kamper-DeMarco, K. (2018). Evaluation of Second Step Child Protection videos: A randomized controlled trial. Child Abuse & Neglect, 76, 10-12.
  • Cook, E. E., Nickerson, A. B., Werth, J. M., & Allen, K. P. (2016). Service providers’ attributions about and responses to bullying of individuals with disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1744629516650127
  • Cosgrove, H., Nickerson, A. B., & DeLucia-Waack, J. (2017). Past peer victimization and current adult attachment in college students. Journal of College Counseling, 20, 22-36.
  • Waseem, M., Paul, A., Schwartz, G., Pauze, D., Eakin, P., Barata, I., Holtzman, D., Benjamin, L. S., Wright, J. L., Nickerson, A. B., & Joseph, M. (2016). Role of pediatric emergency physicians in identifying bullying. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. Advanced online publication. http://www.jem- journal.com/article/S0736-4679(16)30563-7/abstract
  • Cook, E. E., Nickerson, A. B., Werth, J. M., & Allen, K. P. (2016). Service providers’ attributions about and responses to bullying of individuals with disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1744629516650127
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Serwacki, M., Guyker, W., Sodano, S., Nickerson, A., Keddie-Olka, E., & Anderson, L. (2016). The role of anxiety on the experience of peer victimization and eating disorder risk. School Mental Health. Advanced online publication http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12310-016-9178-z?wt_mc=internal.event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst
  • Cosgrove, H., & Nickerson, A. B. (2015). Anti-bullying/harassment legislation and educator perceptions of severity, effectiveness, and school climate: A cross-sectional analysis. Educational Policy. Advanced online publication.
  • Nickerson, A. B., Aloe, A. M., & Werth, J. M. (2015). The relation of empathy and defending in bullying: A meta-analytic investigation. School Psychology Review, 44, 372-390
  • Nickerson, A. B., Feeley, T. H., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2016). Applying mass communication theory to bystander intervention in bullying. Adolescent Research Review. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40894-016-0030-3
  • Rose, C. A., Nickerson, A. B. , & Stormont, M., & (2015). Advancing bullying research from a social-ecological lens: An introduction to the special issue. School Psychology Review, 44, 339-352.
  • Werth, J. M., Nickerson, A. B., Aloe, A. M., & Swearer, S. M. (2015). Bullying victimization and the social and emotional maladjustment of bystanders: A propensity score analysis. Journal of School Psychology, 53, 295-308.
  • Aloe, A., Shisler, S., Norris, B. D., Nickerson, A. B., & Rinker, T. (2014). A multivariate meta-analysis of student misbehavior and teacher burnout. Educational Research Review, 12, 30-44.
  • Fishman, C., & Nickerson, A. B. (2015). Motivations for involvement: A preliminary investigation of parents of students with disabilities. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 523-535.
Book Chapter:
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2018). Foreward. In J. C. Roth & B. S. Fernandez (Eds.), Perspectives on school crisis response: Reflections from the field. Taylor & Francis.
  • Nickerson, A. B., Guttman, D., & Cook, E. (2017). Prevention and early intervention efforts for targets of bullying and youth who bully. In C. Bradshaw (Ed.), Handbook on bullying prevention: A lifecourse perspective. Washington, DC: National Association of School Social Workers.
  • Nickerson, A. B., Guttman-Lapin, D., & Vanhout, S. (2018). Bullying and cyberbullying prevalence as a form of violence in education. In H. Shapiro (Ed.), The handbook of violence in education: Forms, factors, and preventions (pp. 327-358). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
  • Nickerson, A. B., & Rigby, K. (2017). Prevention and intervention for bullying in schools. In M. Thielking & M. Terjesen (Eds.), Handbook of Australian school psychology: Bridging the gaps in international research, practice, and policy. New York: Springer Science.
