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Alicia Fedewa, Ph.D.

Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
170J Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-9338

Dr. Fedewa received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and completed her pre-doctoral training in School Psychology at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District outside of Houston, Texas. Her research interests include the relationship between curricular physical activity and children’s academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes as well as mindfulness-based interventions for teachers and youth to improve mental health. Dr. Fedewa has co-authored a book with Dr. Tom Prout: Counseling and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents and published over 45 peer-reviewed articles on health-based interventions to improve mental health and academic achievement in youth. She currently teaches the following courses: Introduction to Psychological Services in Schools, Psychoeducational Consultation in the Schools, Social Aspects of Behavior, and Advanced Supervision for Psychologists.

Dr. Fedewa currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of School Psychology, School Psychology Review, the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and has served as guest editor for School Psychology International.

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Research categories: Mental Health, School PsychologyAcademic AchievementPhysical Activity