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Dr. Tara C. Raines

 

Tara Raines, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Program Coordinator, is an Assistant Professor in the Child, Family, and School Psychology program within the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences at the University of Denver. Dr. Raines is a former Lincy Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program within the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Raines received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Special Education from Florida State University. She subsequently earned her M.A.  and specialist degrees in School Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and ultimately obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Georgia State University.  Dr. Raines a former bilingual school psychologist in Georgia, recently completed a pre-doctoral internship in Child and Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). She provided mental health treatment and consultations for children in the craniofacial, nephrology, rheumatology, and chronic pain clinics at CHLA.  As a researcher, she has worked for the past 5 years on an Institute of Education Sciences grant focusing on establishing the validity and utility of universal screening for behavioral and emotional risk within the Los Angeles Unified School District and multiple school districts in Georgia. She is currently exploring the relationships between special education referral patterns and student self report of behavioral and emotional risk. Dr. Raines is dedicated to the importance of providing culturally competent therapy and increasing the rate of bilingual clinicians. In 2008, Dr. Raines developed the Ecuador Professional Preparation Program, a cultural immersion program for mental health and education professionals, to promote cultural competence and Spanish language proficiency. She is presently the on-site director for the program. Dr. Raines’ other research interests include the use of universal screening to reduce disproportionality in special education placement, assessing for behavioral and emotional risk, culturally appropriate assessment for behavioral and emotional disorders, and promoting cultural competence among psychology professionals. You can reach Dr. Raines at Taracraines@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Raines’ Publications and Presentations include:

Raines, T.C. & Crumpton H. (In Press) “Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations” In E. Lopez  & S. Proctor (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology. Peer- Reviewed Book Chapter.

Dever, B.V., Raines, T.C. & Dowdy, E. (In Press). “Addressing Disproportionality in Special Education Using a Universal Screening Approach to Referral” Journal of Negro Education.

Dever, B.V, Dowdy, E., Raines, T.C., & Carnazzo, K. (In Press) “Stability and Change of Behavioral and Emotional Screening Scores” Psychology in the Schools

Lau, J., Oh-Young, C. & Raines, T. C. (2015). The Use of Qualtrics in a Higher Education Setting. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (pp. 327-333). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Harrell-Williams, L., Raines, T.C., Kamphaus, R., & Dever, B.  (2015) “Psychometric Analysis of the BASC–2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) Student Form: Results from High School Student Samples.”  Psychological Assessment Brief Report, 27(2), Jun 2015, 738-743.

Raines, T.C., Twyford, J., & Dowdy, E. (2014) “School-wide Assessment with African American Students”  In L. Benuto & B. Leany (Eds.), Guide to Psychological Assessment with African Americans. Book chapter.

Dowdy, E., Furlong, M., Raines, T.C., Bovery, B., Kauffman, B.,Kamphaus, R.W.,  Dever, B.V., Price, M. & Murdock, J. (2014). “Enhancing School-Based Mental Health Services with a Preventative and Promotive Approach to Universal Screening for Complete Mental Health” Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. 25, 1-20.

Whisenhunt, J., Chang, C., Flowers, L., Brack, G., O’Hara, C., & Raines, T.C. (2014). Working with clients who self-injure: A grounded theory approach. Journal of Counseling and Development. 92(4), 387-397.

Berzins, A.R. & Raines, T.C. (2014, February). Overcoming the Odds: Resilience in Ecuadorian Youth. Poster presented at the Annual National Convention of NASP in Washington, D.C.

Dever, B.V., Kamphaus, R.W., Dowdy, E., Raines, T.C. & Distefano, C. (2013).

“Surveillance of Middle and High School Mental Health Risk by Student Self-Report Screener” Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 14 (4), 384-390.

Olson, J., Nortey, A., Denis, M., Berzins, A., & Raines, T. (2013, May). Ecuador Professional Preparation Program: A Cultural Journey. Retrieved from:

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/culturalcompetence/eppp_and_cultural_journey.pdf

Dever, B.V., Raines, T.C., & Barclay, C.M.  (2012). Chasing the Unicorn: Practical

Implementation of Universal Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Risk. School Psychology Forum. 6(4).

Raines, T. C., Dever, B. V., Kamphaus, R. W., Roach, A. T. (2012) Universal Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Risk: A Promising Method for Reducing Disproportionate Placement in Special Education. Journal of Negro Education. 81(3).

Raines, T. C., Dever, B. V., Kamphaus, R. W., Roach, A. T. (2012). Universal Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Risk: A Promising Method for Reducing Disproportionate Placement in Special Education. Journal of Negro Education.

Dever, B.V., Raines, T.C., & Barclay, C.M.  (2012). Chasing the Unicorn: Practical Implementation of Universal Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Risk. School Psychology Forum.

