Monthly Archives: January 2016

Social Psychology – An Introduction

by Anne Peacock   Social Psychology is a discovery course that fosters the development of the teenage mind to arrive at informed decisions about how to understand and take responsibility for their health and behavior. This course covers the following topics for sophomore students: health and wellness, stress, peer pressure, communication skills, eating disorders, interpersonal…

Questions for Alisa Crovetti, Clinical Supervisor of Piedmont Unified’s Wellness Center

Alisa Crovetti, Ph.D. organizes and directs counseling and mental health services for Piedmont Unified’s middle and high school students.  She is a licensed psychologist and certificated school psychologist.  With a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents and young adults, Dr. Crovetti worked…

PHS’ Extraordinary Consent Assembly Turns 10

by Kim Taylor   PHS has been ahead of the curve for 10 years.  Though Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that requires California high schools to teach the issue of consent, PHS has been presenting its version of consent education in an assembly to the freshmen class since 2005.  Directed by PHS Acting…

Introducing the Elementary Social-Emotional Curriculum: Second Step

“Stop, name your feelings, calm down!” sing the second graders, as they dance to a tune that was designed to teach a valuable lesson while having fun.  This is one of many songs in the Second Step curriculum, as students in grades TK-5, learn about the skills for learning, empathy, emotion management, and problem solving…