  • Nickerson, A. B., Mayer, M. J., Cornell, D. G., Jimerson, S. R., Osher, D., & Espelage, D. L. (2017). Violence prevention in schools and communities. In M. Casas, L. Suzuki, C. Alexander, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (4th ed., pp. 323-331). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Nickerson, A. B., Mayer, M. J., Cornell, D. G., Jimerson, S. R., Osher, D., & Espelage, D. L. (2017). Violence prevention in schools and communities. In M. Casas, L. Suzuki, C. Alexander, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (4th ed., pp. 323-331). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., Reeves, M. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2014). Best practices for school psychologists as members of crisis teams: The PREPaRE model. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V (pp. 1487-1504). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., Reeves, M. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2014). Best practices for school psychologists as members of crisis teams: The PREPaRE model. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V (pp. 1487-1504). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Nickerson, A. B., & Orrange-Torchia, T. (2015). The mental health impact of bullying. In P. Goldblum, D. Espelage, J. Chu, & B. Bongar (Eds.), The challenges of youth bullying and suicide (pp. 39-49). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Nickerson, A. B., Savage, T. A., & Woitaszewski, S. A. (2015). School crisis prevention and intervention: Emergency preparedness and response. In R. H. Witte & S. Mosley-Howard (Eds.), Mental health practice in today’s schools: Issues and interventions (pp. 399-418). New York: Springer.
Other:
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, October). Creating a positive school climate where there is no place for bullying. Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative. https://www.safeandsoundschools.org/2017/10/26/creating-a-positive-school-climate-where-there-is-no-place-for-bullying/
  • National Association of School Psychologists [Nickerson, A. B., & Cook, E. E.). (2016). PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum 2015 Annual Evaluation Report [Report]. Bethesda, MD: Author. http://www.nasponline.org/professional-development/prepare-training-curriculum/training-outcomes-and-evaluations
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, October). Bullying prevention. Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative. safeandsoundschools.org
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, January). Preventing academic burnout. Society for the Study of School Psychology Early Career Forum. http://ssspresearch.org/earlycareerforum/preventing-academic-burnout
  • SAMHSA Now Is The Time Technical Assistance Center [Lead contributors Guttman-Lapin, D., Nickerson, A., O’Malley, M., Renshaw, T., Silva, K., & Sockalingam, S.] (2016).  School mental health referral pathways toolkit. Rockville, MD: SAMHSA.
  • Crepeau-Hobson, F., Nickerson, A., & Cook, E. (2016, January/February). The final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission: Summary of parts 1 and II. Communiqué, 44(5), 1, 24-25.
  • SAMHSA Now Is The Time Technical Assistance Center [Lead contributors Guttman-Lapin, D., Nickerson, A., O’Malley, M., Renshaw, T., Silva, K., & Sockalingam, S.] (2016). School mental health referral pathways toolkit. Rockville, MD: SAMHSA.
  • National Association of School Psychologists [Writing group Furlong, M. J., Nickerson, A. B., & Pesce, R.]. (2014). Position statement on youth violence. Bethesda, MD: Author.
  • Orrange-Torchia, T., & Nickerson, A. B. (2014). The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention: A resource for school psychologists and beyond. New York School Psychologist, 32(2), 4, 38-39.
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Dudley, M., Nickerson, A., Seo, Y., & Livingston, J. (2018, February). Mother-adolescent agreement concerning peer victimization: Predictors and relation to coping. Poster session presented at the National Association for School Psychologists 2018 Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.;
  • Eiden, R., Ostrov, J., Schuetze, P., Molnar, D., & Nickerson, A. (2018, April). Predicting adolescent hope in a high risk diverse sample: Testing differential susceptibility theory. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Godleski, S., Ostrov, J., Nickerson, A., Eiden, R., Kneuer, M., Ettekal, I., Schuetze, P., & Colder, C. (2018, April). Early maternal and child predictors of cognitive biases regarding aggression in at-risk adolescents. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Guttman, D., Nickerson, A., & Vanhout, S. (2018, April). Bullying and cyberbullying prevalence as a form of violence in education. In D. Espelage & H. Shapiro (Chairs), Bullying & Sexual Violence in Education. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, NY.;
  • Livingston, J. A., Derrick, J. L., Miller, K. E., Testa, M., Nickerson, A. B., Feda, D., Haas, J. L., & Espelage, D. L. (2017, June). Proximal effects of peer aggression on adolescent mood and substance use: A daily report study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Denver, CO.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2013, April). Bystander intervention in bullying: Understanding, measuring, and changing. In W. Craig (Moderator), A Social-Ecological Perspective on Bullying and Victimization: Focus on Key Relationships with Peers, Parents, and Teachers. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, June). PREPaRE workshop 1: Crisis prevention and preparedness: The comprehensive school crisis team. Workshop presented to Orchard Park Central School District, Orchard Park, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2018, January). When crisis strikes: Best practices in school preparedness and response. