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Susan G. Forman, Ph.D., is a University Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has served as Chair of the Department of Applied Psychology, and Director of Clinical Training for the School Psychology Program in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and as Vice President for Undergraduate Education at Rutgers.  Prior to coming to Rutgers, she was Professor of Psychology and also served as Associate Provost at the University of South Carolina. 

Her research and scholarship focus on factors that influence intervention implementation, implementation of interprofessional collaborative approaches to pediatric behavioral healthcare, and the effectiveness of behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions in educational settings.  She has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and books, including Mental Health Strategies for Pediatric Care, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Handbook of Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare:  An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach, published by Springer, and Implementation of Mental Health Programs in Schools:  A Change Agent’s Guide, published by the American Psychological Association.  She has served on the editorial boards of many psychology and education journals, including School Psychology Review and the Journal of School Psychology.  Her work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and the American Psychological Association, as well as a number of corporate and family foundations. 

 She has also served on the executive boards of the School Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists, and has served as Chair of the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been elected to membership in the Society for the Study of School Psychology based on her scientific contributions to the field.



Forman, Susan, Putting school research into action, The APA Monitor,  November 2008



Seminar in Psychoeducational Interventions

Implementing Innovations in Educational and Human Service Settings


Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions in educational settings; organizational interventions in educational settings; adolescent substance abuse prevention; stress management; teacher stress.