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Oanh K Tran, PhD Faculty Profile

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Oanh  K  Tran, PhD

Professor

Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. Oanh Tran is a Professor in the School Psychology Program at California State University, East Bay. Dr. Tran received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2007 and joined the CSUEB faculty where she has been teaching and mentoring graduate students. She also works as a school psychologist in the San Francisco, Bay Area. Throughout the course of her career, she has focused on promoting children’s development and emotional well-being. Dr. Tran’s research and professional interests include childhood mental health, social and emotional learning (SEL), academic and social-behavioral assessment and interventions, special education, multi-tiered system of supports/response to intervention, and parent-training. She frequently presents her works at conferences and has published articles, book chapters, and prevention curricula in the area of children’s mental health. She is co-author of the Strong Kids and Strong Teens Social-emotional Learning Curriculum (1stand 2ndEditions). Dr. Tran supports and collaborates with schools to promote emotional health for student success.  

-Co-author of Strong Kids and Strong Teens Social and Emotional Learning Curricula to enhance emotional literacy skills and resiliency.

-Promoting social and emotional learning through class-wide and school-wide supports through implementing research-based curricula in a three-tiered model. See Strong Kids website http:strongkids.uoregon.edu.

-Graduate level training in the Department of Educational Psychology, with focus in school psychology.

  • PhD School Psychology, University of Oregon
  • MA Psychology, California State University, Sacramento
  • BA Psychology, California State University, Sacramento
Spring Semester 2019
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
EPSY 66801Social and Emotional AssessTH1:15PM4:00PMAE-0368Hayward Campus View Books
EPSY 66901M/S Disability IdentificationTU9:30AM12:15PMAE-0368Hayward Campus View Books
EPSY 67201Cognitive Developmental AssessTH9:30AM12:15PMAE-0368Hayward Campus View Books
EPSY 68001School Psych. Internship Sup.TU5:00PM7:00PMAE-0392Hayward Campus View Books
EPSY 693C01Project School PsychARRARRHayward Campus View Books

Publications:

* Carrizales, D., Feurborn, L., Gueldner, B., A., & Tran, O. K. (2016). Merrell’s Strong Kids: A social and emotional learning curriculum for students in grades 3-5 (2ndEd.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing.

 * Carrizales, D., Feurborn, L., Gueldner, B., A., & Tran, O. K. (2016). Merrell’s Strong Kids: A social and emotional learning curriculum for students in grades 6-8 (2ndEd.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing.

 * Carrizales, D., Feurborn, L., Gueldner, B., A., & Tran, O. K. (2016). Merrell’s Strong Kids: A social and emotional learning curriculum for students in grades 9-12 (2ndEd.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing.

Tran, O. K., Gueldner, B. A., & Smith, D. (2014). Building resiliency in schools. In R. Gilman, E. S. Huebner, & M. Furlong, Eds. Handbook on Positive Psychology in Schools. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Castro-Olivo, S., Tran, O. K., Begum, G., Arellano, E., Garcia, N., & Tung, C., (2013). A comprehensive model for promoting resiliency and preventing violence in schools. Contemporary School Psychology, 17(1), 23-34.

Tran, O. K., Pham, A., & Davis, J. (2013). Suicide. In J. Sandoval (Ed.), Handbook of Crisis Counseling, Intervention, and Prevention in Schools (3rd Ed.), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Tran, O. K., & Merrell, K. W (2010). Promoting student resilience: Social and emotional learning as a universal prevention approach. In B. J. Doll (Ed.), Handbook of Youth Prevention Science. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Merrell, K. W., Juskelis, M. P., Tran, O. K., & Buchanan, R. (2008). Social and emotional learning in the classroom: Impact of Strong Kids and Strong Teens on students' social-emotional knowledge and symptoms. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 24,. (209-224).

Buchanan, R., Gueldner, B. A., Tran, O. K., & Merrell, K. W. (2008). Teachers' perceptions of social and emotional learning in the classrooms. Journal of Applied School Psychology.

Tran, O. K. (2008). The Strong Kids Curricula for building social and emotional resiliency in children and adolescents. Prevention in Counseling Psychology, 2, (7-10).

Merrell, K. M., Gueldner, B. A., & Tran, O. K. (2008). Social and emotional learning: A school-wide approach to intervention for socialization, friendship problems, and more. In B. J. Doll & J. A. Cummings (Eds.), Population-based Services of School Psychologists. (pp. 165-185). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Merrell, K. M., Carrizales, D., Feurborn, L., Gueldner, B., A., & Tran, O. K. (2007). Strong Kids:. A social and emotional learning curriculum for students in grades 3-5. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing.

Merrell, K. M., Carrizales, D., Feurborn, L., Gueldner, B., A., & Tran, O. K. (2007). Strong Kids: A social and emotional learning curriculum for students in grades 6-8. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing.

Merrell, K. M., Carrizales, D., Feurborn, L., Gueldner, B., A., & Tran, O. K. (2007). Strong Teens:. A social and emotional learning curriculum for students in grades 9-12. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing.

Merrell, K. M., Buchanan, R., & Tran, O. K. (2006). Relational aggression in children and adolescents: A review with implications for school settings. Psychology in the Schools. (43, 345�360).

Carrizales, D., & Tran, O. K (2004). Promoting emotional resilience in schools: The Strong Kids and Strong Teens curricula. Oregon School Psychologist Association Bulletin.

Tran, O. K., & Furlong, M. J. (2004). Personal strengths and assets among adolescents: A comparison of smokers and non-smokers. The California School Psychologist. (61�75).

