Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Cen­ter team mem­bers engage in a vari­ety of pro­fes­sion­al pur­suits by attend­ing and pre­sent­ing at a num­ber of con­fer­ences through­out the year and by pub­lish­ing books, book chap­ters and jour­nal arti­cles. High­lights are shown below and a com­pre­hen­sive list from pri­or years can be viewed in each of our past Annu­al Reports.


Stress Man­age­ment for Teach­ers: A pre­sen­ta­tion by Kei­th Her­man, Sep­tem­ber 2016

-Asso­ci­at­ed Handouts

Mis­souri Coun­cil of Admin­is­tra­tors of Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion (MO-CASE) Con­fer­ence, Sep­tem­ber 2016Moti­va­tion­al Inter­view­ing in Schools: Strate­gies for Engag­ing Par­ents, Stu­dents, and Teachers

- A pre­sen­ta­tion by Kei­th Herman

Asso­ci­at­ed handouts

Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of School Psy­chol­o­gists (NASP) Annu­al Con­ven­tion, Feb­ru­ary 2015 — Design­ing, Imple­ment­ing, and Under­stand­ing School-Based Ran­dom­ized Trials

- A pre­sen­ta­tion by Wendy Reinke, Kei­th Her­man and Mark Weist

Asso­ci­a­tion for Pos­i­tive Behav­ior Sup­port (APBS) Con­fer­ence, March 2014 — Coach­ing to Improve Class­room Management

- A pre­sen­ta­tion by Lori New­com­er, Wendy Reinke, Kei­th Her­man and Melis­sa Stormont

Soci­ety for Research on Edu­ca­tion­al Effec­tive­ness (SREE) Con­fer­ence, March 2014 — The Incred­i­ble Year Teacher Class­room Man­age­ment Pro­gram — Intial Find­ings from a Group Ran­dom­ized Con­trol Trial

- A pre­sen­ta­tion by Wendy M. Reinke, Kei­th C. Her­man and Nian­bo Dong

 Books Authored by MPC Affiliates

Stress Management book

Keper­ling, J., Reinke, W.M., March­ese, D., & Ialon­go, N. (2017). Group inter­ven­tions in schools: A guide for prac­ti­tion­ers. Guil­ford Press.

Her­man, K.C., & Reinke, W.M. (2015). Stress man­age­ment for teach­ers: A proac­tive guide. New York: Guil­ford Press.

Stor­mont, M.Reinke, W. M.Her­man, K. C., & Lem­bke, E.  (2012). Aca­d­e­m­ic and Behav­ior Sup­ports for At-Risk Stu­dents: Tier 2 Inter­ven­tions. Guil­ford Press: New York.

Reinke, W. M.Her­man, K. C., & Sprick, R. (2011). Moti­va­tion­al Inter­view­ing for Effec­tive Class­room Man­age­ment: The Class­room Check-up. Guild­ford Press: New York.

Selected Journal Articles (since July 2013)

