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Jon Lasser

Jon Lasser
Program: School Psychology
Phone: (512) 245-3413
Fax: (512) 245-8872
Office: ED 4036

Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Texas, 1999
M.S.Ed. Sexuality Education, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
BA Plan II Honors Program, University of Texas, 1993

Research Interests:
Dr. Lasser has a wide range of scholarly interests and has developed a record of publication that reflects his diverse research agenda. He has cultivated a body of work that is unified by themes of ethics and social justice with applications for professional practice. 

Grow Happy children's book coming soon!

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My first children's book, Grow Happy, will be released in February. Published by the American Psychological Association's children's imprint, Magination Press, the book will help promote Social Emotional Learning (SEL) among young children. Available for pre-order here and here.

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Selected Publications

Lasser, J., & Gottlieb, M.C. (in press). Facilitating informed consent: A multicultural perspective. Ethics and Behavior.

Mendes, S., Lasser, J., Abreu-Lima, I.M.P, & Almeida, L.S. (in press) All different or all the same? Exploring the diversity of professional practices in Portuguese school psychology. European Journal of Psychology of Education.

Jones, T., & Lasser, J. (in press). School Psychology with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (GLBTIQ) Youth. In M. Thielking & M. Terjesen (Eds.), Handbook of Australian School Psychology.

Vega, D., Lasser, J., & Afifi, A. (in press). School Psychologists and the Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. Contemporary School Psychology.

Garcia-Joslin, J., Carrillo, G. L., Guzman, V., Vega, D., Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (in press). Latino immigration: Preparing school psychologists to meet students’ needs. School Psychology Quarterly.

Vega, D., Lasser, J., Plotts, C. (2015). Global Migration: The Need for Culturally Competent School Psychologists. School Psychology International, 36, 358-374.

Jones, T., & Lasser, J. (in press). School Psychology with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (GLBTIQ) Youth. In M. Thielking & M. Terjesen (Eds.), Handbook of Australian School Psychology.

Lasser, J., *Dark, L., *Beam, K., *Morris, M., *Shatila, A. (in press). The Multicultural Transformation of a School Psychology Course: Process and Outcomes. Trainers’ Forum.

Klose, L.M., & Lasser, J. (2014). Best Practices in the Application of Professional Ethics. In A. Thomas & P. Harrison (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology VI (pp. 449-458). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Jantz, P. B., Vega, D., Klose, L.M., & Lasser, J. (2014). Field-based practicum experiences in specialist-level school psychology programs: Implications for graduate preparation. Trainers’ Forum, 33 (1), 38-47.

Bishaw, A., & Lasser, J. (2012/2013). Education in Ethiopia: Past, Present and Future Prospects. African Nebula.

Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (2013). School Psychologist as Counselor: A Practitioner's Hanbook. Bethesda, MD: NASP.

Martinez, A., & Lasser, J. (2013). Thinking outside the box while playing the game: A creative, school-based approach to working with children and adolescents. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Lasser, J., Klose, L.M., Robillard, R. (2013). Context-sensitive ethics in school psychology. Contemporary School Psychology.

Akinyi, P., Fite, K., & Lasser, J.  (2013). The Kenyan parent in changing times. In H. Selin and P. Schvaneveldt (Eds.), Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in non-Western Cultures. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Klose, L.M., & Lasser, J. (2012). Understanding the role of social psychological phenomenon on parental decision making in educational settings. In G. Rossi (Ed.), Psychology: Selected Papers (pp. 295-306). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.

Klose, L.M., Lasser, J., Reardon, R. (2012). Effects of Social Psychological Phenomena on School Psychologists’ Ethical Decision-making: An Empirical Analysis. Educational Psychology in Practice.

Lasser, J., Fite, K., & Wadende, P. (2011). Fatherhood in Kenyan ethnic communities: Implication for child development. School Psychology International, 32, 49-57.

Lasser, J., & Fite, K. (2011). Universal preschool's promise: K-12 success. Early Childhood Education Journal, 39, 169-173.

Klose, L.M., Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (2011). Participants’ Evaluation of Consultation: Implications for Training in School Psychology. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.

Lasser, J., Arcos, L., Hicks, M., Slagle, L., Kelly-Kahn, S. (2010). Narrative group supervision. Trainers' Forum: Journal of the Trainers of School Psychologists, 29 (3), 35-50.

Lasser, J., Schmidt, E., Diep, J., & Huebel, A. (2010). Underage rural drinking: Survey data and implications for educators. The Rural Educator, 31 (3), 38-46.

Klose, L.M., Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (2010). Qualitative analysis of teacher and graduate student evaluations of consultation training experiences. Trainers’ Forum: Journal of the Trainers of School Psychologists, 29 (1), 24-37.

Lasser, J., Ryser, G., & Price, L. (2010). Development of a lesbian, gay, bisexual visibility management scale.  Journal of Homosexuality, 57, 415-428.

Lasser, J., & Corley, K. (2008). Constructing normalcy: A qualitative study of parenting children with Asperger’s disorder.  Educational Psychology in Practice

Plotts, C., Lasser, J., & Prater, S. (2008). Exploring sandplay therapy: Application to individuals with traumatic brain injury.  International Journal of Play Therapy, 17, 138-153.

Lasser, J., & Klose, L.M. (2007). The impact of social psychological phenomena on ethical decision-making.  School Psychology Review, 36, 484-500. 

Courses Taught


Texas State University

  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Advanced Assessment and Intervention (SPSY 5379)
  • Ethics, Standards, and Procedures in Professional Psychology (SPSY 5385)
  • Consultation and Professional Issues in School Psychology (SPSY 5386)
  • Alternative Evaluation, Intervention, and Student Outcomes (SPSY 5398)
  • Practicum in School Psychology (SPSY 5389)
  • Standardized Testing (COUN 5305)
  • Individual and Group Counseling Techniques in School Psychology (SPSY 5380)
  • Psychological Assessment I (EDP 5376)
  • Interviewing, Counseling, and Consulting in School Psychology (SPSY 5300)
  • Internship in School Psychology  (SPSY 6301/6302)
  • Social, Emotional, & Behavioral Assessment (SPSY 5377)
  • Independent Study (ED 7378)


Texas State University

  • University Seminar (US 1100)

Austin Community College

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 2301)
  • Human Sexuality (PSY 2306)

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