Amanda Nickerson

Associate Professor and Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

 428 Baldy Hall
 (716) 645-3448
 nickersa@buffalo.edu
  http://gse.buffalo.edu/alberticenter


Violence and bullying prevention and intervention
Parent and peer relationships
Strength-based assessment and intervention
Assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders

Jump to Publications

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, University of South Carolina (2002)
  • M.A., School Psychology, University of South Carolina (1999)
  • B.A., Psychology, Bates College (1994)


Publications in Refereed Journals

Nickerson, A. B., Serwacki, M. L., Brock, S. E., Savage, T. A., Woitaszewski, S. A., & Reeves, M. A. (2014). Program evaluation of the PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum. Psychology in the Schools. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pits.21757/pdf

Nickerson, A. B., Cornell, D. G., Smith, D., & Furlong, M. (2013). School antibullying efforts: Advice for policymakers. Journal of School Violence, 12, 268-282. doi: 10.1080/15388220.2013.787366

Nickerson, A. B., & Fishman, C. (2013). Promoting mental health and resilience through strength-based assessment in US schools. Educational and Child Psychology, 30, 7-17.

Cooper, L., & Nickerson, A. B. (2013). Parent retrospective recollections of bullying and current views, concerns, and strategies to cope with children's bullying. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22, 526-540.

Lou, L. L., Yan, Z., Nickerson, A., & McMorris, R. (2012). An examination of the reciprocal relationship of loneliness and Facebook use among first-year college students. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 46, 105-117.

Nickerson, A. B., Hopson, L. M., & Steinke, C. M. (2011). School connectedness in community and residential treatment schools: The influence of gender, grades, and engagement in treatment. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 829-837. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.12.004

Nickerson, A. B., & Brock, S. E. (2011). Measurement and evaluation of school crisis prevention and intervention: Introduction to special issue. Journal of School Violence, 10, 1-15.

Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., Reeves, M. A., & Savage, T. A., & Woitaszewski, S. A. (2011). Development, evaluation, and future directions of the PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum. Journal of School Violence, 10, 34-52.

Raftery, J., Steinke, C., & Nickerson, A. B. (2010). Engagement, residential treatment staff cognitive and behavioral disputations, and youths’ problem-solving. Child and Youth Care Forum, 39, 167 - 185.

Sherer, Y. C., & Nickerson, A. B. (2010). Anti-bullying practices in American schools: Perspectives of school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 47, 217-229.

Nickerson, A. B., & Slater, E. D. (2009). School and community violence and victimization as predictors of suicidal behavior for adolescents. School Psychology Review, 38, 218-232.

Nickerson, A. B., & Fishman, C. (2009). Convergent, divergent, and predictive validity of the Devereux Elementary Student Strength Assessment. School Psychology Quarterly, 24, 48-59.

Heath, M. A., Nickerson, A. B., Annandale, N., Kemple, A., & Dean, B. (2009). Strengthening cultural sensitivity in children’s disaster mental health services. School Psychology International, 30(4), 347-373.

Schnurr, B. L., Kundert, D. K., & Nickerson, A. B. (2009). Grade retention: Current decision making practices and involvement of school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 410-419.

Nickerson, A. B., Mele, D., & Princiotta, D. (2008). Attachment and empathy as predictors of roles as defenders or outsiders in bullying interactions. Journal of School Psychology, 46, 687-703.

Nickerson, A. B., & Martens, M. P. (2008). School violence: Associations with control, security/enforcement, educational/therapeutic strategies, and demographic factors. School Psychology Review, 37, 228-243.

Miller, D. N., Nickerson, A. B., Chafouleas, S. M., & Osborne, K. M. (2008). Authentically happy school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 45, 679-692.

Nickerson, A. B., & Heath, M. A. (2008). Developing and strengthening school-based crisis response teams. School Psychology Forum, 2(2), 1-16. Retrieved April 3, 2008, from http://www.nasponline.org/publications/spf/issue2_2/nickerson.pdf

Donovan, S. A., & Nickerson, A. B. (2007). Strength-based versus traditional social-emotional reports: Impact on multidisciplinary team members’ perceptions. Behavioral Disorders, 32, 228-237.

Nickerson, A. B., & Spears, W. H. (2007). Influences on authoritarian and educational/therapeutic approaches to school violence prevention. Journal of School Violence, 6, 3-31.

