Lindsey M. O'Brennan, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Lindsey O'Brennan received her combined doctorate from University of California, Santa Barbara in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology in 2012. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of school-based intervention and prevention programs that increase school connectedness and the overall climate of the school. The main focus of her postdoctoral fellowship is to serve as a Project Coordinator for Drs. Suldo and Shaunessy-Dedrick’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Goal 2 grant developing a new two-stage, multi-component preventative intervention to assist high school students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes manage the stress inherent to their accelerated coursework. Her goal is to integrate her prior work on large school-based interventions (e.g., PBIS, Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant) and develop trainings for students, teachers and parents that enhance their coping skills, connectedness to the school community, and enhance the overall climate of the school.