Ph.D. in Counseling - University of North Carolina Charlotte
M.Ed. in School Counseling - Seattle Pacific University
My research agenda is focused on:
1. School counselors’ role in and use of Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)
2. Comprehensive school counseling program implementation
3. School counselors role in supporting students career and college readiness
Olsen, J., Preston, A., Algozzine, B., Algozzine, K., & Cusumano, D. (2017). A review and analysis of selected school climate measures. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas.
Olsen, J., Parikh-Foxx, S., Flowers, C., & Algozzine, B. (2017). An examination of factors that relate to school counselors’ knowledge and skills in multi-tiered systems of support. Professional School Counseling, 20(1), 159-171.
Olsen, J. (2017). Evaluation within PBIS implementation. (PBIS Forum 17 practice brief, December 2017) Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports National Forum. Chicago, IL.
Eppler, C., Olsen, J., & Hidano, L. (2009). Using stories in elementary school counseling: Brief, narrative techniques. Professional School Counseling, 12, 387-391.
Representative Presentations and Trainings
Olsen, J. (2018). Strategies to align school counseling interventions with tier 2 supports. High School PBIS Symposium, Irvine, CA.
Olsen, J., & Lopez, C. (2018). Strategies for school counselors to use data to plan career and college readiness supports for all students. Linked Learning Convention, Anaheim, CA.
Lopez, C., & Olsen, J. (2018). Expanding the sustainability of linked learning through integrated student supports: A discussion of current policies and practices related to school counseling programs. Linked Learning Convention, Anaheim, CA.
Olsen, J., Bodger, C., & Santos, R. (2017). Designing district evaluation reports of PBIS implementation. National Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support PBIS Leadership Forum, Chicago, IL.
Olsen, J., & Lopez, C. (2017). Linked Learning and school counseling. Middle and High School Training, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Norwalk, CA.
Olsen, J. (2017). Using data and evidence-based practices to provide targeted interventions. Presentation at the California Association of School Counselors conference, Riverside, CA.