Gayle Macklem Gayle Macklem, MA, NCSP, LEP

gayle_macklem@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Adjunct Faculty

Degrees

  • MA, Psychology, Smith College
  • BA, Pre-Medical Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Teaching

  • Preventive Mental Health in Schools (PH501)
  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in School Psychology (PS630)
  • Prevention and Intervention in Schools (CT406)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Emotion regulation
  • Systems change
  • Preventive mental health
  • Social-emotional learning and school climate
  • Bullying and cyberbullying

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Educational Psychologist (Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health)
  • Licensed School Psychologist (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (National Association of School Psychologists)

Awards

  • 2013-Lifetime Achievement Award, Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
  • 2009-Certificate of Merit, Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
  • 2001-School Psychologist of the Year, Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
  • 1997-Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Dedication to Children, Youth and School Psychology, Government and Public Relations (GPR) Committee of the National Association of School Psychologists

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

Macklem, G. (2015). Boredom in the classroom: Addressing student motivation, self-regulation, and engagement in learning. NY: Springer.

Macklem, G. (2014). Preventive mental health at school: Evidence-based services for students. NY: Springer.

Macklem, G. (2011). Evidence-based school mental health services: Affect education, emotion regulation training, and cognitive behavioral therapy. NY: Springer.

Harvey, V. S. & Macklem, G. L. (2009). Self Regulation. In B. Mowder, F. Rubinson & A. E. Yasik (Eds.). Evidence-based practice in infant and early childhood psychology. (pp. 311-350). Wiley.

Macklem, G. (2008). Practitioner’s guide to emotion regulation in school-aged children. NY: Springer.

Recent Presentations

Macklem, G., Ammerman, R., Dennison, S., & Wohler, A. (2017). Use of expressive therapy techniques to enhance evidence-based interventions. Mini-skills presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

Miller, B, & Macklem, G. (2017). Evidence-based mental health practice at tiers two and three. Practitioner Conversations presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

Macklem, G. (2016). Proactive efforts to reduce the stress of ethical decision-making in practice. Western Massachusetts School Psychologists Association, Hampshire College, Amherst MA.

Miller, B. & Macklem, G. (2016). Ethical considerations encountered by experienced practitioners as supervisors. Practitioner discussion at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Macklem, G. & Anderson, C. (2016). Theory based approaches to address student engagement, boredom, and motivation. Mini-skills presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Miller, B. & Macklem, G. (2016). Ethical considerations encountered by experienced practitioners as supervisors. Practitioner discussion at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Kinscherff, R., Miller, B., & Macklem, G. (2016). Legal updates and improved ethical practice for serving children and families in schools. Presented at William James College, Newton, MA

Macklem, G. (2015). Exploring academic emotions: Emotion regulation student engagement, and student motivation. Three-day training for the Bedford County Public Schools, VA.

Macklem, G., Struzziero, J., Pagan, F., & Morley, B. (2015). Cyberbullying: A pragmatic approach to dealing with relational cyber-aggression. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Macklem, G. & Miller, B. (2015). Late career transitions: Opportunities and choices. Practitioner discussion presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Miller, B. & Macklem, G. (2015). School psychologists can influence how their effectiveness is measured. Practitioner discussion presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Senior Curriculum Developer, Certificate Program in School Climate and Social Emotional Learning, William James College, Newton, MA.
  • Board of Directors of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
  • Publication Chair and Newsletter Editor, Massachusetts School Psychologists Association

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Adjunct faculty in the School Psychology Program at UMass Boston
  • School Psychologist (Testing Coordinator/Team Chairperson) for the Manchester School District
  • School Psychologist for the Essex Public School System
  • School Psychologist for the Hamilton-Wenham Public School System
  • Special Education Teacher, Chicopee Public Schools
  • Director of the Southside Area Preschool for Retarded Children
  • Past-President of the Massachusetts School Psychologist Association

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists

Community Engagement

  • Bro-bono lecturer for the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
  • Human Resource Committee, North Shore Arts Association
  • Invited speaker at Memorial school, Manchester-Essex Regional School District