M.Ed., Education and Health in Childhood and Adolescence, Federal University of São Paulo
Renata T. M. Gomes is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYAF) with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, and a minor in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL/US). Renata has a master’s degree in Education and Health in Childhood and Adolescence from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP/Brazil). After graduating from Pedagogy/Education undergraduate course, she got a degree in School Psychology from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (MACK), and a specialization in Neuropsychology from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP - CDN). Additionally, she has a specialization in Teaching in Higher Education from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University.
Renata has always researched and worked with Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) via direct and indirect school-based behavioral interventions, having additional training in national and international SEL programs (e.g., Terapia de Reciclagem Infantil, Educação Emocional Positiva, Zippy's Friends, Second Step, Friends Program). Concurrently with SEL, Renata has also experience in Curriculum Development (primarily working on the development of individualized educational plans for students with learning disabilities or at risk for social-emotional disturbance and/or school failure). Most recently, she expanded her research area and field of professional work to the study of Family-School Partnerships and the assessment of family- and school-based educational programs and policies.
Before starting her doctoral program at UNL, she has worked as a Researcher and School Psychologist at the Paulista Center of Neuropsychology (CPNNANI/ UNIFESP-Brazil); as a Supervisor and Professor in Clinical Internship at the Neuropsychological Diagnostic Center (CDN/UNIFESP-Brazil); as a Supervisor and Professor of Final Projects at the Institute of Teaching and Research in Psychology and Health (IESP-Belem/Brazil-PA); as a Learning Specialist at the Casa Hunter Institute (HC-ICr/USP-Brazil); and as a School Psychologist at the Padre Chico Institute (IPC).
Why CYAF at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“CYAF aligns well with my research interest since the Ph.D. program will prepare myself to be an independent scholar in research and education professions. In order to meet this objective, the department offers a wide range of opportunities that also fits well my own professional goals: (1) an intensive research experience through graduate research assistantship, working on faculty research projects, designing and carrying out research through a doctoral seminar, and thesis and dissertation research; (2) an independent teaching opportunity such as guest lecturing, teaching a module of a course in a topic area of interest, and working with a faculty member through a graduate assistantship; (3) an opportunity for international engagement such as international presentations, international partnerships for research (such as the one that I have established for my dissertation project with the Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP/Brazil).”
- Early Learning Network Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research
- Getting Ready
- Teachers and Parents as Partners - TAPP Nebraska-Brazil Early Childhood Partnership
- Projeto Pela Primeira Infância (Project for the Early Childhood)
- Transformando o Mundo Gradualmente – TMG Educacional (Transforming the World Gradually – TMG Educational)
2020: Nominated for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Fellows Program 2020- 2021 by the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UNL
2019: Recipient of the APA Division 16 Poster Award Winner from the American Psychological Association Conference: “Conjoint behavioral consultation: Who benefits most?” (Bass, Gomes, Racine, Bovaird, & Sheridan)
2019: Recipient of the CYFS UNL-BRAZIL Partnership Funding from the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UNL
2018: Recipient of the CEHS Graduate Student Study Abroad Funding from the College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UNL
Highlighted Publications & PresentationsRefereed Journal Articles
- Gomes, R. T. M., Mello, C. B., Cardoso, T. S. G., Feldberg, S. C. F., Muszkat, M., Bueno, O. F. A. (2012). Psychopedagogic interdisciplinary protocol assessment of children with brain injury. Psicopedagogia Magazine, 29(90), 290–300. Book Chapter Under Review
- Piza, C. T., Gomes, R. T. M., Mata, M. F, & Nikaedo, C. C. (2019). The contributions of School Neuropsychology to Curricular Adaptations. Chapter under review to Educational Neuropsychology – Neuropsychology of Clinical Practice.
- Gomes, R. T. M., & Sheridan, S. M. (2020). Family-School Partnerships: The role of School Psychologists in bringing the two contexts together. Chapter under review to Intervention in School Psychology: Theory and Practice of clinical reports.
