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Certified School Psychologist
Dr. Jaci Zarabba received her Master of Arts degree in School Psychology from Towson University and her doctorate from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she received specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
In addition to working with children and families at Dragonfly, Jaci joined Widener University as an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology in 2014. Prior to joining Widener, Jaci worked as a school psychologist in Wallingford-Swarthmore School District for seven years where she evaluated students for special education services, provided individual and group counseling, and engaged in collaborative problem solving with families and school-based personnel.
Jaci has experience helping children and families with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, autism, learning problems, and behavioral challenges. She builds on individual’s strengths and utilizes evidence-based treatments in order to provide effective and solution-focused therapy. Jaci understands the complex needs of school-aged children and works closely with schools and outside agencies to assure comprehensive care.
Jaci has published and presented on a variety of topics including depression in youth, diagnosis and intervention for children with anxiety, and attachment patterns in adolescents.
Psy.D. in School Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
M.A. in School Psychology, Towson University
B.A. in Psychology, University of Hartford
Widener University, 2014-present. Assistant Professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, 2007-2014. School Psychologist
Zarabba, J. & Rourke, M. (2014, June) I’ll meet you on the playground: Data informed bullying intervention. Paper submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, Florida.
Christner, R. W., Bolton, J. B., & Zarabba, J. T. (2011). Anxiety disorders in the classroom: An action plan for identification, evaluation, and intervention. West Palm Beach, FL: LRP Publications.
Black, K.A. Whittingham, C.L., Salcius, L., & Tumolo, J.M. (2007). Associations between young adults’ recollections of their childhood experiences with parents and observations of their interaction behavior with best friends. International Journal of Behavioral Development,31, 28-37.
Mortenson, B., Tumolo, J.M., & Auckland, L.M., (2007, March). Parents as treatment agents: A preliminary investigation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New York City, New York.
Milling, L.S., America, A., & Tumolo, J.M. (2006). Depressive disorders. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Tumolo, J.M. (2005, October). Applying to master’s programs in school psychology and the first year of training: Perspectives of a beginning student. Symposium paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, New Haven, Connecticut.
Black, K.A., Whittingham, C.L., Reardon, L.E., & Tumolo, J.M. (2005, March). Associations between young adults’ memories of their childhood experiences with parents and observations of their self-disclosure with best friends. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.
Tumolo, J.M. & Black, K.A. (2004, October). The implications of attachment for conflict resolution in romantic relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island.
Black, K.A., & Tumolo, J.M. (2003, November). College students’ early relationships with parents and their “low point” experiences with best friends. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts.