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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 at Cypress-Fairbanks outside of Houston, Texas. Her research interests include the relationship between curricular physical activity and youth academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes as well as mindfulness-based interventions for teachers and youth to improve adult and youth mental health. She also has clinical and research interests in evidence-based trauma-informed care. Dr. Fedewa has co-authored a book with Dr. Tom Prout: Counseling and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents and published over 50 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, Social Aspects of Behavior, and Parent-Child Counseling.

Dr. Fedewa currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of School Psychology, Health Psychology Report, School Psychology Review, the LGBTQ+ Family, an Interdisciplinary Journal and has served as guest editor for School Psychology International. She is a licensed psychologist in Kentucky and Michigan.

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Research categories: Mental Health, School PsychologyAcademic AchievementPhysical Activity