Sheryl Anne Rozema, Ph.D.


bhprozemaEducation

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Doctoral Degree, School Psychology, December 2003
Specialist Degree, School Psychology, December 1984
Masters Degree, Psychology, December 1984

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Coursework toward Masters and Specialist Degrees, School Psychology, 1981-82

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 1981


Credentials

Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan
Certified School Psychologist, State of Michigan
Nationally Certified School Psychologist


Professional Experience

School Psychologist:
Christian Learning Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2004 – present

Currently, completing psycho-educational evaluations and providing consultation to teachers, administrators and parents in the course of developing, implementing and monitoring educational programs for referred students. High school students anticipating progression to college or vocational placement are the primary referral group, resulting in an emphasis on developing self-awareness and self-advocacy skills for each individual. In addition, parent and teacher training are provided in both large and small group settings.

Psychologist:
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Grand Haven, Michigan, 2004 – 2007

Provided evaluation, consultation and behavior skills training to children and parents experiencing difficulty with a variety of childhood behavior disorders including attention problems, oppositional behavior, depression, anxiety, anger management, school failure, and adjustment problems, among others. Clients are seen individually and consultation is provided with school and medical professionals as needed.

Guest Lecturer, Department of Education:
Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2004 – 2007

Taught graduate and undergraduate students who are seeking endorsement as teachers of the learning disabled. Courses taught include Learning Disabilities: Theory to Practice (EN 464/564), and Productive Interactions (EN 467/567).

School Psychologist:
Rockford Public Schools
Rockford, Michigan, 1984-2000

Completed psycho-educational evaluations, provided consultation to teachers and administrators, intervened with parents in the course of developing, implementing and monitoring intervention programs for high-incidence (e.g., learning disabilities, emotional impairments) and low-incidence impairments (e.g., mental impairments, autism). Participated in the development of the district’s Crisis Intervention Team; developed and implemented project “Open Doors,” an extensive assessment program designed to evaluate school readiness; participated in the development of the district’s Autistic Impaired program.

 Other:
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1990-2000, Summer

Calhoun Intermediate School District,
1994-1995, Summer

Completed psycho-educational evaluations and parent interventions with primarily minority populations in the course of summer evaluation projects. The GRPS experience included work with “Project Intercept,” an early-find project to evaluate school readiness.


Supervised Clinical Experience

Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha , Nebraska
September 1, 2003-August 6, 2004

Completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology emphasizing treatment of a wide range of childhood behavior, academic, and medical difficulties. Assessment, intervention, and consultation services are being provided to families, medical staff, and schools from urban/suburban primary care settings in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Papillion, Nebraska. Individual and group supervision was provided to a school psychology graduate student and to pre-doctoral interns.

July 2002-July 2003 (2000 hours)

Completed the 12-month, pre-doctoral internship requirement of the Ph.D. in School Psychology. Worked in a pediatric primary care setting, Hastings Children and Adolescent Clinic, provided diagnostics as well as individual and family therapy. Services were provided to children with a variety of disabilities and behavior difficulties (e.g., oppositional defiant disorder, disruptive behavior disorder, pervasive development disorder, ADHD, tic disorder, encopresis, enuresis, diabetes, feeding disorder, learning disability, sleep disturbance). Behavioral strategies, including Parent Child Interaction Therapy, were utilized. Supervised by licensed psychologists, Rachel Valleley, Ph.D., and Mark Shriver, Ph.D.

Central Clinic Pediatrics
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
2000-2001 Academic year (600 hours)

In completion of the School Psychology Advanced Practicum, participated in “well baby” checks, interviewed and provided consultation to parents and pediatricians. Full psycho-educational evaluations, behavior plans, parent training, school interventions, and monitoring of medication effects were provided to children referred for ADHD or other significant behavior, health, emotional, or learning difficulties. Supervised by Sandra Morgan, Ph.D., and B. Msibi, D.O.

Central Michigan University Psychology Training and Consultation Center
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
2000-2001 Academic year

Completed psycho-educational evaluations, developed and implemented behavior plans, conducted parent training, and consulted with community agencies under the supervision of Sandra Morgan, Ph.D.