Nickerson, A. B. (2007). The use and importance of strength-based assessment. School Psychology Forum: Research in Practice, 2, 15-25. Retrieved from http://www.nasponline.org/publications/spf/issue2_1/nickerson.pdf

Nickerson, A. B. Colby, S. A., Brooks, J. L., Rickert, J. M., & Salamone, F. J. (2007). Transitioning youth from residential treatment to the community: A preliminary investigation. Child and Youth Care Forum, 36, 73-86.

Zhe, E. J., & Nickerson, A. B. (2007). The effects of an intruder crisis drill on children’s self-perceptions of anxiety, school safety, and knowledge. School Psychology Review, 36, 501-508.

Miller, D. N., & Nickerson, A. B. (2007). Changing the past, present, and future: Potential applications of positive psychology in school-based psychotherapy with children and youth. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 24, 147-162.

Gagnon, S. G., Nagle, R. J., & Nickerson, A. B. (2007). Parent-teacher convergence: Ratings of peer interactive play and social emotional development of at-risk preschool children. Journal of Early Intervention, 29, 228-242.

Miller, D. N., & Nickerson, A. B. (2007). Projective techniques and the school-based assessment of childhood internalizing disorders: A critical analysis. Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health, 14, 48-58.

Nickerson, A. B., Brock, S. E., & Reeves, M. A. (2006). School crisis teams within an incident command system. The California School Psychologist, 11, 51-60.

Nickerson, A. B., Brooks, J. L., Colby, S. A., Rickert, J. M., & Salamone, F. J. (2006). Family involvement in residential treatment: Staff, parent, and adolescent perspectives. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15, 681-694.

Nickerson, A. B., Brock, S. E., Chang, Y., & O’Malley, M. (2006). Responding to children victimized by their peers. Journal of School Violence, 5, 19-32.

Nickerson, A. B., & Coleman, M. N. (2006). An exploratory study of attraction, climate, and behavioral outcomes of anger-coping group therapy for children with emotional disturbance. Small Group Research, 37, 115-139.

Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., O’Malley, M, & Chang, Y. (2006). Understanding children victimized by their peers. Journal of School Violence, 5, 3-18.

Jimerson, S. R., Pletcher, S. M. W., Graydon, K., Schnurr, B.L., Nickerson, A. B., & Kundert, D. K. (2006). Beyond grade retention and social promotion: Promoting the social and cognitive competence of students. Psychology in the Schools, 43, 85-97.

Miller, D. N., & Nickerson, A. B. (2006). Projective assessment and school psychology: Contemporary validity issues and implications for practice. The California School Psychologist, 11, 61-72.

Nickerson, A. B., & Nagle, R. J. (2005). Parent and peer attachment in late childhood and early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 25, 223-249.

Nickerson, A. B., Brosof, A. M., & Shapiro, V. B. (2004). Predicting positive outcomes for students with emotional disturbance. The California School Psychologist, 9, 39-49.

Nickerson, A. B., Salamone, F., Brooks, J. L., & Colby, S. (2004). Promising approaches to strength-building and family-centered practices: Applications to residential treatment. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 22, 1-18.

Nickerson, A. B., & Zhe, E. J. (2004). Crisis prevention and intervention: A survey of school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 41, 777-788.

Nickerson, A. B., & Nagle, R. J. (2004). The influence of parent and peer attachments on life satisfaction in middle childhood and early adolescence. Social Indicators Research, 66, 35-60.

Nickerson, A. B., & Brosof, A. M. (2003). Identifying skills and behaviors for successful inclusion of students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 28, 401-409.

Nickerson, A., & Nagle, R. (2001). Inter-rater reliability of The Devereux Behavior Rating Scale – School Form: The influence of teacher frame of reference. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 19, 299-316.

Pagliocca, P. M., & Nickerson, A. B. (2001). Legislating school crisis response: Good policy or just good politics? Law and Policy, 23, 373-407.

Books

Jimerson, S. R., Nickerson, A. B., Mayer, M. J., & Furlong, M. J. (2012). Handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., Reeves, M. A., Jimerson, S. R., Lieberman, R. A., & Feinberg, T. A. (2009). School crisis prevention and intervention: The PREPaRE model. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Nickerson, A. B., Reeves, M. A., Brock, S. E., & Jimerson, S. R. (2009). Assessing, identifying, and treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at school. New York: Springer Science.

