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a message from Laura Schneider, creator of Casey's Clubhouse
Hello, all! Thank you for taking a deeper look into our curriculum. When I sit back and think about all the knowledge and insight supporting the Casey’s Clubhouse Curriculum, it feels important to acknowledge that I stand on the backs of the Research Giants, impeccable professionals, and families who allowed me to counsel them throughout my career. Only then can I officially present to you, with a heart full of gratitude, all that this program is today.

Though you’ll find many specific cited sources in our Professional and Parenting materials, so much of what went into this curriculum came from more generalized sources and knowledge gathered during my educational journey. It all started when I ventured to earn a Masters of Science Degree in Psychology during my Graduate School program at Central Washington University. This education was a big influence on my future endeavors. Professors like Stephanie Stein, Susan Longboard, Donald Shupe, Larry Sparks, Roger Fouts, Owen Pratz, and John Silva, opened the door to my desire to back up my counseling techniques with research. 

When I got my first job out of school as a crisis counselor for families, I had powerful mentors like Sam and Cynthia Grayson. Crisis Counseling was difficult and complex; it required hardy counseling skills, along with an ever-growing toolbox of parenting skills to offer to families in critical need. 

By the time I started my own private practice, I was already seeking out continued education courses that would help me help my clients. These courses allowed me to stay engaged in current issues, research, and techniques that I believed would help me become a better practitioner, and eventually, the author of my own curriculum! I was privileged to take courses from Dr. David Burns, Daniel Siegel, Sue Johnson, and Marsha Linahan.

From there, I received a certificate in Brief Counseling Techniques, Adlerian Psychology, and Mindfulness, and I determined that a children’s program on Social-Emotional Learning was important, fundamental, and calling out for me to create it!

And so I present to you a list of psychologists whose research, theories, and practice helped me develop this curriculum of which I am so proud.

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Alfred Adler. (Reprint 2020). Understanding Human Nature: The psychology of personality. General Press.

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Arron T. Beck. (1979). Cognitive therapy of depression. New York: Guilford Press. Gerly M. de Boo and Pier J.M. Prins, “Social Incompetence in children with ADHD: Possible Moderators and Mediators in Social-Skills Training.” Clinical Psychological Review, Volume 27, Issue 1 (Jan 2007), pp 78-97.

David D Burns, MD. (2017). Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (Revised and Updated). HarperCollins Publisher.

David D Burns, MD. (2020). Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety. HarperCollins Publisher.

Tamar Chansky, PhD. (Revised and Updated 2014). Freeing Your Child from Anxiety. Harmony.

Hunter Clarke-Fields. (2019). Raising Good Humans. New Harbinger Publications. Gina Crivello, Pia Vogler, and Martin Woodhead, Early Childhood Transition Research: A Review of Concepts, Theory, and Practice.

Mona Delahooke. (2017). Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention. PESI Publishing & Media.

Rudolph Dreikurs. (1991). Children: The Challenge. Plume.

Rudolph Dreikurs. (1993). The New Approach to Discipline. Plume.

Angela Duckworth. (2018) Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Scribner.

Joseph A. Durlak, Celene E. Domitrovich, Roger P. Weissberg, & Thomas P. Gullotta. (2016). Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice. The Guilford Press.

Albert Ellis & Debbie Joffe Ellis. (2019). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. American Psychological Association.

Robert A. Emmons & Michael E. McCullough. (2004). The Psychology of Gratitude. Oxford University Press.

“American English Compliments.” The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA): Pragmatics and Speech Acts,
Boffey, Daniel. “Middle-Class Young 'Will Fare Worse than Their Parents'.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 12 Oct. 2013, class-young-people-future-worse-parents. Bothe, Denise A, et al. “The Effects of a Stress Management Intervention in... : Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.” LWW, Effects_of_a_Stress_Management_Intervention_in.8.aspx. Ana M. Cristovao, Adelinda A. Candeias, & Jose Verdasca. Social and Emotional Learning and Academic Achievement. Lucia Ciciolla, et al. “When Mothers and Fathers Are Seen as Disproportionately Valuing Achievements: Implications for Adjustment among Upper Middle Class Youth.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence, U.S. National Library of Medicine, May 2017, Joseph A. Durlak, Roger P. Weissberg, Allison Dymnicki, Rebecca Taylor, & Kriston Schellinger. (2011). The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-analysis of School-based Universal Interventions. CASEL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Joseph A. Durlak & Roger P. Weissberg. (2018). Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective. The Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project. Varleisha D. Gibbs. (2017) Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder. PESI Publishing. “Effects | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.” The National Child Traumatic Stress Network |, types/bullying/effects. Kim Gulbrandson. (June 27, 2019). Trends in Social-Emotional Learning Research: What Are the Outcomes. Committee for Children. Gernot Hauke. (2005). Self-regulation and Mindfulness. European Psychotherapy. indfulness. Group, Taylor & Francis. “Are Your Children Overdoing It? Too Many Extracurricular Activities Can Do More Harm than Good.” ScienceDaily, ScienceDaily, 14 May 2018, 423.htm.

Ross W. Greene, PhD. (Revised Updated 2010) The Explosive Child. Harper.

Eric Garcia. (2022). We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation. Harvest.

H. Steven Glenn & Jane Nelson. (10th Edition 2010). Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People. Harmony.

Daniel Goleman. (2005). Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. Random House Publishing Group.

Daniel Goleman. (2011). Social Intelligence: The Revolutionary New Science of Human Relationships. Random House Publishing Group.

