Arlene Silva, PhD, LEP, NCSP
- Chair, School Psychology Department
- Director, School Psychology MA/CAGS Program
- Associate Professor
- PhD, CAGS, MA, School Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
- BA, cum laude with departmental distinction in Psychology, Amherst College
- Advanced Consultation in the Schools (CO 750)
- Internship Seminar (CS 701)
- PsyD level Directed Studies in Consultation and Diversity (as needed)
Research and Practice Interests
- Consultee-centered consultation
- Culturally responsive practice
- Supervision and mentoring
- Systems change
Professional Licenses and Certifications
- Licensed Educational Psychologist (Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services)
- Licensed School Psychologist (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist (National Association of School Psychologists)
Publications and Presentations
Silva, A. E., Newman, D. S., & Guiney, M. C. (2014). Best practices in early career school psychology transitions. In P. L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology: Foundations (pp. 553-566). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Rosenfield, S., Gravois, T., & Silva, A. (2014). Bringing Instructional Consultation to scale: Research and development of IC and IC Teams. In W. Erchul & S. Sheridan, (Eds.), Handbook of research in school consultation (2nd ed, pp. 248-275). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Newman, D. S., McKenney, E., Silva, A., Salmon, D., Clare, M., & Jackson, S. (2017). A qualitative metasynthesis of consultation process research: What we know and where to go. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 27, 13-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10474412.2015.1127164
Silva, A., E., Newman, D. S., Guiney, M. C., Valley-Gray, S., Barrett, C. A. (2016). Supervision and mentoring for early career school psychologists: Availability, access, structure, and implications. Psychology in the Schools, 53, 502-516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pits.21921
Articles in Professional Newsletters and Non-Refereed Journals
Newman, D. S., Guiney, M. C., & Silva, A.E. (2017, September). Strengths-based supervision in school psychology: Accentuate the positive; Eliminate the negative. NASP Communiqué, 46(1), 1, 21.
Writing group member, National Association of School Psychologists. (2016). Guidance for postgraduate mentorship and professional support (Position statement). Bethesda, MD: Author.
Guiney, M. C., Newman, D. S., Silva, A. E., Valley-Gray, S., & Barrett, C. (2016, November). Supervision and mentoring for early career school psychologists, NASP Communiqué, 45(3), 1, 31.
Invited National Conferences, Webinars, and Podcasts
Guiney, M.C., Newman, D. S., & Silva, A. E. (2017, February). A tale of two supervisees: Assessing and supporting skill development. Invited documented session presented at the 2017 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.
Guiney, M. C., Newman, D. S., & Silva, A. E. (2016, September 15). Supervisor bootcamp: Practical skills for effective supervision [Webinar]. In National Association of School Psychologists’ Online Learning Center. Retrieved from https://nasp.inreachce.com/Details?groupId=13278f43-73b0-40b1-82c9-b596abd4fbd4
Silva, A., Guiney, M., Rossen, E., Florell, D., & McDonald, M. (2016, February). NASP guidelines for post-graduate professional support. Special session presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.
Guiney, M. C., & Silva, A. E. (2016, February 12). Supervisor bootcamp: Practical tools for effective supervision [Audio podcast]. In National Association of School Psychologists’ Podcast Directory. Retrieved from http://apps.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/podcasts/podcast.aspx?id=215
Guiney, M., Newman, D., & Silva, A. (2016, February). Supervisor bootcamp: Practical tools for effective supervision. Mini-skills presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.
Silva, A., Newman, D., and Guiney, M. (2015, February). Ready or not: Supervision of early career school psychologists. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.
Silva, A., Newman, D., and Guiney, M. (2014, February). Best practices in early career transitions. Special session presented at the 2014 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.
Invited Local Conferences
Silva, A., Pierre, M., & Frederick-Clarke, H. (2017, May). Increasing cultural responsiveness and reducing racial disparities in our school systems. In N. Cort (Chair), Re-envisioning the brilliance of boys of color. Panel presented at the Annual Conference on Positive Youth Development, William James College, Newton, MA.
Wolkoff, E., Silva, A., & Feinberg, A. (2016, June). Mentoring and teaching: Fostering student development over time. Presented at the 2016 Massachusetts Trainers of School Psychology Supervision Institute, William James College, Newton, MA.
Feinberg, A. & Silva, A. (2015, June). Quality supervision: Indicators and exemplars. Presented at the 2015 Massachusetts Trainers of School Psychology Supervision Institute, William James College, Newton, MA [in absentia]
Wolkoff, E. & Silva, A. (2015, May). Weaving resiliency into the fabric of school communities. Presented at the 2nd Annual Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience Conference, William James College, Newton, MA.
Invited Presentations to Professional Audiences
Silva, A., & Wolkoff, E. (2017, March). Promoting culturally responsive practice in the schools. Workshop presented to the Needham Public Schools Guidance Department, Needham, MA.
Ecker, B., Bennasar, M., St. Louis, G., Silva, A. (2014, May). Challenges and opportunities revisited: Case studies in intervening with behavioral issues in the classroom. Breakout session presented at Roxbury Community College Faculty Retreat, Boston, MA.
Kliman, J., Miller, B. & Silva, A. (2014, March). Supporting immigrant and refugee children. Presented to Shrewsbury Public Schools mental health staff, Shrewsbury, MA.
Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience
- NASP Professional Growth Committee
Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience
- Core Faculty and Associate Director of Field Education, William James College (formerly MSPP)
- School Psychologist, Gardner Pilot Academy, Boston Public Schools
- Chair, NASP Early Career Workgroup and NASP Student Development Workgroup
- Technical Support Provider, ICAT Resources, Inc.
- Consultant, The Nashua School District
- Clinician, Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association
- Assistant Professor, Tufts University
- Associate School Psychologist, Nashua Public Schools
- American Psychological Association
- Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs
- Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
- Massachusetts School Psychology Trainers
- National Association of School Psychologists
- Trainers of School Psychologists
- Notary Public (Massachusetts)
- Community presentations (e.g., Needham Public Schools Guidance Department, Roxbury Community College faculty retreat, Shrewsbury Public Schools mental health staff meeting)