Berzins, A.R., Raines, T.C., Douglas, S., Pommer, M., Nirmal, R., & Ortiz, A. (2012, February). Impact of Cultural Immesion Programs on Practitioners and Graduate Students . Symposium presented at the Annual National Convention of NASP in Seattle, Washington.

Reynolds, C.R., Kamphaus, R.W., & Raines, T. C. (2011). “Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scale (RIAS).” In D. Flanagan & P. Harrison (3rd Ed) (Eds.). Contemporary intellectual assessment (pp. 23-38). New York: The Guilford Press.

Whisenhunt, J., Chang, C., Flowers, L., Brack, G., O’Hara, C., & Raines, T.C.  (2011). Working with clients who self-injure: A grounded theory approach. Journal of Counseling and Development.

Fernandez, L,. Raines, T. C., & Berzins, A.R. (2011, August). Reflections on Models of Consultation Used in a Cultural Emersion Program: Ecuador. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C.

Kamphaus, R.W., Dever, B., Raines, T. C., Dowdy, E., & DiStefano, C. (2011, August). Implementation of an Adolescent Behavioral and Emotional Risk Surveillance Protocol in Schools. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D. C.

Berzins, A., Raines, T.C., Oakland, T., & Dejud, C (2011, February). The Influence of Cultural Immersion Programs on Cultural Competence.  Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of National Association of School Psychologists in San Francisco, Ca

Mays, K., Raines, T.C., & Dever, B (2011, February). Universal Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Risks in Schools.  Mini-Skills presented at the Annual Convention of National Association of School Psychologists in San Francisco, Ca.

Raines, T.C., Crumpler, Y.M, Smith, O. W. & Torres-Villa, M.S. (2011, February). Development of Bilingual Endorsement for School Psychologists in Georgia, Participant Information Exchange/Poster presentation presented at the Annual Convention of National Association of School Psychologists in San Francisco, Ca.

Kamphaus, R. W. & Raines, T.C., (2010). “Comorbidity and Cumulative Effects of Inattention, Poor Emotional Control, and Language Problems on Academic Achievement in Early Childhood”. Book chapter inComprehensive Evaluations: Case Reports for Psychologists, Diagnosticians, and Special Educators. N. Mather & L. Jaffe (Eds.),  New Jersey: Wiley & Sons Publishers.

Raines, T.C. & Reynolds, C. R., (2010). “Re-establishing Eligibility and Re-evaluation Post Natural Disaster”. Book chapter in Comprehensive Evaluations: Case Reports for Psychologists, Diagnosticians, and Special Educators. N. Mather & L. Jaffe (Eds.),  New Jersey: Wiley & Sons Publishers.

Berzins, A.R., & Raines, T.C., (2010). “The Influence of Cultural Immersion Programs in Creating Culturally Competent Education Professionals. “Book chapter in Educational Policy and Practice: The Good, the Bad and the Pseudoscience Volumes I & II. K. Warnick, P. Warnick, & A. Laffoon (Eds.), New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Flowers, L, Whisenhunt, J., Grubbs, N., Raines, T.C., Shelton, L., Lokesmoe, K., Kargar, N., Dispenza, F., & Brack, G. L. (2010, October). Posttraumatic Growth with Counselors in Training. Paper presented at Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Williamsburg, VA.

 Raines, T.C., Juechter, J, Mays, K., & Robertson, A (2010, March). Screening for Children at Risk forBehavioral and Emotional Problems.  Poster presented at the Annual Convention of National Association of School Psychologists in Chicago, Il.

Berzins, A.R., Romero, P., & Raines, T.C. (2010, March). Reflections of and Professional Experiences in Quito, Ecuador. Poster presented at the Annual National Convention of NASP in Chicago, Illinois.

Ortiz, A, Guimares, M., & Raines, T.C. (2009, August). Pre-Kindergarten Screener Emphasizing a Response-to-Intervention Approach in Ecuador. Paper presented at the Annual National Convention of American Psychological Association in Boston, Massachusetts.

Berzins, A.R., Raines, T.C., & Romero, P. (2009, February). Ecuadorian Professional Preparation Program: Reflection of Experiences. Poster presented at the 40th Annual National Convention of National Association of School Psychologists in Boston, Massachusetts.

Raines, T.C., Torres-Villa, M., Robertson, A., & Edge, A. (2008, May). English Language Learners in Gwinnett County Schools  Professional development presentation presented to Gwinnett County Public Schools Psychological Services in Suwanee, Ga.

Raines, T.C., Torres-Villa, M., Smith, O, & Beneford, J. (2007, May). Reaching our Diverse Learners  Professional development presentation presented to Gwinnett County Public Schools Psychological Services in Suwanee, Ga.

Oakland, T., & Raines, T.C. (2005, October). Perceptions of the role of the school psychology in Costa Rica. Symposium presented at the annual convention of FASP in Hollywood, Florida.