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Joyce-Beaulieu, Diana

Diana Joyce, Ph.D.

Department of Special Education, School Psychology, & Early Childhood Studies
College of Education
University of Florida
1418 Norman Hall
PO Box 117050
Gainesville, FL 32611-7050
Fax: 352-392-5929

Research Biography

Dr. Joyce-Beaulieu’s research interests and publications include applications of cognitive-behavioral therapy in providing intensive-level intervention for school-age and postsecondary student mental health needs. She has authored a text on this topic and also served as co-principal investigator on a professional development grant investigating Response-to-Intervention (RtI) and Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) methods of school-based interventions delivery for child/adolescent social-emotional and mental health needs.


Ph.D. – University of Florida, Educational Psychology

Ed.S. – University of Florida, Educational Psychology

M.A. – University of Florida, Educational Psychology

B.A. – University of Florida, Psychology

Activities & Honors

2016 Rosser Educator Excellence Award

2008 College of Education, Scholarship of Engagement Award

2007 Junior Faculty of the Year Award—Development Scholarship. Psychological Corporation

Key Professional Appointments

Scholar, University of Florida, Department of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies

Licensed Psychologist PY6872, State of Florida

School Psychologist, National Certification (NCSP)

Faculty-in-Residence/Psychologist, P.K.Yonge Developmental Research School

American Psychological Association Accreditation Site Visit Chair

Florida Association of School Psychologists, Training and Credentialing Chair


Co-Principal Investigator, Transforming Inquiry and Educational Practice Through Response-to-Intervention (Project TIER), USDOE $800,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, Improving Professional Preparation of School Psychologists and School Counselors in a Response to Intervention Model, Florida State Improvement Grant, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Faculty Innovation Institute III (FII-3) Project, $30,000.

Psychoeducational Measurement Instruments, Graduate Student Lab, Woodcock-Munoz Foundation, Woodcock-Munoz Bateria III, $17,700.

Selected Publications

Joyce-Beaulieu, D., & Sulkowski, M. (2016). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fifth edition (DSM-5) model of impairment. In S. Goldstein, & J. A. Naglieri (Eds.). Handbook of impairment (2nd ed.), pp. 167-189. New York: Springer Science+Business Media LLC. ISBN 978-1-4899-7996-4

Parker, J., Kaboski, B., & Joyce-Beaulieu, D. (2016). School-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for an Adolescent Presenting with ADHD and Explosive Anger: A Case Study. Contemporary School Psychology, DOI 10.1007/s40688-016-0093-y

Joyce-Beaulieu, D., & Sulkowski, M. (2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy in K-12 schools: A practitioner’s workbook. NY: Springer Publishing.

Joyce-Beaulieu, D., & Rossen, E. (2015). The school psychology practica and internship manual. NY: Springer Publishing.

Joyce-Beaulieu, D., & Welsh, J., (2014). What are the roles of related service personnel in inclusive schools? In J. McLeskey, N. L. Waldron, F. Spooner, & B. Algozzine. (Eds.). Handbook of effective inclusive schools: Research and practice (pp. 107-117). New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Sulkowski, M., & Joyce-Beaulieu, D. (2014). School-Based Service Delivery for Homeless Students: Relevant Laws and Overcoming Access Barriers. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry,84.

Joyce-Beaulieu, D. & Grapin, S. (2014). Support for those with mental illness beyond high school. Kappan 96(4).

Joyce, D., & Rossen, E., (2014). Preparation of school and psychologists in the United States. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 2(3), 166-171. DOI:10.1080/21683603.2014.934643

Poitevien, C. Sloan, A., & Joyce, D. (2014). The new DSM-5 and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: What school psychologists need to know. Florida Association of School Psychologists Newsletter 40(2), 38-43.

Soutullo, O., Palma, L., & Joyce, D. (2014). DSM-5 Depression symptoms and interventions: What school psychologist need to know. Florida Association of School Psychologists Newsletter 40(1), 34-47.

Saklofske, D., Joyce, D. K., Sulkowski, M. L., & . Climie, E., (2013). Models for the personality assessment of children and adolescents. In D. H. Saklofske, C. Reynolds, & V. L. Schwean (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of child psychological Assessment (pp. 348-365). New York: Oxford University Press.

Joyce, D., & Grapin, S. (2012). School Psychologists’ Role in Facilitating Successful Post-secondary Transitions for Students with Disabilities. Communique’, 41(3), 1-22.

Sulkowski, M., & Joyce, D. (2012). School psychology goes to college: The emerging role of school psychology in college communities. Psychology in the Schools, 49(8), 809-815.

Sulkowski, M. L., Joyce, D. K., & Storch, E. A. (2011). Treating childhood anxiety in schools: Service delivery in a response-to-intervention paradigm. Journal of Child and Family Studies.(DOI) 10.1007/s10826-011-9553-1.

Joyce, D. (2010). Essentials of temperament assessment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Joyce, D., & Rossen, E. (2010). Personality. In E. Mpofu & T. Oakland (Eds.), Assessment in rehabilitation and health (pp. 790-836). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.