Group and Individual Trajectories in Emotional and Behavioral Problems

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6,9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. discuss the similarities and differences in the prevalence of behavior problems across three cohorts of children (1986–2016).
  2. describe the developmental trajectories of internalizing, externalizing, and overall behavior problems, as measured by mother report, for children aged 5–12 years.
  3. discuss the implications of the developmental trajectories for working with students, families, educators, and systems.


According to The Professional Standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP, 2020) school psychologists understand the various influences on mental and behavioral health, including those that are developmental. We will present the results of a study that used longitudinal data to examine children’s emotional and behavioral problems over time at the group and individual level. Practitioners will learn how these developmental trajectories can impact their work with students, families, educators, and systems.



Kenzie M. Miller, EdS, NA
Kerri L. Clopton, University of Northern Iowa

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