Grand Haven Public Schools
Grand Haven, Michigan
1983-1984 Academic year (600 hours)

Completed psycho-educational evaluations within Kindergarten-12 public schools, designed and implemented behavior plans, consulted with parents and teachers, chaired Individual Educational Planning meetings. Under the supervision of School Psychologists, Ken Sturm and Walter Lesiak, Ph.D.


Teaching and Research Assistantships

Central Michigan University
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2001-2002 Academic year

Designed syllabus, tests and projects, and independently taught 50 undergraduates in “Lifespan Development” (PSY 220).

Graduate Research Assistant, 2000-2001 Academic year

Assisted with analysis and interpreting data gathered for several projects including pediatric-school collaboration, disability awareness programs, assessment of children with visual impairments and math interventions studies. Supervisor: Sandra Morgan, Ph.D.


Research and publications

  • Valleley, R., Shriver, M., & Rozema, S. (2005). 
    Using Brief Experimental Assessment of Reading Interventions for Identification and treatment of a Vocal Habit.
    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 129-133.
  • Rozema, S.A. (2003).
    “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Comparison of Behavior Rating Scales.” Dissertation.
    Central Michigan University.
  • Rozema, S.A. (1984).
    “Home factors involved with Kindergarten reading readiness.”
    Master’s thesis. Central Michigan University.

Conference Presentations

Complete listing available upon request


Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association, 2003-present
  • National Association of School Psychologists, 1988-present
  • Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, 2003-2004
  • Council for Exceptional Children, 1987-1999
  • International Dyslexia Association, 1997-1998
  • Michigan Association of School Psychologists, 1984-1993
  • Michigan Association of Learning Disabilities Educators, 1984-1988

Honors, Awards and Service

  • Dissertation Research Grant, Central Michigan University, 2002-2004
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Central Michigan University, 2001-2002
  • Doctoral Fellowship Recipient, Central Michigan University, 2000-2001
  • Graduate Assistantship, Central Michigan University, 1983-1984
  • Area Representative, Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, 1991-1995
  • Nominee, “Special Educator of the Year”, Kent Intermediate School District Parent Advisory Committee, 1994
  • Representative, Michigan Department of Education, Special Education Professional Development Advisory Committee, 1987-1991
  • President, Chapter 21, Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, 1987-1988
  • Vice-President, Chapter 21, Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, 1986-1987

Selected Conferences and Professional Workshops

  • National Association of School Psychologists, 2014, 2008, 2002, 1995, 1986, 1984
  • Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, 2003, 2004
  • Nebraska Psychological Association, 2002, 2003
  • Michigan Association of School Psychologists, 1983 1991, 1989, 1985
  • Michigan Council for Exceptional Children, 1988-2001
  • Council for Exceptional Children, International Conference; Atlanta, Georgia; 1996
  • Interdisciplinary Council on Development & Learning Disorders, International
  • Conference on Autism; McLean, Virginia, 1999
  • International Dyslexia Association, International Conference; San Francisco, California; 1997
  • “Pervasive Developmental Disorders—PDD/Autism;” Grand Rapids, Michigan; 1998
  • “The Defiant Child: A clinician’s program for parent training;” Mount Pleasant, Michigan; 1998

References

Douglas Bouman, Psy. S.

Director of Psychological Services
Christian Learning Center
2520 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 245-8388

Christie L. Nutkins, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Licensed Psychologist/Owner Behavior Health Partners, PLLC
5242 Plainfield Avenue NE, Suite A Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-363-2200,
dr.nutkins@behaviorhealthpartners.com

Randall Johnson, MA, LLP
Clinic Manager, Lakeshore Clinics
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
926 South Washington, Suite 210
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 820-3780

Jodi Polaha, Ph.D.
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
(402) 559-6408

Mark Shriver, Ph.D.

Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
(402) 559-6408

Rachel Valleley, Ph.D.
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
(402) 559-6408

Sharon Bradley-Johnson, Ed.D.
Sloan Hall 232
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-6480

Sandra Morgan, Ph.D.
Sloan Hall
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-6484