Friedman, M. I., Hatch, C. W., Jacobs, J. E., Lau-Dickinson, A. C., Nickerson, A. B., & Schnepel, K. C. (2003). Educators’ handbook on effective testing. Columbia, SC: Institute for Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Education.

Book Chapters

Nickerson, A. B., & Gurdineer, E. E. (2012). Research needs for crisis prevention. In S. E. Brock & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.), Best practices in crisis prevention and intervention in the schools (2nd ed.; pp. 683-700). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Nickerson, A.B., Pagliocca, P. M., & Palladino, S. (2012). Research and evaluation needs for crisis intervention. In S. E. Brock & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.), Best practices in crisis prevention and intervention in the schools (2nd ed.; pp. 701-730). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Reeves, M. Conolly-Wilson, C. N., Pesce. R. C., Lazzaro, B. R., Nickerson, A. B., Jimerson, S. R., Feinberg, T., Lieberman, R., & Brock, S. E. (2012). Providing the comprehensive school crisis response. In S. E. Brock & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.), Best practices in crisis prevention and intervention in the schools (2nd ed.; pp. 305-316). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Brock, S. B., Jimerson, S. R., Hart, S. R., & Nickerson, A. B. (2012). Preventing, preparing for, and responding to school violence with the PREPaRE Model. In S. R. Jimerson, A. B. Nickerson, M. J. Mayer, & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), The handbook of school violence and school safety: International research to practice (2nd ed., pp. 463-474). New York: Routledge.

Reeves, M. A., Nickerson, A. B., & Brock, S. E. (2011). Preventing and intervening in crisis situations. In T. Lionetti, E. Snyder, & R. Christner (Eds.), A practical guide to developing competencies in school psychology (pp. 193-208). New York: Springer.

Nickerson, A. B., Heath, M. A., & Graves, L. A. (2010). School-based interventions for children impacted by sexual abuse. In M. Paludi & F. L. DenMark (Eds.), Victims of sexual assault and abuse: Resources and responses for individuals and families, Vol. 2: Cultural, community, educational and advocacy responses (pp. 77-99). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Nickerson, A. B., Mele, D., & Osborne, K. (2010). Parent-child relationships and bullying. In S. R. Jimerson, S. M. Swearer, & D. L. Espelage (Eds), The handbook of bullying in schools: An international perspective (pp. 187-197). New York: Routledge.

Miller, D. N., Nickerson, A. B., & Jimerson, S. R. (2009). Positive psychology and school-based interventions. In R. Gilman, E. S. Huebner, & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), Promoting wellness in children and youth: A handbook of positive psychology in the schools (pp. 293-304). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Brock, S. E., Nickerson, A. B., Reeves, M. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2008). Best practices for school psychologists as members of crisis teams: The PREPARE model. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V (pp. 1487-1504). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Nickerson, A. B., Duvall, C., & Gagnon, S. G. (2007). Assessment of home and family dynamics. In B. A. Bracken & R. J. Nagle (Eds.), Psychoeducational assessment of preschool children (4th ed.; pp. 155-171). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Gagnon, S. G., Kidder-Ashley, P., & Nickerson, A. B. (2007). Assessment of school and classroom environment. In B. A. Bracken & R. J. Nagle (Eds.), Psychoeducational assessment of preschool children (4th ed.; pp. 173-193). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Nickerson, A. B., & Osborne, K. (2006). Crisis preparedness and response: Surveys of school professionals. In S. R. Jimerson & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of school violence and school safety: From research to practice (pp. 89-101). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Jimerson, S. R., Graydon, K., Pletcher, S. M., Schnurr, B., Kundert, D., & Nickerson, A. (2006). Grade retention and promotion. In G. Bear & K. Minke (Eds.), Children’s needs III: Development, prevention, and intervention (pp. 601-613). Washington, DC: National Association of School Psychologists.

Nickerson, A. B., & Nagle, R. J. (2004). The influence of parent and peer attachments on life satisfaction in middle childhood and early adolescence. Article reprinted in A. Dannerbeck, C. Ferran, & M. Sadurni (Eds.), Quality-of-life research on children and adolescents (Social Indicators Research Series; pp. 35-60). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Pagliocca, P. M., Nickerson, A. B., & Williams, S. (2002). Research and evaluation directions in crisis intervention. In S. E. Brock, P. J. Lazarus, & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.), Best practices in school crisis prevention and intervention (pp. 771-790). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Book Review

Nickerson, A. B. (2008). Facts, fiction, and fears about school violence [Review of the book School violence: Fears versus facts]. School Psychology Quarterly, 23, 153-157.

