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Faculty: Elina Saeki


Dr. Elina Saeki

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., California State University, Long Beach

M.Ed., University of California, Santa Barbara

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

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Phone: 361-570-4292

Victoria: UW 249


Dr. Elina Saeki joined the UHV faculty in 2012. She completed her doctorate in combined clinical, counseling, and school psychology with a school psychology emphasis at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her predoctoral internship was completed at the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, where she received advanced training in a range of psychological services for youth of all ages.

Her scholarly publications and conference presentations have focused on student engagement, motivation, social-emotional development, social and emotional learning, school-based mental health, and crisis intervention.

Dr. Saeki is serving as faculty sponsor for the School Psychology Association (SPA) and the UHV Psi Chi Chapter beginning Fall 2012.

Selected Publications:

Jimerson, S. R., Brown, J. A., Saeki, E., Watanabe, Y., Kobayashi, T., & Hatzichristou, C. (2012). Natural disasters. In S. Brock & S. Jimerson (Eds.), Best practices in crisis prevention and intervention in the schools (2nd ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Saeki, E., Jimerson, S. R., Earhart, J., Hart, S., Renshaw, T., Singh, R. D., & Stewart, K. (2011). Response to Intervention (RtI) in the social, emotional, and behavioral domains: Current challenges and emerging possibilities. Contemporary School Psychology, 15, 43-52.

Saeki, E., Ishikuma, T., Watanabe, Y., & Jimerson, S. R. (2011). Japanese translation: New schools for students with disabilities: Tips for families who have been relocated. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists. Available online at http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/japan/Relocated_Families_Japanese.pdf

Saeki, E., & Jimerson, S. R. (2011). Quick facts and tips for disaster relief: Japan and cultural considerations. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists. Available online at http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/japan-cultural-considerations.aspx

Saeki, E., Ishikuma, T., Watanabe, Y., & Jimerson, S. R. (2011). Japanese translation: Identifying severely traumatized children: Tips for parents and educators. Tokyo, Japan: Japan School Psychology Association. Available online at http://schoolpsychology.jp/files/Identifying_Severely_Traumatized_Children_Japanese.pdf

Singh, R., Jimerson, S. R., Renshaw, T., Saeki, E., Hart, S. R., Earhart, J., & Stewart, K. (2011). A summary and synthesis of contemporary empirical evidence regarding the effects of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.). Contemporary School Psychology, 15, 93-102.

Dowdy, E., Furlong, M., Eklund, K., Saeki, E., & Ritchey, K. (2010). Screening for mental health and wellness: Current school-based practices and emerging possibilities. In B. Doll, W. Pfohl, & J. Yoon (Eds.), Handbook of youth prevention science. New York, NY: Routledge.