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Jon Lasser, Ph.D.

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. 

Tech Generation Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World Book Now Available

Tech Generation  Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World cover

My new book with Dr. Mike Brooks, Tech Generation. Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World, was released in July. Published by Oxford University Press Academic Publishing, the book:

  • Offers a compelling, practical, and balanced approach to technology use that will resonate with parents
  • Presents a model for technology use that is grounded in research on effective parenting and the effects of technology
  • Explains how and why our screens create an almost irresistible pull on our attention
  • Highlights the benefits of technology, as well as how to minimize its negative effects

Available for order here.

Lasser 2021 CV (DOC, 193 KB)

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  • A. Works in Print (including works accepted, forthcoming, in press)

    1. Books

    Foster-Lasser, S., & Lasser, J. (under contract, due October 2018). Grow grateful. Washington, DC: Magination Press (APA).

    Brooks, M., & Laser, J. (in press, out August 2018). Tech generation: Raising balanced kids in a hyper-connected world. Oxford University Press.

    Lasser, J., & Foster-Lasser, S. (2017). Grow happy. Washington, DC: Magination Press (APA).

           a. Scholarly Monographs:

           b. Textbooks:

    Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (2013). The school psychologist as counselor: A practitioner’s handbook. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

    Foster, I., & Lasser, J. (2010). Professional ethics in midwifery practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

    c. Edited Books:

    d. Books translated into other languages:

    Foster, I., & Lasser, J. (2015). Professional ethics in midwifery practice. Ankara, Turkey: Nobel Akademik Yayincilik.

           e. Chapters in Books:

    Jones, T., & Lasser, J. (2017). School Psychology with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (GLBTIQ) Youth. In M. Thielking & M. Terjesen (Eds.), Handbook of Australian School Psychology.

    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.

    *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 phenomena on parental decision making in educational settings. In G. Rossi (Ed.), Psychology: Selected Papers (pp. 295-306). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.

    Gottlieb, M. C., Lasser, J. & Simpson, G. (2008). Legal and Ethical Issues in Couple Therapy. In A. Gurman (4th Ed.), Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy (pp. 698-717). New York: Guilford.

    Lasser, J., Tharinger, D.J., & Cloth, A. (2006). Gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth. In G.G. Bear, K.M. Minke, & A. Thomas (Eds.), Children’s Needs III: Development, Problems, and Alternatives (pp. 419-430). Bethesda, Maryland: National Association of School Psychologists.

    Tharinger, D.J., Wilkinson, A., & Lasser, J. (2006). Children’s sexual interest and expression. In G.G. Bear, K.M. Minke, & A. Thomas (Eds.), Children’s Needs III: Development, Problems, and Alternatives (pp. 405-417). Bethesda, Maryland: National Association of School Psychologists.

    Lasser, J., & Tharinger, D. (1997). Sexual Minority Youth. In G.G. Bear, K.M. Minke, & A. Thomas (Eds.), Children’s Needs II: Development, Problems, and Alternatives (pp. 769-780). Bethesda, Maryland: National Association of School Psychologists.

    Tharinger, D., and Lasser, J. (1997). Sexual Development. In G.G. Bear, K.M. Minke, & A. Thomas (Eds.), Children’s Needs II: Development, Problems, and Alternatives (pp. 95-108). Bethesda, Maryland: National Association of School Psychologists.

           e. Creative Books:

    2. Articles

    a. Refereed Journal Articles:

    Cartwright, J., Lasser, J., Gottlieb, M. (in press). To code or not to code: Some ethical conflicts in diagnosing children. Practice innovations.

    Vega, D., Lasser, J., & Fernandez, S. (2017). School psychologists’ family-school partnering experiences with Latinos. Psychology in the Schools, 54, 169-182.

    Lasser, J., & Gottlieb, M.C. (2017). Facilitating informed consent: A multicultural perspective. Ethics and Behavior, 27, 106-117 DOI: 10.1080/10508422.2016.1174121

    Mendes, S., Lasser, J., Abreu-Lima, I.M.P, & Almeida, L.S. (2017) All different or all the same? Exploring the diversity of professional practices in Portuguese school psychology. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 32, 251-269. DOI 10.1007/s10212-016-0297-6

    *Garcia-Joslin, J. J., *Carrillo, G. L., *Guzman, V., Vega, D., Plotts, C., & Lasser, J. (2016). Latino immigration: Preparing school psychologists to meet students’ needs. School Psychology Quarterly, 31(2), 256-269.

    Vega, D., Lasser, J., & *Afifi, A. F. M. (2016). School psychologists and the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Contemporary School Psychology, 20, 218-229. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40688-015-0075-5.

    Vega, D., Lasser, J., Plotts, C. (2015). Global Migration: The Need for Culturally Competent School Psychologists. School Psychology International, 36, 358-374. doi:10.1177/0143034315587011

    Lasser, J., *Dark, L., *Beam, K., *Morris, M., *Shatila, A. (2015). The Multicultural Transformation of a School Psychology Course: Process and Outcomes. Trainers’ Forum, 33, 27-35.

    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, 5, 53-69.

    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, 8, 81-91.

    Lasser, J., Klose, L.M., Robillard, R. (2013). Context-sensitive ethics in school psychology. Contemporary School Psychology, 17, 119-128.

    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.

    Simpson, C., Lasser, J., & Lynch, S. (2007). A survey of educational diagnosticians regarding ethics in training and practice. The DiaLog: Journal of the Texas Educational Diagnostician Association, 36 (2), 3-16.

    Lasser, J., & *Adams, K. (2007). The effects of war on children: School psychologists’ role and function. School Psychology International, 28, 5-10.

    Lasser, J., & *Wicker, N. (2007). Visibility management and the body: How gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth regulate visibility nonverbally. Journal of LGBT Youth, 5, 103-120.

    Lasser, J., & Simpson, C. (2006). Ethical decision-making: A framework for educational diagnosticians. The DiaLog: Journal of the Texas Educational Diagnostician Association, 36 (1), 7-14. Refereed

    *Munir, S., Scholwinski, E., & Lasser, J. (2006). The use of psychodrama techniques for students with asperger syndrome. Journal Of School Counseling, 4(2).

    Lasser, J. (2005). Visibility management and the school psychologist. School Psychology International, 26, 44-54.

    Lasser, J. (2004). Which children will be left behind? The School Psychologist, 58, 92-95.

    Lasser, J., & Gottlieb, M. (2004). Treating patients distressed regarding their sexual orientation: Clinical and ethical alternatives. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35, 194-200.

    Lasser, J., & Tharinger, D. (2003). Visibility management in school and beyond: A qualitative study of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth. Journal of Adolescence, 26, 234-244.

    Gottlieb, M.C., & Lasser, J. (2001) Competing values: a respectful critique of narrative research. Ethics and Behavior, 11, 191-194.

    b. Non-refereed Articles:

    Foster-Lasser, S., & Lasser, J. (2017). Body and Mind: Grow Happiness. New Moon Girls, 25 (1), 8-9.

    Lasser, J. (2011). Diversity and social justice in maternity care as an ethical concern. Midwifery Today, 100, 48-50.

    Lasser, J. & Schmidt, E. (2009). Substance use, abuse, and dependency in adolescence: information for secondary principals. Principal Leadership, 9 (5), 12-16.

    Sheridan, S., Beebe-Frankenberger, M., Greff, K., Lasser, J., Lines, C., Miller, G., Woods, K., Mullaney, L., & Magee, K.L. (2007). Back to the future: The Futures Task Force on Family-School Partnerships. Communiqué, 36 (3), 17-18.

    Lasser, J. (2003). Unique contributions of fatherhood to children’s development. Family Law Psychology Briefs, 1-7. Dallas: J.M. Craig Press.

    Lasser, J. (2003). Visibility management and sexual orientation: Lessons from GLB adolescents. Texas Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling (TAGLBIC) News, 3, 2-3.

    Lasser, J. (1995). Teaching high school students about sexual assault: Content and methodology. Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) Report, 24, 8-11.

  • Graduate:

    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)