  • Stor­mont, M., Thomp­son, A.M., Her­man, K.C., & Reinke, W.M. (2016) The Social and Emo­tion­al Dimen­sions of a Sin­gle Item Over­all School Readi­ness Screen­er and its Rela­tion to Aca­d­e­m­ic Out­comes. Assess­ment for Effec­tive Inter­ven­tion.
  • Reinke, W.M., Her­man, K.C., & New­com­er, L. (2016). The Brief Student–Teacher Class­room Inter­ac­tion Obser­va­tion: Using Dynam­ic Indi­ca­tors of Behav­iors in the Class­room to Pre­dict Out­comes and Inform Prac­tice. Assess­ment for Effec­tive Inter­ven­tion.
  • Jenk­ins, L. N., Flo­ress, M. T., & Reinke, W.M. (2015). Rates and types of teacher praise: A review and future direc­tions.  Psy­chol­o­gy in the Schools.
  • Lee, J., Frey, A., Reinke, W.M., & Her­man, K.C. (2015). Moti­va­tion­al inter­view­ing as a frame­work to guide school-based coach­ing and con­sul­ta­tion. Advances in School Men­tal Health Pro­mo­tion.
  • Stor­mont, M., Her­man, K.E., & Reinke, W.M. (2015). The over­looked chil­dren: How teach­ers can sup­port chil­dren with inter­nal­iz­ing behav­ior. Beyond Behav­ior.
  • Stor­mont, M., Her­man, K.E., Reinke, W.M., King, K., & Owens, S. (2015). The Kinder­garten Aca­d­e­m­ic and Behav­ior Readi­ness Screen­er: The util­i­ty of sin­gle item teacher rat­ings of kinder­garten readi­ness. School Psy­chol­o­gy Quar­ter­ly.
  • Stor­mont, M., & Reinke, W.M. (2014). Pro­vid­ing per­for­mance feed­back for teach­ers to increase treat­ment fideli­ty. Inter­ven­tion in School and Clin­ic.
  • Stor­mont, M., Reinke, W.M., New­com­er, L., Dar­ney, D., & Lewis, C. (2015). Coach­ing teach­ers’ use of social behav­ior inter­ven­tions to improve children’s out­comes: A review of the lit­er­a­ture. Jour­nal of Pos­i­tive Behav­ior Inter­ven­tions.
  • Thomp­son, A. M., Reinke, W. M., & Her­man, K. C. (2015). The val­ue, prac­tice, and eval­u­a­tion of teach­ing social emo­tion­al learn­ing to stu­dents with and with­out dis­abil­i­ties. In C. R. Mas­sat, M. S. Kel­ly, and R. Con­sta­ble (Eds.), School Social Work: Prac­tice, Pol­i­cy, and Research (8th). New York: Oxford.
  • Maras, M., Thomp­son, A. M., Thorn­burg, K. R., Hawks, J. S., Lewis, C. (2015). The transpro­fes­sion­al inte­gra­tion of behav­ior, aca­d­e­m­ic, and social emo­tion­al learn­ing. Jour­nal of Edu­ca­tion­al & Psy­cho­log­i­cal Coun­sel­ing.
  • Thomp­son, A. M. The Self-Man­age­ment Train­ing And Reg­u­la­tion Strat­e­gy (STARS): A selec­tive social work inter­ven­tion to address dis­rup­tive class­room behav­iors (2015). In P. A. Mear­es (Ed.), Social Work Desk Ref­er­ence, (2nd ed). New York: Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press.
  • Wang, Z., Rohrer, D., Chuang, C., Fuji­ki, M., Reinke, W.M., & Her­man, K.C. (2015). Five meth­ods to score TOCA‑C and to exam­ine group dif­fer­ences. Jour­nal of Exper­i­men­tal Edu­ca­tion.
  • Har­ri­son, S.E., Riley-Till­man, T.C., & Chafouleas, S.M. (2014). Direct behav­ior rat­ings: Con­sid­er­a­tions for rater accu­ra­cy. Cana­di­an Jour­nal of School Psy­chol­o­gy.
  • Kil­gus, S.P., Riley-Till­man, T.C., Chafouleas, S.M., Christ, T.J., & Welsh, M. E. (2014). Exam­in­ing Direct Behav­ior Rat­ing Sin­gle item Scale diag­nos­tic accu­ra­cy and con­cur­rent valid­i­ty in ele­men­tary and mid­dle school set­tings: Repli­ca­tion across sites. Jour­nal of School Psy­chol­o­gy.
