Sarah Fefer

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Sarah Fefer

Associate Professor
Associate Director of Center for Youth Engagement
School Psychology


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Associate Professor Sarah Fefer received her doctoral degree from the University of South Florida’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2013. She completed her predoctoral APA/APPIC accredited internship at the May Institute and her postdoctoral fellowship at UMass’ Psychological Services Center. Her research and clinical interests involve supporting students with challenging behavior across home and school contexts using multi-tiered systems of support. She has engaged in research focused on positive behavior support, family-school partnership, and a phenomenon called the Positive Illusory Bias among students with symptoms of ADHD. Dr. Fefer teaches graduate level courses in prevention, development, developmental psychopathology, applied behavior analysis, and single case experimental design. Sarah received the College of Education's Outstanding Teacher Award in 2019, and was selected as a 2018-2019 Family Research Scholar with the Center for Research on Families.  


Curriculum Vitae: 
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  • Department of Student Development