Heather Ormiston

Assistant Professor

Counseling and Educational Psychology
Academic Programs:
School Psychology
Research Areas:
School Mental Health, socioemotional learning, trauma-informed practices
ED 4020
(812) 855-0352
Curriculum Vitae

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program. I direct the Undergraduate Minor in Child and Adolescent Health and teach graduate courses related to therapeutic interventions.

I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and clinically licensed psychologist, endorsed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology in the state of Indiana. My prior experiences have included working as a building-level school psychologist in an urban district in Aurora, Colorado, serving as statewide trainer for PBIS Indiana, a project aimed at establishing a statewide network of culturally-responsive positive behavior interventions and supports (CR-PBIS), and working as a Behavior Specialist for a local school corporation coordinating the district’s self-contained program for students with emotional and behavioral challenges.

I am also currently the Director of the School-Based Mental Health Research and Training Initiative. One aspect of this research focuses on the implementation of trauma-informed multi-tiered systems of supports (TI-MTSS). I have several grants to support a partnership with a local school corporation to implement school mental health services and trauma-informed practices. The grants also work to address the shortage of school-based mental health professionals by providing high-quality training to graduate students in school psychology in the area of trauma-informed practice and school mental health.

I am currently accepting applications for prospective students for Fall 2025.

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