Speakers

Melissa A. Reeves, Ph.D.Dr. Melissa A. Reeves obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Denver. She is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed special education teacher. Currently she is a Lecturer at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC), school psychologist and counselor at a pre-K-12th grade school, and consultant to Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA) schools. She formally worked for the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado and has provided mental health services in day treatment and residential treatment programs. Dr. Reeves is a co-author of the PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum and formerly served on the Executive Council of NASP. In addition to responding to various crises over the years, she travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in the areas of crisis prevention and intervention, threat and suicide assessment, the impact of trauma and PTSD on academic achievement, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. She is co-author of three books, two-time recipient of the NASP Presidential Award and NASP Crisis Management Interest Group Award for Excellence, and the Special Friends of ISPA Award by the Illinois School Psychology Association.

Stephen E. Brock, Ph.D., NCSP, LEP Dr. Stephen E. Brock, Ph.D., NCSP, LEP is a Professor and school psychology program coordinator at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Before joining the CSUS faculty, he worked for 18 years as a school psychologist with the Lodi Unified School District (Lodi, CA). As a school psychologist, Dr. Brock helped to develop the district's school crisis response protocol, served on an autism specialty team, and specialized in functional behavioral assessment. Dr. Brock's academic work has included study of school-based crisis intervention; system level school crisis response; suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention; ADHD; functional behavioral assessment; violence prevention; threat assessment; reading; PTSD; and autism. His curriculum vitae lists over 200 publications (including 11 book titles) and over 100 invited or refereed state/national conference presentations. He currently serves as the NASP President and is a member of the association's National Emergency Assistance Team, and the PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Prevention Workgroup.