Shereen C. Naser, Ph.D., will present a workshop titled “Using Child Rights in School Psychology Practice as Application of Social Justice” at the 23rd annual School Psychology Institute on Thursday, April 9, at the ISU Alumni Center, Room 116.

Registration will take place from 8-8:30 a.m. and the institute workshop will beĀ from 8:30-11:30 a.m. An afternoon colloquium with Dr. Naser will also be from 2-3 p.m in DeGarmo Hall, room 551. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending the workshop and/or the afternoon colloquium should RSVP to Professor Mark Swerdlik at

An assistant professor of school psychology at Cleveland State University, Naser received her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, and her doctorate from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She worked as a practicing school psychologist before transitioning to academia. Naser’s main research interests include helping to build school capacity to address the varying needs of students struggling behaviorally and emotionally. She is also interested in building these systems in a way that supports ethnically, racially, and linguistically diverse students and families both in the U.S. and abroad. Naser’s work is done through a child-rights lens, where children are considered important participants in the school and community decision-making processes.

The workshop will count toward three ISBE continuing education credits. Those who need an accommodation in order to attend can contact Student Access and Accommodation Services at (309) 438-5853 or

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