Sycarah Fisher (Grant)


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Sycarah Fisher (Grant)





Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Kentucky
170B Taylor Education Bldg.
Lexington, KY  40506-0017

Phone: 859-257-6697

Dr. Fisher's (Vita in PDF)


Dr. Sycarah Fisher received her doctoral training in School Psychology at Michigan State University with an emphasis on working with culturally diverse populations.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship in New Orleans, Louisiana focusing on Response to Intervention within urban school systems.  After the completion of her degree, she served as a School Psychologist at an urban charter school in Washington, DC.  Dr. Fisher is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (#39591)

Classes Taught

EDP 642:  Individual Assessment of Personality Functioning

EDP 658:  Supervision for School Psychologists

EDP 680: Parent and Child Counseling

Research Interests

Dr. Fisher’s research focuses on improving life outcomes for diverse populations. This manifests itself in two distinct lines of research.  The first involves investigating outcomes for minority youth.  Specifically, this involves looking at ethnic identity as a protective factor against negative youth outcomes.  The second line of research focuses on improving outcomes for youth with disabilities.  Currently, Dr. Fisher is looking at mindfulness as an intervention for impulsive youth with substance use behaviors. 

Selected Publications

Fisher, S., & Reynolds, J. (Under Review). The Protective Effects of Adaptability, Study Skills, and Social Skills on Externalizing Students’ Teacher Relationships. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.


Fisher, S., Middleton, K., Ricks, E. (Under Review).  Not Just Black and White:  The Grey Areas of Race-Based School Bullying. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 


Fisher, S., Reynolds, J., Hsu, W., Barnes, J., & Tyler, K. (2014).  Examining Multiracial Youth in Context:  Ethnic Identity and Mental Health Outcomes.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43 (10), 1688-1699. doi: 10.1007/s10964-014-0163-2


Reynolds, J., Fisher, S. (2014).  Multiple Consultee Consultation to Modify Behaviors in a Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Contemporary School Psychology, 1-8.


Reynolds, J., Fisher, S., Morlock, L. (2014).  SLD Eligibility Decisions:  A Survey of School Psychology Training Programs.  Trainers’ Forum.


Morlock, L., Reynolds, J.L., Grant-Fisher, S. (2014).  Effects of Video Modeling in Language Acquisition of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Child Language Teaching and Therapy.


Grant Funding

Co-Investigator ($155,000).  Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, received investigator level support for a project investigating the use of mindfulness as an intervention for substance users with high levels of negative urgency (5P50DA005312 PI: Michael Bardo).  Funded through the National Institute of Health (NIH) – National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on 7-1-2014 through 6-30- 2016.  (2014)