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Jacqueline Brown, Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Location: Skaggs Bldg 204
Hours: By appointment (send me an email to set up)

Phone: (406) 243-6883


Prospective Ph.D. Applicants in School Psychology

I will be accepting a Ph.D. school psychology student for mentorship in the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants with an interest in school-based crisis prevention and intervention, bereavement and trauma, resilience, and international school psychology are especially encouraged to apply. Please feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions.


Ph.D., Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (School Psychology Emphasis, APA Accredited), University of California- Santa Barbara (2014)

APA Accredited Doctoral Internship, Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology- Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, 2013-2014

M.A., School Psychology, University of British Columbia (2010)

B.A., Psychology, Dalhousie University (2007)

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

Research Interests

School-based crisis prevention and intervention

Evidence-based support for bereaved students

Building resilience in school-age students 

International School Psychology 

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Brown, J. A., Jimerson, S. R., & Comerchero, V. A. (2014). Cognitive development considerations to support bereaved students: Practical applications for school psychologists. Contemporary School Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40688-014-0018-6

Stifel, S. W. F., Brown, J. A., Jimerson, S. R., & Dowdy, E. (2013). Integrating email communication with counseling at school. School Mental Health, 5, 110-118. doi: 10.1007/s12310-012-9086-9.

Brown, J. A., & McIntosh, K. (2012). Training, inclusion, and behavior: Effect on student-teacher and student-SEA relationships for students with autism spectrum disorders. Exceptionality Education International, 22, 77-88. Retrieved from

Brown, J. A., Jimerson, S. R., Dowdy, E., Gonzalez, V., & Stewart, K. (2012). Assessing the effects of school-wide Second Step implementation in a predominately English Language Learner, low SES, Latino/a sample. Psychology in the Schools, 49, 864-875. doi: 10.1002/pits.21639

McIntosh, K., MacKay, L. D., Andreou, T., Brown, J. A., Mathews, S., Poirier, C., & Bennett, J. (2011). Response to intervention in Canada: Definitions, implications, and future directions. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 26, 18-43. doi: 10.1177/0829573511400857

McIntosh, K., Sadler, C., & Brown, J. A. (2011). Kindergarten reading skill level and change as risk factors for chronic problem behavior. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 14, 17-28. doi: 10.1177/1098300711403153 

McIntosh, K., Brown, J. A., Borgmeier, C. J. (2008). Validity of functional behavior assessment within a response to intervention framework: Evidence, recommended practice, and future directions. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 34, 6-14. doi:10.1177/1534508408314096

Book Chapters

Jimerson, S. R., Brock, S. E., & Brown, J. A. (2013). Immediate school-based intervention following violent crises. In C. Franklin, Harris, M. B., & P. Allen-Meares (Eds.), The School Services Sourcebook (2nd ed., pp. 579-589). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Jimerson, S. R., Brown, J. A., Saeki, E., & Watanabe, Y., Kobayashi, T., & Hatzichristou, C. (2012). Natural disasters. In S. E. Brock & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.), Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (2nd ed., pp. 573-595). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Osher, D., Dwyer, K. P., Jimerson, S. R., & Brown, J. A. (2012). Developing safe, supportive, and effective schools: Facilitating student success to reduce school violence. In S. R. Jimerson, A. B. Nickerson, M. J. Mayer, & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice (2nd ed., pp. 27-44). New York, NY: Routledge.

Jimerson, S. R., & Brown, J. A. (2012). Grade Retention: A strategy failing to support student achievement and adjustment. In J. A. C. Hattie & E. M. Anderman (Eds.), The International Handbook of Student Achievement (pp. 167-190). New York, NY: Routledge.


Graduate Courses

PSYX 524 Tests and Measurement

PSYX 580 Principles and Practices of Professional School Psychology

PSYX 587 (Section 2, Spring) School Psychology Methods