John Gottman, PhD. (1998). Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Simon & Schuster.

Temple Grandin, PhD, & Debra Moore, PhD. (2021). Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum. W.W. Norton & Company.

Zac Grisham. (2021). Scattered to Focused. Rockridge Press.

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, & John J. Ratey, MD. (2011). Driven to Distraction. Anchor.

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, & John J. Ratey, MD. (2022). ADHD 2.0. Random House Publishing Group.

Dacher Keltner. (2009) Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life. W.W. Norton & Company.

Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh, & Jeremy Adam Smith. (2010). The Science of Human Goodness: The Compassion Instinct. W.W. Norton & Company.

Marjorie Kostelink, Anne Soderman, & Alice Whiren. (2017). Guiding Children’s Social Development and Learning: Theory and Skills. Cengage Learning.

Carol Stock Kranowitz. (2006) The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder. TarcherPerigee.

Marsha M. Linehan. (2014). DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition. The Guilford Press.

Marsha M. Linehan. (2014). DBT Skills Training Manual, Second Edition. The Guilford Press.

Shane J. Lopez, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, & C. R. Snyder. (2018) Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths. SAGE Publications.

Gabor Mate, MD. (2000) Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What to Do About It. Plume.

Matthew McKay, PhD, Jeffery C. Wood, PsyD, & Jeffery Brantley, MD. (2019). The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, Second Edition. New Harbinger Publications. Jane Nelson. (Updated 2015) Positive Discipline: the first three years. Harmony.

Jane Nelson. (Revised 2006) Positive Discipline. Ballantine Books.

Gabriele Oettingen. (2015) Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation. Current.

Christopher Peterson & Martin E. P. Seligman, (2004). Character strengths and virtues: a handbook and classification. Oxford University Press: American Psychological Association.

Devon Price, PhD. (2022). Unmasking Autism. Harmony.

Barry M. Prizant, PhD. (2016). Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism. Simon & Schuster. Brian Reichow and Fred R. Volkmar, “Social Skills Interventions for Individuals with Autism: Evaluation for Evidence-Based Practices within a Best Evidence Synthesis Framework.“ Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Volume 40, Issue 2 (Feb. 2010), pp 149-166.

Martin E. P. Seligman. (2006). Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. Vintage.

Martin. E. P. Seligman. (2012). Flourish. Atria Books.

Daniel J. Siegal, MD, & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. (2012). The Whole-Brain Child. Bantam.

Daniel J. Siegal, MD, & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. (2016). No-Drama Discipline. Random House Publishing Group.

Daniel J. Siegal, MD, & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. (2019). The YES Brain. Random Bantam.

Steve Silberman & Oliver Sacks. (2016). The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Avery.

Marilee Sprenger. (2020). Social Emotional Learning and The Brain. ASCD.

Bridget Flynn Walker. (2017). Anxiety Relief for Kids. New Harbinger Publications.

“Kindness Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children.” UBC News, 26 Dec. 2012, 

Rebecca Lazarides, et al. “The Role of Parental Expectations and Students' Motivational Profiles for Educational Aspirations.” Learning and Individual Differences, JAI, 30 Aug. 2016,

Limber, Susan P., and Maury M. Nation. “Bullying Among Children and Youth.” Working For Youth and Justice Safety , Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 

Luxenberg, Harlan, et al. “Assessed Using Data Collected from the OLWEUS Bullying Questionnaire.” Violence Prevention Works, Hazelden Foundation,

John Loughlin-Presnal and Karen L Bierman. “How Do Parent Expectations Promote Child Academic Achievement in Early Elementary School? A Test of Three Mediators.” Developmental Psychology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Sept. 2017,

Matsumoto, David, and Hyi Sung Hwang. “Reading Facial Expressions of Emotion.” American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association,

Rachel Nania. “More Kids Plagued with Chronic Stress: Why It's Happening, How to Help.” WTOP News, 22 Feb. 2018,

Nansel, T R, et al. “Bullying Behaviors among US Youth: Prevalence and Association with Psychosocial Adjustment.” JAMA, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 25 Apr. 2001, 

National University. “Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Why It Matters for Educators.” National University, 9 July 2020,
sel-why-it-matters-for-educators/. (2018). Building Social and Emotional Skills in Afterschool Programs: A Literature Review.

Panorama Education. (2015). User Guide: Social-Emotional Learning.

“Rewarding Good Behavior as a Way to Stop School Bullying.” Newsela,

Rubin, Kenneth H., et al. “(PDF) Emotionality, Emotion Regulation, and Preschoolers ... .” ResearchGate,'_social_adap

Andreas Schleicher. (April 21, 2022). Social and Emotional Skills: Well-being, connectedness and success.

“Self-Affirmation Enhances Performance, Makes Us Receptive to Our Mistakes.” Association for Psychological Science - APS, 24 Oct. 2012,

“Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Student Benefits.” Institute of Educational Sciences, 

Take, Joseph A, et al. “The Nature and Extent of Bullying at School.” The Journal of School Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 

Tomascik, Melissa. “Between Families: The Power of Compliments.” Penn State Extension, 11 June 2022,

Roger Weissberg. “Why Social and Emotional Learning Is Essential for Students.” Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation, 15 Feb. 2016,

What Does the Research Say? Demand for SEL is on the rise, and it is easy to see why; SEL makes a difference. 

What is Social Emotional Learning. (April 12, 2021). National Conference of State Legislatures.