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychoeducational Consultants in Independent Schools, New York, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2018, January). When crisis strikes: Best practices in school preparedness and response. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychoeducational Consultants in Independent Schools, New York, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2018, October). Understanding and preventing cyberbullying. Keynote address presented at the 4Th International Symposium on Bullying, Universidad CES, Medellin, Colombia.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., & Lazarus, P. (2018, January). PREPaRE workshop 2: Crisis intervention and recovery. Workshop presented for Collier County School District, Naples, FL.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., Shisler, S., Delmerico, A., Eiden, R., & Ostrov, J. (2018, April). Bullying perpetration and victimization as predictors of gun violence attitudes in a high-risk, diverse sample. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Ostrov, J., Godleski, S., Nickerson, A., Eiden, R., Ettekal, I., & Schuetze, P. (2018, April). Negative parental discipline in early childhood and assault in at-risk adolescents: The role of attitudes about guns and violence. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Parks, T., Nickerson, A.B., Cook, E., & Cruz, M. (2018, February). PREPaRE School Crisis Training: What predicts its use in practice? Poster session presented at the National Association for School Psychologists 2018 Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.;
  • Schuetze, P., Vlaovich, D., Eiden, R., Ettekal, I., Ostrov, J., & Nickerson, A., (2018, April). Regulation in a high-risk sample of young adolescents during a social stress task. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Zhao, J., Ettekal, I., Eiden, R., Nickerson, A., & Schuetze, P. (2018, April). Child exposure to community violence: Change trajectories, prospective predictors, and outcomes. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Ettekal, I., Nickerson, A., Molnar, D. S., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (2017, April). Childhood aggression in a high-risk sample: Developmental cascade model of socioeconomic adversity, parenting, and child conscience. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.;
  • Ettekal, I., Nickerson, A., Schuetze, P., & Eiden, R. D. (2017, April). Methods of measuring socioeconomic adversity based on cumulative risk indices: Methodological implications from a high-risk sample. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.;
  • Jenkins, L., & Nickerson, A. (2017, February). Bystander intervention in bullying: Role of social skills and gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.;
  • Livingston, J. A., Derrick, J. L., Miller, K. E., Testa, M., Nickerson, A. B., Feda, D., Haas, J. L., & Espelage, D. L. (2017, June). Proximal effects of peer aggression on adolescent mood and substance use: A daily report study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Denver, CO.;
  • Livingston, J. A., Nickerson, A. B., Kamper-DeMarco, K., & O’Hern, K. (2017, April). Evaluation of Second Step Child Protection videos: A randomized controlled trial. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.;
  • Livingston, J., A., Nickerson, A. B., & Miller, K. E. (2016, September). Bullying and substance use among adolescents. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Prevention Network, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, June). Cyberbullying. Webinar presented for the New York Center for School Safety.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, October). Risk assessment in schools. Keynote address presented at Security Summit Threat Assessment Seminar [video conference], Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, October). Risk assessment in schools. Keynote address presented at Security Summit Threat Assessment Seminar [video conference], Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, April). Understanding the nature of all types of bullying and developing new practices to help prevent it. Workshop presented at the Western New York Educational Service Council Seminar Series, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, February). The relation of empathy and defending in bullying: A meta-analytic investigation. In C. A. Rose (Chair), Bullying from a social-ecological perspective: Research and interventions for schools. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., (2016, July). Bullying prevention and intervention: Systems and strategies. Workshop presented at the summer conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Denver, CO.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., (2016, July). Promoting social-emotional strengths through assessment and intervention. Workshop presented at the summer conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Denver, CO.;
  • Jenkins, L., & Nickerson, A. (2016, February). Bullying participant roles and gender as predictors of bystander intervention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.;
  • Livingston, J. A., Derrick, J. L., Miller, K. E., Testa, M., & Nickerson, A. B. (2015, June). Family cohesion moderates the effects of bully victimization on adolescent alcohol use. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX.;
