Professional Biography


 Stephen E. Brock, Ph.D., NCSP, LEP

Dr. Stephen E. Brock is a Professor and the School Psychology Program Coordinator in the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). His professional preparation includes undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, and a PhD in Education (with an emphasis in psychological studies) at the University of California, Davis, where he researched Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. University courses taught have included Educational Research; Social, Emotional, & Behavioral Assessment; Functional Assessment of Behavior; Preventive Psychological Interventions; Psychology in the Schools; and Human Development and Learning. He was selected by the College of Education to receive the 2012-2013 Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activities Award, and the 2017 Juliana Raskauskas Legacy Lecture Award.

A Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP) and Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP), Dr. Brock worked for 18 years as a school psychologist with the Lodi (CA) Unified School District (the last 6 of which included assignment as Lead Psychologist) before joining the CSUS faculty. As a school psychologist he served multiple elementary and middle schools, helped to develop the district's school crisis response protocol, served on an autism specialty team, and specialized in functional behavioral assessment.

A member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) since 1985, Dr. Brock currently serves as a Contributing Editor to the Communiqué (the NASP newspaper), is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the School Psychology Review, is a member of the School Safety and Crisis Response Committee, and is Chair of the Elections & Nominations Committee. In addition, he previously served NASP as the Coordinator of the Crisis Management Interest Group, California representative to the Delegate Assembly (now known as the Leadership Assembly), the Western Region Representative to the Executive Council (now known as the Board of Directors), and Secretary, President-Elect, President, and Past-President.

Dr. Brock is the lead editor of the NASP publication Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (2nd ed.), lead author of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model (2nd ed.), and lead author of the PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Recovery workshop. He received NASP's Presidential award in 2004, 2006, 2016; the Crisis Management Interest Group's Award of Excellence in 2006 and 2007, and a 2016 Government and Professional Relations Committee Certificate of Appreciation for supporting “political action and advocacy on behalf of children … to improve education and mental health services for children, youth, and their families.”

At the state level, Dr. Brock is a past president of the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP). He also previously served CASP as the Region X Representative, the Employment Relations Specialist, the Convention Chairperson, Spring Conference Chairperson, an editorial board member of CASP Today (the CASP newsletter), and an Associate Editor of The California School Psychologist (now know as Contemporary School Psychology). Currently, he is on the editorial board of CASP's peer reviewed journal, Contemporary School Psychology, and has been Guest Editor of special issues on "School-Based Threat Assessment" and "Addressing Aggression and Violence in Diverse School Settings." In 1997 he received a CASP Outstanding School Psychologist award, and in 2012 he received CASP's Sandra Goff Memorial Award.

Dr. Brock's academic work has included study of school crisis interventions; system level school crisis response; school suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention; ADHD; functional behavioral assessment; violence prevention; behavior threat assessment and management; reading; and autism. His CV lists over 250 publications and over 300 invited or refereed state, national, or international conference presentations. He is on the editorial boards of Contemporary School Psychology and Advances in Mental Health (having previously served on the editorial boards of School Psychology Review and Journal of School Violence); and has been an Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Along with Dr. Shane R. Jimerson, he was editor of a book series for Springer Science+Business Media titled Developmental Psychopathology Scientist Practitioner at School Series. Books from this series, which find Dr. Brock also playing an authorship role, include: Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Autism at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Bipolar Disorder at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School; and Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Bipolar Disorder at School. His books have been translated into Greek, Japanese, and Chinese.

For a complete listing of Dr. Brock’s applied and academic work refer to his curriculum vitae.