Please join us for our next Counselors’ Consortium Meeting!
It is our honor to be hosting Dr. Andrew Roach from Georgia State University. He will be speaking to us on Mindfulness Training in schools.
Dr. Andrew Roach is Associate Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) — a University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCEDD) at Georgia State University.
He is an associate professor with joint appointments in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (College of Education & Human Development) and the School of Public Health.
Dr. Roach is a nationally certified school psychologist and former elementary and middle school teacher (nine years of classroom experience). He also coordinated family-centered positive behavior support services at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University prior to coming to GSU.
In 2010, he received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Research Award from the American Psychological Association – Division 16 (School Psychology).
Dr. Roach also received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Early Career Publication Award in 2007 for a study that examined the influence of access to the general curriculum on the assessment performance of students with disabilities (Roach & Elliott, 2006).
From 2010-2014, he served as an association representative on the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE).
University courses that Dr. Roach has taught include Intervention Strategies for Students with Learning Problems, Psychological Consultation in the Schools, Mindfulness in Education & Mental Health, and Assessment Policies, Issues, & Practices.
Dr. Roach’s many specialties include Mindfulness Training – a somewhat controversial approach to addressing stressors for both teachers and students. It involves meditation, breathing, and oftentimes yoga and allows those involved to be focused on their thoughts and feelings without being consumed by them.
|Event Date||10-23-2018 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||10-23-2018 3:30 pm|
|Location||North Georgia RESA|
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