Furlong, M. J., Tran, O. K., & Soliz, A. (2004). School violence prevention. In T. S. Watson & C. H. Skinner (Eds.), Comprehensive Encyclopedia of School Psychology. (pp. 278��281).

Tran, O. K. (2002). Personal strengths and assets of adolescent smokers and non- smokers. Proceedings of the Summer 2002 Academic Research Consortium (ARC). University of California, Santa Barbara.

Tran, O. K. (February, 2018). Transforming education through Social and Emotional Learning. Poster to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

 *Tran, O. K., dela Cruz, M., Lin, Y., Minahean, J., Onuma, M., et al. (February, 2017).Transforming Education: Strong Kids Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum, 2nd Ed.Poster presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

*Carrizales, D., Feurborn, L., Gueldner, B., A., & Tran, O. K. (February, 2016). Launching a Stronger SEL Program: Strong Kids and Strong Teens Revised.Mini-skills presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Tran, O. K., Jimenez, V., Diaz, R., Faulkner, J., Burger, N., & Ponte, N. (February, 2015). Promoting social and emotional learning in a three-tiered model. Poster presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Conference, Orlando, FL.

Feurborn, L., Gueldner, B., & Tran, O. K. (February, 2015). Intergrating mindfulness based practices into social and emotional framework. Paper presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Conference, Orland, FL.

Tran, O. K., Bitter, K., Miller, C., Shaw, N., & Synder, G. (February, 2014). School psychologists as leaders in the SEL movement. Paper presentation at the National Association of School Psyhchologist Conference, Washington, DC.

Tran, O. K. (February, 2013). Promoting social and emotional learning in special day classrooms. Poster presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Conference, Seattle, WA.

Tran, O. K., & Malliarys, N. (May, 2012). Knowledge of RTI in schools: Implications for training education professionals. Poster presentation at the CSUEB Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Exhibit, Hayward, CA.

Tran, O. K., Kim, R., & Kim, B. (2012, May). Social Justice League empowers positive change and social awareness. Poster Presentation at CSUEB Diversity Day. California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA.

Tran, O. K. (April, 2012). Promoting Civility and Resiliency through Social-Emotional Learning- Strong Kids Curricula. Symposium presentation at the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Gueldner, B. A,. & Tran, O. K. (February, 2012). From Theory and Research to Practice: SEL in Action. Mini-skills presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Tran, O. K., & Mallaryis, N. (February, 2012). Knowledge of RTI in Schools: Implications for Training Education Professionals. Poster presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Smith, D., Tran, O. K., Chang, V., & Vogel, M. (October, 2011). Fostering Civility in Youth. Invited Symposium at Southern Oregon University. Ashland, Oregon.

Tran, O. K., Ablang, C., Pham, M., & Medcalf, E. (February, 2011). Increasing Resiliency and School Success Strong Kids Learning Curriculum. Poster presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Albeg, L., Castro-Olivo, S., Appelbaum, A., Tran, O., & Santiago, E. (February, 2011).

Assessing Acculturative Stress: Development and Structure of the CASAS Scale. Poster presesentation at the National Association of School Psychologist Conference.

Poster Presentation: Using Strong Kids Curriculum to Promote Social and Emotional Resiliency., March 25, 2010, Chicago, Illinois, National Association of School Psychologists

Poster Presentation: Promoting Competence and Opportunities for Ethnic Minorities through External Assets., March 25, 2010, Chicago, Illinois, National Association of School Psychologists

Using evidence-based strategies to promote social and emotional learning., February 28, 2009, Boston, MA, National Association of School Psychologists

The impact of asset gaps: Implications for service and training., February 26, 2009, Boston, MA, National Association of School Psychologists Conference.

Implementation of Strong Kids Learning Curriculum with At-Risk Middle School Boys, March 14, 2008, Burlingame, CA, California Association of School Psychologists

Promoting social and emotional learning in schools: An investigation of massed versus distributed trials and social validity of the strong kids curriculum in late elementary-aged students., March 15, 2007, New York., National Association of School Psychologists Conference.

  • 2017-2018: Promoting Social Justice and Social Emotional Wellness in K-12 Schools ($10,000)
  • 2016-2017:Promoting K-12 Learning Outcomes using Strength-Based and Prevention Models ($12,000)
  • 2015-2016: Enhancing Student Outcomes through Social and Emotional Learning and Strength-based Assessments ($13,000)
  • 2014-2015: Social and Emotional Learning and Strength-based Mental Health Supports to Enhance Student Outcomes ($11,772)
  • 2013-2014- Mental health needs in schools and intervention practices: Social and emotional learning-Prevention for ALL. Received ORSP mini-grant (4,922) at CSUEB. Mentored two graduate students.
  • 2012-2013- Promoting student pesilience: Social and emotional learning in special education classrooms. Received ORSP mini-grant ($2,819) at CSUEB. Mentored two graduate students.
  • 2008-2009- Promoting Student Resilience: The Effects of Social and Emotional Learning in Schools. Received ORSP mini-grant (3,230 & 9 WTU assigned time) at CSUEB. Mentored two graduates students.

Academic Senate

Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Policy and Procedures (2011-current)

Student Service Office to Succeed (SSOS) for Asian American Pacific Islander

Community Counseling Clinic

California State University, East Bay, Basic Skills Requirements Appeals Committee

California State University, East Bay General Education Writing Skills

Credentialed School Psychologist in California

Graduate level courses:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Fieldwork and Internship Supervision

Assessment of Social and Emotional Behaviors

Cognitive Assessment

Developmental Report Writing

Curriculum Based Assessment and Response to Intervention (RtI)

Pediatric Psychology

Crisis Internvention

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