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Scott Bellini
Associate Professor
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 0026
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Department:  Counseling and Educational Psychology
Affiliations:  School Psychology , Institute for Child Study


Dr. Scott Bellini assumed the position of Program Director for the School Psychology Program in July of 2017. Dr. Bellini is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana and an endorsed Health Services Provider in Psychology. Prior to joining the IU School Psychology Program, Dr. Bellini served as the Director of Research and Clinical Services at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.

He has published numerous highly impactful research manuscripts on the topic of autism spectrum disorders, social-emotional assessment and intervention, and the outcomes of professional development activities for educators. According to the Google Scholar Database, Dr. Bellini’s publications have been cited over 3,000 times in the last 10 years and six of his research studies have been recognized as the Top 5 Most Cited Articles in their respective journals. In addition, he was identified by Grapin, Kranzler, and Daley (2013) as one of the Top 25 Most Cited Faculty Members in APA Accredited School Psychology programs. Graduate students play a critical role in the development and implementation of Dr. Bellini’s research and scholarship, and have served as co-authors on a vast majority of his publications.

Dr. Bellini’s work on social skill interventions for children on the autism spectrum bridges the gap between research and practice and has had a tremendous impact on the field of autism. He has provided invited lectures to researchers, practitioners, and consumers in over 35 states on the topic of social skills programming for students with ASD. He is the author of the book, Building Social Relationships, which was named the Literary Work of the Year by the Autism Society of America.

Since joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2007, he has taught 8 of the 14 core courses, and has been nominated for four Trustee Teaching Awards and the School of Education Graduate Studies Mentor Award three times. Since earning tenure and promotion in 2013, he has served as Director and/or Chair of 9 Dissertation Committees, and served as Chair of 22 Advisory Committees. In addition, his Social Skills Research Clinic (SSRC) has served as an advanced practicum site for numerous students and has served as an exemplar for numerous schools and clinics across the country. Since 2008, Dr. Bellini has provided clinical training to 31 School Psychology students at the SSRC.

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