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Sycarah Fisher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
170E Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-6697

Dr. 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’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. Dr. Fisher teaches the following courses: Parent and Child Counseling, Individual Assessment of Personality Functioning, and Supervision for School Psychologists.

Vita – (PDF)

Research categories: Diversity, School Psychology, School-Based Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Interventions