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Associate Professor, Director Specialist in School Psychology Program

CFO #811 Office  
940-898-2315  phone | 940-898-2301 fax | email: kdeornellas@twu.edu

Education

Ph.D.

1997

School Psychology - Texas Woman’s University

M.Ed.

1991

Child and Family Counseling – University of North Texas

B.F.A.

1976

Art (Major) English & Education (Minors) – Stephen F. Austin State University

Courses Taught
Advanced Psychopathology, Social/Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents, Psychopathology of Children and Adolescents, Cognitive Assessment, Preschool Assessment, Professional Development in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Therapeutic Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Counseling Practicum, and Research Team.

Research Interests                                                                                
Training servics for students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders, siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Recent Publications

  • Sheahan, B., & DeOrnellas, K. (2011). What I wish I'd known about raising a child with autism: A Mom and a psychologist offer heartfelt guidance for the first five years. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.  
  • DeOrnellas, K., & Short, C. Art Therapy. (In press). In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.
  • DeOrnellas, K., & Short, C. Play Therapy. (In press). In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.
  • Short, C., & DeOrnellas, K. Asperger Disorder. (In press). In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.
  • Short, C., & DeOrnellas, K., Draw-A-Person Test. (In press). In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.
  • Sheahan, B., & DeOrnellas, K.. Draw-A-Person Test (In press).What I wish I'd known about rasing my child with autism. Arliongton, TX: Future Horizons. DeOrnellas, K., Hood, J. B., & Novales, B. (2010). Best practices in assessing and intervening with children with Asperger’s disorder. In D. Miller (Ed.), Best practices in school neuropsychology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Bentz, B. G., Mahaffey, S. L., Adami, A. M., Romig, D. M., Muenke, R. C., Barfield, S. G., Teer, J. R., & DeOrnellas, K. (2009). Debiasing of pessimistic judgments associated with anxiety: A test of the availability heuristic. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31, 20-26.
  • Bentz, B. G., Sharp, K., Teer, J., DeOrnellas, K., & Barfield, S. G. (2009). The moderation of pessimistic judgments associated with high and low dietary restraint. European Eating Disorders Review, 61-67.
  • Miller, D. C., DeOrnellas, K., & Maricle, D. (2009). What is so special about the specialist degree? In E. García-Vázquez, T. Crespi and C. Riccio (Eds.). Handbook of education, training and supervision of school psychologists in school and community - Volume I: foundations of professional practice.
  • Miller, D. C., Maricle, D., & DeOrnellas, K. (2009). Brief report. A follow-up survey to the question: Is it time for our organization to recognize subspecialties within school psychology. Communique, 37, 23-24
  • Jackson, S., Muro, J., Lee, Y-T., & DeOrnellas, K. (2008). The sacred circle: Using mandalas in counselor supervision. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 3, 201-211.
  • DeOrnellas, K. (2008). The role of the LSSP: Preliminary results of a pilot study. The Texas School Psychologist, 17, 6-7, 18.
  • Miller, D. C., DeOrnellas, K., & Maricle, D. (2008). Viewpoint: Is it time for our organization to recognize subspecialties within school psychology? Communique, 36, 40-41
  • DeOrnellas, K. (2008). The role of the LSSP: Preliminary results of a pilot study. The Texas School Psychologist, 17, 6-7, 18.
  • Harrier, L. K., & DeOrnellas, K. (2005). Performance of children diagnosed with ADHD on selected planning and reconstitution tests. Applied Neuropsychology, 12(2), 106-119.

Honors/Grants/Service

  • TWU Institutional Review Board - Chair
  • Texas Association of School Psychologist – Executive Board Treasurer-Elect
  • North Texas Art Therapy Association – President
  • National Association of School Psychologists – Communique Contributing Editor, Programmer Reviewer

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