  • Reinke, W.M., Stor­mont, M., Her­man, K.C., Wang, Z., New­com­er, L., & King, K. (2014). Use of coach­ing and behav­ior sup­port plan­ning for stu­dents with dis­rup­tive behav­ior with­in a uni­ver­sal class­room man­age­ment pro­gram. Jour­nal of Emo­tion­al and Behav­ioral Dis­or­ders.
  • Reinke, W.M., Stor­mont, M., Her­man, K.C., & New­com­er, L. (2014). Using coach­ing to sup­port teacher imple­men­ta­tion of class­room-based inter­ven­tions. Jour­nal of Behav­ioral Edu­ca­tion.
  • Thomp­son, A. M. (2014). Ran­dom­ized tri­al of the Self-man­age­ment Train­ing and Reg­u­la­tion Strat­e­gy (STARS) dis­rup­tive stu­dents. Research on Social Work Prac­tice, 24, 414–427.
  • Farmer, T., Reinke, W.M., & Brooks, D. (2014). Man­ag­ing class­rooms and chal­leng­ing behav­ior: The­o­ret­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions and crit­i­cal issues. Jour­nal of Emo­tion­al and Behav­ioral Dis­or­ders, 22, 67–73.
  • Stor­mont, M., & Reinke, W.M. (2014). Pro­vid­ing per­for­mance feed­back for teach­ers to increase treat­ment fideli­ty. Inter­ven­tion in School and Clin­ic, 49. 219–224.
  • Bor­den, L., Her­man, K.C., Stor­mont, M., Dar­ney, D., Goel, N., Reinke, W.M., & Web­ster-Strat­ton, C. (2014). Latent pro­file analy­sis of observed par­ent­ing behav­iors in a clin­ic sam­ple. Jour­nal of Abnor­mal Child Psy­chol­o­gy, 42, 731–742.
  • May­nard, B. R., Kjell­strand, E. & Thomp­son, A. M. (2014). A ran­dom­ized tri­al of the effects of Check n’ Con­nect on dropout and aca­d­e­m­ic per­for­mance. Research on Social Work Practice.
  • Wang, Z., Bergin, C., & Bergin, D. (2014). Mea­sur­ing engage­ment in 4th to 12th grade class­rooms: The Class­room Engage­ment Inven­to­ry. School Psy­chol­o­gy Quar­ter­ly. Advance online pub­li­ca­tion. doi: 10.1037/spq0000050
  • Kil­gus, S.P., Chafouleas, S.M., & Riley-Till­man, T.C. (2013). Devel­op­ment and ini­tial val­i­da­tion of the Social and Aca­d­e­m­ic Behav­ior Risk Screen­er for ele­men­tary grades. School Psy­chol­o­gy Quar­ter­ly. 28, 210–226.
  • Chafouleas, S.M., Kil­gus, S.P., Jaf­fery, R., Riley-Till­man, T.C., Welsh, M., & Christ, T.J. (2013). Direct Behav­ior Rat­ing as a school-based behav­ior screen­er for ele­men­tary and mid­dle grades. Jour­nal of School Psy­chol­o­gy, 51, 367–385. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2013.04.002
  • Chafoulas, S.M., Jaf­fery, R., Riley-Till­man, T.C., Christ. T.J., & Sen, R. (2013). The Impact of Tar­get, Word­ing, and Dura­tion on rat­ing Accu­ra­cy for Direct Behav­ior Rat­ing. Assess­ment for Effec­tive Inter­ven­tion, 39, 39–53
  • Thomp­son, A. M., Ruhr, L. R., May­nard, B. R., Pelts, M., & Bowen, N. K. (2013) Self-man­age­ment inter­ven­tions for reduc­ing chal­leng­ing behav­iors among school-age stu­dents: A sys­tem­at­ic review. Camp­bell Col­lab­o­ra­tion, Review Pro­to­col.  Avail­able online, Novem­ber 6, 2013,
  • Wang, Z., & Oster­lind, S.J. (2013). Clas­si­cal test the­o­ry. In T.Teo (Ed.), Hand­book of quan­ti­ta­tive meth­ods for edu­ca­tion­al research (pp. 31–44). Rot­ter­dam, The Nether­lands: Sense Publishers.

A comprehensive list of publications by MPC affiliates from prior years can be viewed in each of our past Annual Reports.