  • Miller, K. E., Livingston, J., Testa, M., & Nickerson, A. (2016, April). Energy drink use as a predictor of risk-taking and adverse outcomes in middle adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2015, August). How can schools prepare for and respond to crisis events? In M. J. Mayer (Chair), How safe are our schools? Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2015, October). When crisis strikes: Effective elements of the school and community response. Plenary session presented at the Southern Tier Multi- Disciplinary Trauma Summit, Ellicottville, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., & Fernandez, B. (2016, February). PREPaRE WS 2: School Crisis Intervention and Recovery Training of Trainers. Workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., Reynolds, A., & Treadway, D. (2015, June). The impact of bullying in schools and the workplace. Symposium presented at the Networking in Higher Education Conference, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Pantaleno, A., Nickerson, A. B., Cangelosi, M., Sellet, M., & Allen, L. (2015, October). The mobilization of regional crisis response teams: A Long Island experience 2015. Panel presented at the New York Association of School Psychologists’ Annual Conference, Verona, NY.;
  • Reeves, M. A., & Nickerson, A. B. (2015, December). School safety: Prevention and intervention for bullying and crisis events. Invited lecture presented at Security 100 Summit K-12, Scotsdale, AZ.;
  • Torchia, T., & Nickerson, A. (2016, February). School climate and bystander intervention: Tools for practitioners. Mini-skills workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2014, November). Building social-emotional strengths to prevent bullying and violence. Invited workshop presented at the annual meeting of the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists, Vancouver, British Columbia.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., & Werth, J. M. (2014, October). Bullying and individuals with disabilities: Needs assessment findings. Paper presented at the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Werth, J. M., Nickerson, A. B., Allen, K. P., & Cook, E. E. (2015, February). Bullying and individuals with disabilities: Needs and future directions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.;
Invited Lectures:
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, August). SROs and bullying prevention and intervention. Presentation for Cabarrus County School District, Concord, NC.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, July). Preventing and intervening with bullying abuse in youth. Workshop presented for the Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families, Albany, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, June). PREPaRE workshop 2: Crisis intervention and recovery, Training of Trainers. Workshop presented for Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, Detroit, MI.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, November). Bullying and the bystander effect. Workshop for Campbell County Schools, Alexandria, KY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, November). Power for peace: 3rd grade student leader training. Workshop for 3rd grade students Campbell County Schools, Alexandria, KY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, November). Power for peace: 6th grade student leader training. Workshop for 6th grade students Campbell County Schools, Alexandria, KY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, November). Power for peace: Creating a culture of kindness and bravery. Workshop for 9th grade students Campbell County Schools, Alexandria, KY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2018, January). Helping boys navigate their social worlds. Presentation for Collegiate School, New York, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2018, March). Bullying and harassment: Current research and best practices. Workshop presented to the Williamsville Central School District wellness coordinators, Williamsville, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2018, March). Bullying prevention and intervention. Presentation for Williamsville Central School District support staff, Williamsville, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2018, March). Sexual harassment: How educators can prevent and respond. Workshop for Park School faculty, Amherst, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, November). Relational and cyber issues: Tips and problem-solving for teachers. Paper presented at Clarence High School, Clarence, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, September). Bystander intervention in bullying: Research and practice. Paper presented at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, February). Bullying: What it is and what we can do. Workshop presented at Sweet Home Middle School, Sweet Home, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, June). PREPaRE workshop 1: Crisis prevention and preparedness. Workshop presented at Orchard Park Central School District, Orchard Park, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, June). PREPaRE workshop 2 training of trainers: Crisis intervention and recovery. Workshop presented at the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, Detroit, MI.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, March). Assessing social-emotional strengths: What, why, and how? Webinar presented for Aperture Education.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2017, March). Dignity for all students, sensitivity, and cultural awareness. Workshop presented at the Superintendent’s Conference Day at the Guilderland School District, Guilderland, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., & Worona, J. (2016, October). Safety plans and mental health: Renewed attention from NYS laws. Webinar presented for the Utica National Insurance Risk Management Seminar Series.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., Rodemeyer, T., Wolfe, D., & Buckley, E. (2017, May). Cyberbullying: A relentless cycle. Facebook Live Panel presented for WNED, WBFO, and AT & T., Buffalo, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2015, August). PREPaRE School Crisis Intervention and Recovery Training. Western Suffolk BOCES, Wheatley Heights, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, April). Bullying prevention and intervention. Lecture presented at Niagara University, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, April). Suicide and threat assessment procedures. Workshop presented at Putnam/Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, February). Bullying prevention and intervention in schools. Invited lecture presented at the University at Albany, the State University of New York.