Office: Scarfe Office Block 2508
School and Applied Child Psychology
Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
Adolescence, Adolescent development, Child and Family Counseling in School Settings, Interventions, Mentoring, Program Evaluation, Social Justice, Young People Placed “At Risk”
Truancy and dropout prevention and intervention, school-based consultation and mentoring, populations struggling in traditional education, alternative education systems and settings, social justice in school psychology and motivational enhancement counseling.
Early Career Scholar, Society for the Study of School Psychology (2013)
Excellence in Research, University of Rochester Medical Center (2008)
Britannia Secondary School
EPSE 552 Intervention & Mental Health Promotion in Schools
EPSE 551 School-Based Consultation
EPSE 550 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in School and Applied Child Psychology Development
University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2000
Brandeis University, 1995
Research Funding Sources and Current Projects
ECPS/SPARC Bridge Funding
UBC, HSS Seed Grant
Andrews Community Collaboration Grant
SSHRC Explore Grant
Motivational Interviewing Truancy Intervention (MITI, pronounced “Mighty”)
Graybill, E., Baker, C. N., Cloth, A. H., Fisher, S., & Nastasi, B. K. (2017). An analysis of social justice research in school psychology. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology. doi:10.1080/21683603.2017.1302850
Zaheer, I., Cloth, A. & Gage, N. (2015, February). Predictors of School Engagement. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists,Orlando, FL
Graybill, E., Baker, C., Cloth, A.H. & Fischer, S. (2015, February). An Analysis of Social Justice Research in School Psychology. Symposium to be presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.
Cloth, A. H., & Evans, S.W. (February, 2014). Emotional Disturbance State Definitions and Policies, Social Maladjustment Exclusion and School Staff Knowledge of Use. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.
Cloth, A.H., Becker, S.P., Evans, S. W. & Paternite, C. (2013). Social Maladjustment: A review of current state practices and ongoing controversy. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Cloth, A.H. (2013, February). Communication and alliance building in adult-youth mentoring relationships. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.
Cloth, A.H. (2013). Motivation enhancement intervention for youth at risk for school disengagement. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth. New York: Civic Research Institute.
Cloth, A.H. & Schultz, B. (2012). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: School Navigation and Functioning. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 12 (1) pp. 11-17.
Cloth, A.H. (2011, September). Motivational Interviewing. A practice skills workshop facilitated at the annual conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Charleston, SC.
Cloth, A.H., Biederman, A., State, T. Evans S.W. & Kern, L. (2011, September) Exploration of counselor time allocation and service provision in secondary schools. Poster presented at the annual conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Charleston, SC.
Harrison, J.R., Cloth, A.H., State, T., Evans, S.W. & Kern, L. (2011, August). Check and Connect: Mentor and student acceptability and barriers to implementation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Cloth, A.H. & Becker, S.P. (2009, November). Social Maladjustment: Where have we come from and where are we going? Report presented at the annual meeting of Advancing School Mental Health, Minneapolis, MN.
Cloth, A.H. & Semrud-Clikeman, M. (2008). Factors in the navigation of the special education system for parents of children with special needs. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 8 (4), pp. 89-92.
Guest Editor: Special issue of Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth on Dropout prevention
School Psychology Review
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders