Jonathan Sandoval

Jonathan Sandoval - (Member)
University of the Pacific
Academic Office
3601 Pacific Avenue Benerd School of Education
Stockton,, CA 95221
PhD in School Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1969
Cognitive assessment
Mental health
Mental health consultation

Jonathan Sandoval, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor of Education at the University of the Pacific and Professor Emeritus of Education at UC Davis. His graduate work was done at UC Berkeley in Educational and School Psychology. He joined the faculty at UC Davis in 1973, where he has spent most of his professional career. He has served as President of the Division of School Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA) and represented the Division on the APA Council of Representatives. He has also chaired APA’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments and APA’s Board of Educational Affairs.

Sandoval has continually been involved in several assessment related activities. He has been chair of the Committee of Examiners for the Graduate Record Examination Education Test and a consultant to the Psychological Corporation, the publisher of a number of prominent tests of intellectual functioning for children. He participated in the bias review of the content of the revisions of the three Wechsler Intelligence Scales, the Differential Abilities Scale, and the Bailey Scales of Infant Development and other cognitive measures. He has served on panels that developed the Spanish Language version of the WISCIV and the DAS II. He is a regular contributor to Buros Mental Measurement Yearbook.

Sandoval’s past research has been on test bias for minority groups on the WISC-R. In addition he has done work on the identification of Attention Deficit Disorder and is a co-author of the Children's Attention and Adjustment Survey, a screening test widely used in schools. His book on testing, co-edited with Frisby, Geisinger, Scheueneman, and Grenier, is Test Interpretation and Diversity: Achieving equity in psychological assessment, published by the American Psychological Association.

Outside of the testing arena, Sandoval has also studied crisis prevention and intervention in schools, particularly adolescent suicide prevention. He is the author of five books and numerous articles and presentations on this general topic. In addition, He has studied and promoted school-linked comprehensive health and mental health services to children, and the inclusion of children with neuromuscular disease in regular educational settings.

Over the years, Sandoval has studied and written about the consultation process from the perspective of mental health consultation and consultee-centered consultation. He has published one edited book on this topic and articles in the Journal of School Psychology, Professional Psychology, and the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation among other respected journals. He continues to be interested in the process of consultee-centered consultation, currently from the perspective of conceptual change and cognitive psychology.

Steve Brock, Professor, Sacramento State University
Cathy Christo, Professor, Sacramento State University
Suzi Thomas, Assoc. Professor, St. Mary's College (Moraga, CA).
Juli Rauskaukas, Assoc. Professor, Sacramento State University
Ann Stoltz, Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University


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