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, January). Bullying: What it is and what you can do. Lecture presented to the Muslim Public Affairs Committee of Western New York.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, June). Bullying prevention and intervention. Invited lecture presented at the New York School Social Workers Association Meeting, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2016, March). PREPaRE Workshop 1: School Crisis Prevention and Preparedness. Workshop presented at the Orchard Park Central School District, Orchard Park, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2014, August). PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training of Trainers. Workshop presented at the Western Suffolk BOCES, Wheatley Heights, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2014, October). Harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, and discrimination in schools: Prevention and intervention. Workshop presented to the Amherst Central School District's Administrative Cabinet, Amherst, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2014, September). Bullying: What it is and What you can do. Workshop presented at Nichols School, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2015, March). School safety and crisis response: Balancing physical and psychological needs. Workshop presented at the 12th Annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B. (2015, May). Play (and live) with character: Preventing violence through leadership. Panel presented at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Buffalo Division’s NYSPHSAA Section VI Team Captain Leadership Seminar, Orchard Park, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., Torchia, T., & Werth, J. M. (2014, August). Bullying: How you can make a difference. Workshop presented at Nichols School, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Nickerson, A. B., Zwick, S. R., & Jason, K. (2014, December). PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training. Workshop presented at the Western Suffolk BOCES, Wheatley Heights, NY.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Grant reviewer, The Netherlands Organisation of Health, Research and Development
    08/01/2015-09/30/2015
  • Grant Reviewer, Arizona's Institute for Mental Health Research
    03/01/2015-04/30/2015
  • Book reviewer, Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield)
    01/28/2015-03/11/2015
  • Editorial Board, Contemporary School Psychology
    01/01/2015-01/01/2019
  • Editorial Board, Contemporary School Psychology
    01/01/2015-01/01/2018
  • Editorial Board, Journal of School Psychology
    06/01/2014-06/01/2019
  • Content Consultant, Red Line Editorial, Inc.
    04/01/2014-06/30/2014
  • Associate Editor, Journal of School Violence
    06/01/2011-09/01/2014
  • Editorial Board Member, School Psychology Quarterly
    01/01/2009-01/01/2019
  • Editorial Board Member, School Psychology Quarterly
    01/01/2009-01/01/2018
  • Editorial Board Member, Psychology in the Schools
    01/01/2009-01/01/2015
Professional Service:
  • External reviewer, tenure and promotion case, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    02/27/2018-03/30/2018
  • Member, Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium
    02/01/2018-05/01/2019
  • Member, Governor Cuomo’s Suicide Prevention Task Force
    11/01/2017-06/20/2018
  • Consultant, Aperture Education Strength-based Assessment and Intervention Planning with the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment: A Primer for School Psychology Trainers
    10/02/2017-08/30/2018
  • External reviewer, Psychological and Counseling Services Quality Enhancement Review, Florida State University
    07/15/2017-11/08/2018
  • Member, Suicide Prevention Center New York (SPC-NY) Helping Students at Risk for Suicide Workgroup
    05/15/2017-05/15/2019
  • Consultant, Campbell County Schools, KY National Institute of Justice Grant, “Identifying and embedding brokers into a multi-tiered system of services to reduce the bystander effect leading to the reduction of school violence.”
    05/01/2017-05/01/2020
  • Member [Alberti Center], Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County
    04/02/2017-05/01/2019
  • External reviewer, tenure and promotion (University of Arizona)
    08/15/2016-09/16/2016
  • External reviewer, tenure and promotion (Louisiana State University)
    05/25/2016-09/01/2016
  • External reviewer, tenure and promotion (University of Missouri)
    04/26/2016-07/14/2017
  • External reviewer, tenure and promotion (University of Missouri)
    03/18/2016-06/27/2016
  • Advisory Member, Long Island School Practitioner Action Network
    01/01/2015-06/30/2018
  • Member, American Psychological Association Division 16 Fellows Committee
    12/01/2014-01/30/2015
  • Member, Technical Review Panel, National Center for Education Statistics School Survey on Crime and Safety
    08/01/2014-10/30/2014
  • Coordinator for Research, National Association of School Psychologists’ School Safety and Crisis Response Committee
    07/01/2014-06/30/2018
  • Co-chair, PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum Workgroup
    07/01/2013-06/30/2014
  • Member, National Association of School Psychologists’ Position Statement on School Violence Revision Workgroup
    01/01/2013-01/15/2015
  • Advisory Committee Member and Judge, BAND Against Bullying
    11/01/2012-06/30/2018
  • Executive Board (Bullying Liaison), New York Association of School Psychologists
    09/01/2011-06/30/2018
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