- Gomes, R. T. M., Chechetto, C. H. Y., & Burmester, W. E. (2020). School Psychology and Curricular Adaptation for Students with Special Educational Needs: From Theory to Practice. Chapter under review to Intervention in School Psychology: Theory and Practice of clinical reports.
- Piza, C. T., Gomes, R. T. M., & Campos, T. M. L., (2020). School Psychology Planning in Clinical Intervention based on Goal Setting: an interdisciplinary perspective. Chapter under review to Intervention in School Psychology: Theory and Practice of clinical reports. Published Conference Proceedings
- Gomes, R. T. M., Andrade, A. L. M., & Michelli, D. (2015). Effectiveness of brief interventions in young adolescents and adults with Binge Standard: A systematic review. Presented to the Inter-American Congress of Psychology (Lima, Peru).
Sant’Anna, A. B., Rossi, A. S. U., Silva, A. I. P., Cardoso, T. S. G., Gomes, R. T. M., Feldberg, S. C. F., Oliveira, M. C. R., Mello, C. B., Bueno, O. F. A., & Muszkat, M. (2013). Contributions of cognitive behavioral therapy for neuropsychological rehabilitation of adolescents with brain injury: In the proposed intervention. In Annals of WCBCT: 7th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (Lima, Peru).Electronic Publications
Gomes, R. T. M., & Sheridan, S. M. (2020, July). Program brings teacher and family closer together to improve student performance and attitudes at school and at home [Online]. Post published on the PORVIR website: https://porvir.org/programa-aproxima-professor-e-familia-paramelhorar- desempenho-e-atitudes-do-aluno-na-escola-e-em-casa/
Witte, A., Gomes, R. T. M., Ludvik, D., Little, M., Franco, X., & Bratsch-Hines, M. (2019, April). Staying in touch: Maintaining parent-teacher relationships from a distance [Online]. Blog post will be published on the Early Learning Network website: http://earlylearningnetwork.unl.edu/
Gomes, R. T. M., Ludvik, D., Little, M., Franco, X., & Bratsch-Hines, M. (2019, April). Helping young children feel secure when weird is the new ‘normal’ [Online]. Blog post published on the Early Learning Network website: http://earlylearningnetwork.unl.edu/Presentations in Professional Conferences
Kerby, H. M., Schumacher, R. E., Sheridan, S. M, Gomes, R. T. M., & Rangel- Pacheco, A. (2020, July). Student-Teacher Relationships and Children’s Early Learning Behaviors. Poster accepted for presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association, Nicosia, Cyprus. (Conference Postponed due COVID-19).
Sheridan, S. M., Wheeler, L., Witte, A., Gomes, R. T. M., & Chen, D. (2020, May). Family-School Partnership as a Preventive Intervention for Latinx Students. Paper accepted for presentation at the Society for Prevention Research 28th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (Conference Postponed due COVID-19).
Gomes, R. T. M., Smith, T., & Sheridan, S. M. (2020, February). Promoting Social-Emotional Functioning through Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: A Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the National School Psychology Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
Racine, B. C., Brown, K. E., Gomes, R. T. M., Crinion, M. P., Sheridan, S. M., Eastberg, S. R. A., Spradlin, C. A., & Overfield, R. A. (2020, February). What Parent Characteristics Predict the Acceptability of TAPP? Poster presented at the National School Psychology Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
*Bass, H. P., Gomes, R. T. M., Racine, B., Bovaird, J. A., Sheridan, S. M., & Gormley, M. J. (2019, August). Conjoint behavioral consultation: Who benefits most? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL. *APA Division 16 Poster Award Winner
Gomes, R. T. M. (2019, August). Teachers and parents as partners (TAPP) for Brazilian families. Project presented at the IANR Brazilian Student Workshop, Lincoln, NE.
Gomes, R. T. M. (2018, April). Psychosocial adaptation of caregivers to children with congenital Zika virus syndrome in northeast Brazil: A mixed methods pilot study. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2018 CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood: Creating Connections among Research, Practice and Policy, Lincoln, NE.
Gomes, R. T. M. (2018, January). Needs and adaptation of caregivers of young children with congenital Zika virus syndrome in northeast Brazil: A mixed methods pilot study. Poster presented to Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.