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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kathy Bertsch, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in School Psychology, Western Michigan University, 2002

Areas of Interest

  • Interventions for students with disabilities
  • Efficient and effective assessment to intervention
  • Assessing risk behavior
  • Positive and negative effects of social media

Selected Publications/Presentations

Bertsch, K. (2012). Advanced Functional Behavior Assessment & Paired Choice Training: 1-Day Workshop. St. Croix River Education District, Rush, MN.

Bertsch, K.M., Houlihan, D., Lenz, M.A., & Patee, C.A. (2009). Teachers’ commands and their role in preschool classrooms. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 17(7), 133-162.

Ervin, R.A., Radford, P.M., Bertsch, K., Piper, A.L., Ehrhardt, K.E., & Poling, A. (2001). A descriptive analysis and critique of the empirical literature on school-based functional assessment. School Psychology Review, 30(2), 193-210.

Courses Taught

  • Psyc101 Intro to Psychological Science
  • Psyc414/514 Learning
  • Psyc490 Autism Treatment Workshop
  • Psyc720 Academic Problem Solving
  • Psyc740 System Level Services & Supports