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Dr. Susan Swearer is a Professor of School Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and the Co-Director of the Bullying Research Network (BRNET), an online resource to foster professional relationships between bullying researchers. Dr. Swearer currently read more...
Dr. Susan Swearer is a Professor of School Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and the Co-Director of the Bullying Research Network (BRNET), an online resource to foster professional relationships between bullying researchers. Dr. Swearer currently teaches and supervises the Child and Adolescent Therapy Practicum sequence at UNL, and is the supervising professor for both the Educational Specialist and Doctorate internship cohorts.
She’s a licensed psychologist in the state of Nebraska, a supervising psychologist in the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic, and the Director of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (NICPP). Dr. Swearer is on the editorial review boards for School Psychology Review, Journal of School Psychology, Journal of School Violence, Educational Psychology Review, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and Journal of Anxiety Disorders. She has conducted research on the relationship between depression, anxiety, and externalizing problems for the past decade. Her research and clinical foci include the examination of the comorbidity of psychological disorders in children and adolescents, the relationship of internalizing psychopathology on externalizing behavior, and cognitive-behavioral interventions for youth and their families.
Dr. Swearer’s current research projects include a longitudinal investigation of bullying and victimization in school-age youth, an examination of bullying behaviors and health correlates, and the evaluation of an individually based intervention for bullying behaviors. Dr. Swearer has taught high school special education students (with behavioral and emotional disabilities) and has worked as a licensed professional counselor with children, adolescents, and families in residential treatment, inpatient, and outpatient settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Boys Town in the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (APA approved) in Omaha, Nebraska in 1996 and joined the School Psychology faculty at UNL in 1997.
Prof. Swearer is co-editor of a NEW BOOK that overviews contemporary research on bullying: Swearer, S. M., Espelage, D. L., & Napolitano, S. A. (2009). Bullying prevention and intervention: Realistic strategies for schools. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Her recent publications include Handbook of Bullyingin Schools: An International Perspective (2010) and Bullying in North American Schools, 2nd edition (Espelage & Swearer, 2011), as well as numerous articles in research journals. << less