Encyclopedia Entry

Jimerson, S. R., Ruderman, M., Nickerson, A. B., &. Miller, D. N. (in press). School-based interventions and quality of life/subjective-well-being. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life research. New York: Springer Science.

Refereed Newsletter Articles

Lieberman, R., Reeves, M., Brock, S., Nickerson, A., Jimerson, S., & Feinberg, T. (2007, October). NASP launches PREPaRE curriculum. Communiqué, 36, 1, 7-8.

Nickerson, A. B. (2005, June). The relationship between Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In S. E. Brock (Ed.), School crisis management research summaries. Communiqué, 33, 32.

Nickerson, A. B. (2005, May). The effectiveness of critical incident stress debriefing with primary and secondary trauma victims. In S. E. Brock (Ed.), School crisis management research summaries. Communiqué, 33, 30.

Nickerson, A., & Brock, S. E. (2004, May). Ross Zatlin, CASP leader. Communiqué, 32, 29.

Nickerson, A. B., & Gagnon, S. G. (2003). Preparing, applying, and navigating through life as a junior professor. The School Psychologist, 57, 55-59.

Nickerson, A. B. (2003, June). Children’s coping assistance following a natural disaster. In S. E. Brock (Ed.), School crisis management research summaries. Communiqué, 31, 40.

Nickerson, A. B. (2003, February). National study of psychological responses to 9-11. In S. E. Brock (Ed.), School crisis management research summaries. Communiqué, 31, 20.

Nickerson, A. B. (2003, February). Preparation of school psychologists for crisis intervention. In S. E. Brock (Ed.), School crisis management research summaries. Communiqué, 31, 20.

Nickerson, A., & Ford, L. (1999). Putting punishment on trial: An academic law and order trial? Behavioral School Psychology Digest, 3, 4-6.

Publications for Practitioners

Reeves, M. A., & Nickerson, A. B. (2010). Crisis teams to support school safety. In A. Canter, L. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.), Helping children at home and school III (S9H5). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Reeves, M. A., Nickerson, A. B., & Jimerson, S. R. (2006). PREPaRE trainer’s handbook workshop 1: Crisis prevention and preparedness: The comprehensive school crisis team. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Reeves, M. A., Nickerson, A. B., & Jimerson, S. R. (2006). PREPaRE workshop 1: Crisis prevention and preparedness: The comprehensive school crisis team. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Nickerson, A. B. (2005). Preventing and intervening with aggressive behavior in children: Conducting functional behavioral assessments and writing behavior support plans in New York. Eau Claire, WI: Lorman Education Services. (Available from Lorman Educational Services, P.O. Box 509, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0509).

Nickerson, A. B., & Terzioski, B. (2003). Writing behavioral plans for aggressive children in New York. Eau Claire, WI: Lorman Education Services. (Available from Lorman Educational Services, P.O. Box 509, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0509).

McCurdy, B. L., Serafin, C., Nickerson, A., Maher, C., Ludwikowski, C., Weiss, J., & Duffy, J. (2001). New directions: Essential skills for direct care professionals (life skills). Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

McCurdy, B. L., Serafin, C., Nickerson, A., Maher, C., Ludwikowski, C., Weiss, J., & Duffy, J. (2001). New directions: Essential skills for direct care professionals (social learning). Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Non-Refereed Newsletter Articles

Nickerson, A. B. (2006, December). Research summary: School approaches to preventing and reducing violence. Capital Area School Development Association Insights, 48, 7.

Nickerson, A. B. (2005, June). What is peer victimization and how can schools prevent it? Capital Area School Development Association Insights, 44, 4.

Schnurr, B. L., Kundert, D. K., & Nickerson, A. B. (2004, Fall). School psychologists’ involvement in the retention process. New York School Psychologist, 23, 10-11, 25.

Nickerson, A., & Rozalski, M. (2000, April). Violence prevention in schools: Program evaluation. South Carolina Association of School Psychologists’ School Psych Scene, 33, 1.

Nickerson, A., & Rozalski, M. (2000, February). Violence prevention in schools: Program planning and development. South Carolina Association of School Psychologists’ School Psych Scene, 33, 1, 11.