Tamara Sullivan, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology


585.594.0
sullivan_tami@roberts.edu

CREDENTIALS
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (AAPT, 2019- current)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (005955-1- New York, 2014 permanent)
National Certified Counselor (2012-current)
Certified School Psychologist (New York, 2004 permanent)
Registered Play Therapist (AAPT, 2017-current)

PUBLICATIONS
Sullivan, T. S., Maether, N., LeBlanc, M.  A Collaborative School-Community Training Project: Mental Health Counseling Trainees in Schools. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, Accepted 2019, with edits, resubmitted January 2020
Sullivan, T. S., & Froio, D. (2020). Trauma-Informed Professional Development Case Study in the Nine Essentials for a PDS Partnership. National Association for Professional Development in Schools. Eds.
Sullivan, T. S. (2018). Ways Student Mental Health Needs are Currently Addressed in Schools. Report prepared for New York Assembly Committee on Education, Hon Catherine T. Nolan, Chair Committee on Education.
Sullivan, T. S. Advocacy. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Newsletter, Fall 2018.
Sullivan, T. S. (2015). Ecosystems Therapy. In Carlson, J. & Dermer, S. B.  (Eds.) The SAGE encyclopedia of marriage and family therapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Sullivan, T. S. (2015). Ecological Perspectives in Counseling. In (Eds.) The SAGE encyclopedia of marriage and family therapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Sullivan, T. S. (2015). Parent-child Interaction Therapy. In E. S. Neukrug (Ed.) The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Douthit, K., & Sullivan, T. S. (2014). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in IntegralPerspective.  In R. E. Ingersoll & A. Marquis (Eds.), Understanding psychopathology: An integral exploration. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Sullivan, T. S. (2014). Self Determination Guide: Interventions and Supports for Youth. New York Mental Health Counseling Association, New York Mental Health Counseling Association, Albany, NY.
Sullivan, T. S. (2012). Mental health in schools: The role and functions of school counselors in an accountability-driven environment (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest (Accession Order No. [072699]).

SCHOLARSHIP IN PROGRESS
Sullivan, T. S., Fierro, MB., Malone, R. Building the plane while it’s flying: A school-university collaborative school mental health program. In preparation for The Journal of Educational Administration.
Sullivan, T. S. & Walley, C. Play Approaches in Counselor Training. In preparation for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health Counseling.
Sullivan, T. S. LEGO Play Therapy with Neurodiverse Children: A Mindfulness Cognitive-Behavioral Approach. In preparation for the International Journal of Play Therapy, American Counseling Association.
Sullivan, T. S. Mindful From training to formation: Re-envisioning the partnership roles of counselor educators and site supervisors for today’s counselors. In preparation for the Journal Creativity Mental Health Counseling. Counselor Education and Supervision Journal, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

PUBLISHED INTERVIEW
Sullivan, T. Interviewed by Laurie Meyers for “Tools for navigating the world at large”, Counseling Today: Counseling clients with autism. December 2017.
Sullivan, T. Interviewed by Caurie Putnam for “Screen time dilemma: What’s good, what’s too much? “ Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester Healthy Life, August 11, 2016.
Sullivan, T. Interviewed by Douglas Hickerson for “Respite program aids children with autism and their parents” Westside News, April 14, 2013.

INVITED BOOK AND VIDEO REVIEWS
Sullivan, T. S. Suicide Assessment (2018). Psychotherapy Net.
Sullivan, T.S. Spirituality and Child Counseling and Psychotherapy (2012).

