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Gabriel Gutiérrez, Ph.D., NCSP

School Psychologist, San Diego Unified School District

Lecturer, Department of Counseling and School Psychology, San Diego State University


Institutions of Training:

University of California, Riverside – MA/PPS/PhD (Education/School Psychology)

Pepperdine University -- MA (Psychology, Clinical Emphasis)

University of California, San Diego -- B.S. (Psychology, emphasis Biopsychology)


Educational Practice Areas of Expertise

Integration of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to support teaching and learning:

Academic and behavioral screening processes

Formative and summative methods for progress monitoring

Integration of problem solving processes within school Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to create sustainable and feasible methods for administrators, teachers, and support staff to analyze student academic and behavioral data

Consultation to support goal development, intervention selection, and evaluation of intervention outcomes

Continuous Improvement Cycle/Program Evaluation

RTI eligibility processes for SLD determination

Assessment and Intervention for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Youth

School Psychologists as educational leaders and systems change agents


Courses Taught in the School Psychology Graduate Program

CSP 633 – RTI: Assessment for Intervention I 

CSP 664 – RTI: Assessment for Intervention II