Dr. Splett’s research focuses on the prevention and intervention of emotional and behavioral concerns for youth in schools. She is currently working on projects related to universal mental health screening, racial/ethnic child and adolescent mental health service utilization trends in school and community settings, equity-focused interventions for child and adolescent mental health service utilization, expanding multi-tiered systems of support to be inclusive of mental health promotion, prevention and intervention (Interconnected Systems Framework), developing school systems that reduce minoritized youths’ overrepresentation in discipline encounters, and continued development and testing of a cognitive-behavioral, self-regulatory intervention for girls in middle school demonstrating relationally aggressive behaviors and their families called GIRLSS (Growing Interpersonal Relationships through Learning and Systemic Supports).
Applications to participate in this research are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are strongly encouraged to first consider participating in this research by enrolling in the three-credit course EDG 4910 (School Mental Health Practice and Research Seminar) which requires approximately 50-100 hours of research commitment for the semester, depending on the scope of activities planned. Students who excel in this course are invited to enroll in 1-3 credit hour options of EDG 4910 (Education Undergraduate Research) as Advanced Research Assistants to attend weekly research team meetings (Friday mornings) with Dr. Splett and her school psychology graduate students and work on assigned projects more closely with the research team. Special exceptions can be made if students are not able to take the three-credit hour course. This occurs when data collection needs are high on the team and the student commits to taking the three-credit hour course in the next semester before continuing with the team as advanced research assistant again. Dr. Splett is happy to provide recommendation letters to students who excel in the EDG 4910 class and work as an advanced research assistant with her team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.