REFERRED PRESENTATIONS
Sullivan, T. S., Stupp, T., Hernandez, J., Rodriguez, S., & Fellows, T. Responsive Interventions Designed to Empower Students: Mental Health Counselors in Schools. Albany, NY. April 2020. New York Mental Health Counselor Conference.
Sullivan, T. S. Trauma-Informed School Mental Health Partnership. Las Vegas, NV. November 2019. Advancing School Mental Health Conference.
Sullivan, T. S., & Mackie, K. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA. November 2019. What works in Counselor Educator and Site Supervisor Partnerships.
Sullivan, T. S., & Mullen, J. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, November 2019. Using Play in Counselor Education. Submitted for review.
Sullivan, T. S. North Atlantic Region Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Burlington, Vt. September 2018. School Mental Health: Supporting Collaborative Partnerships.
Sullivan, T. S. & Mullen, J. A. North Atlantic Region Counselor Education and Supervision, Burlington, Vt. September 2018. Be an Intentional SUPERvisor to Child Counselors, accepted.
Sullivan, T. S.  Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Las Vegas, NV, October 2018. Innovative Collaborative Partnerships-Supporting a District’s Strategic Plan: Trauma-Informed Interventions.
Sullivan, T. S., Brosch, C. A., Blanch, E. & Baum, S. New York Mental Health Counselor Association, Albany, NY, April 2018. Mental Health Counselors in Schools: A New Frontier
Sullivan, T. S., Fitzsimmons, M. & McClelland, K. New York Mental Health Counselor Association, Albany, NY, April 2018. From Worrier to Warrior: Brain-Based Ways to Integrate Movement, Mindfulness and Yoga in Your Practice
Sullivan, T. S. & Mackie, K. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, November, 2017, Re-Envisioning the Partnership Roles of Counselor Educators and Site Supervisors Today.
Sullivan, T.S. American Counseling Association, San Francisco, March 2017. Evidence-based PLAY Interventions for Social & Relationship Skills for Youth with Autism.
Sullivan, T.S. & Duffy, M. New York School Counselors Association, Tarrytown, November 2016. Socially Savvy BUILDING Strategies for Teaching Social and Emotional Learning for Children with Autism.
Sullivan, T.S., Brosch, C., & Carbonaro, R. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Syracuse, September 2016, A collaborative school-community training project: Mental health counseling trainees in schools.
Mackie, K. & Sullivan, T. S. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Syracuse, September 2016, Re-Envisioning the Partnership Roles of Counselor Educators and Site Supervisors Today.
Sullivan, T.S., Brosch, C., Carbonaro, R.A., Sereno, J., Cramer, A.SUNY Oswego QUEST. April 2016, Mental Health in Schools: College-Community collaboration.
Sullivan, T.S. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Conference, Albany, April 2016, 15 Fabulous play therapy interventions for the busy counselor.
Mackie, K. & Sullivan, T.S. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Conference, Albany, April 2016, Becoming the clinical supervisor you would like to have.
Sullivan, T.S., Brosch, C., & Carbonaro, R. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Conference, Albany, April 2016, College-community mental health collaboration.
Sullivan, T. S. Western New York School Counseling Conference, Rochester, February, 2016, Play Therapy Interventions for School Counselors.
Mackie, K. & Sullivan, T. S. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, November, 2015, Sullivan, T. S. & Mackie, K., From training to formation: Re-envisioning the partnership roles of counselor educators and site supervisors for today’s counselors.
Mullen, J. A., Sullivan, T. S. & Gonzalez, T. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, November, 2015, Be a SUPERvisor to Child Counselors
Sullivan, T. S. American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL, March 2015, Advanced Clinician Track, Enhancing relationship and friendship skills in adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Mackie, K. & Sullivan, T. S. International Association for Counseling, British Columbia, Canada, May 2014, The postmodern global supervisor: Exploring intersectionality, co-construction and positioning in the supervising relationship.

Sullivan, T. S. & Butler, J. J., New York Mental Health Counseling Association Conference, Albany, NY, April 2014, New visions: New futures: Mental health interventions that foster self-determination among at-risk youth.

Sullivan, T. S. New York State Western New York School Counseling Conference, February 2013, School counseling consultation.

Sullivan, T. S. & Clafflin, C. New York State Western New York School Counseling Conference, February 2013, Enhancing relationship and friendship skills in adolescents on the autism spectrum.

Sullivan, T. S. New York State School Counseling Association, Albany, November 2012. LEGO Play Therapy with children on the autism spectrum.

Sullivan, T. S. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Niagara Falls, September 2012. Student psychosocial and behavioral supports.         

Guiffrida, D.A., Sullivan, T.S., Hathaway, A., & Duffy, J. American Counseling Association, New Orleans, March 2011. Learning Institute: A constructivist approach to supervision.

