Generic Profile Picture John E. Desrochers, PhD, ABPP

john_desrochers@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Adjunct Faculty, School Psychology Department

Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology: Schooling, Columbia University
  • MFT, Marriage and Family Therapy, Southern Connecticut State University
  • MPhil, Educational Psychology: Schooling, Columbia University
  • EdM, Educational Psychology: Remedial Reading, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • MA, Educational Psychology: Behavior Analysis, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BS, Psychology, Union College

Teaching

  • Brief Counseling in School Practice (CX 770)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Counseling and psychotherapy
  • Behavioral assessment and intervention
  • Clinical supervision
  • School mental health service delivery

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist (State of Connecticut Department of Health Services)
  • Diplomate in School Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology)
  • Board certified behavior analyst (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
  • Certified health service provider (Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology)
  • Certified Intermediate Administrator and Supervisor (Connecticut State Board of Education)
  • Certified School Psychologist (Connecticut State Board of Education)

Awards

  • 2009-NASP Presidential Award
  • 2007-NASP School Psychologist of the Year
  • 2004-NASP Presidential Award
  • 1998-Connecticut Association of School Psychologists Distinguished Service Award

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

Flanagan, R., Desrochers, J. E., & Machek, G. (in press). Publishing in professional newsletters. In R. G. Floyd (Ed.), Publishing in school psychology and related fields: An insider’s guide. New York, NY: Routledge.

Desrochers, J. E. (2016). Evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents of divorced parents. In L. A. Theodore (Ed.), Handbook of evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents (pp. 355–364). New York, NY: Springer.

Brock, S. E., Desrochers, J., Parker, E, & Zorn, R. (2015, March/April). Mental health matters. Principal, 94(4), 8–12.

Desrochers, J. E. (2015). The best mental health programs start with all students. Phi Delta Kappan, 96(4), 34–39.  

Desrochers, J. E., & Houck, G. M. (2013). Depression can be prevented. Principal Leadership, 13(8), 12–16.

Desrochers, J. E., & Houck, G. M. (2013). Depression in children and adolescents: Guidelines for school practice. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses (a joint publication with the National Association of School Psychologists).

Recent Presentations

Desrochers, J. E. (2016, October). Exploring supervision for related service providers. Presented at Cooperative Educational Services, Trumbull, CT.

Desrochers, J. E. (2014, July). Depression in children and adolescents: Guidelines for school practice. Invited opening general session at the National Association of School Psychologists Summer Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Desrochers, J. E. (2014, July). Taking FBA accuracy and usefulness to the next level. Invited presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Summer Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Desrochers, J. E. (2013, November). Conducting more meaningful and useful functional behavioral assessments. Presentation at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists, Hartford, CT.

Desrochers, J. E. (2013, November). Depression can be prevented: What can school psychologists do? Keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Conversations in School Psychology, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

Desrochers, J. E. (2013, October). Depression in children and adolescents: Guidelines for school practice. Presentation to the Illinois School Psychologists Association, Chicago, IL.

Desrochers, J. E. (2013, October). Taking functional behavioral assessment accuracy and usefulness to the next level. Presentation to the Illinois School Psychologists Association, Chicago, IL.

Desrochers, J. E., Landau, S., & Roth, M. (2013, February). How to write for Communiqué. Special session presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

Florell, D., Desrochers, J. E., & Rogers, R. (2013, February). School psychologists’ training and perceptions of cyberbullying. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • School Psychologist, Westport (CT) Public Schools
  • Editor, NASP Communiqué
  • Member, NASP Publications Committee
  • Member, NASP Communications Committee
  • Member, Connecticut Association of School Psychologists Legislative Committee

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Connecticut State Delegate, National Association of School Psychologists
  • Past President, Connecticut Association of School Psychologists
  • President, Connecticut Association of School Psychologists
  • Vice-President, Connecticut Association of School Psychologists
  • Member, NASP Mental Health Task Force
  • Member, NASP Supervision Task Force
  • Member, NASP Presidential Prevention Task Force
  • Connecticut Health Care Coordinator, NASP
  • Connecticut State Credentialing Resource Specialist, NASP
  • Member, Futures Conference Task Force on the Public Health Model in School Psychology
  • Coordinator of State Planning for the Future of School Psychology, NASP
  • Chair, Connecticut Association of School Psychologists Ethics and Professional Practice Committee
  • Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee, Connecticut Association of School Psychologists
  • Member, Connecticut Association of School Psychologists Task Force on Education, Training, and Contemporary Practice
  • Member, Connecticut Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Council Workgroup on Building Systems of Positive Support for School Behavior
  • School Psychologist, New Canaan (CT) Public Schools
  • Adjunct faculty: Fairfield University, Long Island University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of School Psychology
  • American Psychological Association
  • APA Division 16: School Psychology
  • APA Division 25: Behavior Analysis
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Connecticut Association of School Psychologists
  • Association of Professional Behavioral Analysts
  • Education Association
  • Connecticut Education Association

Community Engagement

  • Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions School Psychology Advisory Board, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT