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Amanda P. Williford

Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 246
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2003
M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000
B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia, 1996
Biography

I conduct research exploring how young children best develop school readiness skills, with special emphasis on the development of social-emotional skills. My primary research focus is on developing and evaluating classroom-based, interventions for young children who display disruptive behavior problems and/or deficits in behavioral and emotional self-regulation. I am also interested in state efforts to increase high quality early education opportunities. 

My clinical training and expertise is in the assessment and treatment of young children (infants through third grade) particularly in the assessment of externalizing behaviors and in early childhood mental health consultation. I use behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and attachment orientations and I focus on the use of empirically-supported treatments.

I mentor Ph.D. students in the Clinical & School Psychology Program and the Educational Psychology, Applied Developmental Science Program who have strong interests in conducting applied research in areas that are aligned with my research expertise.  Undergraduate and Master's students participate on many of my projects as research assistants (for course credit and/or for pay).

GEER VKRP and ECE Hub FY22_CARES Act
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
June 01, 2021 – September 30, 2022
GEER Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Pilot_CARES Act
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
June 01, 2021 – September 30, 2022
AEII GEER
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2020 – September 30, 2022
Alleghany STREAMin3
Source: Alleghany Highlands Young Men's Christian Associat
July 01, 2021 – July 31, 2022
EHD-CASTL VDOE Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program 2021-22
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2021 – January 01, 2022
EHD-CASTL-AEII VPI PD
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2021 – January 01, 2022
Improving Teacher-Student Relationships to Help Close the Racial Discipline Gap for Young Students
Source: William T. Grant Foundation
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2021
STREAMin3 Obici Foundation
Source: Obici Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
November 01, 2018 – September 30, 2021
Alleghany STREAMin3
Source: Alleghany Highlands Young Men's Christian Associat
August 01, 2019 – June 30, 2021
CU-CASTL-AEII CLASS PD
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021
CU-CASTL Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program 2020-21
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021
CU-CASTL-AEII CLASS Observations
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021
VDOE - Individualized Professional Development
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
VDOE - CLASS Observations
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
CU-CASTL Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program 2019-20
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
VDSS - Curriculum Pilot and Preschool VKRP (STREAMin3)
Source: Virginia Department of Social Services
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2020
VDOE - CLASS Observations and Individualized Professional Development
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2018 – March 31, 2020
CU-CASTL Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program 2018-19
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2018 – March 31, 2020
VDOE Planning Grant
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
June 26, 2018 – February 01, 2019
CU- Model Program for Early Childhood Education
Source: E3: Elevate Early Education
August 01, 2015 – August 31, 2018
CU-CASTL Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Project 2017-18
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2017 – June 30, 2018
CU-CASTL Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Project
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2016 – June 30, 2017
CU-CASTL Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Project
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
July 01, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Examining the Efficacy of Banking Time
Source: U.S. Department Of Education - Special Ed. & Rehab
July 01, 2010 – June 30, 2015
CU-Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Project
Source: E3: Elevate Early Education
July 01, 2013 – June 30, 2015
EDHS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDHS 4995: Directed Research
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDHS 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
EDHS 8670: Personality Assessment II
Credits: 3
Second of a two-semester sequence in personality assessment. During this semester, students examine theory, practice, and research on the application of a variety of personality assessment techniques and instruments to specific diagnostic questions (e.g., assessment of psychotic, affective, neurotic, and borderline disorders); and continue learning to conduct personality assessments through a supervised practicum. Clinical assessments of children and adults are covered. Prerequisite: EDHS 8660 and instructor permission.
EDLF 8998: Masters Research Internship
Credits: 1–12
Designed to give masters students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Permission of Advisor
EDHS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDHS 9995: Independent Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent Research
EDHS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisite: Advisor permission required.
EDLF 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required.
EDLF 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.
EDHS 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.