Sullivan, T.S., & Walck, D.  North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, New Jersey, September 2010 Presentation: Integrating social justice work in a school mental health setting:  Narratives from Counselors and supervisors.

Guiffrida, D.A., Sullivan, T.S., Hathaway, A., & Halligan, E North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, New Jersey, September 2010. Presentation: A constructivist approach to supervision.

Sullivan, T.S., & Halligan, E. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, New Jersey, September 2010 Poster: Integral analysis of counseling supervision and its relatedness to beginning supervisees.

Douthit, K., & Sullivan, T.S. North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, New Jersey, September 2010. Poster: Mental health training for school counselors?:Voices from the field.

Mackie, K., & Sullivan, T.S. New York State Mental Health Counselors Association, Albany, April 2010 Presentation:  Reconceptualizing therapeutic work: Uses of reflective and narrative practices to enhance what we do with clients.

Sullivan, T.S. New York State Mental Health Counselors Association, Albany, April 2010 Presentation:  Using ambiguous loss as a framework for working with families of children with autism spectrum disorders: Guidelines for therapeutic interventions.

Lynch, M., Sullivan, T.S., & Garrick, I. American Counseling Association, Pittsburgh, March, 2010. Learning Institute:  Using Structural Equation Modeling to address questions in social science research.

Guiffrida, D.A., Sullivan, T.S., Hathaway, A., & Halligan, E.  American Counseling Association, Pittsburgh, March, 2010. Presentation: A constructivist approach to supervision.

Sullivan, T. S., Hathaway, A., Garrick, I., & Hallligan, E. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, Buffalo, June, 2009. Doctoral student presentation: Facilitating the development of a reflective practitioner: Constructivist practices in supervision.

Mackie, K., & Sullivan, T.S.  International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, Buffalo, June, 2009. Roundtable presentation:  Co-constructing professional Identity in graduate students

Lynch, M., Sullivan, T.S., & Garrick, I. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, San Diego, October, 2009. Learning Institute: Using Structural Equation Modeling to address questions in social science research.

Sullivan, T.S., Mornings with the Professor, College at Brockport, invited speaker: November, 2009 Supporting Families of a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Invited Presentations

Sullivan, T.S., SUNY Brockport, Rewiring the Anxious Brain, College Continuing Education, Brockport, NY October 2019.

Sullivan, T.S., Spencerport School District, Chillin’ Anxiety and Worries, Community Continuing Education, Rochester, NY February 2019.

Sullivan, T.S., Spencerport School District, Child Anxiety and Learning. Administrator Retreat, Rochester, NY August 2018.

Sullivan, T.S., New York Mental Health Counseling Association, Legislative Advocacy Meetups, Albany NY. Mental Health Needs of School-aged Children: A Multi-tiered Approach, July 2018.

Sullivan, T.S., Liberty Resources, Upstate and Central New York, Professional Development: Chillin’ Anxiety and Worries, July 2018.

Sullivan, T.S., Brockport School District, Mental Health & Wellness in School, Healthy Minds for a Healthy New York, July 2018

Sullivan, T.S., Hannibal School District, New Teacher and Administration Professional Development: Trauma-Informed Schools and Mental Health, July 2018.

Sullivan, T.S., Churchville Chili School District, Mental Health and Wellness in School, July 2018.

Sullivan, T.S., Spencerport Central School District, Leadership Summit: Anxiety in School: A Multi-tiered Approach, July 2018.

Sullivan, T.S., Brockport Central School District: When Grief Enters Your Classroom, June 2018.

Sullivan, T.S., Brockport Central School District: From Worrier to Warrior, Professional Development, May 2018

Sullivan, T.S., Albion Central School District: How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol, May 2018

Sullivan, T.S., Oswego School District, 5-part series January/February, 2018, Trauma-Focused Mental Health Interventions: A Multi-level Approach. Teacher Professional Development

Sullivan, T. S. & Duffy, J. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, November, 2017, Chapter Faculty Advising in Chi Sigma Iota, panelist.

Sullivan, T.S., Oswego School District, November 2017, Trauma-informed Schools and Mental Health.

Sullivan, T.S., New York Mental Health Counselor Association & Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, May 2017, Rochester, NY, Facilitator of the Counseling Summit.

Sullivan, T.S., American Counseling Association –NY, April, 2017. State Advocacy and the role of LMHCs, Advocacy Day, Albany, NY.

Sullivan, T.S., Brockport Central Schools, March and November, 2017. Mental Health Stigma.

Sullivan, T.S., New York Mental Health Counselors Association, April 2017, Albany, NY. Lobbying for a Broadened Scope of Practice.

Sullivan, T.S., ACA-NY Advocacy Event, April, 2017, Albany, NY.  The Role and Function of Mental Health Counselors.

Sullivan, T.S., Brockport Central Schools, April, 2017, Anxiety in Childhood.

Sullivan, T.S., Brockport Central Schools, December 2016, Mental Wellness.

Sullivan, T.S., NARACES, September, 2016.Albany, NY. NYSED School Counselor Regulation Changes: Implications for Higher Education.

Sullivan, T.S., Chi Sigma Iota, May, 2016, University of Rochester, Spring Induction Ceremony, Speaker.

Sullivan, T.S., Brockport Central Schools, May, 2016, Mental Health and Stigma,

Sullivan, T.S., Oswego High School, April, 2016, Mental Health in Schools.

Sullivan, T. S. American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL, March 2015, Chi Sigma Iota, CACREP Presidential focus group.

Sullivan, T. S., J. Randall, J. Butler, & M. Hoffman. American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL, March 2015, Chi Sigma Iota, Showcase of Chapters. T. Sullivan, J. Randall, J. Butler, & M. Hoffman.

Sullivan, T. S. & J. Butler. American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL, March 2015, Chi Sigma Iota, Chapter Advocacy Presentation.

Sullivan, T.S., Brockport Central Schools, Mental Well-being, December 2015.

Sullivan, T.S., Williamson School District, K-8 School Psychologist and Counselor Play Therapy in Schools, December 2015.

Sullivan, T.S., Chi Sigma Iota, Leadership Training, March 2015, Orlando, Fl. American Counseling Association Conference, March 2015.

Sullivan, T.S., Tier 1 and Tier 2 Preventive Interventions, Big Picture School, LaFayette School District, March 2015.

Sullivan, T. S. New York Mental Health Counseling Association Conference, Albany, NY, April 2014. American School Counseling Association, Presidential focus group.

Sullivan, T. S. New York State Western New York School Counseling Conference, Rochester, NY, February, 2014, Keynote Address.

Sullivan, T.S., Mental Health Counseling Profession, HDV 403, Advanced Field Experience classes for Rhonda Mandel and Laura Brown, Spring 2015, SUNY Oswego.

Sullivan, T.S., School-based Play Therapy Workshops, Wayne Central School District & BOCES2 Professional Development, 2014, 2012, 2011.

Sullivan, T.S., School-based Prevention & Interventions for Students at Risk: A College-Community Collaboration. NCATE Review, School of Education, SUNY Oswego, 2014.

Sullivan, T.S., Responsive Interventions Designed to Empower Students, Oswego School District Professional Development, 2014

Sullivan, T.S., Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention, Oswego School District, 2014

Sullivan, T.S., Weaving the Student Success Mosaic, New York State Western New York School Counseling Conference, Rochester, NY, February, 2014, Keynote Address.

Sullivan, T.S., Non-suicidal Self-injury, Oswego School District, 2013.

Sullivan, T.S., School Counseling Leadership Practices, BOCES2 Professional Development, 2013.

Sullivan, T.S., Bullying and Mental Health, Panelist, Roberts Wesleyan College, Bullying Prevention Breakfast, 2014.

Sullivan, T.S., Induction Ceremony Speaker, Chi Sigma Iota, Upsilon Rho Iota Chapter, University of Rochester, 2012.

Sullivan, T.S., Waiting for Superman Documentary, Panelist, College at Brockport, 2011.

Sullivan, T.S., Working with Children on the Autism Spectrum, BOCES2, Professional Development Workshops, 2010-2012.

Sullivan, T.S., Needs of Students with Autism, Morning with the Professors, College at Brockport, 2010.